LET THERE BE LIGHT!
“You need to walk in the light of God this year, for you to be free from attacks of the darkness.”
Genesis 1:3, “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”‘
The first thing ever created on earth was light; before anything was ever created or formed, God created light. So the question may be, “Why light was the first to be created among others? God first created light even before he created life. Why God did not create something gold, silver, animals or man before He created light? Here are the answers:
1, because there is no creativity in the darkness, but only commotion, confusion and cruelty; nothing good can be created in darkness. Before there can be creativity, light must first be in place. The reason why many lives are not being productive, the reason why many are making many efforts and getting little or no result is because they are still in darkness. Do you know why you are living in terrible fear all day long? Because your life in is darkness. A life in darkness is a life full of fear and forces of darkness.
So many people are living in darkness and the powers of darkness are making their lives to be miserable. Why are many lives are void of peace even with all the financial prosperity and money, yet you have no peace, no peace at day and no peace in the night? It because such lives are living in darkness. Let me tell you, money may give you anything you want in life but it cannot give you peace. And you can have anything in this world and still live without peace. Money can get you the best matrass and bed but it cannot give good sleep. Money can get you good drugs and best medical treatments but it cannot give you healing, because healing comes from God.
You can get the best food for your appetite, you can get the best clothes and creams for your body, but the best thing you can give your soul is peace, and that peace comes from the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
I need to tell you, that what you need first in this new year is not connection, not business opportunity, not money, or bank loan and not good job or promotion, but light. When you have light in your life, your life will become productive, progressive and peaceful.
If you want to hear the truth, what you need this new year is not another set of 100 days marathon fasting and prayer, it is not sowing seeds to a man or madam of God, seed does not germinate in darkness; what you need in this new year is not how you will sow your first salary to a man of God or god of man, what you need is light. God first created light before He created trees and seeds. If you want your life to be fruitful spiritually and physically this new year, you need the light of God in your life, you need to be free from darkness. You cannot remain in darkness and keep praying against the powers of darkness, you need the light of God before you can overcome darkness and before your life can be free from darkness.
2, The second reason God first created light before He created any other thing is because there is no life in darkness. Before lively things can be created, there is need for light. Those in darkness are living under the shadow of death, they are far from life, they are bound in darkness of devil for death. Listen, before life is light! If you want to come alive in this new year, you must first come to the light of God.
If you want your life to be creative, to be productive, to be progressive; if you want to be free from the bondage of the powers of darkness, if you want to be free from the torments of the devil, put aside the 100 days fasting and prayer, the first fruit sowing and planting, the new year resolution, the deliverance mountains, but first seek light of God for your dear life!
The Bible says in Psalm 119:130, “The entrance of Your words gives light.” The Word of God must first give light before it will give life; a person must first be enlightened before he can be brought to life. When somebody is living a sinful life, no matter how fancy or fun it brings, he is living in darkness, controlled by Satan. Sin is the source of darkness and every sinner is living in darkness, bound under the cruel bondage of Satan, no matter his position, possession, privilege, prosperity or popularity. Such people are living under the shadow of death, their souls are bound in chain. If God should open your eyes through His Word to see the condition of your soul, you will not want to delay your salvation again and you will not want to toil with sin again. You may be a Christian, Pastor, great minister of God, and yet bound in darkness.
Do not replace salvation with new year resolution, only salvation can set you free. Do not replace the salvation of your soul with 21 days, 100 days new year fasting and prayer. You can fast for the whole days of this year, but if you remain in your sin, in your secret sins, open sins and ungodly lifestyle, you will remain in darkness under the bondage of Satan.
It is dangerous to walk in physical darkness, but most dangerous to walk in the spiritual darkness, because spiritual darkness is full of dangers of devil and his demons. “But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” John 11:10
THE LIGHT SHINES!
“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:6.
What is darkness? Darkness is sin and Satan, but light is Jesus Christ and His Word. When you personally and sincerely open up your life to God’s Word to search you, and surrender your life to Jesus Christ to save and sanctify you, He shines His light into your life, and transfers you from the bondage of darkness into His marvelous light. Isaiah 42:7, “To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.”
Now your major concern should be
HOW TO BE TRANSFERRED FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Just three steps:
Come To The Light.
Jesus is the light of the world, when you come to Him, you surrender your life to Him and forsake your sins, you confess them and ask Him to forgive and cleanse you, Immediately, the light of God will shine in your heart, soul and spirit will be relieved from the bondage of darkness. No matter the thickness of the darkness of sin or enemies, it cannot comprehend the light of God into your life when you surrender all to Jesus.
Be Enlightened By The Word.
The Word of God is a light; after you come to Jesus, you must be always enlightened by God’s word every day, with prayer, to guide and guard you. If you are a Christian and you don’t want to walk in darkness or deception in this end time, you need to personally read and understand the word of God by the help of the Holy Spirit.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.”
This world is full of darkness, tick darkness everywhere but if you don’t want to walk in darkness, you need the word of God to enlighten your paths every day.
Walk In The Light.
Coming to the light is not enough, but you must remain in light, reading the Word of God is not enough, but you must walk in the light of the Word of God, by allowing God’s Word to guide and direct your life; it is then that you will walk in the light of God and be fruitful in Him. Ephesians 5:8, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
We must continuously walk in the light of God’s Word to the end. But you need to know that living in a secret sin, covering up a sin or having un-confessed sin brings a believer who has been previously enlightened back into darkness; living in unforgiveness, malice or bitterness also brings a Christian back into darkness. We must open up to God’s light to search us every day through His Word and be ready to walk in God’s will.
WARNING: Do not make any effort this year without first having the light of God in your life, and do not start work or walk out in a day without allowing the word of God to lead your path. Light first!
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
As you surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ, I pray for you, let there be light in your life, in your family. I rebuke the powers of darkness in your life and every work of darkness is destroyed in your life in Jesus name.
God bless you
Gideon Akande, the Evangelist