TOPIC : UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF LIGHT
Scripture :Genesis 1: 3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! It is proper to lay the foundation right by explaining the nature of the light we are talking about.
From our anchor scripture, we discover God said, “let there be light.” At this point in time, the earth was under judgement, hence darkness was hovering over the earth(Gen.1:2) until God created light.
What kind of light did God command?
The light God commanded to appear(2Cor.4:6) was not physical light! It was spiritual because we later see Him creating another kind of light in verse six of Genesis one- this was the physical light.
Therefore we basically have two kinds of light:
1. Physical/ natural light (Gen.1:6)! This is the day light as well as many man made light such as electric bulbs, lantern, torchlight etc
2. Spiritual light (Gen.1:3)
We understand from scripture that there are two kingdoms, the kingdom of light and darkness:
1. The kingdom of darkness. This is where sin, sickness, affliction, disease, failure reign.
Colossians 1: 13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
This is the kingdom for every one born into this world. Every man/woman that is unregenerated belongs here until they surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Every unsaved soul belongs to the kingdom of darkness! The ruler of this kingdom is Satan and his cohorts -demons.
2. The kingdom of light. This speaks of the kingdom of God where righteousness reigns. In this kingdom, there is joy and peace :
Romans 14: 17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
The King of this kingdom is Jesus! It takes being born again to be transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.
Besides, we can see the two kingdom been represented as two world which are the seen (physical) world and the unseen (spiritual) worlds;
A. The physical world. This is where all humanity live and carry out their daily activities. To move around in this world, we need light and the nature of this light is physical e.g. the sunlight
B. The spiritual world. This is the realm that is unseen to the optical eyes. Our dominion in the physical world depends largely on our victory in the spiritual realm.
To operate in this realm of the spirit, you need light as well and the nature of the light is spiritual. Just as you cannot go any where when it is dark physically even so, you go no where spiritually when this spiritual light is absent. Jesus speak of himself said:
John 8: 12. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Jesus speaking of Himself as light here refers to spiritual light, not physical like the sunlight. The life, the word and the ways of Jesus Christ are purely light that is spiritual.
In conclusion, the nature of light we shall be talking about this month is Spiritual Light!
We are focusing on spiritual light because it is the spiritual that controls the physical. If you can get spiritual light, then you can reign and rule in our physical world.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real. The decision of where to spend eternity is paramount to every living soul. Give your heart to Christ today.
Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord Jesus light my life every day in Jesus name.
– I prophesy the light of God will take over your soul this month in the name of Jesus.
– The miracle you have been expecting will come knocking on your door this month in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.