Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ! Welcome to „Daily Word for Spiritual Edification”! Yesterday we discussed how we can only understand God and spiritual things by the spirit. But the spirit of man needs light. This light has to be lit, and only the Lord is able to do it. When my spirit is burning, I can comprehend God’s wisdom and His secrets. King David says that God lights his lamp. He also says that God’s Word brings light into his life. If we want to receive God’s directions for our lives, experience the working of Holy Spirit and receive His revelations, we must daily feed on His Word. Through the Word and the reading of it God gives us revelations and that is how it words. I recommend you to read Psalm (18:28-51).
Numerous things change in our lives when we receive God’s light:
« The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes » (Psalm, 19:7-8).
«It is God whom arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high laces» (Psalm, 18:32-33).
David says that when he receives the light from God, he becomes strong. In Psalm 18
, David lists the advantages of the one whose life is filled with God’s light.
- God makes the feet of this person strong as the feet of deer.
This person is able to run and not get weary. When he or she faces an obstacle or a wall, he has the strength to get over it. This thought is profound: the person who is filled with God’s light has power to overcome the difficulties of life. There are no invincible barriers for him. When the light of God comes into the person’s life, God’s wisdom comes with it and helps overcome all obstacles. Let’s remember what happened to the children of Israel when they left Egypt and headed to the Promised Land. They faced a serious problem – the walls of Jericho. Looking through human eyes, these walls were totally invincible. People had no way of moving forward and did not have the understanding of what do in this situation. But when God sends His light, we see the way. When God lights up my darkness, either all obstacles must collapse or I have the power to overcome them. The victories in spiritual battles come when we receive the light of God’s Word. That is why it is so important to read it. We also must understand that these things do not happen ‘over night’. Our whole life we will need God’s Word. Slowly we receive the light, power and wisdom of God, and all these things help us in our lives. So, God’s Word that we hold in our hands is true treasure. It contains everything we need for life and everything we need to succeed in life. When you read God’s Word, you have moral right to pray: «God, light my lamp and drive away the darkness!» When you pray like that, the Holy Spirit is able to remind to particular verses of Scripture that applies to your situation. When you are filled with God’s Word, His light comes into your life. When you do not have the Word, then you can also ask God to drive away the darkness, but it won’t work because God does not have the necessary resources in you. You must make sure that you are full of these resources – God’s Word. If you feel like you do not receive much by reading the Bible, it should not stop you; you must still keep reading. Right after I got saved, I had tremendous hunger for God’s Word. I read it all the time and it was hard for my to lay my Bible down. You might have experienced the same thing. Then later came a moment, when I somehow lost that hunger. It was terrible. I knew that I have to read it, because I had experienced so much joy from reading it. Now I picked the Bible up, opened and read it, but it was all dry and empty; I did not receive anything. In tears I prayed to the Lord to find out what was happening to me. I even thought that I had backslidden. I had no idea what was going on. At that time my eldest brother came to visit me; he noticed my condition and told me: «Be encouraged! Keep reading the Word no matter what». I told him how difficult it had become. He answered that it did not matter. He said that the reading of the Bible will yield its fruit regardless. My brother prayed for me and I got back to the reading. I truly believe it was a spiritual attack, because soon enough my joy came back to me. I want to tell you that sometimes we all experience temptation to stop reading our bibles. But if you understand that there is light in the Word and that you need to abide in the light, then you won’t be able to stay away from it even for a day. This understanding totally changed my attitude towards the Bible. This same understanding gives me stimulus to keep reading it even when I lose the desire. We will continue tomorrow! God bless you! Pastor Rufus Ajiboye
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