Out of...Into..., Pt. 1 - No. 124

Deuteronomy 6:23, “He brought us out… that he might bring us in…”

God brought the children of Israel out of bondage, out of slavery, out of affliction, out of servitude and out of the iron furnace to bring them into a land that He had chosen for them. It was a good land, a land overflowing with milk and honey.

God also brings us out to bring us in! He doesn’t deliver us out of the kingdom of darkness and leave us hanging. He brings us into good things. He brings us…

OUT OF DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

“Proclaim the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

He has brought us out of darkness into light. Marvelous light. Amazing light. Wonderful light. Pure light. Penetrating light.

Come out from the shadows. Come out from hiding. Come out from the darkness. God is waiting for you to live in His light. His life is light and His light is life. They are inseparable. Light is one of God’s garments and He wants to clothe you with it too.

This light exposes all sin and everything that grieves the Holy Spirit.  This light shines upon our way and guides our path. This light saves us from stumbling. This light brings revelation to our soul. This light is our life.

Don’t hide from it. Live in it. It is yours.

As you live in the light, your light will expose the darkness around you.

OUT OF DEATH INTO LIFE

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, made us alive together with Christ… and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” (Ephesians 2:4-6)

God has brought us out of a death life into an abundant life. (John 10:10b, Galatians 2:20) It is an overflowing life. Life to the full. Life with hope. Life with purpose. Christ’s life living in us. This is the life we were born to live.

“Everything – and I do mean everything – connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life – a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.” (Ephesians 4:22-24 The Message)

 

Love from NANCY CAMPBELL

 

PRAYER:

“Oh Lord, I thank you that you are my light and my salvation. Thank you for bringing me into your world of life and light. Help me to live in it and shine for your glory in this dark world. Amen.”

 

AFFIRMATION:

“Out of my shameful failure and loss,

 

   Jesus, I come! Jesus, I come!

 

Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,

 

   Jesus, I come to Thee!”

 

 

Further study:

 

God brings us out to bring us in:

Deuteronomy 4:20, 34, 37-38, 45-46; 5:6, 15; 6:12, 21; 7:8, 19; 8:7, 14; 9:26, 29; 11:10-12; 13:5, 10; 16:1, 3, 6; 20:1; 26:8-9.

 

We have been called to live in light and show others the light:

2 Samuel 22:29; Psalm 18:28; 27:1; 34:5; 36:9; 43:3; 89:15; 90:8; 97:11; 104:2; 112:4; 118:27; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 2:5; 60:1-2; Micah 7:8-9;  Matthew 4:16; 5:14-16; 6:22; Luke 1:79; John 1:4, 9;  3:19-21; 5:35; 8:12; 9:5; 11:9-10; 12:35-36, 46; Acts 26:18, 23; Romans 13:12; 2 Corinthians 4:4, 6; Ephesians 1:18; 5:8-11, 14; Philippians 2:15; Colossians 1:12-13; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:8-11.

 

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