God Himself was the final sacrifice for sin.
God Himself was the final sacrifice for sin.
Many believers really don’t know the spiritual tools they have received. They got the ‘fire insurance package’ but that may be all they think they have. There is more available on our spiritual tool belts. As a believer, you also have the tools of SALT and LIGHT. Matthew 5:13 and 14 (ESV) says, “You are the salt of the earth”, and “You are the light of the world.” Be sure you carry a salt shaker and a flashlight in your tool belt.
Being the salt of the earth is being a believer who goes about his life sprinkling the goodness and love of Jesus to those they meet. Salt enhances the flavor of our foods. Jesus enhances the flavor of our lives. You have the flavor additive that someone else needs. You also carry His light as you lovingly point to Jesus. When the way is dark for some, you carry the light of the revelation of His love, forgiveness, and grace. They won’t stay in the dark when you’ve given them light that will last forever.
These spiritual tools are necessary in life. Be sure they’re stored in your tool belt for easy access and distribution.
There’s no room for dissatisfaction when you’re satisfied with the abundance of God’s grace.
You are light in Jesus so how should that change your life? “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8 NKJV). You were darkness, but now light so walk as children of light. The word walk is a present active imperative meaning to walk daily. Your walk is how you reveal Jesus in your daily life. Paul says you are a child of light so that should be revealed in how you live out your life. J
esus told His followers to believe in the light. “While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light” (John 12:36 NKJV). Sons of light is what Jesus called the New Covenant believer. It is what they could become after the Cross. The scripture reveals what a child of light looks like. The fruit of the Spirit is a good place to see what fruit is manifest in a believer’s life. A child of light is like His Father. See Jesus, see the Father. It always comes back to Jesus.
Jesus was light everywhere He went. Is the Jesus light in you shining through?
Today sin has no bearing on your relationship with God.
Does it seem like your spiritual tool belt is becoming heavy? Just remember, Jesus carries the load, and all you need to do is to receive what is already yours and your load will be easy. Be sure you are familiar with the tool of forgiveness. Not only forgiving others, but understanding that you are already forgiven. Someone questioned a pastor saying they weren’t sure they could believe their future sins were actually forgiven because Jesus lived so long ago. The pastor shared that the sins Jesus bore on the Cross were all future sins to which the person rejoiced when they received that revelation. Past, present, and future sins washed away in the blood of Jesus, forgiven.
Don’t ever consider that God won’t forgive you. He already did in and through Jesus. Realize that you’re not only forgiven but He does not condemn you—ever. The ordinances which were against you were wiped away because of God’s forgiveness. Jesus told the woman caught in adultery to go and sin no more. He knew who she was, but offered her forgiveness and love. She was no longer who she had been. She was a new woman, forgiven, loved by God, and no longer condemned. Let these tools continue establishing you daily in God’s great grace.
When Jesus is in you, you’ll abound in His fullness.
For the believer there is a before and an after—a BC and an AD. “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8 NKJV). You were darkness but now light. We are speaking of spiritual darkness–no revelation, no understanding, and no relationship with God. Maybe you remember those days. You had no purpose, no hope, and no prospect of things ever getting better. That’s the state of the unbeliever—darkness and death. Then—Jesus.
“The people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up” (Matthew 4:16). The light came and you rejoiced. The light bulb flashed on and all of a sudden so did hope, love, faith, purpose, and salvation. We are light in the Lord. Jesus is the light. We are in Him. Therefore, we are light in the Him. Darkness no longer fills our life but light. Once we were blind but now we see. Darkness is simply the absence of light. Light overcomes darkness. In any source of light, darkness disappears. Jesus is the source of light and darkness disappears in His presence.