Last updated on May 30, 2020
Before The Foundation Of The World
The Bible tells us that God chose his people since the foundation of the world. But when was the foundation of the world? And how did God choose his people?
Ephesians 1:4 For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love.
Before the foundation of the world, there is light. God is light (1 John 1:5). God chose us to be in this light and not to be in darkness.
The Word Is Light
Now, understand that Word that came out of God is “let there be light” (Genesis 1:3).
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
This Word is light and it gives light. This word manifested in the flesh in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son Of God, the light.
Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Shine As Lights
Jesus Christ told us to let our light shine.
Matthew 5:16 … let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
1 Corinthians 2:7 .. we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
He wants us to shine on Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem.
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
The Kingdom Of Light
In light, God has prepared a kingdom for us to enjoy and be a part of .
Colossians 1:12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Matthew 25:34 .. the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
The New Jerusalem
And when the New Jerusalem comes, we will continue to be in the light.
Revelation 21:24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.
God’s presence is light. God will live with mankind from that point on.
Psalm 4:6 …Let the light of your face shine on us.
God chose us in the light before the foundation of the world and before the time began. We are chosen since the beginning to be part of the light.
God is light and Jesus Christ his Son, is the light of the world. And we too, as believers are supposed to shine as lights because that how we were chosen by God.
Philippians 2:15 so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world.
I hope the Holy Spirit has guided your understanding from reading this blog. May God bless you brethren!
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