1. A man may have EYES; if there is no LIGHT IN HIM, the LIGHT WITHIN not the SUN, he is as good as BLIND; "The LIGHT OF THE BODY IS THE EYE: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when THINE EYE IS EVIL, thy body also is full of darkness. TAKE HEED THEREFORE THAT THE LIGHT WHICH IS IN THEE BE NOT DARKNESS" (Luke 11:34-35) The LIGHT IN YOU determines is your window to the world; it determines HOW YOU SEE, WHAT YOU DO and ultimately WHO YOU ARE. In plain language, the LIGHT in you is a reflection of who reigns in you, "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT OF THE WORLD: he that followeth me SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, but shall have the LIGHT OF LIFE" (John 8:12) Jesus Christ is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, if any man has not Jesus Christ in him, he is not only BLIND but enslaved in DARKNESS
2. We were all born BLINDED by SIN to the wonderful INHERITANCE God prepared for us in Jesus Christ, "... as it is written, EYE HATH NOT SEEN, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which GOD HATH PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM. But God hath REVEALED THEM TO US BY HIS …" (1 Corinthians 2:9) We were trapped in DARKNESS, as many today, tormented by diverse FEARS and without HOPE beyond this short and cruel life, “Having the UNDERSTANDING DARKENED, being alienated from the LIFE OF GOD through the IGNORANCE that is in them, because of the BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto LASCIVIOUSNESS, to work all UNCLEANESS with GREEDINESS” [Ephesians 4:18-19] We lived to please LUSTS of the FLESH but no more, our EYES OPENED by GRACE through FAITH In Jesus Christ and we being strengthened in HOPE of the glorious INHERITANCE awaiting us beyond the clouds.
3. Jesus Christ is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, "IN HIM WAS LIFE; and the life was the LIGHT OF MEN. And the LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS; and the DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT” [John 1:1-5] In Him we receive the LIFE of God and in His LIGHT the DARKNESS of SIN is vanquished. Be not afraid, the SIN and LABOUR of your previous life are nothing to Him. He is calling you, "COME UNTO ME, ALL YE THAT LABOUR and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST"' ( Matthew 11:28) His VOICE is as the SHEPHERD calling His SHEEP to return to Him before total darkness covers the earth. Listen closely, though there be palpable DISTRESS and unprecedented global INSTABILITY, “LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: ye believe in God, believe also in me. … And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN, and RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; that where I am, there ye may be also” [John 14:1-3]
4. Accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour, and be established in the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, amen