From darkness to light is the passage of any life. No life that remains in darkness will attain its full potential. Spiritually speaking, it is the same.
Jesus declared that He is the Light and He would make his disciples the same. They would become light to the world.
John 8:12 [NIV]
12When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Mt 5:14-16 [NIV]
14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
When one chooses to follow Him, he then is delivered from the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of Light.
Col 1:13-14 [NIV]
13For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
But there will be those who refuse the truth and remain in the darkness.
John 3:19-21 [NIV]
19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
2 Cor 4:3-5 [NIV]
3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
This post is _Part 2_ in the series Laws in the Kingdom of God. To continue with this series, click on Pt 3. To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, you might start by reading the explanation of this series and Pt 1.
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