The title may seem as a bold affirmation due to the meaning of its words, but this is a biblical title, supported by God himself. Every believer that loves and values God is a powerful instrument in his hands, and they are able to create a huge impact in the spiritual world.

This title can seem daring and bold due to the ignorance that many posses regarding the spiritual world because otherwise God’s word says: “So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength” (Jdg 5:31, NIV).

            This is how we may read this verse: “your enemies, oh Lord, are in darkness (death), but those who love you possess the light of life (the sun).” This is precisely what Christ brought to this world full of darkness; he brought the light of life. That was the genesis of the power displayed by Jesus Christ, our sun of justice. He came to make a separation between darkness and the light. He came to show us a new life through his gospel, which is why he says: “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned” (Mt. 4:16).

            Darkness symbolizes bondage of all kinds that drive humanity to a painful life, prostrated in true pigsties, slimy pits, and dungeons that are all both spiritual and physical. Slowly, they destroy that perfect masterpiece that was created with so much love and care from God, which was also given of special characteristics that he didn’t want to give to any other created being in the universe but to us “HUMANS.” The devil enjoys his destructive deeds, for he knows God’s compassionate and merciful heart hurts when he sees men helpless against such a powerful enemy.

God’s word says: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”(Jn 1:5). Christ brought light, synonym of liberty; gates of bronze, bars of iron, and chains are broken. The holy light of life dissipates the evil darkness and the life of men begins. With Christ comes: peace, joy, harmony, and humility. Pride and individuality are thrown out of the heart and unity is placed with a foundation in humility; it flourishes in the heart of the Son of God. Violence is changed by love and compassion. Friendship, joy, and happiness flourish to make a change in the appearance of the believer, similar to the precious image of Jesus Christ, who is life and life to the full.

This, my beloved brother, means for us to be suns. Yes, for those who love him and are loved by him he tells us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth”(Acts 13:47).  It is not a bold title, but God’s will for each and every one of us, the children of God. His word says: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the lord. Live as children of light”(Eph 5:8).  Observe that it is a commandment live as children of light.

It is imperative that we, the believers, take this voice of hope to those who live in darkness. It is imperative that we shine as lights in the midst of this generation bloated in “a light of modern knowledge,” but they don’t know that they are blind to the things that pertain eternal life and God. We have been called to give light to those who live in darkness. The Apostle Peter refers to Jesus as a bright Morning Star. Let us bring men the light of peace, love, happiness, forgiveness, and hope, for this is the commandment of God to the church of Christ. We must be bringers of light to all the nations.


Defying the enemy

In the footsteps of a believer there could be battles that we loose, and it may seem as if we are overcome, but in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we must get back up and say: “Do not gloat over me, my enemy! (Darkness/Satan) Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads my case and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness”(Mic 7:8-9).

Yes my beloved brother, you may have lost a battle, but not the war. Paul the Apostle says it differently: “struck down, but not destroyed.” Do not allow your life to die and for darkness to invade our soul once again; don’t allow Satan to drag you. Christ came to give us liberty and power to overcome, let us read: “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness”(Jn 12:26).

I invite you to keep your hope from fading. Your sun will shine with strength in the spiritual firmament. Let the spiritual life flow in you. May God bless you. Amen.