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Rise and Shine Ephesians 5:8-14 By David Turner
Who we were vs. Who we are You were dead in your sins, now you’re alive.
Who we were vs. Who we are You were a child of disobedience, now you’re a child of God.
Who we were vs. Who we are You were a child of wrath, now you are a child of righteousness.
Who we were vs. Who we are You were a stranger and alien to God’s promises, now you are a fellow citizen of God’s household and entitled to an inheritance.
Who we were vs. Who we are You were darkness, now you are light.
How Did You Become Light? You did not become light by looking within your darkened self.
How Did You Become Light? You did not become light through an enlightened guru or spiritual guide.
How Did You Become Light? You did become light through some secrete knowledge.
How Did You Become Light? You were declared to be light by The Light and Maker of Light.
God Is Light 1 John 1:5–7 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we 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 his Son cleanses us from all sin.
God is Light James 1:17 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
God dwells in light 1 Timothy 6:15b–16 15 …… only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
God is clothed in Light Psalm 104:1–2 104 Bless the L ORD, O my soul! O L ORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.
The Son is the Light John 8:12 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 9:5 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
We are to walk in Christ’s light John 12:35–36 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
Who is light? God is Light. God’s Son is Light. God’s Children are Light.
Ephesians 5:8–14 (ESV) 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
What You Were vs. What You Are 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Eph. 4:18–19 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. You’re not like that anymore, You Are Light.
Behave like what your are! Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), Good – moral excellence, how we treat others Right – living correctly before God, God’s morality instead of the worlds. True – opposed to lies, deception (inward character).
Children of light desire moral wisdom 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Try to discern –Examine and evaluate issues in order to discern the right moral course of action that is ‘pleasing the Lord’. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Children of Light shouldn’t play in the dark. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Literally: “Stop participating in the unfruitful works of darkness.” When believers behave as “children of light” their very behavior exposes the unfruitful behavior of believers that don’t.
Children of Light shouldn’t play with children of darkness. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Literally: “Stop participating in the unfruitful works of darkness.” The Unbeliever: 2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Fruit doesn’t grow in the dark 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Literally: “Stop participating in the unfruitful works of darkness.” What grows in the dark? Mold and bacteria Expose mold to the light. Clean away bacteria.
Children of light have nothing to hide 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. Children hide in the closet to eat stolen cookies. Grownups eat stolen cookies in the dark.
Is there a dark corner of your life you’d be ashamed to have exposed?
What thrives in darkness hates light John 3:19–20 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
The presence of light brings judgment 1 Corinthians 4:5 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
Expose yourself to the light 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. ‘It is even possible (after all, it happened to you!) for light to turn the thing it shines upon into light also’ J. P. Phillips Light exposes. Light transforms.
Light Produces Light 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Non-believers, Wake Up!
Believers, Wake Up!
2 Corinthians 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Isaiah 60:1–2 60 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the L ORD has risen upon you. 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the L ORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
Hebrews 4:13 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Come out of darkness into Christ light, so his light can shine on you and reflect off you. Wake Up and Shine!