Sunday, January 7th 2024
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc DSc DD
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8).
There’s a remarkable thought in Ephesians 1:18; it says, “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” The word enlightened is “photizo” (Greek). It means to shine the light on, to turn light on something or light up. This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life.
Through the ministry of the Spirit, we’re illuminated, and that’s just one part. The second part is what happens in us through the ministry of the Word by the same Spirit. The Holy Spirit, through His ministry, enlightens us with the Word to become luminous—lambent. This happens in meditation.
It’s one thing to be illuminated, but it’s another thing to become lambent. You become a light because you were born to be a light through the Word. Without the Word, your light is dim. The Word of God is light (Psalm 119:105). No wonder the Bible says to let the words of Christ dwell in you richly (Colossians 3:16).
The more you inundate your spirit with the Word, the more your light shines, the more lambent you become. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
With the Word inside you, the fire burns, you become incandescent; you light up everywhere. You’re not only a light to your family, but also a light to your city, your nation and the nations of the world. Even now, lift your hands and declare, “I’m a light to the nations. I’m lambent by the Holy Ghost that dwells in me. I’m a light in the Lord, and I walk as a child of light. I’m shining brightly.” Blessed be God!
Dear Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit who enlightens me with the Word to become lambent. I’m a light to the nations. Thank you for flooding my heart with light so that I may know and fulfil my purpose and destiny in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
|| Ephesians 1:18 AMPC
By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), ||
|| Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. ||
|| Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>
Matthew 6:1-18 & Genesis 18-19
2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>
Acts 7:33-42 & Nehemiah 11
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