Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Lights Unto The World

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 5:

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

What determines whether we are a light to the world?  As we do good works which glorify FATHER, our light grows brighter.

Society promotes laziness.  The world looks for more ways to have daily tasks done for us so that we don’t have to labor anymore.  If we were to automate everything, there would be no need for us and artificial intelligent machines would be doing the bidding of their inventors and programmers.  Think about it.

Kids are now preoccupied with playing electronic games rather than interacting with kids in the neighborhood.  Those games promote the doctrine of the developers, good or bad.  How can kids develop into being “lights” to the world if they spend all day sitting on the sofa?  The only thing they develop is eye strain.

FATHER associates being a light with doing.  What good works did we do this week?  Were we blessings to those whom we came in contact?  Did we enlighten anyone this week?

When we do good works we honor and glorify Our Heavenly Father.  Jesus was the Perfect Example of glorifying FATHER as He revealed in John chapter 12:

27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.

28 Father, glorify Your name.”

Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”

29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”

30 Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.

31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.

34 The people answered Him, “We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?”

35 Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.

Jesus provided us with the ultimate example of good works thus being a Light unto mankind.  He both glorified FATHER by His death and then by His resurrection.  If He was willing to give His life for us, surely we can give Him time by doing good works and glorifying FATHER as a light unto the world.

How many Sons and Daughters are hidden because they have done very little in the area of good works?  Are they the lights hidden under a bushel?  Jesus explained in Mark chapter 4:

21 Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?

22 For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.

23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”

24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.

25 For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”

If we do good works, we will enjoy increase in our lives.  However, if we do nothing to honor FATHER by good works, what we have will be taken away and redirected to those who are willing to do good works.  Each day, let us purpose to be lights unto the world and glorify Our Heavenly  Father.

Answering Your Request

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Jesus said:in John 14:  13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you askfn anything in My name, I will do it.

We must understand the intent behind what Jesus said in the above passage.  Whatever we ask should glorify FATHER and it should line up with HIS Divine Intent of Love.  Many Christians would ask for new cars, houses, and other things based on their soulish desires rather than FATHER”S plan.   Don’t get me wrong, FATHER has no problem in providing you with a house and car.  How much better is it when you ask HIM to show you the right house and the right car.  My wife and I have purchased our houses by HIS directing us to the right one for us at the time.  THY Will be done should apply to all areas of our life, not just a portion.

Jesus further stated:

15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 

16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 

17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 

18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

All commandments arise from Love and are based on Love thus you should desire to keep HIS Commandments, not out of duty.  What is the result?  The Holy Spirit abiding with you forever.  What a promise!

The Spirit of Truth not only dwells with you but in you and you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.  An orphan is fatherless but FATHER will never leave you nor forsake you.  HE will graduate you to higher levels of life if you will only walk in Love rather than selfishness and exalting yourself over others.  Look for ways to serve and FATHER will open doors you never thought existed.  HE will place you before those who are in need and you will be sufficiently equipped to deal appropriately in every situation.

The world doesn’t get it.  Hatred and force are not the solution.  Love and service to mankind will bring forth the Kingdom.  As you walk in accordance to the revelation of Love your requests will be joyfully fulfilled by FATHER Who is thoroughly pleased with those who glorify HIM fully and completely in their walk.  You don’t have to “make it happen” for FATHER will prepare your way and the hearts of those you encounter.  What a blessing to be in HIS flow.

Credible Witnesses

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

1 John 3:8 says:  For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Jesus did not need healed, set free, saved, or delivered from the works of the devil but the rest of mankind did.  His Blood was and is sufficient to completely destroy the works of the devil.  As Sons we should expect to mature to the point where we operate under the same anointing.  There will be some who ascend to this fullness whose hearts are fully aligned with FATHER’S Love for mankind and will be most sensitive to FATHER’S Voice just as Jesus was.

John 14:12   “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

Jesus spoke these words directly from FATHER’S Intent for us yet guilt, shame, and unworthiness cause many believers to be unwilling to move upward into HIS Perfect Will.  The adversary would prefer you to stay in the lower physical world at all times where you have no power or authority.

The works of Jesus included salvation, healing, deliverance, and loosing the bands of wickedness.  Jesus was never afraid or timid in any circumstance and we should look to operate in the same manner.  My wife and I are both witnesses to HIS healing power and no one can convince us otherwise, it’s too late for we both received miraculous healing.  We are indeed credible witnesses and we both had physician records confirming the miracles… as though we would need them to prove to those who doubt FATHER’S Ability to fix one of HIS creation.

Attaining to the calling spoken by Jesus in the above passage requires us to be “all in”.  Casual commitment will not move you higher.  Those who are fully committed will not be disappointed for FATHER knows their hearts and HE is pleased with those who become men and women of great faith.

Are you committed to destroy the works of the devil or are you satisfied with being subjected to his works?  I could write volumes concerning the narrow path of overcoming the world but volumes of knowledge are not as effective as one true revelation from FATHER.  Seek HIM and HE will speak an appropriate Word to you in reference to your specific set of circumstances.  There is not one catch all formula for we each have a unique testimony.  It is time for us to act and thus become credible witnesses.