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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 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.

LET THERE BE 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, everything and everyone is at a stand still or at best stranded. The eyes have limited use in darkness; vision and direction are impaired.  What was done in the dark is always a source of shame in the light.

Intelligence, expertise and learning are traded in darkness for survival. Darkness constrains imagination and obscures creativity.
Why should anyone talk about the future when unsure of surviving the present? There is no writing or reading in darkness; everything and everyone waits for the end. How should I think on the prophetic when the end is ever present?


One of the hard punishment prescribed for prisoners is to put them in seclusion and in darkness. The longer they stay in the dark, everything about them changes. The light hurts the eyes when they are released from such circumstances. This is the pattern and lifestyle of many who are in darkness. The light of life terminates darkness both temporal and eternal.


“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.


Darkness has no defense from the light. Light terminates darkness. Light is the creative power of God, light is the beginning of life. In darkness everything waits, wastes, decays and dies, it is the path of death.
Light is the always the first expression of the presence of God. Darkness has no choice but to flee in the presence of light. Not only does darkness flee but with all it’s works and  effect on life. Whatsoever has been damaged in darkness is repaired in the light. Things that are destroyed are created, what is lost is replaced.

The light of God therefore is the instrument of restoration and recreation.Darkness has limited time lines, light has eternal effect and influence.
It’s your turn to leave darkness behind, let there be light.


“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.


Prayer:  Great father of lights, thank You for commanding light out of darkness. Whatever was damaged in darkness is repaired in the light and that destroyed is recreated. Thank you for giving us your light to shine in life in Jesus name.

GREAT LIGHT FOR GREAT 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.


Light is the eternal cure for darkness and the spring of life. In darkness blindness is not appreciated until the light comes on. The effect of light is immediate and instant to dissolve darkness and blindness.


One of the lighted persons in scriptures is apostle Paul the apostle. This was also the one know as Saul the persecutor of the church until his light encounter. It is difficult to call someone of Saul’s status blind and in the dark at that time.A well educated lawyer, connected to the ruling class and  on the front row promoting the cause Judaism. He was abreast spiritually belonging to the esteemed Pharisee sect; a believer in the resurrection.
Having an encounter with light brighter than the sun and hearing Jesus personally was an unexpected experience.


“At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.” Acts 26:13-15.


Darkness lacks ethnicity and blindness not restricted by religious status.
The light of Christ is brighter than the light from the sun in intensity. Jesus is the light of life, the revelation of him gives light and illuminates lives. The light from heaven reveals the word of God to you. The same light shines from the pages of scriptures into the life of believers daily. The word of God enlightens our life and brightens our path.

Paul not only obtained light but was delivered from darkness. He is also given the task to enlighten the Gentiles and all men. Those that receive the light also give light and become bright.


This is light for life that terminates darkness and the power of Satan. The same light open your eyes to see and be distinguished in life. The light of Christ is the believers winning key in the race of life.


Those that see this great light live a great life. Welcome to greatness!


“Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”Acts 26:17-18.

Prayer: Dear father of lights, thank you for the light of your son Jesus Christ that comes into us to illuminate our lives. Thank you for opening our eyes by the same light and dissolving the power of Satan by light. Darkness is dissolved, light has come and we see and perceive. Thank you for the great life delivered by your great light in Jesus name.

LIGHT OF LIFE; NO TUMBLE NOR STUMBLE

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. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. John 8:12-13.


Light is a necessity for life, whether it’s light from the son or from the sun. Light determines the seasons of life on earth. Jesus is the light of the world and he gives the light of life. The sun is a necessity for human existence, the light of Christ is for life; temporal and eternal.
While all is offered freely light from the sun, the light of Christ requires subscription. The light of life is the cure for the pervasive darkness in the world. Many have confused the light from the sun with the light of life.
Some may wonder at the need for another source of light which is Christ.
The manifestation of light from the sun is limited, the light of Christ opens the door to extraordinary living.


“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.

Darkness is so common that many have accepted it as normal lifestyle. The difference between night and day is sunlight, but the distinction between confusion and vision is the light of Christ. The light of Christ reveals the picture of your future from the pages of scriptures.
No one ever stumbles on what he can see. Stumbling in life is the proof of darkness. Also failure, falling and fooling around are the tell-tale it’s signs. Direction is the evidence of light from the son, the light of life.
Those that have the light rise in life never to fall again. They keep rising not just once and for all but continuous rising from glory to glory. When light comes, rising is sure but that is the light of life.


No more rising and falling, light is the key to continuous rising in life.


“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.” Proverbs 4:18-19.

Prayer: My father, thank you for the gift of light of life in your son Jesus Christ. His light is my eternal right to life. My paths are shining more and mores have no occasion for stumbling this year in Jesus name.

EARLY HELP; MY TURN TO SHINE.

 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.            Job 32:7-9.

While growing up, I noticed that the wealthy and accomplished persons in the community were older in age. The people driving luxury cars in the community I grew up were in their sixties. Wealth and accomplishment was the preserve of old age i must have thought. I attributed their accomplishments to years of hard work and the wisdom of experience.

Most of them were business men with established companies and organizations ending with “limited”. I ignorantly thought that the addendum “Limited” is synonymous with wealth. It took me a while to accept the fact that young men could be wealthy and accomplished too. Aging is not synonymous with wisdom, neither greatness the proof of wisdom.

Now know i better that the Spirit of God is the wisdom bank for man.

 “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:16.

Stars that start to shine when they are young shine brighter and longer in life. Jesus lived for 33years and three and half years of ministry but his light shines brighter over 2000years after.

The Spirit of God is the wisdom bank for early satisfaction in life for a shining lifestyle. Age is not the qualifier, but encounter with Jesus the bright and morning star. Those that find him early in life or in the year also have early and yearlong experience of shining. As the bright and morning star, every connection to him makes life bright and radiant.

The wisdom of God for shining early and being accomplished yearly is in him. Early help is the recipe for early or yearly satisfaction and accomplishment; a shining youth, my turn to a shining life.

“There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.” Psalms 46:4-5.

Prayer: Father I thank you for the streams of wisdom that supplies unlimited help for early satisfaction this year. May this be my experience this new year to shine in life as a youth in Jesus name I pray.

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