Morning by Morning, December 26 - "Christ Remains Forever"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. One with the Father, One with the Holy Spirit, be One within me, abiding in me as I abide in You (John 15:4).
"The people answered Him, 'We have heard from the law that Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'the Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man? Then Jesus said to them, 'A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light'" (John 12:34-38, NKJ).
The presents are opened and the tree is bare. In a day or two, even the batteries that power all the kids new toys will begin to run low. But One Thing remains. "Christ remains forever."
The light of Christ has come into the world and into our hearts. The prophetic word has been fulfilled: "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness - on them light has shined..." (Isaiah 9:2).
And the light of Christ is not just a star over Bethlehem. It's not even limited to the Spirit of God that rested upon Jesus of Nazareth who went about all the Holy Land healing the sick, defeating the darkness, and proclaiming the coming of the Kingdom of God. The light of Christ is the "Spirit of Christ" that continues to abide in us as we continue to abide in Christ (Romans 8:9).
We are "sons of the light," bearing the light of Christ everywhere we are and before everyone You send us. You said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will ever walk in darkness but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). This is the Spirit of Christ that remains long after "Christmas Day" has come and gone. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friends, I pray you cotinually be filled with all the fullness of the Spirit of Christ, that the light of Christ in you would shine brightly forever and never fade. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend