We know that we live in dark world. Satan made it dark as he took reign down here. The definition of dark is void of light. When you cut the light out it gets dark. BUT we know that Jesus came to be the light of the world. John 8:12 (NIV)
12When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." While He was walking in this world He was carrying the torch & He was the light of the world. He was bringing light into our life!
Now, how do we become His light? Well, Luke 11:34-36 (NIV)
34Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you." Everything you watch & take into your spirit can either bring light or darkness. We have to constantly guard ourselves. With the ease of internet now days (smart phones & wifi) we can be exposed to some very dark things. We MUST watch ourselves! If we are going to be effective as Christ followers & torch carrier, we must be His light! Therefore we must be FULL of light!
Now that Christ has returned to be w/ His Father we have been commissioned to be His light. Thru the filling of the Holy Spirit we are to carry His torch in this dark world. WE are now the light of the world! Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Do you see the passing of the torch here? Christ came & set the ultimate example. He lived a sinless life & is calling us to live a life that is pleasing to Him. We are now to carry the torch & let people see His light in us. We are to be full of light & bringing light into this dark world! This world is void of His light & therefore we have to bring it! We are commanded to do so.
So I ask you, are you carrying the torch? Are you invading the darkness?