II Corinthians 4: 6 (NIV) For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
Today more than ever we need the Lord’s infallible word, Yes —a true and living revelation. Samuel had that kind of word from God and all Israel knew it. When Samuel spoke of all the voices in the land, his own voice came through and not one word fell to the ground (I Samuel 3:1-11).
Today multitudes are trying to sift through all the voices to hear the clear word of God. Saints of God are getting weary of a barrage of voices, while finding only a few precepts of truth. Christ alone is the light! The whole world lies in darkness, and light alone dispels that darkness. (Have you noticed there are so many people saying this is what God is saying in this season)
Paul said, said it best in today’s reading “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6).
Point to Ponder: You may be in a dark place right now. Your good works will not dispel that darkness and our preaching on social issues will not cut through it, either. All your personal experiences won’t do it. Let’s take it even a step further, even binding the powers of darkness won’t work without the light of Christ shining forth. All darkness vanishes in the light of God’s glory reflected in the face of Jesus Christ! Only the Lord can shine light in the dark places of our lives family of God! “In Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). Men and women of God live within this very small circle; their very existence is wrapped up only in the interests of Christ our Lord.
In His Service,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.