21st December 2014

Why did Jesus come? – Part 1

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2

If we remember the times when we had to live in “darkness”, a place without light or electricity, we would recall that darkness has a subtle way of defining our activities and movements. We would not be able to do the things that we can otherwise do if we were in the light. Darkness, is often associated with hopelessness, despair, brokenness and death. It also provides a covering for man to hide their sins, shames and shambles.

Darkness, like in the natural, so it is in the spiritual, provides a covering for the devil to operate his activities in man’s life, often through lies, deceptions and bondages carried out by his demons. So long as darkness prevails, Satan’s activities of enslavement and destruction remain.

For man to be rescued from this predicament, the Light of the World, the Light of men, had to come. Jesus is that light. Where there is light, darkness cannot prevail. No matter how small the light is, even the deepest of darkness will not be able to snub it out. “In him (Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5). We know that when Light comes, and darkness is overcome, all those who operates under the guise of darkness will have to flee. The demonics cannot hold on to our lives any more. Sins are washed away, unrighteousness cleansed, healing happens, brokenness restored, the blind sees, life can be rebuilt, lies dispelled, truth rules, no more condemnation and no more shame. Wouldn’t we want that? I am sure all of us do.

How can we then, receive this kind of life? It is to simply welcome Jesus, our Light to come into every compartment of our lives. Let Him have full access to every corner of your life today. Learn to live like that every day, starting today. Refusing to lean on our own understanding but choose to lean on His wisdom and everlasting arms. Make this Christmas special and yet another miraculous encounter with Jesus in your life!