RULE THE NIGHT BY TONY RUEDA

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“Rule the Night came from the scripture in the creation account where it says, “God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night.” Now in our solar system and from what the naked eye can see there is only one living light. At night the moonlight merely reflects the sun in the darkness of the night, but it is not the Light (John 1:8). We are the same, we shine bright in this dark world, but when the Son reveals his Light we cannot begin to compare. Carpe Noctem is a Latin saying, much like Carpe Diem, which means “seize the night”. We have been appointed, much like the moon, to reflect the light of the Son either until His light shines within us all, or until He returns and that light reveals itself on the day of judgment. So the song is my story of how I gave it my all, woven with Gods purpose in how he gave us His all in Jesus”

Tony Rueda

As Christians we need to reflect God as the moon reflects the sun. But how do we reflect the Son?

We start looking like Christ when we are sanctified by the Holy Spirit. This takes work, daily spending time in the word, applying the word daily, praying fervently every day, it takes attentive pursuit of God.  We need to literally grind and kill anything of the old self and replacing it by putting on the new self that Christ has gifted us with.

“and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”

Colossians 3:10

In order to look like Jesus we need to abide in Him. (1 John 2:6)

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 2:20

Literally being baptised is a symbol of the old self dying and the new self rising in Christ. It is a transformation. There is no going back once you give your life to Jesus Christ.

This should be the truth for any Christian.

It is important to reflect the light being Jesus especially in the world we are living in today. A world that praises darkness and hate the light. Many need light in their lives, in order to grow, to be set free and to be renewed. (John 3, Romans 12).

Go and check out this wonderful piece of art by Tony Rueda.

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