When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Scripture Reference: John 8:12 (NIV)

In the scripture referred above Jesus was giving a testimony of who He is to the crowds He was ministering to. Jesus is the light of the world that came to the darkened world. He is the bread of life (John 6:35), He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) thus whoever follows Him shall never walk in darkness.

In the physical, light is very important for survival because it brings life, it revives and also expels darkness. As much as we need physical light for survival, we all need spiritual light to survive spiritually. Thus, you need Jesus to survive in this darkened world. When you receive Jesus in your life, you receive life and you receive revival. Light is the promise of hope and joy, whereas darkness is the threat of despair and misery.

Many people refuse the light of God nonetheless. They choose to walk in darkness instead. A person or a nation without the light of God does not have direction. In nations where God is rejected there is a lot of blood shed especially of young people at the altars of darkness. People in such nations live in suffering, poverty and defeat. In spite of what is happening around them, many people still resist the light of God. Many get angry when corrected because of living in sin. What they do not know is that they are headed to hell. The bible puts it plainly that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). You can enjoy yourself living in sin here on earth, but a day will come where your life will be demanded back by God.

When you walk in darkness, you are easily susceptible to the lies of the devil. In a lot of instances those who walk in darkness follow others or other things and believe them to be the way to God. The bible teaches us that Jesus is the only Mediator between God and man (1Timothy 2:5-6). This beloved means Jesus is the only way to God, not your pastor, bishop, prophet or ancestors. The devil will never deceive you of who Christ is, when Christ reigns in your life.

Child of God, receive the light of God today and move away from darkness. In the dark, you are vulnerable, you are not protected and the devil can kill you any time. Choose to follow Jesus and Him only, He came so you can have life and have it in abundance (John 10:10).