LIGHT OVER DARKNESS

03
Jul

LIGHT OVER DARKNESS

John 12:37-50 (46) – I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. (NIV)

In the beginning, the earth was shapeless, blank, and covered with darkness. Nevertheless, at God’s command: ‘Let there be light’, light emerged, and was separated from darkness. Thus, light signifies the day while darkness became the night (Genesis 1:1-5).

Further, the Psalmist exemplified the night (darkness) as a time of weeping while equating the day (light) as a season of joy (Psalms 30:5). However, Christ’ birth brought salvation to all creation (Matthew 1:21-23). As read in our text, He became the light which outshined darkness. He healed the sick, raised the dead, and delivered the oppressed (Acts 10:38). More importantly, His death [resurrection] dispelled the reign of Satan and hell (Colossians 2:13-15).

Beloved, it is only Jesus who gives joy and light over darkness. No matter how long the night, when you accept Christ; you begin a new day. You emerge as a carrier of God’s light, which is powered by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:13-16). Therefore, all you need do is to acknowledge the Lord’s presence and live in His’ consciousness; your light is sure!

PRAYER

Hymn: Near the Cross – Frances J. Crosby (1869)

1. Lord, open my eyes of understanding to the power I possess as a child of light.

(MIDNIGHT PRAYER)

1. Pray for the restoration of joy and peace in families, the church, and nations.

2. Lord, empower me with power, faith, boldness and utterances!

3. I decree! Affliction shall never rise again in the history of my existence (mention).

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