Keep Your Lights On


Hello People! 🙂

I’m still on vacation and had the privilege of experiencing an evening without electricity throughout the whole neighbourhood and probably the whole city.  This experience has inspired my new post for today. The message is to keep your lights on. What do I mean by that? Listen people, when you travel in darkness which equals “ignorance” by the way, you simply don’t know where in the world you are going.


672861679dfc4e8844711fe3e7772700Even Jesus says this:

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.”


Jesus also warns us and says this:

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.


The Light of God which equals “Knowledge” is what you need in order to know which path you ought to take. Jesus is the light of Truth, and He himself confirms this by declaring that He is the way, the truth and the life in:


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


If we walk in darkness/ignorance, the Truth cannot be in us. Ignorance of the truth causes us to lose our way in life.


If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.


But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.


darknessWe cannot afford to be blinded by the Truth. The truth is what sets us free, but if you are walking in darkness you most certainly are bound by lies. Darkness cannot reveal to you what is lurking in the dark. When the light shines, revelation comes because you can now see. Why do you think it says in the Bible that when the blind man was healed of his blindness by Jesus that he could now say that though he was blind he could now see? It is because Jesus is the hope revealed; He is the Truth, He is the Life and He is the Way. 


He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

The Lord keeps saying that “for a Lack of Knowledge”, which I will rephrase to say, “…for a Lack of Light, My People perish”.
REMEMBER THIS:
Light = Revelation/Knowledge/Truth/Life/Love. 
Darkness = Concealment/Ignorance/Lies/Death/Hate.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.


efe21eab8ab2a64ae4402d4c47380181It is so important to tap into the knowledge of the Lord and how do you do that? By Meditating on His Word day and night. If you don’t tap into the knowledge of Christ, you will be forgotten and your children will be forgotten also just because you chose the path of ignorance. Ignorance is not profitable for your soul.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.


You can’t fight what you don’t know. You need knowledge of who your adversary is in order to fight effectively. You cannot operate by presumption…you need to operate in wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit. Those that operate in presumption often lead themselves into a darker pit of trouble. Do not assume anything. Act like you don’t know everything and learn to lean on the Lord for wisdom. Our limited knowledge base cannot handle the types of attacks that are headed our way. Do not rely on past battles as references to future ones. The future ones may or should I say will be ones that you cannot even fathom or think could happen to you. However, I will say remember your past victories and recognize that those victories had one theme in common, God was in the plan. Make sure that with whatever you do in life, make sure that God is in your plan. If God isn’t in it…then my friend, you will walk in a place of ignorance in the battle and you will incur losses. Jesus is who will preserve your life. Remember when I say that JESUS is the Way the Truth and the LIFE. 

I’ll give you an example. There was a cave that I wanted to visit on my vacation that is a pretty famous tourist spot. However, I am aware that many tourists go missing from that location because as beautiful as that place is there is a lot of spiritual history about that place. It is said that if you say foolish things in that place you will go missing. I’ve been making it a plan to go there because my family has been there before, but for some reason, I felt a great foreboding about going there for the past few days. Even my sister who is with me felt it and couldn’t shake it off. I couldn’t shake the feeling off until the day I was supposed to go and had to make a wise decision and cancelled the trip to go to that place.


Listen, I knew it was the Holy Spirit warning me not to go there. Whenever I feel the unction of the Holy Spirit to do or not do something, I simply listen. I don’t ask questions. This is not an occasion where you come with your pride as a “Christian” and assume that simply because you believe in Christ that you can ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit. That is disobedience and Arrogance cannot preserve your life, the wisdom provided by the Holy Spirit can. God won’t back your disobedience when He warns you not to do something through the power of the Holy Spirit so learning to listen and obey God’s voice when He tells you to do something.


As a result, I did not go to that cave since I trust the voice of the Holy Spirit. You don’t need to know everything that God asks you to do, you just need to have the Faith to Trust in His leading. Do you Trust in God’s Leading? Obedience is key here folks.


A story about some tourists who went there to prove that there was nothing to be afraid of concerning that cave went swimming in the pool that is found in that cave, which was what they were warned not to do by the locals who are familiar with the area. As a result, one member of that party of friends went missing because they ignored the locals warnings about how spiritual that cave was and the warnings to not do something stupid. To this day, they cannot find that fellow even though they hired an experienced rescue dive search party to locate their friend. The whole incident was very unfortunate, but this is the result of IGNORANCE. I acted on knowledge and therefore, my life was preserved. Those that act on ignorance….death is sure to follow them.


How many times have you traveled into a dangerous place that you were told or felt you shouldn’t go and still went anyways and found yourself in a precarious situation? It is so important to not act on presumption. Remain humble and learn to follow your gut instincts which most likely is the Holy Spirit talking to you and asking you to listen to His voice when making a decision about something important. Keep your lights on! Keep operating in the wisdom of the Lord, ALWAYS. It says in His Word that:


 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


Learn to put your trust in God who is able to show you the way when hope seems bleak. When you don’t know where you are going, Lean on God again. He will direct your path.


 

Here is a song by Lauren Daigle called Light of the World. It’s not to be confused with the other song that some people know with the same title. May this Song bless your spirit today. Love y’all 😀

Focus on the Greater Within You


 

Hi Everybody!

You must be wondering what’s up with the title today? You know that verse of Scripture that says:

1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

What does that mean exactly?

When you choose Christ as “the Way, the Truth and the Life(John 14:1; John 14:6) in the process of our Salvation, You allow Him to enter into your heart as you give permission to allow the Holy Spirit to transform your old ways of thinking and doing things to become a new creation in Christ. We are all new creations in Christ when we accept Him as Lord and Savior; however, in our walk, we determine how great He is in us as we choose how far we are willing to follow Jesus in His way, in His Truth and in the path that He leads us to eternal Life in Him, with Him, and through Him.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

The question of “How Great is our God?” can only be determined on an individualistic basis based on how much we have cultivated building a relationship with Him in our lives. Someone only becomes great in our hearts when we are in relationship with them built on a foundation of Trust, Faith, and Belief.

Ask yourself these questions:

How much do you Trust Jesus?

How much Faith do you have in Jesus?

How much do you Believe in Jesus?

The measure of these things determines how great He is in you.

Jesus overcame the world for us (John 16:33). We can only overcome the world when we have Jesus Christ inside of us who is the hope of Glory (Romans 5:2; Colossians 1:27). I believe that as Christians we have to pursue the Greatest of the Great so that by one mere look at you, it is evident that you are Christian. The light that comes from you, illuminates that which is already inside of you which is the message of Jesus Christ.

How great is the light of Jesus’ Word shining in you, through you and around you?

When we embrace ideas that contradict the light of God’s Word, we become more like the world that knows no light (darkness = ignorance) and the Jesus in you gets shelved to the back corner in the basement of your heart until He is completely forgotten; or worse, thrown out of your life completely. When we forget our Savior, when we forget our Lord Jesus by our own choice, we then allow something else to become greater within us, and if it is not Jesus, then you’ve got to ask yourself, Who has taken His place within our hearts?”

If Jesus is not on the throne-room of your heart, who is seated there instead? It is possible to hold an idol to be greater than our God which opens doors to demonization and other problems and that is why we must hold fast to the Truth and not allow room for deception or anything to replace the greatness of our God in our lives.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
[ Stand Fast ] But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you by the Spirit and belief in the truth for salvation through sanctification ,

1 Thessalonians 5:20-22

20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

So Today, focus on what is the Greater that is inside of you?

If you have shelved Jesus in a far place from your heart or have completely abandoned Him in your life, then repent and seek God’s forgiveness for it and reconcile your heart back to His love for you today. Jesus loves you even when you don’t love Him in return. Jesus believes in you even when you have stopped believing in Him. Jesus has faith in you even when you have denied Him. Jesus wants an intimate relationship with you, even when you have divorced your heart from Him. Jesus still wants you even when you think He doesn’t because “He will never leave you nor forsake you” even when you have forsaken Him (Hebrews 13:5). Allow Him to take the throne-room of your heart and let Him become Greater in your life.

“How do I make Him greater in me?” you ask?

By studying His Word (The Bible), by living out what you believe by Faith, and by demonstrating Jesus’ love for you and for other people through your actions, thoughts and deeds. It takes Faith to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the greater One that is within you than he that is in the world. Put away the things that you once exalted before God and seek the things of the Kingdom of God to reside in you. You can do this by renouncing those things that you once made greater in your life than the Christ in you the hope of Glory. God is an awesome God and He is the Greater that should reside inside you when you worship Him daily and make Him a priority in your life. Food for thought.

I have two songs here by 21:03 called Cold World and Done. Totally love these songs. May they minister to you today.

God bless you everybody!

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