In Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War, Mayuri Kurotsuchi discovered the secret to the Quincy’s ability to slip in and out of battle. They have been hiding in the shadows! To combat this he literally clothed himself in light. How can Christians clothe themselves in the “Light of Jesus” to combat the enemy who lurks in the shadows? Join us as Celeste walks gives us 3 tips to clothe ourselves in the light of Jesus!

Written Devotion

In “Bleach: 1,000 Year Blood War” we see the Quincys and the Soul Reapers fighting. Mayuri Kurotsuchi, the captain of the Research and Development wing of the  Soul Reapers, has figured out something. Part of the Von Rittens strategy is to use the shadows to disappear. So Mayuri creates a device that encases his body in light. The Von Ritten that had come to the r&d dept determined that he would be too much work to deal with. The strategy of encasing himself in light protected Mayuri because the Von Ritten didn’t want to take the time to fight him.

As believers, we know that Jesus is often described as “The Light.” He even describes himself as “the way, the truth, and the light” in John 8.    One of the ways to protect ourselves from the darkness, that is, the opposite of Jesus, is to wrap ourselves in light figuratively.    Now I know that sounds impractical. It almost sounds like I expect you to wrap yourselves in Christmas lights like this is an episode of Stranger Things, but there are some practical ways of doing this.    

  1. Study what God’s word says. We say this often, but it doesn’t make it any less accurate. We have to dig into the Scriptures to understand it. This also helps when someone is taking something out of context. If we have studied and know what the word of God says in context of the time, then when someone comes at us with a non-biblical meaning, we have the tools to understand what’s happening.

  2. Have people around you who are also believers—not saying that you shouldn’t have friends who are non-believers because that is counterproductive to what God has called all his children to do. But instead, don’t let ALL your friends be non-believers. That way, you have someone to encourage you when things get hard with biblical encouragement. 

  3. Pray and Meditation. Again, this is one we have talked about a lot. But it’s an important one. Knowing what God says is hard if you are not talking to or listening to Him. Don’t just go down your laundry list of things that need to be done when talking to God. Ask Him, “Lord, what are you saying?” In our Tuesday Night Pray and Plays, we have been going through 1st Samuel. Samuel had to do this very thing at the beginning of this book. He had to say, “Speak, Lord; your servant is listening.” And then actually listen.