For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. – Ephesians 5:8-13 NIV
By definition- DARKNESS is the absence of LIGHT. John 8:12; Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus spoke a lot about LIGHT. Colossians 1:16 affirms to us that God created “all things” through Jesus Christ. The plain teaching of Scripture is that Jesus is the Creator of the universe. He is the spoken WORD OF GOD. John1:1-5 is clear and 1:4 is CRYSTAL; In him was life, and the life was the light of men. When Jesus gave up His Spirit on the cross it was DARK for 3 hours! (Mark 15:33)
Leader, On the first day of creation, God said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), and light appeared as a thing separate from darkness. The phrase let there be light is a translation of the Hebrew phrase yehi ˈor, which was translated “fiat lux” in Latin. A literal translation would be a command, something like “Light, exist.” Jesus is speaking into the void and commanding light to come into being. Just like John 11:43 when Jesus spoke into the cave\tomb of Lazarus; He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The idea of light, existing first in God’s mind, was given form by the words “Let there be light” or “Let light exist.”
Conduit, Jesus give us the command to walk in the LIGHT and HE commands us to FOLLOW HIM and HIS WAY; Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. The psalmists connects the dots for us in Psalm 119:105; Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. JESUS IS OUR LIGHT to traverse this DARK world that God is using to SANCTIFY us, to make us, LIKE JESUS- LIGHT in this DARK WORLD. The GOOD NEWS is that in heaven JESUS IS THE ONLY LIGHT WE WILL NEED- so let’s start that NOW! He is the MORNING STAR; And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; (Rev 22:5) The TIME IS NOW! Let Jesus CHRIST be the LIGHT of your LIFE and BURN BABY BURN. Illuminate the path so that MANY others may FIND THE WAY through the brightness that is CHRIST IN YOU!