Daily Bread 12/21/2022


Daily Bread – December 21, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 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” 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 walk in darkness. 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 shone into the darkness, and the darkness vanished. There is absolute division between light and darkness, and they can never commingle. 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” with Him where there is no darkness at all. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen