“The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.”
A call to wake up and be prepared for the action of this present hour.
Casting off what has oppressed us in the world of darkness and putting on protection , the armour in the form of Light.
Jesus calls Himself the Light of the World so He is our protection.
Other biblical references to light would also portray that the Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome or quench it.
That Light is given for guidance as the flame by night through the wilderness and the Light unto my feet so that we are not tripped up.
That Light has the power to destroy fear.
The Light reveals God’s Glory, radiance.
The Light can transform us as it changed Saul completely from the Jesus persecutor to the Jesus worshipper.
The beacon on the hill is not hidden it enlightens the city.
We are called now by the prophet Isaiah.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”
Time for people to see our light and chase after what God reveals to them.
‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’
The illustration shows us holding the Light of Jesus across us as a breast plate or shield to protect us and illuminate us like a beacon of Light to be seen in the darkness.
Ten Scriptures about Light that come to mind:
“The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.”Romans 13:12 ESV
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”Romans 8:31 ESV
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”John 1:5 ESV
“He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night.”Psalm 105:39 ESV
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”Matthew 5:14-16 ESV
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”Psalm 27: 1. ESV
“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV
“He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.”John 5:35 ESV
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”Isaiah 60:1-3 ESV
‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’Zechariah 8:23 ESV
The song. Let the Light In. Kari Robe