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Now let me introduce you to the VINE AND BRANCH WORLD MINISTRIES, as we live in God’s Marvelous light and become a reflector of that light.


As we begin this study of Living in the light as light, we begin with two precepts.  First we begin with light as the substance that illuminates the world.  Second we come into the knowledge and understanding as to whom and what this substance that illuminates the world is.  In this study we will use pictures and video clips to help us take you into a deeper and more profound understanding of who God is, who we are and who we are in God.  So as you explore this subject “GOD AS THE LIGHT OF THE UNIVERSE”  pause and meditate on what is being conceived in your mind. Now allow your mind to take you deep into the mind of God as He created you in His image to be a reflector of this light.  Click on this video clip and let us begin our studies.

Let me give you a working definition of the word light; it is something that makes things visible are affords illuminations.  In Physics it is also called, luminous energyradiant energy.electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 700 nm and propagated at a speed of 186,282 mi./sec (299,972 km/sec), considered variously as a wave, corpuscular, or quantum phenomenon.

The state of being visible, exposed to view, or revealed to public notice or knowledge; limelight: Stardom has placed her in the light. A person who is an outstanding leader, celebrity, or example; luminary: He became one of the leading lights of Restoration drama. A gleam or sparkle, as in the eyes. A measure or supply of light; illumination:  The wall cuts off our light, Spiritual illumination or awareness; enlightenment.



Now let us look at just how this light came into its existence.  In order to do so let’s begin with Genesis 1:1-5 (Amplified Bible1IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.  Now watch this short video clip and we will continue on the other side.

The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.  This had to be one of the most profound moments in the history of the universe.  God spoke the word, “LET” and let went into action.  It did not waste any time.  It obeys the master’s command.  Did just what it was told to do and lit up the entire universe.  Now you can see that God is light, and no where in this universe is His light not reflected.  This next video clip allows you the opportunity to experience the joy of how marvelous is light really is.  Now pause your thoughts for a moment, watch it and we will continue on the other side.

This was the very moment in time that any form of light existed upon the earth.  Do not allow your mind to become confused with the establishment of the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day.  You see it was not until the fourth day that the Lord set the sun, moon, and stars in the heavens as light bearers and as means for establishing a calendar.

And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Now the entire universe has experienced the awesome power and beauty of this light that shines forever to provide us with the light of a loving God who allows His marvelous light to light up the entire universe.

Now we can stand and tell the world that we are living in that light and that same light is reflecting from us to all that see us.  We are truly that marvelous light and in us that believe, there exist no darkness.

In our second precept, we stated that we would come into the knowledge and full understanding as to whom and what the substance that illuminates the world is.  In order for us to do that, let us take a compelling look at the life of Jesus, the son of God who became the living light.

And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all no, not in any way].

[So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents]. (1 John 1:5-6) (AMP)

When Jesus was on earth, his divine life illuminated the inner lives of his followers.  Everywhere he was present, he gave light.  This light penetrated people, exposing their sin and revealing divine truth.  No one could come into contact with Jesus without being enlightened.

God is light; He is the light of the world.  For so many of us, we have taken this light for granted.  When we awaken each day, we believe that this light will always be there without ever giving it a second thought of how it got there and how it remains there for our lives to exist from.

Let us reflect upon this thought for a moment; Light enables people to do their work.  It produces growth in crops; it reveals beauty and provides safety.  Light represents what is good, pure, true, holy, and reliable.  Light reveals; light shines.  God is so completely “light” that there is no darkness in him at all.  “Darkness” represents what is sinful and evil.  God is untainted by any evil or sin.  Thus “God is light” means that God is perfectly holy and true and that he alone can guide people out of the darkness of sin.

While “light” have many connotations, this reference points specifically to God’s purity.  Therefore, those who claim to have fellowship with God are living in God’s light, trying to live holy and pure lives for him.  To claim to belong to God but then to go on living in spiritual darkness is hypocritical.  Christ will expose and judge such deceit.

Now let’s for a moment take a close look at how John confronted the first of three claims of the false teachers.  When you open your bibles to (1 John 1:8 then to 1 John 1:10), you will see that John was exposing the false teachers who said that people can have fellowship with God and still walk in sin.  False teachers who thought that the physical body was evil or worthless taught one of two approaches to behavior; either they insisted on denying bodily desires through rigid discipline, or they approved of gratifying every physical lust because the body was going to be destroyed anyway.  Here John was stating that no one can claim to be a Christian and still live in evil and immorality.

Those who claim to follow the Son must be living in the light of God’s presence.  They must be illumined by the truth of God’s character.  To “live in the light” requires constant contact with God and no tolerance for dishonesty, hypocrisy, or sin.  Living in the light comes from continuous effort to take on Christ’s qualities.  This involves complete transformation from within.

Fellowship with God's people at Ebenezer Baptist Church Praise and Worship Service (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Fellowship with God’s people at Ebenezer Baptist Church Praise and Worship Service in Mt. Airy’s Ga. each Sunday Morning where my Spiritual Father, Dr. Oliver Dorsey Sr. is the Senior Pastor  (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Living in the light leads to fellowship with each other.  This fellowship among believers results from each believer’s having fellowship with God.  True spirituality manifests itself in community fellowship.  One cannot say that he or she communes with God and then refuse to commune with God’s people.  Such was the case with some of the false teachers of John’s day, and this situation exists among false cults today.  Often their followers and leaders claim to have special relationships with God, but they don’t affiliate with other believers.  They stay isolated and withdraw from everyone else.  John’s point is that the natural result of living in the light (in fellowship with God) should be joyful relationships with other Christians.

Another result of living in the light is that the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from every sin.  John emphasized that the death of Christ saves people, not the false teachers’ knowledge.  The verb cleanses also means “purifies.”  Sin is not only forgiven, it is completely erased.

Now let me close with this final thought for each one of you who have taken the time to read this entire lesson and the many lessons we teach here daily, “Think globally, and work locally.  Looking beyond ourselves in the real and on line world, to reach out to others who might be in need, for we all are truly our Brothers Keeper, salvation is FREE for the asking.  If you have not received the saving grace of God, take a moment wherever you may be, and ask the Lord to come into your heart.  Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and if you have spoken these few simple words in truth, you are saved, and you now have eternal life. May the grace of God abide in you now and forever, Amen. I remain your brother in Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

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      Thank you for the visit and may you do so often. For God has a blessing in store for you. Your name has already been placed upon it and all you need to do is claim it. Live in peace my friend and enjoy the fruits of His abundant love and prosperity…

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      Thank you my friend, we will do as you requested. May the Lord’s peace, love and blessings be in your favor throughout this brand new year.

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      My friend I thank you for your warm invitation. Your blog speak volumes as an open and welcoming message to all who have the opportunity to visit and read. I will be spending more time with you as it is my way of learning and sharing with others what the Lord provides to me. Be Encouraged, and Be Blessed this Christmas Season…

  7. Guten Abend Herr Pastor.
    Freut mich zu den Besuch in meinen Blog. Wir wünschen -Allen- Gesundheit + alles Gute. Freundliche Grüße von uns. Wolfgang


      Danke, mein Freund, und Der Herr segne euch reichlich, wie Sie aus Ihren Zweck zu tun seinen Willen zu gehen.

  8. So beautiful, uplifting and inspiring. My son who has faced many trial in his past is getting married this weekend to a wonderful bride. I ask you to please say a prayer for them while blessing their marriage and future family. Thank you, Pastor.


      My Congratulations to you, your son, your new daughter and your entire family. May you all be lifted up in the Lord’s mercies and His grace, as you all move forward in the most Holy celebration joining two families together to become one. My prayers and blessings go forward to your son and your new daughter that they will be lifted up into that high place of marriage that the Lord is calling them into, and live out their purpose for which the Lord our God has now ordained them. Now may his peace be with you all for a great and joyous celebration this weekend, in Jesus name, Amen!

      • Thank you, Pastor. Although I didn’t have time to respond until now, your words of prayer are comforting and beautiful. I have copied then down, giving one set to the ‘newly weds,’ while keeping another close to me. Bless you, always.

  9. Freundliche Grüße von uns. Wolfgang

  10. Your posts always inspire me. May you always be blessed. Thank you!


      Thank you my friend for your words of encouragement, and to God be the glory.

  11. Thank you for your like of my post, “Remember When.” You are a special blessing.
    Senior Pastor, Equipping The Saints
    Philippians 3:10 “That I May Know Him”

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      Thank you my brother in Christ, and may it always be a source of inspiration and sweetness to the soul. For the Lord knows our needs and He knows how to put into our path way all that we may desire to have in order that we arrive at our destination in His time and space. Be at peace and be encouraged as you walk out your purpose in His Holy presence each and every moment in time and space.


      Thank you for your response and it is through knowledge and understanding we are able to advance to a higher level in growth. Through such understanding we know who God is and how he lives in each of us in which we become united as one. May you always experience joy, love and peace.

  13. Pastor Davis, I am impressed by your site! I liked the top video on the page lol. Keep up the good work of bringing glory to God!


      Thank you so much my friend, all that we do here is for the glory of the Lord. I appreciate you visiting with us and I encourage you to return often and share what you gather from here with others that they too may be blessed in some small way and find peace and love to live out their lives in the eternity. May the Lord bless you abundantly.

  14. Amen! Jesus is the light of the world. Truly there is no darkness in Him at all. When Jesus comes into our life, the darkness flees!

    There’s a call comes ringing o’er the restless waves, send the light… the blessed gospel light…

    Thank you very much for the recent like on my blog.


      Glory, glory, glory, let us celebrate, for when we know the truth the truth sets us free. Thank you my friend for your thoughts and wise contribution to this subject. You are a blessing to His Kingdom, keep up the good work for He has called all of His believers to spread the good news gospel. May you live in His peace as you walk out your purpose doing His will in Jesus name.

  15. Pastor, you are a great light. God’s hand is on your work. Great blog. I pray that God through Christ enlarges your ministry in every way. I really appreciate your encouraging words and prophetic insight into the knowledge of Him! Blessings to you!


      My Brother in Christ Jesus, I thank you for those very kind and encouraging words. To God be the glory, for He has ordained us, prepared us, equipped us and sent us out into the world that we may share the good news gospel with all those who have the spiritual minds to listen and receive His saving grace. May His peace be with you now and always.

  16. hi brother be blessed in the lord dot


      Thank you my dear sister in Christ, I truly do appreciate your blessings. For it is through the Lord our God that always put people in our lives to help strengthen us with their blessing to help us through the many trials and temptations we will always face. Again, thank you and may you live in His peace.

  17. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.


      Thank you my brother for the invitation. I have returned and read much more of your work. It is quite touching in where you have been and what the Lord has brought you through. When we are faced with difficult moments in our lives and there seems to be no way out, the Lord will always provide us with healing powers, and as you said no doctor can heal us. Thank you for sharing. May His mercy and grace be upon you now and always, in Jesus name, Amen!

  18. Sharing is caring and loving others is Christ-like. Jesus, does not ask us to investigate if other’s are worthy, but to love, accept, and forgive them where they are. Like you implemented we cannot pick and choose who we love when we are for God. For it is easy to love those who are loving to us, but God is asking us to seek and love the difficult and unloved people who needs Him, too. I love the format of this showing the awesomeness of those who love Christ put into action.

    Those getting baptized, and the teachings. May God continue to use your ministry to bring souls to Him for His glory! Be blessed because God’s promises are not void.



      My dear sister in Christ Jesus, I receive those very powerful words of truth spoken by one of His beautiful angels. Thank you so very much for sharing them with all of us, because this ministry is His ministry, birthed and created for His glory, and as you stated so well, “to bring the loss souls in to Him.” Thank you for being a blessing to the Kingdom of God. May his grace empower you to greater works as you minister to those that are in need of a word of truth. Be Blessed my dear sister, and live in His peace and grace.

  19. Glory to God, such a wonderful enlightment…..God bless you man of God!


      Thank you friend for the inspiring words of encouragement. It is hope that what-ever is shared here will richly bless and encourage everyone seeking blessings and knowledge for life’s journey. May you prosper and be in peace always.
      Shirley Rhodes

  20. Thanks for stopping by my page and leaving those powerful encouraging words my dear Pastor Davis. You’re a great inspiration. I love your posts. It’s a pleasure to have inspirational words from you. God bless you, as you continue to pursue your purpose in building His kingdom.


      Thank you so very much my dear friend. May the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rest and abide in you now and always as you experience His deep love and joy that will flow through you day in and day out.

  21. Thanks for making me feel some kinda way. I feel the energy from your message!



      Thank you my friend for visiting with us. It is my hope and prayer that it was the word of God that ignited your energy field, lifted you higher than where you were before, put joy into your soul, a song of praise on your lips, and provided you with many reasons to stay focus, keep moving forward, never give up, never give in and be guided by the truth of what thus says the Lord. You are valuable and you were created by the word to always rejoice in the word, share a word of encouragement with your fellowman as you show love and appreciation for all that the Lord has done for you as He brought you up on the rough side of the mountain and placed your feet on solid ground for you to grow and prosper in His grace. Be Blessed my friend and live in His peace.

  22. wonderful faithful blog! Blessings!


      Thank you so very much for your kinds words of Encouragement my friend. May the love of our Lord continue to bless you and move you higher and higher in your daily walk with Him. In Jesus name, Amen!

  23. God is so good to us.


      Yes He is, and we thank Him for His many blessings that He showers us with every day. I thank Him for you and the work you are doing daily in blessing my soul as well as so many others. I thank Him for all our readers, visitors, disciples and friends. I know that daily He is moving in us, shaping us for His glory and I just ask Him to use me any way and any where He can. Thank you my friend for being here for us and with us through all we must endure for the Lord.

  24. thank you for your wonderful work! Keep it up – I really enjoy reading your posts. I am truly BLESSED and HIGHLY FAVORED! 🙂 God Bless!


      Thank you my friend for taking the time to allow the word of God to fill your heart and mind with joy and peace. All that we do here is for the glory of God. This is His Kingdom and we are His Servants doing His will and serving His people the best we know how. May His peace, grace and mercy rest and abide in you now and always, in Jesus name, Amen!

  25. Wow Pastor such a lot of beautiful information here, I am definitely going to have to read this avidly. I am extremely honoured that you liked my little blog. God Bless Pastor and thank you for visiting


      Thank you my friend for visiting with us and sharing your words of encouragement with us. It is only through the grace of God that we are able to share His Word. We do it all to His glory. We look forward to your many visit and will be returning back to read more of what you are sharing with the world. Be Encouraged, stay strong and stay focus. God has a blessing with your name on it.

  26. thank you Pastor for the like on my post – Psalms 37:6.. I’m fortunate to be able to explore your website. Now I’m studying on your writing. I found it interesting and really resourceful. Soli deo gloria.


      You are more than welcome my friend, we truly do appreciate you taking your valuable time to visit and study God’s word with us. All we do here is for His glory. I pray you will discover the truth of His teachings here as He has provided it to us to share with all His Children throughout the world. I will also be back to explore more of your work. Be Encouraged and Be Blessed as you walk out your purpose. In Jesus name, Amen!

  27. I have to get more onto reading your excellent writings. They look as though they offer much of what I need in life. God bless you!


      Thank you Rev. Scott for taking the time to visit with us and share your thoughts. We truly do appreciate your wisdom and invite you to participate with us in sharing the word of God that it will help to advance the Kingdom building that He has called each one of us to participate in. The work that we do here is for His glory as we seek to encourage new disciples to come forth and take the gospel deeper into the world that the lost in Jesus Christ may find Salvation. Be Encouraged as you walk out your purpose in this life and aim for the prize that is promised to you in glory.

  28. Loved this post! What a powerful teaching on light. May we all be His light in the world today so others may be drawn to Him. Be blessed today and bless someone else!


      Thank you so very much my friend for those kind and encouraging words. May His powerful light always shine from within you and light up all darkness that may be in your pathway and you find joy, peace and happiness in all you do in the name of Jesus. For He is truly worthy to be praised. Be Encouraged and enjoy all that God has set before you this day.

  29. Thanks for the “like” on ~Just thinking~… I am filing for blog for reading and reference later on.. again thanks!


      You are more than welcome my friend and may the grace of God continue to abound within all you do.

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