“Professing or Possessing?”
If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 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, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:6, 7
God is LIGHT, and, as a Christian, if a person PROFESSES to have fellowship with God, but yet they are living in DARKNESS, they LIE and they are NOT living out the TRUTH, in their own lives.
A TRUE BELIEVER cannot have communion with God, who is LIGHT and STILL live in the DARKNESS, or SIN. I believe that this is one LIE that Satan has brought upon the Christian community. I believe that he has convinced many that they can have a RIGHT relationship with God, and can continue to live in DARKNESS.
It matters not what position you hold in life, or who you are associated with during your lifetime. If you are WALKING or LIVING in the DARKNESS, (sin), in any shape or form, you DO NOT have fellowship with God. You can PROFESS that you DO, till the cows come home, but if you are LIVING in DARKNESS, you DO NOT POSSESS a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God.
However, if you WALK or LIVE in the LIGHT, as God is in the LIGHT, you not only have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him but with other TRUE BELIEVERS. And you have the ASSURANCE that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, CLEANSES and PURIFIES you from ALL sin.
So, now is the question that you need to ask yourself. “Are you PROFESSING a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, and NOT really POSSESSING it?” Well, if that’s the case you can correct it by coming OUT of the DARKNESS and into the LIGHT. You do that by CONFESSING to God that you are living in the DARKNESS and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, then WALK away from the DARKNESS and come into the LIGHT.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT LIVING in the LIGHT, but you are LIVING in DARKNESS, DOOMED for an ETERNITY in HELL. But you are NOW given an opportunity to come out of the DARKNESS, SIN, and into the glorious LIGHT of God’s AMAZING GRACE. You do that by: Coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and PROFESS what you NOW POSSESS. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!