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JOHN 8:12 | VERSE OF THE DAY

What does Jesus mean when He says He is the light of the world? There are many who look to Jesus as a temporary problem solver, be it to make themselves feel better, or to prove to others that they have better morals, or to lie to themselves about their standing with God. See, many believe that as long as they call out the name of Jesus and go to church or are “good” people, it is sufficient enough to call themselves a Christian. Many appear to be practising Christians whilst not being Christian. So, what does it mean to be a Christian?

Jesus states in this verse that He is the light of the world, and anyone who follows Him shall never walk in darkness but have the light of life. This refers to truly accepting Jesus into one’s life as Lord and Saviour and having a repentant heart, where you actively repent(turn away) from a sinful lifestyle. This is not something that happens overnight as the Holy Spirit works on us in the inside, renewing our minds to be more aligned with the nature of God we receive upon accepting Jesus into our lives. But although it is a process, it is no excuse to glean onto sinful things on the basis that you are forgiven anyway.

That is not how it works, because a true believer in Christ Jesus, even when newly born again; because of the new nature within you, your eyes open up, and the things you felt to be right that are wrong you see them for what they are. You will begin to walk away from the things that you know cause you to sin or others to sin. You will no longer deem normal, thinking you can pray to God to help you have an amazing performance on stage, all whilst said performance is full of sexualised activities and borderline demonic acts. You will no longer normalise praying to God and asking Him to bless you, making a film or TV show that uses profanity in its lines, promotes disfunction, senseless violence, and crime. You will not deem it ok to be immersed in a sinful lifestyle, and when awarded for it by your peers, get up on stage to thank God. Think about it, what are you exactly thanking God for? Yes, God gave you your life and gifts, but not for use with sin.

So when Jesus talks about the light of life, it is the new nature that is sinless that brings about light in your life where things that are of darkness are exposed and the things of God that are of light, are revealed, so that you are no longer deceived by the enemy to stay in the darkness with the false belief that you have God in your life because you simply attend church, and act good, when your relationship with God is non existent, and you are still at risk of going to hell.

This is a hard pill to swallow for many, but it is also THE truth. For it is not God’s will that anyone should perish. Therefore, if anyone or any religion tells you that there are other ways to get to Heaven and have a relationship with God. Know that it is not the truth. Anything that looks like the truth but is not the truth is simply a lie. There is only one way to Heaven and to have a relationship with God, and that is through Jesus Christ. He was never a prophet nor was He ever a mere mortal, He is God descended on earth in the form of man, who died for the atonement of our sins, and it is high time we took this seriously and stopped having one foot in and one foot out.

Jesus is the light of life. It is up to you and I to choose Him or deny Him. But to choose Him is to die to self, because selfishness only breeds sin within us, and sin leads to hell. Godliness, on the other hand, is attained through Jesus Christ, and it leads to eternal life.

Selah

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