December 28, 2012
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Light of the World

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 NKJV

The world is a dark place, but there is a Light that shines brighter than any lighthouse and can save any battered vessel from being smashed against the rocks of sin. The light of Jesus will always take you out the darkness of selfishness, evil, fear, confusion, bondage, and dead religion. There are many false lights who say, “Look to me. Listen to me. Follow me.” But as we heed the voice of false lights we only go deeper into the darkness.

When Moses built the Tabernacle, he followed God’s pattern. There was an outer court which had the natural light of the sun; there was the inner court which had the light of the Menorah; there was the holy of holies which had the light of the glory of God.

The glory of God was the light of His presence. The light that Jesus brings to us can only come from His presence within us. Jesus said that His light is the light of life. He lights up the deepest place within us—where we live, move, and have our being. When His light is in us we are spiritually alive. His light in us means that every step we take is a step of life. Following His light doesn’t rob us, it restores us; it doesn’t weaken us, it strengthens us; it doesn’t sadden us, it gladdens us.

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV

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6 Responses to “Light of the World”

  1. Teresa T Beyer December 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM #

    Thank you for today’s message….of hope…goodness still awaiting us……I especially love when you add a photo with the verse for the day….it then is beautifully highlighted….and more easily remembered…the candle will focus me on Jesus being the light of the this very dark world….thank you…..

  2. rashell & anna stone December 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM #

    It’s our goal to follow God every day!!! You made us remind ourselves that we need to follow God’s light and NOT our light!!!!! God bless you!!!! Happy new year !!!! Rejoice in THE LORD!!!

  3. beautiful. thx for sharing December 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM #

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Edith January 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM #

    Thanks for the inspiration and revelation of His great Love for us. God Bless you with greater insight, knowledge and more revelation and anointed messages from the Lord!

  5. Don Fischer January 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM #

    Thank you and HAPPY NEWYEAR

  6. Terry & Pat Lampel January 13, 2013 at 4:39 AM #

    Roy, why is it that we seem all too often to be drawn to the dark/er things of this life, rather than finding our satisfaction and joy in the Light that He brings and makes so readily available? Always been a puzzle… to myself, as well as others!

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