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Tuesday, June 2nd 2009

10:57 AM

Toward the Light

Have you ever noticed how a flower or plant will move to face the sunlight? I love to watch it happen. Light is an amazing thing. One dim light can warm up the atmosphere of a dark room. It can dispell the fears of the shadows. It can illuminate a book for reading. It can shed brightness on a path for safe walking. Light is a wonderful thing.

Jesus is the light of the world - 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." 

Unfortunately there are many people who prefer to stay in the darkness of the world than to come to the light that Jesus Christ offers. John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Some will follow a false light, Satan, who appears as an angel of light in false religions but it only leads to bondage, and eternal darkness. People get caught up in the false beliefs of churches that teach they must do something to help save them - take communion, be baptized, do good works, confession, sell or pass out literature etc. These people will work and work and hope they will be saved only to be disappointed in the end because they rejected the true light, Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:14b -15, "Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."

See salvation is not by works, but is a gift of God in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

The choice is yours, will you walk in darkness of your sin? or false religion? or will you repent and come to Jesus. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Our garden as you can see in this picture is growing wonderfully in the sunlight.... Wouldn't you like to grow in the light of Jesus Christ?

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