In the natural we have two times in a year where we are either going from light to darkness or darkness to light. We have just entered the time of the year in the physical world where the light is gradually increasing every day and the darkness is decreasing in the amount of time it is happening, every day. I find this fascinating, because we have two kinds of Christian beliefs in the world. One group believes the light is decreasing and the darkness is increasing, the other group believes the darkness is decreasing and the light is increasing. On a big picture perspective these are the two directions Christians see. Only you know what direction you are seeing, and if you speak something, we can tell what direction you are seeing as well.
Now with that said, lets hear what the apostle John says in 1 John 2, “For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining; And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” John who walked with Jesus as a disciple, who became an apostle, who was in the upper room on Pentecost and in the upper room eating the Passover with Jesus, this John says, the darkness is disappearing and the world is fading away. Where does he see this happening? Not in the world, he lived during the days of Nero, so what was he talking about, what was he seeing? He was seeing this happening in the hearts of people who were following Jesus.
Friends, what you see you say, what you believe you speak, and the Lord has told me just this past week, don’t dumb down to people or they will never grow up. The church has tried dumbing it down and what we have is a people who never grew up. God is not lowering the standard, the bar or the truth, He is raising it, so we can grow up. The light in us is increasing, the world’s cravings in us are fading away. Has the world changed, no, but I am changing, because the light of the world is increasing the wattage inside of me. I am not going to dim my light, because I want you to increase yours, so together we can shine brighter in a world that so badly needs to see light, love and righteousness on display. Remember, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. It’s getting lighter!