Genesis 1 vs. 1; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This verse refers to GOD THE FATHER. To face the end time, one must know God and understand who God is, it is not about hearing people talk about God but knowing him. He created the heavens and the earth, Isaiah 48 vs. 13; “My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call out to them, they stand forth together.” The heavens is the throne of God and the earth His footstool. This is a revelation of the source, “The Source of All Resource.” By instituting the heavens and the earth He created and founded Authority.
Authority breeds power which enforces things into being what the authority wills it to be. Now the end time is a time to be vigilant, for darkness seeks to cast a shadow on those who walk in light. The devil who is Lucifer, rebelled in disobedience and violence against God in an attempt to steal authority but praise God he failed. Yet note that when God created the heavens per the plan to create humans, God created angels and empowered them to protect and serve the heavens and the earth. The devil was one among these many angels. This is to reveal clearly to you that the devil is of no original power. The power he has till date was that which was given by God. In his rebelliousness, he was cast out of heaven together with his followers and realizing that authority was necessary to enforce power, he established that which was opposite the bright light of God: darkness. For God is perfect and holy and he the devil can never be, for only the light of God can punish and overcome darkness since only the light can show the right and safe road. The devil’s choice of darkness as his brand of authority was his acknowledgement that only God is the source, the clear and perfect source of all resource and direction. It is therefore necessary to understand the Genesis which knows God as all you will ever need, the original source of all resources; all authority and power are His.
Why seek power, and be under the authority of darkness when the power the devil has, was a portion of power delegated to him by God, intended to be used to serve God and mankind, to bow to man in service to him and the earth. The devil is beneath you. Seek ye who created the heavens and the earth, not an ex-angel who is just a part of creation i.e. serve the creator not the creation. God is synonymous with salvation, healing and blessing meaning, God is salvation, He is blessing, He is freedom, He is joy but the devil is synonymous with sin. The devil is sin, death, sickness, setbacks and evil, meaning; whatever sin is capable of doing the devil is. Hence, live your Christian life connected to the Source; the only Source and trust only in Him. Your faith should be channelled to God believing that all has already been done according to His power which is at work within us for God is graciously merciful and kind to set free all who depend on His Word.
Genesis 1 vs. 2; “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” This verse refers to GOD THE SON. According to Genesis 1 vs. 26a, “Then God said, ‘let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” The emphasis here is let us. This identifies Jesus’ existence at the beginning. In an earth, formless and empty, darkness was the only thing that was. Our lives are without form, empty and in darkness at birth since we were fashioned out of the dust of this earth which has it beginning described in Genesis 1 vs. 2 and emphasized in Genesis 2 vs. 7; “The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.”
Hence, the need to understand that we are already born in darkness made worse by the sin of Adam and Eve which established death, man should then seek light and be free from darkness which inflicts sin and death. Imagine being home and the electric power is suddenly out, one stumbles on furniture and other things to try and make it to a rechargeable lamp, a lantern or a candle. In darkness our path are not safe because we do not see clearly.
Genesis 1 vs. 2 explains the beginning of man and why man should be aligned with the second Adam to have the rebirth of the Spirit and Light. Now who is the Light? John 8 vs. 12 says, “When 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.” this clearly answers the question. Jesus is the light of the world, the universe to be extensive. The earth from which we were formed takes it light from Jesus, how much more you?
Well, let take this in parts; first, consider the first part “I am the light of the world;” in this end time many walk the path of darkness and are stumbling and crushing into all sort of things that are costing and hurting them. Recognize that you were born from darkness and need light to make clear and brighten your path; you do not need more darkness to toss you into the confusion, heavy cost and hurt. The confusion of who you are, the heavy cost of sin which is death and the hurt of missing out on heaven in fulfilment of God’s plan for us and the fulfilment of your destiny or true purpose. Salvation and Righteousness are for free because this huge price has been paid for already with the precious blood of the Lamb of God. “Jesus is the light of the world,” accept and recognize him as your Lord and personal saviour, allowing him in to fill your life with his light, to chase out darkness and make clear the path of life which is eternal in Christ Jesus.
The second part is; “whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life” as indicated earlier on. All you need to do is to follow Jesus Christ and you will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life which will occupy you; the temple of God, a temple not inhabited by evil, but serving as your refuge and salvation. The condition is simple therefore, be encouraged to follow Jesus Christ in this end time when the kingdom of darkness is more active than ever. He who extinct your dark past and seeds in you, the Light of Life, is asking you to follow him. John 8vs. 16 say, “But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father who sent me.” Praise the Lord! Follow Jesus Christ and your decisions will be of him who stands with the Source of All Resource. For in judgement your actions will be of Him who is fit to judge. In the mist of storms and persecution, you stand with Jesus who stands with his Father. What could be easier than to just follow Jesus Christ and receive the Light of Life?
In John 8 vs. 42 “Jesus Christ said to them. “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceed and come forth from God. I came not of my own accord, but He sent me.” Know Jesus Christ and follow Him in accordance with the will of God so you enjoy every blessing preserve within the fulfilment of His will which made Him send his only begotten Son to us. Follow Jesus and receive these blessing in his Mighty Holy Name; Follow Jesus Christ and be free from the kingdom of darkness; Follow Jesus Christ and receive the Light of Life in His Mighty Holy Name, Amen.
When one further reads John 8 and proceeds to vs.58, Jesus said to them. “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I Am.” Jesus here identifies his supremacy as having being there long before the likes of Abraham. He understands your beginning and offered himself up to the world as a sacrificial lamb to rescue and save us from the darkness so we may receive into us, the Light of Life. He understands your pain because you were created in his likeness according to Genesis 1 vs. 26 and lived among us once as man. He knows you and is asking you today to follow him, surrender all of you to him and be free from the darkness that eclipse your life this end time.
John 10 vs. 9-11 “I am the door; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” Jesus is the door, the good door where salvation is, blessings are, favour is and life is, but note; in verse 10a “the thief (lucifer) comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” The devil comes to steal our salvation and prospect to be in heaven, he steals our blessings and favour, he kills and destroys our life driven by his dark kingdom in action to achieve such an evil aim targeted at making you miss out on God’s plan for your life but thank God for verse 10b – 11, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (when we follow Jesus Christ) 11I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Follow him for he has already paid the price, that you might be rescued and saved as you vitally receive the Light of Life.
My brother and sister, mother and father, the Gospel according to John 1 vs. 1-5 establishes firmly who Jesus is and why follow him. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God; 3 all things were made through him and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” This is the identity of Christ Jesus, the one asking you to follow him more than ever in this end time so that darkness will not overcome you in this dark active days which sends me right to Genesis 1vs 3. GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT.
And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” the spoken Word is Jesus Christ as identified previously also, the light of the world is Christ Jesus therefore Genesis 1vs.3 can be translated as; “And God said, Jesus Christ! And there, the light of life filled the world with His presence and overcame all darkness.” John 7 vs. 7 “the world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” Jesus overcame darkness at the beginning and was back again to establish himself firmly with humanity so we can overcome the darkness present in our heart. From the very beginning, His power and might over darkness was established, the light being a witness to the formless, void darkness at the beginning filled it with his presence of life and purpose, and He did same when he walked among humanity as man but this time in our heart. The Light of Life overcame darkness and took dominion.
John 10 vs. 38, “But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” In this end time, several people are calling themselves men of God. Jesus himself asked that by His deeds and works, we may believe, know and understand that the Father is in him and He is in the Father. Therefore, view the works of these men of God, to discern the evil and good that you may know and understand if the Father sent them or they teach the truth in Christ Jesus. To avoid being led astray, one needs the Holy Spirit resident in her or him to be the teacher, compass and comfort in life. One must receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of Fire given freely by Jesus Christ. It is only with the Holy Spirit (the Light of Life in you) that darkness will not overcome you with deception, lies and confusion to steal, kill and destroy you. One needs the Holy Spirit to keep vigilant and not be led by any wolf in sheep skin to the slaughter house of the devil.
Romans 10 vs. 4 say “for Christ is the end of the law, that everyone who has faith may be justified.” hence; once the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus resides in you in faith you are provided with an acceptable explanation for all things, you are in truth. All is made clear and available that which was lost in darkness because present in you is the Light of Life. Let us take some steps back into Romans 8 vs. 9-11 “But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin, your spirits are alive because of righteousness. 11If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells in you, he who raises Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you.” I call this verse the Inevitable Necessity for Every Believer. I need the Holy Spirit; you need the Holy Spirit because there is a clause that exempts you from Christ if you do not have the Holy Spirit. We worship God in spirit and in truth therefore the body formed of the earth (formerly in darkness) and corrupted with sin which cursed it with death, has no hold over you. Hence, through the Holy Spirit, you are alive in righteousness, the gift to mankind which is accessible to you once when you make the decision to follow Jesus Christ.
A further assurance is given that if the Holy Spirit dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal body meaning; you are free from every sickness or disease. What a great need for the Holy Spirit, why not take the chance to invite the most obligatory neighbour, the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit in to your life, into your heart and the temple of God (your body) for he comes in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Confess his existence and your belief in him and be rescued and saved. Let him be the manager of your life. Romans 10 vs. 10 “For man believes with his heart and so is he justified, and he confessed with his lips and so is saved,” Amen. Therefore, confess by faith your readiness to follow Jesus Christ and invite the Holy Spirit in, accept him into your life so you can be saved and justified in Christ Jesus.
Now John 3 vs. 19-21 “and this judgement, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, 20 for everyone who does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed, 21 but he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.” This is the situation in this end time, people are rather opting for darkness and do not want to turn from their evil ways, the devil is using men of evil deeds to corrupt God’s people, this is why you need to have the light in you for direction, comfort and vigilance to help separate the sheep from the wolves (i.e. identifying the evil men clothed in deception) According to John 3 vs. 34-36, “For He whom God has sent utters the Words of God, for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit; 35 the Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hands. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.” God sent Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ sent his Holy Spirit that through Him we have all things He has inherited from the Father. Through the Holy Spirit, the Son dwells in us and by believing enjoy eternal life, but those who do not obey the Son disassociating with the Holy Spirit, shall not see life, but the wrath of God will rest upon them.
I conclude with John 1 vs. 9-10, “The true light that enlightens everyman was coming into the world 10 He was in the world and the world was made through him, yet the world knew Him not.” The true light is Jesus Christ, who is also the Word of God who came into the world to establish man’s relationship with God. He was in the world as the Word to fill the earth with light that gave life, form and purpose to the formless, void and darkness the earth was in. He therefore gave meaning to this world yet through sin the world knew Him not. Today he comes to you wherever you are and is gently asking you to know Him and follow Him. Invite the Holy Spirit into your life to be your teacher, compass and comfort in life. Follow Jesus Christ and overcome the hands of darkness in your life forever. Please follow him and be in touch with the glory and honour God has crowned you with to help live right in this end time in Christ Jesus, Amen.