God’s glory shines forth from His dwelling place. Everything is in darkness and chaos until God’s light shines to set them in order. The darker the night, the greater the need for light. The world is domiciled by evil and bereft of hope. The devil operates with so much ruthlessness and authority because He has the legal ground to do so. Luke 4:6. We were without God and hope in this world. We struggled and sighed under the great burden of sin.

With every passing moment, things got worse until the light of God suddenly broke forth. As a brand plucked out of the fire, He removed us from the corruption of sin so that He can make us carriers of His light. Jesus came as the Light of God unto us, and He has given us the mandate to sustain the influence of His light on the world. We are to be the embodiments of His light such that hope will be sustained in the world. As long as we are in the world, we are the lights of the world. John 9:5.

With every passing moment, things got worse until the light of God suddenly broke forth. As a brand plucked out of the fire, He removed us from the corruption of sin so that He can make us carriers of His light. Jesus came as the Light of God unto us, and He has given us the mandate to sustain the influence of His light on the world. We are to be the embodiments of His light such that hope will be sustained in the world. As long as we are in the world, we are the lights of the world. John 9:5. The impact of our lives and activities have far-reaching implications on the world that science and cannot achieve. Wesley Duewel, in his book, states that,

Through prayer you can accompany any missionary to remote regions of the earth…Through prayer you can contribute to the ministry of any pastor or evangelist in a church or gospel hall anywhere in the world…Through prayer you can touch a fevered brow in any hospital, mediating the healing love of Jesus…

Contentions with the Light of God in Us

We have nothing to do with darkness any longer. Our lot is to obey God and make our lives conducive for Him to inhabit. However, all forms of disobedience against God strengthens the hold of the flesh, which is ruled by the devil. The flesh can exercise its power if granted the opportunity. The flesh will seek compromise with us and plead with us to deal gently with it. It will cry and plead with us not to be too ruthless with it. If we listen to its pleas, it will exert itself and dominate us at the slightest opportunity. Light is a defense against the darkness. Since God dwells in us, we are no longer under the rule of Satan. But Satan will try to fight against us because we do not belong to him. He will raise oppositions because we are threats to his kingdom. He is not fighting against us not because of our inherent strength but against the Spirit of God dwelling in us. John 15:19.

It must be dealt with. How? By submitting ourselves unto the Lord. If we do this, the flesh will have nothing to use as instruments to fulfill its passions. Galatians 5:24. God comes into our lives and inhabits it as we abide in Him and He abides in us. We must move along with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God in us sets them in disarray. Therefore, we will not be afraid of ten thousand that set themselves against us. Psalm 3:6. God is the strength of our lives.

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