We’ve been in I John 1:5-7:
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you,
that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness,
we lie and do not practice the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
There are two things I have strong in my heart about this [message] today:
1) The hindrance of not walking in the Light that we have, and
2) The glorious availability of walking in the Light 24/7 like Jesus did when He was on the earth.
Now Keith, most people don’t have any idea you can even do that.
It’s available to us Brother Kenneth, and it is a life so radically different than most people live, it just
sounds to good to be true.
Now, religious correctness will tell you the moment you say that:
‘That is some kind of blasphemous idea that you could be like Jesus. I mean, He walked in these
things, but you’re just a dirty old sinner!’
Nah, I mean that’s the reason He came was to provide not only the Light to walk in but the Spiritual ability
through the new Birth and the baptism of the Holy Ghost to walk in it.
Absolutely. The Scripture says, right in this Book, he that says he abides in Him aught himself also to
walk even as He walked.
And as He is so are we in this world.
Light. Light… But the question is, why are so many believers living so far below this? And how can we
obtain to it? And I was reminded of second Timothy chapter 3 - This describes a condition that many
believers find themselves in today:
2 Timothy 3:1-9
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
And from such people turn away!
6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives
of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth:
men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;
9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
In Verses 5-7, He’s talking about individuals that:
‘have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof from such turn away. For of this sort…’
This ‘SORT’ of person, that they believe in a form of religion but don’t talk about the reality of power in
your life, or the reality of walking in the Light like Jesus did. ‘For of this sort are those who creep into
households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts.’
And here’s the phrase, verse 7, ‘always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.’
Ever learning but not able to come to the knowledge of the Truth. Um, there are individuals in the Body of
Christ that are ever learning but they STILL are struggling with the same issues and problems that was
defeating them 10 years ago, 15 years ago, 20 years ago, and they go to conference after conference, they
get tape series after tape series, and are continually learning, but not able to come into the living knowledge
and operation of this Truth.
The very next verse [2 Timothy 3:8] says, ‘Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith.’
Well, if you’re resisting the Truth, you’re not walking in the Light. That would be the
opposite of walking IN the Light.
That has to be in direct relationship to the commandment to the church – which is not a suggestion; it is a commandment. If you believe on the name of His Son, Jesus, and love one another…
Keith Moore, Faith Life Church, Branson, MO; Kenneth Copeland, KCM.org