For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light] (for the fruit [the effect, the result] of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him—your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation].Ephesians 5:8-10 AMP
Light produces light. Darkness consumes everything that is not light. The light of the Lord is a fire that transforms everything that it touches into something else. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Light.
We have seen the light. His Name is transliterated as Jesus in the Western world. He has many names. Each reflects an aspect of His divine nature. Prince of Peace is one of them.
What do you think the Prince of Peace produces? Strife, envy, conflict and division? No, those are the works of darkness. The Prince of Darkness is the one who does those things through the children of darkness.
There is complete unity in the Body of Christ. His Body is not divided against itself. The Body obeys the instructions from the Head. Where you see division is in the world. You see it in those who live according to the flesh instead of the Spirit. You see it in those who love the darkness more than the light.
You don’t conquer darkness with more darkness. You overcome the darkness with the light. Jesus has overcome the world. Jesus and the Father live in the children of light. The Holy Spirit is the light. We are in the light. Live as children of light.
Let love win the day. We have already overcome the world. Our struggle is not with flesh and blood. It is with those spirits operating in them and around them. You know them by their fruit.
The children of darkness become the children of light when we preach the Gospel and they believe it and receive the Holy Spirit. Our job is to be ministers of light, ambassadors of Christ. Fully human, yet fully surrendered to Christ. God is the head of Christ. Christ is the head of man.
Abandon worldly thinking and be transformed by the renewing of your mind. As you dwell in the light you will produce light. If you dwell in the darkness, your light might get snuffed out. Don’t be that guy. Don’t be a smoldering wick.
Light is produced by resisting the devil, the prince and power of the air, the ruler of this fallen world. Don’t forget whose you are. He has all authority and power. We are more than conquerors in Christ. We are the light of the world.
Shine for your Savior. Shine. It’ll be unmistakable. Unbreakable. Unshakeable. Don’t worry about anything. Just shine. The moths are attracted to the flame of a life set on fire for Christ. They can’t overcome the light. It only kills them as they are consumed by the light and become light themselves for a brief moment that we call life.
Light up your world. Revival starts now.
And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness.Genesis 1:3-4 AMP