WALKING in the LIGHT
BY: RAY PRINZING
“If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
I dare say, it is only as HE IS IN OUR LIGHT that we are able to progress, for He is the Quickener and the Enabler, without Him we can do nothing.
Far too often it has been some “man” in our light, with his standards, creeds, ideas, concepts, and as we tried to walk in them, we were plunged into darkness and confusion. No wonder the prophet declared, “Behold, all ye that kindle a fire that compass yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of Mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.” (Isa. 50:11) O, what sorrow comes from trying to walk it the light from the sparks that men kindle. But how precious just to walk on in that light which HE shines upon our pathway, to find that “the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Prov. 4:18)
“God is light, and in Him is no darkness.” God is the source of wisdom, purity, happiness; and in Him is no darkness, neither natural nor moral evil. Thus as we walk in His wisdom and holiness, we have communion with God, and with one another through Him. To live in the same light in which He eternally exists, means that darkness no longer holds any dominion over us. Unbroken fellowship can only come by our walking continually in the light. We speak of our desiring fellowship with Gad, but He also would have fellowship with us, but “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) “For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14)
“While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of light.” (John 12:36) Believing into the light, until it becomes our sphere of dwelling, yes, until we become one with the Light, then light is an inherent part of our being. Praise God!