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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.

 

The Bible says in 1 John 4:8 that God is love, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” God is light and God is love. It can be said then that love is light and light is love. If I am walking in light I will have love and if I am walking in love I will have light.

 

Contrariwise if we say we have fellowship with Him but walk in darkness we lie and do not the truth. Very simply said, you shall know a tree by its fruit. Is the tree producing light and love or is the tree producing darkness and hate?

 

Producing light and love is a weighty standard to live up to. We all have a fallen sinful nature. If we say we have no sin we are deceived and the truth is not in us. It is apparent we still have things in our life that are unlike Jesus by the thoughts and feelings we sometimes discover in ourselves.

 

The beauty is that the LORD knows who we are and yet He chooses to allow us to walk with Him if we wish. He is not dismayed or discouraged by the things in us that are still unlike Him. Rather we are invited to walk with Him because He knows that if we will walk in the light we will have fellowship with Him and the blood of Jesus will cleanse us from all sin. The light and love that is in the LORD will overcome the darkness and hate left in our life and we will be revolutionized and transformed into a creature of light and love.

 

How different we are. We don’t mind someone being close to us and walking with us as long as all of their darkness and hate has been eradicated and removed. If they don’t see things exactly as we do and if they aren’t causing us to feel good we aren’t really excited about having them around.

 

The reality is that we are called to be a conduit or a pipeline that the love and light of God can flow through into their life and they will be drawn into fellowship with the LORD. This is why it is written in John 15:4, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”

 

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