1 John 1:5-7
“5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 6 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. 7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.”
Praise God! This passage sends me straight into praise and worship. What a mighty God we serve! I stand amazed in His presence. What great joy in knowing that our God, our Savior, and our Deliverer is light. Darkness cannot abide in Him or even around Him. My God is so powerful and full of light that no amount of darkness can overtake Him. His pureness permeates all things around Him, and evil must flee – AMAZING GOD! This same God envelops His light onto His children and protects them from the enemy.
However, we must choose to walk in the light. It is spiritually impossible to claim fellowship with God, who is light, yet actively walk in darkness. Light and darkness cannot coexist in God. Some may claim a relationship with God yet their actions clearly demonstrate darkness. One must again self-evaluate his/her spiritual walk and die to self. Colossians 3:5 says, “Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.”
A sinless life is impossible. However, this passage makes it very clear that walking in the light is not only possible it’s expected. This type of walk requires daily engagement with your Maker. Another positive outcome to walking in God’s holy light is the benefit of fellowship with one another. This type of fellowship strengthens the body of Christ to further His kingdom.
My soul leaps for joy knowing that another blessing is that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. The verb John used for cleanses is in the present tense – PRAISE GOD! We do not have to wait and hope. We can bask in His blessings of light and forgiveness today – why wait? We will never be perfect while in this body. Yet, God’s cleansing power transforms even the darkest being into purest of light. Don’t wait…sin no longer has power over you! Claim the victory today by the powerful blood of Jesus Christ. Ask Him today and He will rescue you! God is always in the business of restoration.
Question: Do you need to be spiritually rescued from the darkness? [He’s waiting]