Called Out Of Darkness

 

Once we knew
not mercy

and walked in the darkest
night

but now we too are
God’s people

called into His marvelous
light.

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“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people. That you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”

“who once were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”

1 Peter 2:9,10 NKJV

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Burning Continually

 

As the oil
fueled the lamp

that burned
continually

so Holy Spirit
ignites a flame

that shines
eternally.

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My Light is continually with me.

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“And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.”

Exodus 27:20. NKJV

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Darkness And Light

 

I go
before you

and I stand
behind

confusing
your enemies

while for you
I shine.

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The One who goes before and stands behind is with me.

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“And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.”

“So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.”

Exodus 14:19,20 NKJV

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Of The Day

 

We are not
in spiritual darkness

but sons of light
daughters of day

wearing our breastplates
of faith and love

with the confident hope
of the saved.

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I have a confident hope and assurance of salvation, for You are with me.

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“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should over take you as a thief.”

“You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor darkness.”

“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and as a helmet the hope of salvation.”

1 Thessalonians 5:4,5,8. NKJV

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A Light

 

When I fall
by Your grace
I will arise
again

and when darkness comes
You are my light
shining ever
within.

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You are with me and bring me light and righteousness.

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“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.”

Micah 7:8 NKJV

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As Dear Children

 

Let the words
from my mouth

be simply
thankful ones

as an imitator
of God

lighted by
His Son.

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I can imitate You, for You are with me.

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“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.”

“But fornication and all uncleaness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;”

“neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.”

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”

Ephesians 5:1,3,4,8. NKJV

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The Hidden Things

 

You will come
and bring to light

the hidden things
of darkness

revealing counsels
of the hearts

being the One
who praises.

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You are with me and know me.

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“For I know nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.”

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts; and then each one’s praise will come from God.”

1 Corinthians 4:4,5 NKJV

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High Time

 

Now is the time
to awaken

to be clothed in our Lord
Jesus Christ

the night is far spent
and the day is at hand

to put on His armor
of light .

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You are with me and clothe me in light.

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“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”

Romans 13:11,12,14 NKJV

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I Stand

 

Only by Your help
do I stand

and am able to
give witness

that You suffered
then rose from the dead

bringing light into
our darkness.

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You establish my standing.

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“Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come – that the Christ would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.” Acts 26:22,23 NKJV

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A Great Light

 

Help has come
we have a Savior

for unto us
Christ was born

bringing light to
our current darkness

and forever hope
each new dawn.

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You establish light in our darkness.

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“The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
a light will shine . . .”

“For a child is born to us,
a son is given.
The government will be on his shoulders.
And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the
throne of His ancestor David for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s
Armies
will make this happen!”

Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

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