|John 11:9-10 |
9 Then Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the by light of this world.
10 But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles because there is no light in him."1 [To walk in the night is to walk in darkness, still sinning, still stumbling; but if a man were full of the light of God, he would see by the light what to do and say, walking in the light of God with obedient faith. From the Word of the Lord within: "Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. All sin is darkness. The whole world lies in wickedness; the wickedness knows no shame. Darkness mocks the earth; darkness covers the earth. Light comes from faith in the voice."]
1 if a man walks in the night, he stumbles because there is no light in him. If any man walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the light of this world.
if a man walks in the night, he stumbles because there is no light in him.
We wait for light, but behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in gloom. We grope for the wall like the blind, we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noon day as if it were night; we are in desolate places like dead men. Isa 59:9-10. Until a man has been purified and the light arises in his heart, so that he sees with the eyes of God, seeing only what is virtuous and ordered by God, a man walks as a blind man, or a man in the dark. He bounces off walls, trying this, and trying that; ever failing, ever hitting walls, ever stumbling, falling into ditches. Without God, we are unable to make right decisions; the best we can do is to choose the least evil alternative, which is still evil.
if any man walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the light of this world.
Jesus is telling us, when God causes his light to shine in your heart and the morning star appears in your heart, then you will no longer be stumbling through life on your own carnal mind's selfish, defective decisions, still sinning, still walking in darkness; but you will be walking by the light of God, in perfect obedience to God, speaking and working as He commands you.
From the Word of the Lord within:
- "I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock.
- He that follows me will have the light of life.
- Follow precisely; do not deviate."
Be sure you understand that to follow Jesus you must hear His spoken commands and then completely obey Him.