Walking in the light

The apostle John, with a presbytery, declared that they had been invited into the fellowship of Yahweh, and had been taught by God concerning the word of life. The eternal life that is with the Father was proclaimed and explained to them, and then manifested and given to them, so that they could see, understand, and handle the life as their own possession. 1Jn 1:1.

John explained that the work of a presbytery was to bear witness to, and declare, what God had manifested to them within the fellowship of Yahweh. Their work was to invite their hearers to be joined to them in fellowship with the Father and the Son. 1Jn 1:2-3. The message that the presbytery had been instructed to declare is that ‘God the Father is light and in Him is no darkness at all’. 1Jn 1:5.

The first condition that God places upon anyone, who wants to join His fellowship and obtain eternal life by being born again as His son, is that they must come to the light. Jesus said that those who practise the truth come to the light so that their deeds may be clearly seen. They want to know what the truth is, and they want to live in the truth. Joh 3:20-21.

The apostle John said that those who walk in the light with God the Father have fellowship with one another. When we acknowledge our darkness and confess our sins, it is the Father who forgives us our sins. The Father then uses the blood of Christ to cleanse us from all unrighteousness by joining us to the fellowship of Christ’s offering and sufferings. 1Jn 1:7. It is God the Father, through Jesus Christ, who takes the initiative to confront us about our sins. If we resist the word of the Father when our sins are confronted, we make God a liar and His word, which is the truth about us, is not in us. 1Jn 1:10.