KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:14 KJV” Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”
The Lord Jesus in some of His teaching taught about things that His audience could not easily grasp, because he was referring to a kind of people who were not in that gathering as yet. I mean those who would be born again. He said the same thing in the gospel of John, this time he revealed how they could become light of the world. Joh 8:12 KJV “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” It is the light of life in us that also makes us light of the world. Dear reader of this article, you can’t become light of the world without the light of life. You need to accept Jesus as Lord of your life, before you can have this light of life, that also makes you the light of the world.
To be light has two main abilities or properties. As light you have absolute power over Satan who is darkness and functions with darkness. Joh 1:5 KJV “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”. The second ability is to give light to the world without hindrance.
Some Christians seem to be over powered by darkness. How could that be possible. This can only be possible when the child of God allows the devil to deceive or control him or her, so His light is deemed or may be put out. He becomes ineffective and can be messed up by the enemy.
The Christian as light should never be overpowered by the devil, so don’t allow him to deceive you (Ephesians 6:10-18). You are a city set on a hill, and so you must shine. Shinning means drive away darkness. The Lord Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. This must be your focus. Manifest love where hatred reigns. Encourage when everyone seems hopeless. Inspire faith when unbelief and fear seem to dominate. Act righteously when crookedness abounds. Stand for the truth when manipulations and lies seem to be the order of the day.
The Lord said, let your light so shine, that men may see your good works, and give glory to your father who is in heaven. This also means come against any work or operation of Satan. Heal those that Satan has bound with diseases. Know that as light you have authority and power over devils and so you would continually stop their works, whenever you encounter them.
I am the Light of the world, and I have the Light of life. Darkness can never overpower me. I shine by manifesting righteousness, Preaching the goodness and revealing the glory of God.
Ephesians 6:11 KJV “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Matthew 5:16 KJV” Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”