Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ JANUARY 15 ______

BE A LIGHT GLORIFY GOD

 

You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

__Ephesians 5:8__

The followers of Christ are to shed light into the darkness of the World Through the Holy Spirit, God’s word is a light as it becomes a transforming. power in the life of the receiver. By implanting in their hearts the principle’s of His word, the Holy Spirit develops in men the attributes of God. The light of His glory—His character—is to shine forth in His followers. …

The coming of the bridegroom was at midnight—the darkest hour. So the coming of Christ will take place in the darkest period of this earth’s history…, The Scriptures pointing forward to this time declare that Satan will work with all power and “with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10. His working is plainly revealed by the rapidly increasing darkness, the multitudinous errors, heresies, and delusions of these last days. …

He causes “the light to shine out of darkness.” 2 Corinthians 4:6. … So in the night of spiritual darkness, God’s word goes forth, “Let there be light.” To His people He says, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. (Christ’s Object Lessons, 414-415)

Reflection:

Be careful, minister of Christ, in what manner your light shines. If flashes heavenward, revealing the excellence of Christ, it shines aright. If it is turned upon yourself, if you exhibit yourself and attract the people to admire you it would be better for you to hold your peace altogether; for your light shines in the wrong way. (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, 400)