“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, purifies us from all sin.”
One of the first of many instances where John challenges the claims of those who had broken away from apostolic fellowship and were living in darkness. Those who claimed to have fellowship with God, yet didn’t display His character of light. Jesus had warned the Jewish leaders in His day not to let their own beliefs blind them and lead them astray from the Truth Matthew. 6:23. Gnostics claimed to have spiritual experiences and revelations from God, yet rejected fellowship with other believers who knew Christ and walked in the Light of His Truth. Sometimes we are so deceived by our own spiritual illuminations that we think we are so right to the exclusion of everyone else. Sometimes, we can be so right that we’re very, very wrong! When we walk this road we tread on dangerous ground. We run the risk of being deceived by our own belief system. We think we walk in the light but it’s merely our own perceptions and pride that hardens our hearts toward the True Light. A true, healthy faith in the God of our salvation, will result in sweet fellowship with Him and with others, because we have been purified by the cleansing blood of Christ. Light finds light, and finds consolation and confidence in Light. Truth lives boldly but darkness will run and hide when the pressure is on.
Walk in Light and Truth with confidence under God’s sovereign authority. As a Christ One, you’ve been cleansed, renewed, set free, redeemed, transformed and forgiven. You walk in the Light and You have reason to be joyful and spread the good news of the gospel.
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