Joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Colossians 1:11-12.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Light was the first word I spoke that is recorded in creating the heavens and the earth. Light be! Genesis 1:3. And light was. And I saw that the light was good. Genesis 1:4. And in that light was life, life for the light of men.
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 did not overcome it. John 1:1-5.
My Word is life to those who find it and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:22. And My Word is a light to your path and a lamp to your feet. The revelation of My Word gives light. In the revelation of the Scriptures concerning Christ, the cold hearts of the two disciples on the way to Emmaus began to burn.
And My Word became flesh and dwelt among you, and He is the Light of the world. No follower of His will ever walk in darkness but will have the light of life. John 8:12.
I am My Word and My Word is light. It follows that I am light.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:5-7.
And you are in My image and I am light. You will never be joyful hiding in the dark. Come out and live in the light of My love. Light is your very life.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:12-13.
Why do people stay in the realm of darkness when I have rescued you from there? Many times it is because they do not know that they have been rescued. But with others their deeds are wicked and that keeps them hiding in the dark. But to Me darkness and light are the same in the sense of My seeing everything that is, was, or will be. Nothing is hidden from My sight because nothing is hidden from the light.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” John 3:19-21.
When you receive Jesus as Lord, you become My child, born again of My Word. You are born of the Light, for My Word is Light, and you become a child of Light! Shine on the world like brilliant luminaries for you are offering it the Word of life.
For 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. Ephesian 5:8-9.
Darkness has no place in you. Cast the unclean spirits of depression, fear, hatred, bitterness and all those dark thoughts that torment you by turning on the light. If you will stay in the Light, as I am in the Light, the blood of My Son continually cleanses you of all sin. Why? Because when you are open to Me, repent quickly when you sin, and run back to expose your deeds to the light, I cleanse you of all unrighteousness.
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. For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:11-16.
When you let My light shine in the glory will win and darkness and sin must flee before you.
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before God. But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; yes, let them rejoice with gladness. Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him. Psalm 68:1-4.
In My Light you see Light. I am Light. There is no darkness in Me.
My first Words in creation were My first gift to you, for all My Works are gifts to you to richly enjoy. For I made the world for you to be your home, the place where you took dominion and reigned with Me. “Light be,” I said and light was. And so began My gifts to you. Light is a gift. Each morning My mercies are new. At night weeping may enter in, but with the dawn comes rejoicing. A new day. A resurrection from darkness to light, like when I called Lazarus out of the darkness of the tomb back into the light of day.
So awake sleeper and Christ will give you light! And when you come into the light, you become light. Light drives out darkness. Darkness cannot overcome light. If you turn on the lights in a dark room, the darkness cannot remain. It is driven out by the light.
Do you understand? That is why My Word cleanses you and enlightens you. It turns on the Light in the darkness and if you let the light penetrate to the very core of your being you become nothing but light. And light is filled with goodness and purity.
“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.
Do not battle the darkness, just turn on the light. Fighting in the dark makes no sense when light is available. And yet this is what many people do. They struggle with negative emotions, with hatred, with jealousy, with unforgiveness, with strife, with fear, with worry, with anxiety, and with addictions, but they do not realize that there is a much easier way to combat these then to concentrate on them and struggle in your mind with the dark thoughts that accompany those things. Dwelling on thoughts from the enemy is not wise. You must reject them as not originating with you. You answer the devil’s lies of darkness with the truth of My Words which bring light. And darkness cannot overcome light.
And you must continue to fill you hears, your heart, and your eyes with My Word (My Words are spirit and life and health to your whole body), and with My promises that you find there in abundance to keep the light on in you. Find the treasures in My Word that light up your heart—promises for healing, peace, joy, forgiveness, provision, prosperity, and freedom from fear and destruction, and speak them out over yourself and begin to know they are for you. Open your mouth in thanks and praise for all that I will do for you. Sing praise to Me and raise up your hands. Look for the good I am sending your way. I fill your days with good things! Expect them.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give constant thanks. Keep voicing your thanksgiving and it will multiply the good things in your life in an amazing way. And rejoicing, praying, and thanking keep you in the light. There is no reason to hide these in the dark. People hide sin in fear of being found out, but no one can contain joy—you must celebrate.
You will know that you believe (that you have faith in My Word) when you start getting excited and looking to your future with confident joy—not seeing darkness but seeing beautiful light. And then you will begin to enter My rest and soar with eagle’s wings instead of flapping around in your negative emotions trying to talk yourself into giving them up on your own. Lean on Me. Be strong in Me and the power of My Might. That means that you can depend on Me to give you strength. If you take the step, I will do the rest.
If you get ahold of your tongue by the power of My Spirit and make it speak thanks and praise these emotions will enter your heart. And you will find your life turning around to where you want to be. It is like the rudder on a ship, the bit in the mouth of a horse, and the steering wheel in your car.
Let me flood your soul with My light. It will dispel the darkness. And you find that light in My Word. Seek My Word, hunger for it, and take it into your heart day and night.
And when you draw close to Me you come into the light. I am Light and Love. The Glory, My manifest presence, lights all of Heaven. There is no need of sun or moon there. My presence gives light. My Word gives light. When I come the light comes.
Join yourself to Me and you become one spirit with Me. I can then embrace you with light and love and penetrate to the very core of your being with goodness, peace and joy. You will know Me and you will hear My voice.
Remember how I said in My Word that the Kingdom of God is like a treasure a man found hidden in a field? He went and sold everything he had to buy that field in order to possess that precious treasure.
The real treasure, the real Kingdom, is the intimate marriage of your spirit with Mine. You will sing with the bride in the Song of Solomon that “His mouth is sweetness itself, He is all delight. Such is my lover, and such my friend.” Come to know Me like this. If you do not know Me, your God, as your lover and friend, as a delight who talks to you sweetly, you do not know Me as I AM. My tender mercy will surprise you and it is new every morning.
Can a mother forget her child, the infant at her breast? Even if she should forget, I will never forget you. I have written your name on the palms of My Hand, in the depths of My Heart. Set Me as a seal upon your heart for My banner over you is love and love is stronger than death. I have espoused you to Me forever. I can do this because our spirits become one, not flesh as earthly marriage which ends when the body dies, but the spirit lives forever.
Walk with Me in love and you will walk in the Light. I have called you out of darkness into My wonderful light. From the very beginning I spoke light into dark places. Open your darkness to My light and you will be transformed. For My Love has shone into your heart through the Holy Spirit whom I have given to you who believe in My Son.
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6.
Let My light embrace you and shine upon you with all the warmth of love, your life will become a glorious union with Me filled with delight and sweetness.
For with Me is the fountain of life and in My Light you see light. And that eternal life is in My Son and He gives you light. And that light is the life of men. And My Holy Spirit which Jesus pours out into your hearts is the river of life from My throne that pours into you and overflows so that it pours out of you to the thirsty world.
I want to show you favor. Your winter is over and past, the rains are over and gone. The real light is shining, the Sun of justice with its healing rays. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come, and the song of the dove is heard in your land. Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one and come to Me. Let me see you, let Me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and you are lovely.
You are precious in My eyes. My delight is to be with you! Let Me be the light of your life.
If only you knew My wonderful plans for you, you would overflow with joy. You would wake up excited and ready every day. You would be looking for the opportunities I send you each day and you would follow my direction and take them.
Do not miss your destiny. Listen each day when I speak a word of wisdom to you, a word of knowledge, or a prophecy. Abide in Me and you will be fruitful. You will find your purpose and your vision; you will know true hope, that is, confident, joyful expectation. You will see great things, mighty miracles! It is there for you.
Look to the Light. Do not turn to your dark thoughts and emotions. They are not from Me and you should look at them and say “Light be!” and rebuke them. They are not from My Kingdom and you can take authority over your mind and emotions when you have a strong spirit. And how do you get a strong spirit? By feeding your spirit with My Word and exercising your spirit by speaking My promises over your life and that of others.
When you believe you become children of the Light. And you walk in the light. And we have fellowship. And as you continue in My Word, you will come to know the truth and the truth will set you free—free from the darkness and all that goes with that realm. You will know who you are in Me and all the good things I have already given you in Christ. I have blessed you with all spiritual blessings and given you all you need for life and godliness. I have made you partakers of the divine nature, which is light and love and every good and perfect gift.
Believers are receivers, not beggars. You do not need to beg Me for what is already yours. Take authority over darkness in My Light. I have given you all things in Christ.
I love you. Stay in My Light by staying in My Word.
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19.
Your whole body will be filled with light. And light produces every kind of goodness and brings joy. I am Light and in My presence is fullness of joy. Do not fight darkness, just let in the Light. I stand at the door of your heart and knock. Open wide and I will fill your emptiness with light and love. Let go of the darkness that you cling to in disobedience to My Word and let Me embrace you with light and love. My left hand is under your head and My right arm embraces you. Song of Songs 2:6. Let Me say: “Light be” in you.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10.
The inheritance of light. A people of Light. My own special treasure.