THE LIGHT OF GOD! (Part #2) 3-30-2014

posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:17 PM by Dale Barnes

Jesus taught his disciples saying, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden...In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds, and praise your Father in heaven.” (Mt.5:14,16 NIV)

I thought Jesus is the light?  He is, but he comes to live by the Holy Spirit in each true believer. Jesus tells us that the gift of God is like living water; a well within that springs up to eternal life. (Jn.4:10,14)  He said, “streams of living water would flow from within him (the true believer.)” (Jn.7:38)  He also said, “.. .anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (Jn.14:12)  Jesus is now at the Father’s side in heaven with all power and authority, and has sent the Holy Spirit to every true believer.

It is God who works in us to will and act according to his good purpose. (Phil.2:14)  As we trust him with our lives, giving ourselves to him, God will lead and work his will in and through us.  Remember, this light of God in not only knowledge and understanding.  It is also the reality of God; his very life working through believers to demonstrate his existence and person to all mankind.  What a calling we have!  It is the most important challenge to all our lives.  Let God’s will and life be seen in us, and bring glory and praise to our Father    

Again, the Christian life is not just attending meetings and going through certain rituals, but living out his truth and reality through our lives. Let’s go for the