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IN GOD, THERE IS NO DARKNESS - PART 1

MONDAY 12 JUNE 2023


In a Johannine literature, Apostle John started by saying, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.


We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete" (1 John 1:1-4 NIV). In other words, John was really enjoying a delightful fellowship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ, and he desired that we experience the same in our relationship with the Godhead. More below!

Reference: 1 John 1:5 New Living Translation (NLT) "This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all."


IN GOD, THERE IS NO DARKNESS is a theme of fatherly advice from apostle John, which is completely appropriate for imparting godly wisdom. One thing about this Scripture is that it introduces the nature of God and what He is made of. And it's an enlightenment that prepares us for the street, work environment, business or marketplace encounters. It offers a striking advice for raising up a godly family and a practical guidance for successful living in this present world. Just by reading and cogitating on it, you can understand that there is no such thing as any form of darkness in God.


In my mind, "God is indeed light, and there is no darkness in Him at all", suggests an advice that can get any human attention, conversations, the right questions, including give-and-take discussion that is styled after the wisdom of God. This topic can impart every generation with sound teaching - in regard to great reverence to God, because it is an uncommon divine revelation and it is quite engaging. Are you with me? There is no better account of God's sanctity than this very truth - there is no darkness in Him at all. It equally implies that the great majesty in Him is not after the manner of sinful nature. And besides, he has proven His light and holiness to mankind in so many ways, even though He is unseen.


Remember that God is omnipresent and more so, He evinced His impeccable "sinless" nature by sending Jesus to the world in human flesh. The Bible says, "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT). JESUS knows no sin, meaning that just like God, there is no darkness in Him at all. He functioned after the example of His Almighty Father, because He is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being (see Hebrews 1:3 NIV).


Beloved, within the flow or rythym of this article, I believe you can hear God saying to you: "I am a holy God, and it is the "same" in my operations and active manifestations, even when you feel my presence or think I'm absent; I am such a holy One, and in me, there is no atom of darkness." Stay tuned for part 2. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 6:3; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:7.


Guided Prayer: Lord God, you are holy, full of rigour of justice, and your nature is more inclined to mercy. The evidence of this truth is apparently convincing in my life and it is desirous of directing me in the right path as I remain observant and conversant with obeying your Word in Jesus' Name, Amen.





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