Posted on August 8, 2019 in August, Daily Devotionals

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | August 8, 2019 – SHINING AS LIGHT – Philippians 2:15.

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | August 8, 2019 | Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional    That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; – Philippians 2:15.

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15.

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Philippians 2:15
Shining as light
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shine as light
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That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15
Beloved, as you study the Bible, the book of wisdom. You shall discover some striking revelations about God, our loving Father. He is revealed as:
1. Father of lights.

James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

2. Everlasting light

Isaiah 60:19-20. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

3. The light without no darkness

1 John 1:5. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

4. The Light and salvation to His saints.

Psalms 27:1: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

5. He alone is the light through which His saints can see light.
Psalms 36:9: For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

6. He is the one that will give light to dwellers of heaven for all eternity.

Revelation 22:5: And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

7. He alone can show the saints light through which they can shine as light in their pathways.

Psalms 118:27. God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

No Marvell at the outset when He began creation, He separated light from darkness to enthrone His desired expectations from His saints of all ages , especially you., to shine as light and be separated from darkness of this world.

Genesis 1:3-5. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Beloved when His saints follow the pathway of light, that He Himself showeth, then they shall shine as light, all through their lives.  You must endeavour to discover this pathway unfolded in the scriptures, to enable you to live a lifestyle that will make you shine as light, all through your life and be separated from the darkness of this world.

Proverbs 4:18: But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Beloved you can attain this pathway of light, as you need the exhortation, the blessed Holy Spirit gave all the sons of God. See it.

Philippians 2:15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Receive His sufficient grace to shine as light till Jesus comes .

2 Corinthians 9:8. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Dearly beloved, our Lord Jesus Christ is the truth personified.

John 14:6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

So everything He said about Himself were nothing but the truth. He assuredly affirmed that He alone is the light of the world. See it.

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.

John 9:5: As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

In addition our Lord also affirmed assuredly that, He was the light, that lighteth everyone that faithfully follows Him. Please follow Him, henceforth faithfully and be lighteth.

John 1:1-9. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Believers of all ages which must include you are expected to be a shinning light, like John the Baptist.

John 5:35: He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

No marvel, Jesus commanded them and you in particular to shine as light and bring glory to God. Don’t ever forget.

Matthew 5:14-16. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Our Lord warned His followers,especially you to avoid, the ungodly character of the Worldling , who loveth darkness and engage in licentious deeds.  Please be resolute to stand out as a light by cleaving to Christ the light of the world and walking with Him for your lifetime.

John 3:19-21. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

John 12:35 -36 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

It was this cleaving and walking with Christ for a lifetime, that, the blessed Holy Spirit gave further exhortation on, to enable all Christ followers and you too, to shine as light in this crocked and perverse world. See it.

Philippians 2:15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Severally in the scriptures, believers and you too are warned never to be unequally yoked together the Worldling.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

In addition they are to avoid having any close or intimate fellowship with them, to avoid being corrupted by the Worldling.

Ephesians 5:10-14. Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

This will. be made possible for believers as the blessed Holy Spirit will continually raise up, ministers like Paul apostle whose focus in ministry is to turn them from darkness to light. See it.

Acts 26:16-18. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Dearly beloved, pause a little here. Is your present minister focussing on turning you from darkness to light?
If your response is yes. Then continue with the church, if not, you need to move on and prayerfully locate a minister whose focus is to turn the congregation from darkness to light, because of the eternal consequences that are very weighty.
Remember prior to meeting Christ, you were walking in darkness, make sure till you see Christ either by rapture or glory, you walk as one of the children of light. The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.

Ephesians 5:8: For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light

1 Thessalonians 5:5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Friend, I wholeheartedly pray for you that the dawning rapture shall not elude you in Jesus name . This becomes important because at this end time, the devil and his cohorts are tirelessly engaged in blinding the minds of the so called churchgoers and making them to reject the glorious gospel. See what the Bible says.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Because these churchgoers  rejected  the wholesome truth of the gospel, they shall be damned and miss the rapture. You shall not be damned in Jesus name. See it yourself.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

For this not to happen to you and it shall not happen in Jesus name. Please embrace  the scripture knowledge of  Christ wholeheartedly and keep His commandments, so His gracious and glorious light  can be shining  in you , till He comes.

2 Corinthians 4:6. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6:14-16. That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

What will happen to you, when you embraced His knowledge and keep His commandments. You shall then be enabled to  shine as light in this crocked world  and also walk in His light and be prepared for His coming.

1 John 1:5-7. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Philippians 2:15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Friend, you must endeavour to be part of this dawning rapture. This is because raptured saints shall enjoy God the Father and Jesus the Lamb of God, who both shall lighten heaven for all eternity. This unique  sight seeing shall not elude you in Jesus name.

Revelation 21:22-23. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Revelation 22:1-5. And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
Philippians 2:15
Shining as light
That ye may be blameless
shine as light
the sons of God
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
Philippians 2:15
Shining as light
That ye may be blameless
shine as light
the sons of God
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
Philippians 2:15
Shining as light
That ye may be blameless
shine as light
the sons of God
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
Philippians 2:15
Shining as light
That ye may be blameless
shine as light
the sons of God
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
Philippians 2:15
Shining as light
That ye may be blameless
shine as light
the sons of God
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, amongst whom ye shine as light [ shining ] in the world; – Philippians 2:15