Sons Of Light | INFEMI Sermon By Rev. Geoffrey Muchai

Sons Of Light: Sermon By Rev. Geoffrey Muchai

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.” 

John 8:12 (AMPC)

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.” 

Matthew 5:14-16 (AMPC)

The sun produces energy that creates balance on the earth.

Christ as the Light of the World is a spiritual reality.

God intends for everything to be reconciled back to Himself. 

Man cannot exude the life of Christ if we don’t understand the mystery of Christ as the Light of the World.

Christ formed everything according to the wisdom and pattern of God the Father.

Christ is the purpose, vision and wisdom of God.

“In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it [adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it] through him.

He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light. There it was—the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person.”

 John 1:4-9 (AMPC)

The ‘Light’ here is the plan and purpose of creation.

If we are one with the heart and mind of God, we will live and express the life God has for us.

Christ came to reconcile everything to God’s purpose/God’s blueprint.

We go through seasons where the knowledge God is applicable to us so that His light shines brighter in our lives.

There are seasons we find it easy to touch base with God. Then there are other seasons that are difficult, known as night seasons. and they are important. In these seasons, we are to stand with the word that we have received and apply it.

Night seasons are an opportunity for us to express the Light of Christ in us.

Night seasons are a time to serve those who are in darkness. God’s grace is made perfect in these seasons.

It is during night seasons when our testimony of Christ crystallizes. For example, Apostle Paul came to a point in his life when he became convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that nothing could separate him from the love of God.

“What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]

He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]

Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.

For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:31-39 (AMPC)

There is darkness that is God-ordained and there is darkness that is a result of rebellion.

You cannot fix a foundation that has not been illuminated. The word of God comes to illuminate our lives. It comes expose any and all that does not align to God’s blueprint.

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)

Darkness that is as a result of rebellion is characterised by a lack of faith, pride, jealousy, etc.

Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 (AMPC)

There is heightened spiritual activity during night seasons. Night seasons are make or break seasons.

We cannot be the light of the world if Christ is not a Light in us.

Revelation is meant to birth faith is us.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 

1 Peter 2:9 (AMPC)

We are to multiply the revelation of God’s word so that it attains a fullness.

There is a darkness that we are to constantly be freed from. It is the Holy Spirit who works freedom in us.

We cannot be content with a single revelation. With every revelation, we must grow in submission to God.

As we grow in spiritual things, we grow in the fruit of the Spirit.

Tension is one of the ways we grow. There are some things we cannot grow in, unless there is tension.

If we run away from the tension that results from the terse situations in our lives, that terse situation(s) will remain and it shall follow us in increasing dire degrees (it will continue to get worse until you deal with it/them).

We have to grow in the nature of Christ. When we grow in the nature of Christ we cultivate brotherly affection. 

[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.

Ephesians 4:13 (AMPC)

What God has revealed to us is the dimension/revelation of light we are to express as sons.

It is in the dark/night season(s) that God establishes us and works on our character.

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