Open Heaven 14 November 2019 Thursday – A SHINING LIGHT IN DARKNESS?
Open Heaven 14 November 2019 Memorise: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehend it not. John 1:5
Read: John 1:1-9 Open Heaven 14 November 2019
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Bible in one year: Job 17-20, Amos 1:1-2:3
Hymnal: Sing hymn 5
Message: – Open Heaven 14 November 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional
Beloved, the Lord is asking you today if you are a shining light in darkness. He is asking you this question because He has already declared who you are in this regard, saying in Matthew 5:14:
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.”
He there wants to know how well you have done in fulfilling His word. To remove doubts from the hearts of those who think perhaps the time to shine is sometime away in the feature, the Holy Spirit said in Isaiah 60:1:
“Arise, shine; for they light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.”
Beloved, it is time to shine in this dark world. The darkness in the world is becoming thicker and more palpable by the day, and for this reason we have no more time to waste. We have allowed darkness and its agents to be comfortable for too long now.
Open Heaven 14 November 2019 Thursday
Some decades ago, when a Christian was present in an organisation, no matter how young, small or low in rank he was, the agents of darkness in that establishment could not be comfortable. It is however disheartening that nowadays Christians are not just making them comfortable, they are also joining them to perpetrate works of darkness, such as fraudulent practices, looting and even modern occultism. While excusing themselves for not shining as light, some children of God say, “The agents of darkness are a lot more than the children of light.” They fail to recognise that even a little light is able to overcome any form of darkness, because the Bible says in John 1:5:
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
In order to successfully shine in a world filled with palpable darkness, you need to recognise that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, and He wants to shine through you to illuminate the darkness in this world (John 8:12). As the Light of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ shines through you when you stand as His witness in words and lifestyle. In other words, you must speak of Him everywhere and also represent Him through your lifestyle. He has done His part by dying on the cross, and now He continues His priestly ministry in heaven, interceding for us at the right hand of power.
He left us in the world to bear witness to the Light that He is, so that darkness may vanish from our world. We must not disappoint Him in this assignment. Beloved, we have no excuse for not shining in the darkness of this world. Although we have no power of our own, we have been empowered to shine through righteous living, good works and showing love to the oppressed and downtrodden. Let us therefore arise, shine and give glory to our Father as we drive away the darkness of evil in our society.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 14 November 2019
Father, please don’t let my light be extinguished by darkness of this world.