Theme: See With His Light
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son (Colossians 1:13).
Our opening text states your present position in the presence of God. You’re located there now. You’ve been translated from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. That’s where you live, and that’s the perspective from which you should see everything in life. You’re not weak or poor. You’re loaded and sufficient in all things; you have everything you’ll ever require for life and godliness.
You’re a success and you’re moving from glory to glory. See the glory of God on your life, and refuse to see things from another perspective. The Bible says, "Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God" (Psalm 87:3). Live in the reality of who you are in Christ. God’s Word is light; use His light to see the glorious things that He’s spoken concerning you.
When an X-ray is turned on you, it has no consideration for whatever is placed under it; it’s directed straight to your bones. In the same way, the Word of God is directed to the human spirit. When the Word of God tells you something, it’s according to the light of God; how God sees it. For example, in Revelation 2:9, Jesus said to the Church in Smyrna, "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)…." The people might have been living in penury, but Jesus said they were rich.
You may be reading this and you’re in debt, but if you’re a child of God, you’re rich. That’s exactly how God sees you in the Word - rich! All the time you were waiting on Him to "do something" so you could pay your rent, He was actually expecting you to rise up to who you are. He’s not aware that you’re broke or poor, because whenever He looks at you, He sees an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ; the possessor of all things.
See with His light, and you’ll discover that what you thought was an impediment has no foundation. See with His light and you’ll always be at peace, because all you see will be solutions and your inevitable victories. Hallelujah!
I’m in the light of God; I see with, and by that light! I’m what He says I am, and I have what He says I have, and I can do what He says I can do. He’s given me all things freely to enjoy. And I’m living from a position of rest, knowing that I’m a joint-heir with Christ.
further study: Jonah 2:8; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Psalm 36:9 : 2 Corinthians 2:5-3:1-6 Proverbs 14-15 : 1 Thessalonians 4:9-18 Jeremiah 22