For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts…But we have this treasure in earthen vessels… – 2 Corinthians 4:6-7
This portion of the Scripture is one of the most inspiring in the Bible because of the truth it reveals. There are two vital things I want to highlight from it. Firstly, it says that the light of God is in our hearts. Secondly, the scripture doesn’t say “God commanded the darkness to become light” neither does it say “God brought light into the darkness.” You see, either of these two statements may be good, but what this scripture really says is even better: “For God…commanded the light to shine out of darkness…” (2 Corinthians 4:6). Can light come out of darkness? We all know that light and darkness don’t mix. Yet the Bible says that God commanded the light to shine out of darkness.
Remember, the earth was a chaotic mass that was enveloped in complete darkness (Genesis 1:2). But at His command, God brought order to the maddening chaos and light leapt out of the looming darkness. As a child of God, you have received the same ability; you can call the light out of darkness. 2 Corinthians 4:7 says “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” There’s a treasure in you; it’s a treasure of love, light and divine perfection. God has shone in our hearts and given us the ability to bring light out of darkness. Therefore, make a change in your situation today. There’s no problem too hard that you can’t solve, no situation is too hopeless that you can’t change.
If you feel pain in your body for example, turn to where the pain is and say, “I command the healing to come out of this pain in Jesus’ Name.” Bring forth light from that darkness in your body. The reason some Christians are full of regrets, suffer all kinds of problems and even die is that they are ignorant of their inherent ability. Joel 2:28 says, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” These are the last days and the Spirit has already been poured out. If you find yourself in any predicament, prophesy your way out of it for God has given you the power to command light out of darkness.
You were born to be great because you’re the seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:29). You’re more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37) and you can never be disadvantaged. No wonder the Bible says that all things work together for your good (Romans 8:28). Just as Isaiah prophesied upon the children of Israel in Isaiah 61:7, I prophesy to you today; “For your shame, you shall have double; and for confusion you shall rejoice in your portion: Therefore, in your life, you shall possess the double: Everlasting joy shall be in your household.”
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Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the apt revelation of your Word to me today. Now I know that I cannot be disadvantaged because the God that does the unimaginable is shining through me, and as He is, so am I in this world. I thank you Lord, for there’s no area of darkness in my life, but the light of your Word has illuminated my life. Amen.
Romans 5:5 – And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 8:37 – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.