…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:5-7, KJV)
I’d like to revisit an area I blogged on last November in light of some things I learned just last week. I attended a meeting in which Billye Brim was teaching on a Jewish concept called halacha. Billye Brim learned the Hebrew language and Jewish customs in the land of Israel among the Israeli people.
She said that the term halacha is a term that means, “how to walk it out”. She took us through the Book of Ephesians and showed us the glorious things that the first few chapters say about us, the church, in Him. And then she showed us that beginning in the fourth chapter of Ephesians, Paul begins to give us the halacha, or the instructions on how to walk it out.
It reminded me of what the Lord said to me concerning the commandment of love. I blogged on this in depth on November 25, 2008 in a post entitled “Walking in the Light”.
I had asked the Lord to teach me about the commandment of love. I asked Him late one evening as I was drifting off to sleep. As I awakened the next morning, I heard Him say, “I am teaching you how to walk in the light”.
First John 1:7 tells us that we are to walk in the light as He is in the light. To be quite honest, I don’t know what all that means yet, but I do know that just a few verses before we are told that “God is light.” Walking in the Light would be walking in Him. It’s in Him that we are more than conquerors. It is in Him that we are seated in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers. It is in Him where the impossible becomes possible. But how do we walk it out?
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light… (Proverbs 6:23, KJV)
The commandment of Love: “I’m teaching you how to walk in the light”.
We walk in the light when we walk in love. We walk in the Spirit when we walk in love. We walk in Him when we walk in love. We walk in victory when we walk in love. We walk it all out when we walk in love!