The verse for today, written by John, was addressed to believers who already have a relationship with GOD (salvation through YESHUA) but needed a reminder of how to remain in fellowship with Him. Although believers have been made new in MASCHIACH (2 Corinthians 5:17), we are not yet perfect and still can fall into sin, short of GOD’S goodness! We are still human beings living in these fleshly bodies and can fall into temptation to appease the flesh, which invites darkness into our lives.
When this happens, it’s important to understand that you have not lost your salvation but that you have chosen to get out of GOD’S will and veered off to a place of darkness for a time!
Confessing that sin lifts that darkness and restores your peace with your almighty GOD!
1 John 1:5B & 6
God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.
Darkness and light can not exist together; so when we fall into sin, let us be quick to repent and turn from that darkness!
Being in right relationship with our heavenly FATHER always radiates the light of His Shalom and Simchat for everyone to see! Then let your light shine!
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation