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LIGHT AND LIFE

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.John 1:3-5

Life does not hold the same quality or quantity in everyone’s experience. There are different shades of life both temporal and eternal. Survival, existence and abundant living are the many shades of life. It’s very difficult to chose the shade of life to live in. Light is the right to quality  life and the determinant of your lifestyle.

Light also is not homogenous, the type of light grants the light of life. Those that encounter great light obtain great life. Those that have abundant light enjoy abundant life; light is your life
The crisis of darkness is terminated by light and the effect by abundant life  The intensity of light encounter determines the quality of life. Light determines your life, go for light to secure your life.
Darkness cannot comprehend light, your life is well secured.

“He was a burning and a shining light:and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.”John 5:35.

Light has no use unless it shines in darkness, life loses meaning without the light of life. Seasonal light burn out, eternal light shine on. Those that connect to the source never lack light, the sons of God are light bearers.
John was a burning and shining light, Jesus is the eternal light of the world. Every man’s light burn out without a continuous connection to the light of life. Abundant life is the product of abundant light. The light of Christ gives eternal light for eternal and abundant life.

Constant exposure to the light of Christ changes our status constantly in life. Change your status by the continuous entrance of light for life. Eternal life is not comprehensible but the light of Christ guarantees it.

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

Prayer: Father, your light works wonders in our lives, it gives access to temporal and eternal life. May I experience continual change of status in life by your light in Jesus name.

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LIGHT; YOUR RIGHT TO LIFE.

But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes,
and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. Isaiah 42:22.

Light reveals what is hidden and recovers that which was lost. Light is a tool for restoration of glory, colour and dignity of man. Darkness is comparable to prison life, where the rights and privileges of liberty are denied.

In darkness good cannot be appreciated, neither is the future in view. Those in darkness are robbed and spoiled; some become victims of their circumstance or situation. Those that settle in darkness live for now at the expense of the future. Permanent decisions are made over temporary situations; depression & oppression sets in

Light cannot be achieved, it can only be received! Christ is the light of life, life begins with an encounter with the light of Christ.

“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.” John 8:12.

Until light comes, darkness continues as the norm. Do a quick check, is the light around you is darkness? Can you see? Do you understand the life you live or living for now? Is eternal life a guaranteed or a guess? Do you have the picture of your future?

Christ is the light of life both temporal and eternal, no dark areas are allowed. He lights up the world by lighting up your life. I am the light of the world, every light bearer is illuminated by his light.
Light gives you the right to life, Christ is the light of life. Your long obscured status is now being revealed by his light. You can now become the light of the world and a city set on a hill by receiving the light he gives.

Welcome to life, receive his light. Light is your right to life.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16.


Prayer: Father, I thank you for your shining light that gives us the right to arise and shine. Now i know that the light of Christ is the master-key to life. It can be received but not achieved. I yield myself to more of this light to have more life in Jesus name.

REVEALED AND RELEASED

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2.


Growing up as an Anglican choir boy was much fun, attending Junior secondary school in an Anglican grammar school was much more fun.
Hymns play a vital part in everyday life; morning devotion, assembly, etc. There’s a hymn for everything and every occasion ; Worship, thanksgiving, praise, at sea, on air, traveling, at night, in the morning, mourning Hymns. The right hymn has the proper message when sung from the heart. One of these hymns always come to mind, even after several  years; sung it in my native dialect.
“Far, far away, in heathen darkness dwelling. Millions of souls forever maybe lost. Who, who will go, salvation story telling. Looking to Jesus, counting not the cost. Refrain  All power is given unto me 2ce………

It is a song for preaching the gospel and reaching out to the lost. Darkness is life without Christ, existing without the life giver. Light is the key to life, the gospel is the source of light of life.


“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.


Life does not have to be dark, Christ is the light of life. In the dark, the work of the devil prevails, and many souls are lost indeed. The gospel is the power of God, to lighten every darkness in life.
Light is the right to terminate darkness and light up your life. It’s the great light to a glorious life; it reveals and releases. The light of the word and the glorious gospel of Christ are one and the same. The word of God gives the power to  light up the hearts of all that receive him.
In dankness what is hidden gets lost but light is the right to be found and free. Light reveals,  liberates everything and everyone that receives him. As we sing, pray and preach, the light terminates darkness and attracts the lost to the light of life. Every light encounter reveals and releases the lost from captivity.


Welcome to Christ, welcome to the life in the light.

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Colossians 1:12-15.


Prayer: Father you have made us partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. We were once lost and hidden but now revealed and released to life. Our thanks know no bounds in Jesus name

LIGHT FOUND ME!

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2.


One of the games we played as children was hide and seek extra. Living in an expansive compound with an almost completed building added more fun to the game. The trees and the surrounding bushes were not left out. Some of us had choice places to hide, known only to us; some were never found in every game. Some persons were never found even when the game was over. Hiding is an art, being found is a game but light is a necessity to be found. Many are still hidden in life obscured by darkness and snared in holes.


How can you see the light when darkness is the light you have always seen. After several years in the dark, walking out of darkness becomes a bad idea.


Many of us we stood at the fence for long, unsure of the veracity of light. For others,  light encounter was sudden while for some it was gradual. Whether sudden or gradual, the light came and we were found.


“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16.


The essence of light is to see and be seen! Light reveals, unveils, illuminates and radiate the receiver of light. It’s always amazing to read these verses and to stand in wonder at the thoughts it brings. That we, I mean me who was obscured and in hiding has been found.


To comprehend the thought that I didn’t come out of my hiding place but the light found me. That we, or better still me twice hidden in sin and snared by ungodliness is a city set on a hill. A light nearer, pacesetter, a brand and branch, a spectacle for all to see. E mi ké! It’s not a mistake, light, illumination and radiance is one of the riches of redemption.


I am not  hidden or going into hiding anymore, the light has found me!


“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Colossians 1:12-15.


Prayer; Father, I am so grateful, not only that the light has shined but that he found me. In my comfort zone and my hiding place, i am translated to become a city set on a hill seeing and being seen. Thank you for this awesome wonder in Jesus name.

SEE AHEAD, BE AHEAD

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.


Night driving is not the hobby of many persons In a low resource setting where the roads are not safe and in deplorable conditions, traveling at night could be a driver’s nightmare. You may wonder why anyone would dare to travel at night in such situations. However they do with the help of bright lights and flood lamps on their vehicles.


Light is the right to see ahead and be ahead. In light, the picture of the future becomes crisp and clear, this is the essence of light. Without the picture of your future, the present becomes the deciding factor. Those that see ahead live ahead. Those that lack vision stumble and tumble on the present without making progress.
Many have made permanent decision based on temporary situations for lack of light.


“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” Matthew 4:16.


In darkness everyone is shortsighted; feelings, assumptions and imagination rules.

Those that see ahead live ahead, the light of Christ gives them a head start in life. Every decision made in darkness is bound to be wrong, its based on the present perception.
Many are still living in regrets over the wrong decisions made years ago.

Light changes your outlook to life to see the future clearly and take visionary decisions & actions. You can turn the tide of times by seeing ahead and living ahead of your contemporaries. Make the difference, be different; by the light of Christ see ahead and be ahead. Become a city set on a hill that cannot be hid. Head ahead, light has come.


“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16.

Prayer: My father, I thank you for your light that causes us to see ahead so as to be ahead. A city set on a hill is my light experience in Jesus name.

LIGHT FOR LIFE; LIGHT GIVING

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.


In darkness, every good thing is obscured and unappreciated. God is the father of lights, that is his nature and expression of his person. Light is not just his emblem, it is his dwelling place.
The earth is under programmed darkness, the people are weighed down and encumbered by the same. The programme of darkness predates most of us so also the entrance of light.

Personal light is not only a must but necessary to escape the programme of darkness.
Glory is the purest form of light, it’s the light of God.  Just as God called light out of darkness, we are called to shine in darkness.Darkness cannot resist light, bright and shining lights makes a shining life.


“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6.


The programme of darkness continues, the light agenda is even more potent. More lights give more life; we may not terminate the effect of darkness on all but not on us. Be exempted from programmed darkness.
The glory of God lights up the lives of those that believe. Being in the light is what makes living beautiful and attractive. Every light bearer give light to the life of others. Those in darkness receive light and those in the light have more light for life.

Every system must give out what it has, the world celebrates darkness and the sons celebrate light. Christ is the light of the word, he came that we might have the light of life.
Bright light is for bright and shining life; light makes men live right.


“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.” John 8:12.
Prayer; Dear father of light, your light gives life. The glory of God gives light for bright and shining life. These are my portion in this life and my heritage in Christ. May these be evident every day of my life in Jesus name.

SHINE IN DARKNESS

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.


Challenges are synonymous with living, solutions bring challenges to a closure. When a situation arises, a decision becomes necessary to make a difference.
Darkness obscures reasoning, decisions made in the dark are often regrettable. Light therefore is a necessity at the crossroads of life. No one makes the same mistake over and over again if not for the operation of darkness.


There’s no room for stumbling when the light is on, the stumbling blocks are seen. One of the requirements for right decision is details. Decisions made with limited information create occasions for stumbling. Light reveals the details by shining on the situation and showing the solution.
Light reveals what is right and opens up the details for escape.


“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.


Light is not obvious until darkness becomes gross and pervasive. The brighter light is more effective in coverage and influence. Light reveals, unveils, illuminates and uncovers the best way to go.
Shine in darkness! Bring out the solution to the situation by revelation.
You cannot have light and not shine in life! That is Impossible!  Every shining star ends up with a shining life. The secrets of God are with them and the solution to the situation their heritage. The Spirit of God unveils the solution as light from scriptures illuminates the heart. Those that have this light keep shining throughout life; that is the Daniel’ generation.

“Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:” Daniel 2:19-20.


Prayer: Father, thank you for your light that illuminates the heart and gives sight to the eyes. Your light unveils secrets and grants solution to situations.
Thank you again for this light of life that shines in darkness in Jesus name.

LIGHT BEARERS

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.


Light is not common, darkness is common.  There is no denying when light comes, darkness cannot stand the presence of light.
Darkness is the norm in many lives, light needs to be  introduced. The earth is in darkness, the people are in gross darkness. Darkness is not just an event, is a divine programme at work. Light is not just an emotional experience but termination of the effect of darkness.
Every light bearer becomes a pacesetter and trail blazer in life. Light is the key to distinction in life; a shining life. The light of  Christ make men rise from the ground to the top. It makes them attractive for the rulers and kings to come to their brightness.
While darkness is general, light is personal and gives personal effect.

“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” Matthew 4:16.


The light is your ticket to distinction in a world of darkness. From the light that Saul saw, his name was changed to Paul the apostle and a light bearer Light always changes people and things to reflect the light they receive.
The light of Christ is the only way out of darkness with its effect. When the light comes, you shine effortlessly, stop bemoaning darkness, get the light.
Personal light is the product of personal responsibility to escape the general darkness in the land. It’s your turn to shine, get light and become a light bearer. Become attractive, highly sought after by kings and the Gentiles, a shining star. Like Daniel, become the darling of kings by light.


“Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:” Daniel 2:19-20.


Prayer: My father, the light of your son illuminates us and makes us light bearers in life. Thank you for a radiant and shining life in darkness that makes us the darling of kings in Jesus name.

I SEE THE LIGHT.

Let them alone:they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?Matthew 15:14-16.


There is a common maxim that in the world of the blind, a partially sighted man is king.
Who is leading you? Can he see clearly? This question becomes pertinent in a world of many pretenders. Many have ended in a ditch situation while trusting their guide.
Why should you rely on the opinion of another for perception? Many persons have allowed themselves to be guided by blind leaders and subjected to many woes.
Light is an essential ingredient for sight and eyes are needed for light reception and sight perception.
Relying on another’s perception or insight is worse than being blind or in the dark.

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79.


Jesus offers  light to those that are in darkness and direction for the confused. Blindness is the absence of light of life from. Christ. The mercy of God delivers those that be stranded by blindness. Do one illumination is the way out of every form of blindness. Stop managing blindness, light is the eternal cure for man’s blindness.


The light of Christ changes both your position and portion. From being subservient and dependent on men you are transformed to be obedient to God. The blind beg and rely on others for life but Christ open your eyes and gives the light of life to those that ask him.

This great light terminates begging, borrowing and makes you a pacesetter.# This great light is for your great life; I see the light.
Get set for life under the light. There’s nothing compared to this life.


“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” Matthew 4:16.

Prayer: Dear father of light, thank you for the gift of light and deliverance from blind guides. May your light that gives  life never be in short supply in my life in jesus name.

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