Shine – Walk in the Light – Isaiah 60:1 ESV, Pastor Colin Munroe

Walk in the Light

Isaiah 60:1 ESV
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Luke 1:76-79 ESV
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

John 3:19-20 ESV
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

  • He is calling us out of the darkness.
  • We are hiding in guilt and shame.
  • Quit blaming the devil and others.
  • Own your faults/failures.
  • Walk your darkness into the cleansing light!

1 John 1:5-6 ESV
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

  • Repentance is the path to His presence.

1 John 1:7-8 ESV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

  • Truth calls us to transparency!
  • Are you deceiving yourself or being honest?
  • We have to come clean to share His presence.

1 John 1:9-10 ESV
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

  • Is His Word in you? His Word sets us free!
  • Is His Word native to your language?
  • Is your self-talk and thoughts filled with Truth?
  • Filter you thoughts with Truth.

John 1:4-5 ESV
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

  • Light overcomes darkness!
  • Life overcame death!
  • Hope overcomes disappear!
  • Love overcomes hate!

John 1:9 ESV
The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

John 12:35-36a ESV
So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

Isaiah 60:19-20 (ESV)
The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. 20 Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.

Revelation 21:23 ESV
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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