Have you wondered why Israel and Christians are persecuted and other religions are not? It is because true believers stand carrying the Lord’s Light in a world filled with darkness. Our lights are shining the way for this and future generations to come before the true throne of Almighty God. Remember, you are not your own any more because you were purchased by the blood of the Lamb, Christ Jesus. The worldly people know they are sinning and doing wrong because their “conscience” tells them inside. The Holy Spirit convicts them and the Lord calls out to them yet they choose to continue in their sins thus hardening their hearts and becoming cold and hateful. Do not be surprised when people hate you for doing God’s work but instead pray for them, love them and let God move through you. Who knows, you may reach a few along the way. John 3:19″This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed” Psalm 18:28″You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light” Isaiah 5:20″Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” Isaiah 42:16″I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them” Isaiah 58:10″and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Luke 11:34″Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness”John 1:5″The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” John 8:12″When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 12:46″I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness” Acts 26:18″to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ 2 Corinthians 4:6″For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” Ephesians 5:8″For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” 1 Peter 2:9″But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” 1 John 2:9″Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness” SHINE ON LITTLE LIGHT OF GOD…SHINE ON!
We cannot have our cake and eat it too? Yet that is how we approach our life before God, wanting the things of God and then living by the fleshly nature instead in a spiritual walk. Grace is nothing without Repentance, the act of turning away from the desires of the flesh and following God’s way and purposes. What God seeks a broken loving heart that leads us into faithful obedience of His word and that we take control over our flesh to overcome this world and enter into His.To invite Jesus into your heart and never repent (turn away) from sin is just fooling ourselves. God knows our hearts, motives and desires before we do. Romans 2:4Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. Matthew 9:13″But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Luke 15:7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance” Luke 24:47″and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” Acts 11:18 When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.” Acts 19:4″Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” Acts 20:21testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM GOD IS AT HAND!
God gives us freedom to be RESPONSIBLE for how we will live in this life and for all eternity. To often we are irresponsible in our approach to life and God. We have to take responsibilities for our actions by choosing right (holiness) from wrong (immorality). We have to accept the call of salvation unto grace and take responsibility for our eternal life. We are responsible to These responsibilities include our parents, son/daughter, spouse, employer/employee, and our communities. Genesis 39:22 So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. Leviticus 5:1“‘If anyone sins because they do not speak up when they hear a public charge to testify regarding something they have seen or learned about, they will be held responsible” Leviticus 5:17″If anyone sins and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though they do not know it, they are guilty and will be held responsible” Luke 11:50 Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world 51from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all” 1 Corinthians 7:24″Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them” Acts 6:3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them” 1 Chronicles 9:26 But the four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibility for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God” Nehemiah 10:35 “We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the Lord each year the firstfruits of our crops (TITHES AND OFFERINGS) and of every fruit tree” Numbers 3:38 Moses and Aaron and his sons were to camp to the east of the tabernacle, toward the sunrise, in front of the tent of meeting. They were responsible for the care of the sanctuary on behalf of the Israelites. Anyone else who approached the sanctuary was to be put to death. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BODY, MIND AND SOUL.
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU WORSHIP AND MADE GOD OVER YOUR ETERNAL SOUL? Many Christians and Jewish believers have broke free of this world and its teachings to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. But when people ask you who do you serve, do you respond with your church’s name? your pastor? your denomination? Allah? Buddha? Baal? Lucifer? Ra? Mars? Zeus? even Yourself? or do you call out to the the Great I AM. Can you image Moses when he asked God so who do I tell the Israelite sent me? Exodus 3:13 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God (YHWH, ELOHEIM, ADONAI) of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’ God in the flesh is Yeshua, Jesus Christ. Matthew 8:3Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed” Mark 14:62″Jesus said, “I AM. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” John 4:25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” John 6:35″And Jesus said to them, “I AM the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” John 8:12″Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:28Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things” John 10:7 “Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I AM the door of the sheep” John 11:25Jesus said to her, “I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” John 14:6″Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” WHO DO YOU WORSHIP? AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE GREAT I AM, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
Many Christians today are looking for a God to show up in awesome displays of His power performing signs, wonders and miracles. With our desire to see God magnified, we gravitate to those who seem to be doing just that. But if you know God you will realize that He is a humble God full of power-under control. Be very cautious of who you focus your adoration just because they perform “miracles”, so does the devil. 2 Thes 2:9″The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And FOR THIS REASON GOD will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” SO How did God reveal Himself to Elijah? 1 Kings 19:11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice 13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Psalm 46:10″Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” MIRACLES DO NOT EQUAL GOD BUT GOD EQUALS MIRACLES! LISTEN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT!
Why do true Believers in Jesus Christ (YESHUA) feel that they have to fit into this world and look or act like everyone else to fit in? Did Jesus(YESHUA) try to “get by” or “fit in” when he was walking this earth or did he shine with righteousness? Why do we try to make the church appealing to the worldly people by using marketing system to fill our seats when we should be a lighthouse of holiness shining for all the world to see. John 18:36″Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will’ 1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” 1 Corinthians 7:31″those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away” 2 Corinthians 1:12′ Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace” 2 Corinthians 10:2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world” John 8:23 But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world” Isaiah 38:11 I said, “I will not again see the Lord himself in the land of the living; no longer will I look on my fellow man, or be with those who now dwell in this world” BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE IN GOD (YHWH)