But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light (1 Peter 2:9).
The latter part of our opening text above lets us know our present location; we've been brought into God's marvelous light; His awe-inspiring light. God wants you to know that there's no darkness about your life. It brings to mind the words of Jesus in John 8:12: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." We are the children of Light, dwelling in the Light, and the Lord is the Father of lights (James 1:17).
The Lord did something remarkable for the children of Israel back in the Old Testament; He brought them out of Egypt--a type of darkness--into the land flowing with milk and honey: the Promised Land, which represents light! Always, He brings you out, to bring you in. He didn't bring the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt to leave them in the wilderness; rather, He took them into the Promised Land.
In the same way, having brought you out of darkness, He at once translated you into the Kingdom of His dear Son: "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son" (Colossians 1:12-13). Darkness represents sin, death, evil and all the negativeness associated with Satan. You've been brought out of sin, sickness, disease, depression, poverty, frustrations and everything that's of the devil, into the gracious and glorious life in Christ. That's your present location.
God wants you to know that He's given you the supernatural life of glory, where you reign and rule in life over Satan and the cohorts of hell. You now dwell in God's Kingdom of light where love reigns. You must therefore not allow the works of darkness manifest themselves in your life, for there's no more darkness in your life; you've been brought into God's marvelous light. That light is the light of life that shows you the path of success, victory and dominion.
I thank you blessed Lord for bringing me out of darkness into the glorious liberty of the sons of God! How grateful I am to dwell with you in the kingdom of light, where I reign and rule in life over darkness, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities January 16, 2012
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome