In the Light

“God is light and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.” -1 John 1:5-6

I was watching the Toby Mac “Alive and Transported” DVD the other day and Toby Mac said that verse. When he said that he was on the stage and he was under a spotlight and he was the only thing that you could see on the stage. He was in the light and everyone else around him was in darkness.

When I thought about that I think that God is like that spotlight. Spotlights only have one focused beam of light and if you move out of that beam you are in darkness. God is like that spotlight because he is the light. When you are in the light you are good but it doesn’t take much to wander out of that focused beam and into darkness. Everyone sins at times and we will wander into the darkness but what we must do after we wander into the darkness is get back into the light and ask for forgiveness and try our hardest to stay under that light.

Jesus died for us so that we can come back into the light, so that we can be forgiven. Everyone wanders into the darkness at times and because of Jesus we can come back into the light. God will forgive us and still accept us because Jesus died for us. He doesn’t put up a wall around the light after we wander out, he lets us back in as long as we ask to be let back in and admit our sins and then ask to be forgiven.

God loves everyone of us no matter what we have done before and he wants every single one of us to be in the light. When we wander out of the light he will welcome us back with open arms and if you have never been in the light then he will welcome you as well. God wants us to live in the light and have a relationship with him. In the words of DC Talk from their song In the Light, “I want to be in the light as you are in the light, I want to shine like the stars in the heavens. O Lord be my light and be my salvation, ’cause all I want is to be in the light” God is the light and I want to live for him so I want to be in the light.


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  1. Do not fear the Lord’s angels
    Seeing angels is a very rare experience, although I myself can give witness of seeing these angelic beings throughout my life. Yet others, including my wife has never seen an angel, yet, she believes in angels just as much as I do.
    My experience of seeing these angelic beings has not increased my faith, you would think that it would but it doesn’t, for the measure of my faith has come from the Lord.
    There is no need to fear angels, for if the Lord wanted you to witness them He would certainly remove any fear.
    Now some people think that by going into spiritual things, that this would cause you to witness evil spirits as such. But let me assure you of God’s Word, if you ask your heavenly Father for bread, He will not give you a stone, and if you ask Him for a fish, He will not give you a serpent, or ask for an egg, He won’t say, “here is a scorpion”, your heavenly Father will give you the Holy Spirit, if you ask Him. This is the teachings of Jesus.
    Will He not give the knowledge of His angels to you if you ask Him? He certainly will not give you evil spirits. The scripture Luke 11v 13, proves this, do read.
    The need to know this teaching in these days could not be more needed by Christians who are under attack as never before.
    Now the Bible calls our body a vessel, or flesh, and this vessel is too weak to hold God’s Word
    Do you remember when Jesus said to His disciples the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26.41,
    yet, we have many people today who believe that by quoting the Word of God alone you can overcome anything, this certainly is not true.
    For we need the Word of God and His heavenly host of angels to confront and destroy the evil in this world, for evil constantly seeks to destroy us.
    Now I would like to give you a little information about some of God’s holy angels. But first I must stress to you a very important word that the Lord has given to me. That angels can be commanded to retrieve the promises of God, and to attack the problems in your lives. But on no occasion would the Lord have us to pray to angels, or seek to converse with angels, for this is forbidden by the Lord. For we only make our petitions to God through Jesus Christ.
    Now the Holy scriptures speaks of the Watchers, angelic angels, Daniel chapter4v17. From the Holy scriptures I will give you some names of Holy angels, and their God given ministry on this earth.
    Holy angel Michael, who presides over human virtue, commands nations, and has the power to stop wars, he is merciful and patient. He is the one who crushes the head of the devil.
    Holy angel Gabriel, presides over paradise, and is in charge of the cherubim’s, and other holy angels, he is known as a messenger of God, he has great power given to him by God.
    Holy angel Raphael, who presides over the spirits of men, also is known to bring healing from God to God’s people.
    Holy angel Raguel, he inflicts punishment from God on the evil people of this world, and evil spirits.
    Holy angel Uriel, one of the Holy angels who watch, he presides over clamour, and terror in the world.
    Holy angel Phanuel, presides over those who repent and those who hope in Christ for their eternal life.
    Holy angel Sarakiel,he watches the people who are evil, and records their evil in a book of remembrance.
    The main commandment that the Lord has given to His angels is to restore the earth, which the evil fallen angels have corrupted, and to announce life to it.
    There are other angels who surround the throne of God’s glory, who never, never sleep, but watchers His throne of glory, they are seraphim, cherubin and ophanin, and beyond them innumerable, thousands of thousands, and myriads of myriads, who surround our Lord’s throne.

  2. How can you say that God is “in the light”? If God was the “light” and not the darkness then we wouldn’t have wars. We wouldn’t have people dying everyday for nothing, people starving in every country. People are more out the light then ever. None of them are every truly “in the light”, only somtimes preists/ministers. With all the terrible things people do, they abuse God’s forgivingness and abuse his kindness. If God lets people back “into the light”, then why do so many people feel terrible after they’ve “left the light?” Like a soldier killing someone and having nightmares. Where is the light that so many people seek, that should be right infront of their face so they can find it, yet it always avoids them. How forgiving can you really call God?

  3. I’m not a Christian but I think people who blame God for thier choices are looking for someone to blame. God or no God people make thier choices in life. To start a war, be abusive, being mean, killing people, or any other horrible thing it’s only becasue they chose to walk that path. Iget tired of people blaming God. Its an easy way out for not taking responsibility for thier own actions. I say to those who do blame God grow up and stop crying about life. Life is a harse and cruel place sometimes so you’ve better get used to it. P.S.If you know anything about the bible God is the light from all the darkness you speak of. It’s up to each person to chose to walk in his light. He doesn’t kill man or destroy things, only us humans do.

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