Let the world know that the Spirit of God dwells in you
Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Jesus as man was the chief Light bearer, but before He came in the flesh as man and after His resurrection He was and is the Light, for He is God. He came to earth to cleanse man of his sins and give them the Light. This Light is the Spirit of God which we have received by faith in Jesus Christ.
Why am I refereeing the Spirit of God as Light?
Look at all the properties connected with the Spirit of the Lord.
Now that Jesus has opened the gate of Heaven for us by His sacrifice, it is the Spirit of God Who guides us and leads us unto Heaven. He is the author of Word of God which is light unto us. His functional characteristics are also like light. Light has no colour yet splits into a spectrum of 7 colours, the Spirit of God is one yet is 7. Light can not be drawn but when put in contrast to a dark or dull background it is stands out. The physical properties like colour and texture are seen only due to light reflecting off it, like spiritual gifts and callings are related to the Spirit of God.
The ways of the world are the ways of Satan; dark. If we claim we have the Spirit of God in us than in this dark world we should standout like light standout in any dark area, covering the darkness with brightness.
Our works should be like those small gaps through which light beams out of a lamp stand. We may do work but to make it fruitful and magnify it is not in our hands but done only by the Spirit of God. So we can not take credit for the light shining out of us, for all credit goes to the Light which is within us.
So let us grow in the Spirit of the Lord and let us brighten this dark world, bring light into it.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You are the Light which shines in us. Our sins are the darkness that gets within us, but by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we have been made worthy to receive You. O Light shine in us, increase in us and spread through us unto all those who are called by You unto heaven. Let the world know we are your children the overcomers of darkness...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name the chief bearer of the Light, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
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