Emanna for 04/14/2018

Experiencing Christ as Light

Bible Verses

(RcV) John 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Words of Ministry

Christ is the unique light. Apart from Him, there is no light. The reason so many Christians are in darkness is that they do not have Christ in an experiential way. Those in the seminaries may study theology and Christology, but they may not have the genuine experience of God and of Christ. Therefore, they are without light. Many believers insist that the Bible is full of light. This, of course, is true. But if we do not read the Word in the Lord's presence, even our reading of the Scriptures will be in darkness. We shall be like the Pharisees addressed by the Lord Jesus in John 5:39 and 40: "You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life, and it is these that testify concerning Me; and you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life." The religionists were offended when Christ told them they were blind (John 9:39- 41). They thought they were in light because they had the Scriptures in an outward way. But actually they were blind because they did not have Christ, who alone is the light of the world. Any place where the Lord Jesus is not present is under the authority of darkness. We need to apply this principle to ourselves. Any part of our being or of our daily life that is without Christ is in darkness. If we...do not have Christ experientially and in a practical way in our daily walk, we are in darkness.
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Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Colossians, pp.39-40. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.