The Light of Truth

Darkness is anything 

that tries to obliterate the light of God. 

The light of God is Love. Truth. 

Darkness is anything the tries to steal 

or question this light. 

It often manifests itself in fear. 

Right from the start the darkness tried to question 

Love and Truth. ‘Did God say?’

It often triggers fear. 

Fear of something. Someone.

The worst consequence is being afraid  of God.

How to overcome fear?

Faith!

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart 

and lean not on your own understanding.’ Prov. 3:5 

The heart is the seat of affection. 

The head of reason.  

Antidote for fear and falsehood?

The Word. 

 ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:…’ 2 Tim. 3:16/17

‘For what saith the scripture? 

Abraham believed God, and it was  counted unto him 

as righteousness.’ Rom 4:3

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The Good Shepherd 

It is the lambs that are in danger that the Lord seeks. 

Those who have wondered off, 

those who have got caught in snares 

or fallen into pits they cannot get out of alone. 

They need rescuing. 

Picture the Shepherd finding the stray lamb. 

Out of compassion 

and knowledge of his land and sheep, 

he knows where to look! 

See him call to his dog to help in the rescue. 

The well trained sheepdog only responds  to commands. 

He is incredibly alert; 

anxious to please and obey the shepherd. 

He only does what the Shepherd commands!

Who are you in the picture? 

Are you the lamb? 

Be sure Jesus knows exactly where you are, 

spiritually, emotionally, physically. 

By the power of the Holy Spirit 

he will minister directly to you, spirit to spirit. 

In the natural He will send assistance in human form. 

Someone will be sent to  come along side you, 

either physically or  prayerfully. 

Are you the sheepdog? 

Are you merrily rounding up the sheep regardless of instructions,

not stopping until you are exhausted? 

But what has happened to the sheep? 

Sometimes they take fright and are scattered!

Or are you well trained, following the example of Jesus, 

who only did what His Father told Him?

A lot of wasted energy could be saved  

for a greater reward done His way!

John 15:6

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Familiarity breeds Contempt

Been a Christian a long time?

Been reading the Word regularly?

Beware you could be taking it all for granted.

You could be skimming over the Word lightly

At times knowing many scripture by heart.

But is your faith activated?

Are you believing what is the almost unbelievable?

Is your life matching up to the promises made to you?

Are your hopes and dreams rooted in the Word?

If you take your eyes off the ball in any game 

you risk losing!

Keep your eyes on the Word.

His Name is Jesus.

Keep your eyes on the promises.

The Promise Keeper is faithful.

Circumstances may suggest otherwise. 

Whose report will you believe?

Pro. 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 

And do not lean on your own understanding.

 

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Love Shines Through

When fears and worries crowd in 

they can block the sense of God in our lives. 

Like clouds that can obscure the sun on a dull day. 

This is why the word calls worry  sin. 

Sin is anything that comes between us and our God.

And yet

 Love Shines Through

Not every day has clear sky.

Clouds gather.

A glimpse of the sun

Brings hope.

But even in the overcast sky

We know the Son is there

And Love shines through. 

‘For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Rom. 8:38-9

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Wait for the Green Light

Seasons of Change
The changing of seasons in the natural
is easy to observe.
Changes in the spiritual need discernment.
A sense of things shifting
An uncertainty.
A red light changing to amber.
Wait.
Wait upon the Lord.
Like the pedestrian, look both ways
In this instance, back to check progress
Forward to consider a new direction.
Don’t step out until you get the ‘all clear.’
‘A man’s mind plans his way
[as he journeys through life],
But the Lord directs his steps
and establishes them.’
Proverbs 16:9 (AMP)

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Priceless and Eternal

Priceless and Eternal.

The world can reach out to the needy.

The hungry can be feed,

the poor given money, 

the lonely kept company.

But these provisions, 

no matter how welcome  are transitory.

Believers have so much more to give. 

They have the Priceless One, 

whose Love is beyond compare

whose riches never end, 

whose life is eternal. 

Freely, freely you have received, 

freely, freely give. 

Matthew 10:8

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Intentional Love

The Love of God Is intentional.
It is the greatest force of all.
Sin and unbelief are barricades to it
but Love can sweep them away
with just one look.
One touch.
When we are convinced Love is the greatest force
the barricades come tumbling
and we are made whole.

‘There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: 1 John 4:18 KJV

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Two Powerful Kingdoms Colliding

Have you been fully aware of being trapped in a sin, 

an ongoing weakness of the flesh you know is wrong 

yet you seem powerless to  defeat. 

This shows the power of sin. 

No matter how hard you try, 

or how strongly you abhor the weakness 

it has victory over you.

Give up and give in!

Give up trying to be good. 

The word says ’No one is good but One,’ Rom. 3:10

Only the power of God can overpower the power of sin and deal with its consequences. 

As a believer one of the consequences, 

guilt,

can be a bigger stronghold than the sin itself.

Because we have a heightened awareness of right and wrong, 

we can be held hostage to guilt and punish ourselves

whilst the truth of the matter is, 

every aspect of sin was dealt with on the cross

‘He bore our guilt and shame’ and took our punishment upon Himself.  (1Peter 2:24) Often the secret of healing is hidden here!

If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. (John 8:36) 

Let God be true and every man a liar. (Romans 3:4)

You either come in agreement with the truth of God or the lies of the enemy. One enforces bondage, the other offers freedom. Like all ‘too good to be true’ truths of the gospel, so simple we can miss it!

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Resurrection Life

Who doesn’t like something new?

A new friend, a new interest, a new idea, a new plan.

As Christians we have been given so much more.

A new life.

The world’s adage says , ‘one life live it!’

It implies it is extravagant to waste it. For Christians it would be sacrilege to waste our spiritual life.

We are destined to reach heavenly heights in our spirit not to be weighed down by earthly limitations.

Jesus paved the way.

His love is the stairway we ascend. Risen with Christ

‘Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.’ Col 2:12

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Trials and Tribulations

Even those who know the truth
can waver at times.
If John the Baptist did
you may too.
Should this happen,
the Lord in His covenant faithfulness
will reassure you by reminding you that:
‘in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.’ Jn 16:33 KJV
Jesus’ promise to John was
‘The blessing of heaven comes upon those
who never lose their faith in me
no matter what happens.’ Luke 7:23 TPT

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