Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn’t overtake you. The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.” John 12:35
Greetings fellow sojourners!
This verse advises us that the one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he is going. Walking in darkness can lead you to feel as if you have no purpose and will cause you to walk around not knowing where you are going because you feel lost. However, if you walk in the light you have a purpose because you are doing the will of the Father and the illumination indicates you are not lost.
There is an interesting account of two disciples who left Jerusalem and began walking on the road to Emmaus after women had reported to them what they had seen and heard at Jesus’ tomb. The “words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women.” (Luke 24:11) The two disciples walked away from Jerusalem feeling discouraged as they discussed and argued about all that had taken place. Jesus Himself appeared to them while they were walking and began talking with them but they were prevented from recognizing Him. It was only after Jesus broke bread with them that their eyes were opened and they were able to recognize Him.
Immediately upon their revelation, “they got up and returned to Jerusalem. They found the Eleven and those with them gathered together who said, “The Lord has certainly been raised, and has appeared to Simon!” (Luke 24:33-34)
It was when the disciple’s faith had returned to them that they then turned from where they had previously been walking and in full faith returned to Jerusalem and back to the eleven disciples to fellowship together with them in truth. Anytime our faith is strengthened we should also strengthen the faith of those around us by the truth that we know.
Be exhorted to believe in the Light because it is in the believing that we actually see. Unless you and I put our confidence in Christ and know Him by reading His Word as He IS the Word (John 1:14), we will have no adequate knowledge of Him and therefore no clear vision of Him in order that we might walk in the Light. Please, exhort yourself daily to read your Bible.
When the Light is rejected, expect the densest darkness to be close behind. The one who has the light but does not trust in it will put around himself a thick cloud of obscurity and gloom which seems impenetrable. But even in the obscurity and gloom, we must have some kind of light! 2 Corinthians 11:14 tell us that the enemy masquerades as light. If we have rejected the true light then we will grab hold of any light to provide our answers ~ even if it is demonic! Since Satan poses as an angel of light – the things presented to us will appeal to us and appear as if it is good and makes sense. Satan is the father of lies. There is NO truth in him, only a masquerade.
Prayer: I trust you Jesus and I open my heart to You knowing you will come in and illuminate my path. I repent (change my mind) of trusting in worldly devices and schemes. I know sin is an enemy and removes me from fellowship with You and other believers. I choose you, Lord. Help me to change as it is what I truly desire. In the name, power, and authority of Jesus Christ, amen.
In His grace,