4 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
This world was full of darkness until Jesus came. He came to demonstrate to us how to walk in the light of God. Living our lives as the light of the world is important as it differentiates us from others. You can lose something in the dark but can as well find it when there is light.
You can begin living a continuous victorious life by having a proper understanding as to why you’re the light of the world. I have not come across, not even once when darkness has defeated the light. The only way to move to the next level in the Lord is to walk in His light.
Darkness ruled over us when sin entered the world. Evil, associated with all kinds of wickedness was the order of the day. But thanks be to God that when He brought light into the world through Jesus, we also can walk in the light. We were liberated from the power of darkness to walk in the way the Father has designed it to be from the beginning.
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 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. 1 John 1:5-7
To Be The Light Of The World Is To destroy The Works Of The Devil
. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it. John 1:4-5
The reason I love explaining words from the Greek or Hebrew language is that the bible was not first written in English. When someone reads verse 5 of John 1 and sees the word comprehend, the person might not appreciate the depth of what the Holy Spirit was communicating. The Cambridge dictionary defines comprehend as to understand something completely,
However, in Greek, the word katalambano translates comprehend. This word means to lay hold of, or seize. It comes from two words put together, kata which means down, and lambano which also means to take aggressively. So literally, the word katalambo means to aggressively takedown. Now let’s insert this meaning in place of the word comprehend in verse 5 of John 1
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not aggressively takedown. John 1:5
In other words, when you walk in darkness as the light, the powers of darkness cannot defeat you. They cannot take you down – glory! This is why you must constantly remind yourself that you are the light of the world. The devil knows you’re the light. The angels know you’re the light. It is time to walk consciously as the light of the world. Stay blessed
Read Further: Isaiah 60:1-5, Acts 13:47
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for giving birth to me in your light.From today, I cannot be defeated by the powers of darkness. This knowledge positions me in continuous victories! My light shall be evident for all to see. Amen!