In the next five days I am giving attention to 1 John in the New Testament. One chapter a day.
Today I am taking on 1 John 1, Here are my key highligth’s and take ons.
God is light and in Him there is no darkness.1 John 1:5 ESV
Light exposes the imperfections, the dirts, the filthiness, it exposes everything that comes its path revealing what is impure. God is Light, When we invite him over our lives, His light to rule and take over us we make Him supreme leaving no room for darkness.
The darkness of sins in our lives, hinders us from walking in the freedom in the light of Christ. The markers for such brings us shame, anger, unforgiveness, pride, lust and a lot more. Remaining in the dark, is choosing to remain in bondage from the powers of darkness.
The sinful human nature is filled with darkness, unimaginable. We are in need of saving, we are in need of power against this nature. It comes in understanding that God is light and has the power to set us free. We need to desire this deeply in humility as we pray for liberation.
What can cleanse us? What can move us into these light?
The Blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.1 John 1:7 ESV
It requires death, a blood of an innocent and purity, free from sins. However it is none existent within the humans. So Jesus took our place, He died and rose again offering salvation and forgiveness of sins to all believe and accept him as Lord in Savior.
If we confessed our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us all from unrighteousness.1 John 1: 9 ESV
The confession of sins is acknowledgement on our end, an act of humility bringing things to light. A promise of forgiveness and cleansing from all unrighteousness.
God’s character is faithfulness. He forgives as promise when we enter confession. Jesus is central towards forgiveness and walking into the light.
What can be my actions steps selecting on these:
- What are areas in my life I potentially nurture darkness?
- In a time of prayer, come to light acknowledging this before the Lord and hold on to the promise of forgiveness.
- Find a spiritually mature and confident you can come and a safe place of confession and ministering.
- How can you walk more in the Light? Are you part of a community that helps one another to walk in the light?