We are the Light of the World

There is an eternal outflow of light from God.  It expels darkness wherever its rays penetrate. Every man who is joined one Spirit with the Father through the redemption in Jesus Christ is also an eternal outflow of light. In our ignorance we thought that we had to become light, to let our light shine brighter and more radiantly through a change of behavior. In Christ we are the light of the world and we are placed on a hill so that our light is seen by all who have eyes to see.

The question about sin always raises its ugly head in this context. Won’t sin extinguish our light? That is a question children in Christ ask, and the answer we give them is no! An adult in Christ has no consciousness of sin because he not only believe, but knows, that a once and for all sacrifice for sin has made the sin issue void and of no interest. His only concern is life in its many facets. Thus, he like Jesus exerts his right to forgive anyone his sin. Our mission is reconciliation and not sin. The light in us compels us to implore people on Christ’s behalf to be reconciled with God.

But, don’t we have flaws and shortcomings that obstruct the light? No! Those are the cracks in the jar which the light finds its way through. If God has declared us perfect in His Son, then we are perfect. As adults we have advanced past that level where we were preoccupied with our flaws. We have put that change me, do me better attitude behind us. It isn’t about us anymore, but Christ and those He loves. The light in us finds those He has given us. They are caught in our spotlight, and the darkness in and around them is expelled by the heavenly rays. We see this happen by our inner eye, that is, faith!

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7 Responses to We are the Light of the World

  1. cindi estep says:

    Lots of cracks in this jar!!!! LOL Lovely as always!!!

  2. katarina says:

    This is fabulous and so encouraging!! Thank you!

  3. Fred Pruitt says:

    Amen, brother. Right on! Live free!

  4. Chris Welch says:

    this would be a problem if all there was …was just me. I guess if I was thinking as an alone me about what you’ve written, someone could say….well, that Chris Welch is just practicing positive thinking. But the reality is , spiritually we are doing inner violence to that other spirit, the spirit that empowers the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. By not even giving it leg room. By having the audacity not to even look at its “Stats Dial” we are making it very angry indeed. But this Light, this Life, this Tree of Life is the only true Life. We foster it. We give ourselves to it. We connect by faith to it. We believe in our heart and we confess it with our lips….and it BECOMES the ONLY real thing in us…..a whole separate life force. With its own totally separate agendas, lifestyle, KEEPING POWER, and manner of ever producing in us greater and greater manifestations of His glory in this Earth world.

  5. Sheila Vertoli says:

    Great word Ole, as always!

  6. Chris Welch says:

    hope it was clear that I was trying to think backwards Ole, trying to imagine how a secular person might view what you’d written….I didn’t mean that what you’d written was anything less than excellent.

    • Ole Henrik says:

      Dear Chris! I have a profound respect for your enthusiasm and love, and that desire in your heart to see the good news expand all across the globe. I enjoy your insights and I am thrilled that you are my brother. I am immensely encouraged by that you find time to comment on my stuff, and your interest in me. Thanks for your compliments and your comments!

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