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TOPIC : LIGHT, THE BELIEVERS’ IDENTITY

Scripture :Matthew 5: 14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! The believer is called by many names such as the way, witness, Christian, disciple etc! Today, we shall be looking at one of such names that our Master Jesus Christ addressed us by. And that is “the light!”

From our anchor scripture, Jesus said;
Matthew 5:14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

This statement was directed to the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is also applicable to the believers of today.

This implies that our identity is light! We are light and as such we have dominion over darkness because the dominion of light over darkness is instant! Waoh!

Beloved, are you born again? Has Jesus becomes the Lord over your life? If yes! Then, your new identity is light. Jesus went further to say, you are the light of the world.

What is the implication of being the light of the world?

1. It means dispel darkness: the world refers to system of operations in our world. This is a system that is anti Christ and anti-God! These systems represent darkness as it only supports darkness and works of darkness.

When you see oppression, armed robbery, kidnapping, ritualist, prostitution etc you know for sure the works of darkness are all around us, we must therefore shine as light in a dark world by our words and character.

Matthew 5: 14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Beloved, the strength of light is felt better in darkness. So no matter how dark the world around us is, when we stand as representatives of Jesus Christ, we must shine in our respective endeavors/calling/and profession to dispel darkness in our world.

2 . It means provide direction for others:
Luke 1: 79. To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

We provide direction by giving light to those who seat in darkness! Who are those sitted in darkness?

They are the unsaved souls, the confused minds, men and women that are on their way to hell and men who haven’t surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus.

Until you are lighted, you cannot provide direction for those who missed their way in life.

This is why becoming born again is inevitable because that is the entrance point to the kingdom light! That is the only mechanism of becoming a light to my world.

Please note that intellectual enlightenment does not equal spiritual light!

To become light you must be born again. Irrespective of your intellectual prowess, God said you must be born again. It is not to insult your educational pedigree but to stand by the monarch of the universe. You come into the family by birth or adoption before you can take the family name.

So also, you enter into this family of God only by new birth experience. There are those who feel enlightened by virtue of their academic qualifications but yet blind spiritually because educational enlightenment is not equal to new birth in Christ Jesus. If you have the light then you can give directions because you can only give what you have.

Remember this; Heaven is real and hell is real! To spend eternity with God, you must be born again. Give your heart to Jesus today if you haven’t done so.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace to be a light to my world in the name of Jesus.

Prophetic Declaration:
– I prophesy the light of God in you will keep shining over every darkness.
– Every darkness and work of darkness in and around you is hereby swallowed up in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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