The Kingdom of Light

Pastor David Crammer - February 2, 2020

Last Weeks Homework 
Meditate one the following two scriptures:

1 John 4:4–5 NKJV 
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

James 4:7 NKJV 
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. These show us the truth, that we have the Greater One in us and we can stand our ground 
and resist every attack enemy tries to bring against us. 

The result of meditating upon God’s Word is true freedom. Look at what Jesus said in John 8:

John 8:32 NKJV 
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

1. We Are In The Kingdom Of Light

Colossians 1:9–14 NKJV 
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in 
the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

John 8:12 
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Light – knowledge, Insight

  • I am the light of the world!

Darkness – Word for ignorance

  • The opposite of light is darkness
  • the opposite of knowledge is ignorance.

The Bible calls the devil the prince of darkness.

Prince means Ruler

  • This means he rules where you are ignorant, his power is your ignorance. The less you know the more he controls you! The more knowledge of the truth you have the less he controls you. This means your number one enemy is not the devil, It’s ignorance. Keep reading jump down to verse 23

John 8:23 NKJV 
And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I am from above. You are below”

Say I’m Not of this world!!!

2. Revelation = Light

Ephesians 1:16–23 NKJV 
I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

You have to change the way you think, to effectively operate in the Kingdom of Light.

Romans 12:2 NKJV 
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 

Prove = To see whether a thing is genuine or not, to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy, To Demonstrate;

Psalm 119:129–131 NKJV 
Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them. 130 The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. 131 I opened my mouth and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.

Psalm 119:130 ESV 
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. Satan may rule in darkness but we rule in Light!

3. Walk in The Light

Psalm 119:105 
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

John 8:32 NKJV 
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Are you walking in the light?

1 John 1:5–7 NKJV 
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ

Hebrews 4:11–12 NKJV 
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.