Believe, or Perish. Who turned on the Lights?
There comes a point in time in our lives that we have to come out of darkness. Lord, I'm ready to come out of darkness. You don't have to walk around in darkness any longer. What are you going to do to get the lights?
All you have to do is believe; you don't have to perish. All things are possible to the one who believes.
It doesn't matter that you're in darkness - the Holy Spirit is hovering right now. God can brighten up a room; He can brighten up your situation and make all things new. God is moving in your darkness. VS 3: God is not only moving in your darkness; He will also speak. Let God speak into your life.
If you want the lights to come on, you have to let some things go. You cannot have the light and continue to do the same things you've done in darkness. VS 4a: He divided the light from the darkness. Divide: separate. Don't let people speak their opinions over you. The only thing that we see is what God has created. I can't have my own ways and have God's ways, too!
John 8:12 What must we do to walk in the light?
We must follow! Every day that I believe in Jesus, I have the light! If you're walking in the light, anything that comes up against you will not prosper! Stop trying to get ahead of God; stay behind Him - don't go to the side, left or front! Let the Lord be your armor, shepherd and way maker!
John 3:19-21 The Light is Jesus
People love darkness more than the light, because the things they do are sinful. There are some things you have to leave behind. Once you leave darkness, you must not turn back for those who have chosen to stay there. CHOOSE TODAY to live in the light and to come out of darkness. If you hate the light (if Jesus is the light), then you actually hate Jesus... God has given us a way out. But people stray away from the light, away from the Word of God (The Bible) because our sin will be found out. But we should open our Bible and let the Lord tell us about ourselves. Why can't I overcome things? Get in the Word, and meditate on it night and day.
If He turns the light on and you're out of place, you will have to give some answers. VS 21: Only good can drive out evil.
Men become right with God by putting their trust in Jesus. Everyone at some point in their lives has lived in darkness (vs 23). What do you have that you can give to God's service and to God's Kingdom? Just have a willing heart - your smile, heart, energy, time - whatever it is that you have, you can share!
If we ever want to truly walk in the light, we have to follow Jesus. We have to follow Him, and we have to be consistent! Jesus Christ bought you with His blood - He made you free! It might be hard sometimes, but continue to follow Him. Pray for those who desire to remain in darkness, because you must move on to where God wants you to be. There has to be a change.
We are concerned about losing thing, but God gave His one and only son. VS 18: Whoever makes the choice to put their trust in the Son will not be guilty.
God will be your light. It doesn't matter how dark it is. Just because everyone else chooses to walk in darkness, does that mean you have to choose it? Are you alone? NO! Because God is with you! I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back!
Q: What is the only way to walk in the light?
A: Follow Him (John 8:12) - Jesus is the light.
Q: Why is it that people stray away from the light?
A: Because their sin would be found out. If we want to walk in the light, we must follow Jesus, who is the light. Allow the Word of God (The Bible) to make corrections in our lives and to call us out of darkness (John 3:19)
Q: How do we become right with God?
A: By putting our trust in God (Romans 3:22)