Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
— John 8:12
How do we continue in the communion God has called us to? John says in the first chapter of his first letter, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another …” (1 John 1:7). So we must continue to walk in the light of God, which means we continue to repent of our sins, continue to seek to walk honestly and purely before the Lord.
If we claim to have fellowship with God and yet walk in the darkness, we lie, John says. We have no fellowship with Him. But if we walk with Jesus Christ, we walk in the light. Just as physical light makes all things visible, so spiritual light makes all things clear and visible in the spiritual realm.
The Lord wants us to keep short accounts with Him. What that means is that when we sin, we should immediately ask for forgiveness. He promises us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).