Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life – John 8:12
Light gives colour and beauty to life, and the light under which you live will determine your understanding, perceptions and way of life. Some people live under the wrong light, and as a result, their lives are out of joint; they’ve found themselves in a different environment rather than God’s environment. Light gives ambiance. It creates the atmosphere for an environment. When God gives you His Word, through the Holy Spirit, He creates in it an environment for you to live in. The light of His Word gives you the atmosphere in that environment.
As long as you live in that environment, the light that God gives you will not be refracted; you’ll never go in the wrong direction. He leads us through His light. There’s an ambiance created by the Word of God in which God expects you to live. It’s this same atmosphere that He sent us to create for those who live in darkness.
The Bible says the dark places of the earth are filled with the habitations of cruelty (Psalm 74:20). That’s talking about spiritual darkness, where the unsaved live. It’s filled with wickedness, and devils of darkness who oppress their minds and make them think they’re wise, whereas they’re walking in foolishness and in darkness. When we come in, and light up their world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the right ambiance is created and the darkness and cruelty are dispelled.
Do you see why preaching the Gospel is compulsory for every Christian? Only through the light of the Gospel can we create the ambiance of righteousness in our environments, cities, towns, and nations. That’s God’s only saving power to bring men out of darkness, into His marvellous light.
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Dear Father, I declare a mighty harvest of souls into the Kingdom today, as the Gospel is preached all around the world. Many are turned from darkness into light, and from the power of Satan unto God, as your children engage in soulwinning endeavours all around the world, in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: Mark 16:15; Luke 1:79