Growing into the Light
“…he who is doing the truth comes into the light”
John 3:22 (LSV)
Spiritual Light is a consequence of doing the truth. Knowing the truth and doing the truth are two entirely different aspects of religion. Knowing the truth is like standing at a door behind which lies a great treasure, holding the key to its bounty, yet never entering. The experiential wonder remains only a concept, an idea, a doctrine; untouched and unexplored. Strangely, for many, there is contentment in knowing there is a life offered with little desire to experience the substance of it.
“If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift, go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
Doing is ever the key to coming “INTO the Light”. To experience the power of reconciliation and the forgiveness of God I must participate in its truth. The shackles of unforgiveness remain upon the heart of an unforgiving person even though they may know the teaching of God’s forgiveness (Mark 11:25-26). Light is the inspiration of one who has personally participated in the doing of truth. It is the key that opens the door to the power and light of God.
“Therefore to him, that knoweth to do good,
and doeth it not, to him it is sin…”
Religious sins are the result of knowing to do good but failing to walk out, live out, and participate in the doing of truth. It is in our doing the truth today that we grow in the ability to walk in a greater truth tomorrow. To withhold grace from another is to withhold grace from ourselves. Regardless of our knowledge of the truth, we deny the truth by wilfully refusing to walk in its way.
Spiritual darkness is the result of obstinacy and stubbornness.
There can be no other portal into joy apart from following Him who lived solely to DO the will of His Father.
“And He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please Him”.
Growing Into the Light
is by the Doing of Truth
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