Daily Bread - February 17, 2020 (The Second Day - Genesis 1:6-8)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 17 February 2020 11:05
1 John 1:5 - Now this is the message that we have heard of Him and declare
unto you: that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

God is light and there is no darkness in Him. There is nothing that can be
as pure as light, for it is impossible to contaminate light. There is no
darkness in us, because we are now in Him, and no darkness can be in Him.
The contrast being made between light and darkness serves to absolutely
describe the state of God's truth, righteousness, holiness, and purity -and
the total absence of anything less. To have 'koinonia' (κοινωνία) with Him
is only possible in the realm of light, where there is no darkness. God
granted such holiness and purity to us when we received His life.

We cannot say we are in Him and in communion with Him, and still walk in
darkness at the same time. As light represents God, His life, and His
righteousness; darkness represents Satan, his death, and his iniquity. The
symbolisms of light and darkness are laid out from the beginning. Earth was
in a lifeless and chaotic state because of sin and rebellion, and darkness
was over the face of this desolate and waste place (Genesis 1:2). When God
commanded the light to shine into the darkness, the darkness was removed,
and the life and creation of God began to spring forth. Darkness is the
place of sin and death, a place separated from fellowship with God. When
Jesus came, the light shined into the darkness, and the darkness vanished.
There is absolute division between light and darkness, and they can never
mingle. Darkness is the absence of light; and in this respect, it is the
absence of the life of God. All who will come to the light and receive the
life of God may now walk in 'koinonia' (κοινωνία), where there is no
darkness at all.
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