Ephesians 5:6-15 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them.
8 For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light— 9 for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth 10 proving what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 And do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness; instead, expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things are exposed when they are revealed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. 14 Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
15 See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise men, 16 making the most of the time because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
The Light has come!
Christ is described as the “Light” and when He entered the world, He penetrated the darkness, revealing it for what it is.
Throughout the bible we often see reference to light and darkness as a force that is against each other. What is darkness? Any desire, lifestyle, lust of the flesh, action, etc that is contrary to God’s Word is darkness.
How do we live in darkness? We begin to live there when we are drawn away from God and to that temptation that causes us to willfully surrender to it. James 1:13-15 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Darkness does not have to be our path for “LIGHT” has come into the world as our way of escape from the penalty of sin.
Either we live in the light of God’s Gospel truth or in the darnkess of satan lies which keeps us in slavery to sin and willful rebellion against God.
We are reminded in this text in vs#13 - But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
It’s time to walk out of darkness and into the marvelous light of godly living with Christ Jesus.
God is light! 1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sins.
If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Walking in the light” is following Christ in the path of righteousness. for anyone who follows Him shall not perish but have everlasting life with Him.
The lifestyle we chose to live is considered our “walk” in life. Walking iin God’s light is continually moving from faith to faith in spirtiual truth, power and growth. We all are either growiing in the light of God’s truth or stagnant in the ignorance of satan devices in darkness.
The Bible is clear that light comes from the Lord God, the “Father of the heavenly lights”.
“Walking in the light” means “growing in holiness and maturing in the faith as we follow Jesus.”
Jesus is the light of God who leads us from the darkness of sin and into a bright relationship with God by faith.
As followers of Christ, we are to daily walk (live our lives) as people of the light of God’s wisdom. We do this by living our lives according to the Gospel truth.
2 Corinthians 4:6 - For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Living our lives in light of the Gospel truth is wise. Living apart form it is foolish!
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Christ and walk in the darkness, we lie, and the truth is not in us.
Walk in the light! Darkness will be exposed by God! Live as wise and not as a fool and the Light of Christ will shine bright in and through you.
The call today is to “wake up out of your sleep, get up, arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.