So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Colossians 1:10-12.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I change sinners into saints, but what does it mean to be a saint? The blood of Jesus and being born again by My Word changes you from a sinner to a saint, but living as a saint is another level of being. Saints should be easily identifiable by their manner of life.
That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:22-24.
Saints BOW. That is, they:
B – Believe in My Word with faith,
O – Obey My Word with hope, and
W – Walk with Me in love.
And if you do these three you will bow your knee to none other than Me.
Faith, hope and love, these three remain, but the greatest of these is love. Fellowship with Me is what makes you into a saint. The more time you spend with Me in My Word the better you understand Me and the more like Me you become. You cannot be a saint and be a stranger to Me. I know those who love Me. Saints are friends. I know them and they know Me.
Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:7-10.
But whoever loves God is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8:3.
Living as a saint is living like Jesus. Jesus is the perfect example of what your life should look like. And how did His life look? He told you, in seeing Him you are seeing Me!
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2.
Jesus only said My Words and did the works I showed Him. This means that He had a deep fellowship with Me. And indeed, He rose early in the morning, even when He had been up healing and addressing the people most of the night. Sometimes He spent whole nights with Me. But He really never stepped out of fellowship with Me. All day, every day, even in His busiest moments, He was listening to and looking at Me. But it was not out of any other reason than He loved Me and enjoyed My presence. He knew the value of My presence and of My Words.
“For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.” John 12:49-50.
The joy of My presence lit up His life and made Him into the Light of the world and for you who delight in My gift of Jesus, your Light of life from Me, you become lights to the world as well.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will [i]prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast as you hold forth the Word of life. Philippians 2:14-16.
In fellowship I light your lamp. The joy of My presence lights up your life and then the joy of your presence lights up others lives until a dark world becomes filled with light, the light of the fellowship of the believer. When you walk with Me and stay in My presence your life becomes full of light.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16.
The life style of a saint, like Jesus your Teacher and Lord, is one of constant and consistent knowing fellowship with Me in the openness of the Light of truth.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:5-7.
There is nothing hidden or devious in a saint that would cause others to fall. There is no darkness in Me and the more you stay in My presence the more like Me you become.
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:16-17.
When you draw close to Me, I draw close to you, and with Me is the fountain of life and in My light you see light. And whatever is exposed to the light becomes light. Light overcomes darkness.
You know that, if you enter a dark room and turn on the overhead light there is no darkness remaining. In the darkness of the night it depends on how much light you turn on whether some corners of your room remain is darkness or all becomes light. A flood light is more effective than a flashlight. The more you are in My presence, the more you give yourself to Me, and the more filled you are with My Word and My Spirit the more light there is in and on you until your whole countenance and presence radiate light.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8.
The revelation of My Word gives light, it enlightens the eyes of your heart, that you may see and be filled with the light of My glory shining on the face of Christ and as you keep your eyes on Him, shining into your heart and leading you in the path of light, you too become light inside and out.
“The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.” Luke 11:34-36.
When you stay in fellowship with Me it is through My Word and My Word is the light for your path and the lamp for your feet. When you walk in the light you do not stumble but if you are walking in the dark you stumble over everything in your way.
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn getting brighter and brighter until perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19.
When you are walking without My Word, you are out of fellowship with Me, and you will stumble for you will not be aware of the tactics of the devil, for they are all done in the dark, in the folded places of deceit where the light is blocked by the dark veil Satan, like a spider, has woven over your eyes to trap you as you try to reach the light. When you break fellowship with Me by wandering from the Word, like Adam and Eve, you are easy prey to the lies of the devil. But these are all delivered in the darkness of hiding from Me. And yet I see into all places, all times, all things, for My eyes shine like flames of fire.
And in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. Revelation 1:13-15.
All I behold comes into the light of My eyes and is fully exposed.
For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we must render an account. Hebrews 4:12-13.
You once were darkness, walking in the dark paths of sin and confusion filled with every evil work, but I have rescued you from darkness and brought you into My own marvelous light.
You were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), proving what is pleasing to the Lord. Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. Ephesians 5:8-13.
If you should sin do not run to hide from Me in the dark as Adam and Eve did. If you do that you will hold on to your sins and they are not cleansed out by the light. But if you will bring them out into the Light and let Me deal with them with you I can continually cleanse you.
If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another [i.e., you and the Father], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 1 John 1;7-10.
In My light the evil, the confusion, the chaos, the darkness flees before Me.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-4.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it. John 1:1-5.
Live in the Light. Abide in the Light of My Love. That is the secret place of My presence. Come and live in My Light. And that is fellowship. Our relationship is filled with light, peace, joy, and the holiness of truth in the inward parts. And that is the delights of My house and the pleasures at My right hand forever.
What then is a saint? One who stays in constant fellowship with Me. And that is one who lives in the light.
Whenever you feel the dark undertow of evil moving into you, stop it immediately with My Words of light. It can be as simple as “Light be!” and the darkness will flee.
I love you. Come spend your days and nights with Me and you will be a light to all the world. The world is waiting for your light.
A people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those in a land of gloom, light has shone. Glory in your land. Elohim.