Jesus the Light of the world

Jesus

The light of the world

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.” (NKJV)

“Lord Jesus, thank you for being a continuous light that is shining in a world of darkness”

Isaiah 9:2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined” (NKJV)

“ O God, thank You for being a great light that shines upon your people”

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” (NKJV) 

“Thank for Your word that leads and guides each and every day”

Matthew 5:14-16 “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.” (NKJV)

“May the refection of Your light, that is in your people shine so brightly, magnify and glorify You, that the flesh will get no glory”

Hebrews 1-3 “ God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”  (NKJV)

“Lord Jesus, let the light that shines in us, be the express image of You and Your light that shines with brightness in darkness”  

Psalm 27:1 “ The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” (NKJV)

“Because of your light that shines so bright O God, we will have no fear of darkness”

Isaiah 2:5O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the Lord.” (NKJV)

“We walk by faith in your light O God”

Isaiah 60:20Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended. (NKJV)

It is impossible for darkness and light to occupy the same space at the same time. A room will remain completely dark until a light is turned on. The brighter the light, the less darkness there will be. There can be no darkness in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His light is everlasting.

“Lord Jesus, thank you for being the light in our lives that leads and guides, You are the light of the world!” Amen

Continuing in His service…Rev

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Idolatry

Leviticus 26:1-2 “You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God.” (KJV)

Exodus 20:4-5 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”  (KJV)

Several scriptures in the bible warn against worshiping idols and practicing idolatry. God is not mocked ( Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap) Galatians 6:7 (KJV) so he sees everything that is done.

When a person takes an image or an object and begins to admire, give reverence to, or give extreme devotion or to it, those things have become idols. When someone worships a physical object as a god, that person is committing idolatry.

We worship the creator and not the creation. God is the one true and living God, and there is none other like Him. He is Omnipresent (He is everywhere), Omnipotent (He is all powerful) and Omniscient (He is all knowing).     

Isaiah 40:18 “To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him?”

God is the beginning and the end.

Isaiah 44:6Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.”

God is merciful and gracious and will forewarn His people of danger that may lie ahead.

Deuteronomy 12:29-32“When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every [a]abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.32 “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.” (NKJV)

“Aba Father, You art in heaven, Hallowed is Your Name and only You should be worshiped. You have a kingdom, and Your will is being done here on earth and in heaven. This is another day that You have made and I pray that people all over the world will take every opportunity that is made available to them not only for today, but each and every day that you allow them to see, to worship only You. I thank You for being the great I AM and the creator that you are, and bless your Holy Name. In Jesus name, Amen!

Continuing in His service Rev…

The Name of Jesus

The name that is above every other name

Jesus

Philippians 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: (KJV)

Poverty                  High blood pressure                 Cancer   

Tuberculosis             Arthritis        Heart disease                  

High cholesterol        Diabetes       Gout       Drug addiction

Alcoholism      Mental illness    Eating disorder  

Pneumonia        Influenza        Depression    PTSD                          

Anxiety         Glaucoma           Eczema          Heart disease

 Kidney failure   Alzheimer’s     Dementia     Rheumatoid  Arthritis    

HIV          AIDS          Suicide       Parkinson Disease                

Stroke   Cerebral Palsy        Hypertension   Autism

Multiple Sclerosis   Abortion     Lupus   Gun Violence  

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (KJV)

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

John 14:13  “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”

Luke 10:17 “The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”

Jeremiah 10:6 “There is none like you, O Lord; You are great, and Your name is great in might.”

Acts 3:6 “But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”

Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”

John 1:29 “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

Lord Jesus, we take full authority over sickness, disease and anything that is not like you, we cast it out of our lives and send it back to the sender…By your stripes we are healed…in the name of Jesus we call those things that be not as though they were…and stand on your word that all of your promises are yes and Amen.   

Continuing in His service…Rev       

 

Do you have a vision?

“Do you have a vision?”

Proverbs 28:18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he”.

One of Webster’s definitions of vision is; the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight

Vision can also be something perceived in a dream, something supernaturally revealed in a prophecy, or something that is imagined.

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” (NKJV)

A car has:

  • A windshield that is in front of the car so that you see clearly or have a clear vision of what is in front of you. The person driving the car has to be able to see where they are going.
  • Two side view mirrors. These mirrors assist the driver with seeing what is on the side of them before they make a turn left or right.
  • A rearview mirror that usually is mounted on the front windshield. This mirror assists the driver with seeing what is behind them.

The windshield gives vision—the mirrors give reflections. On some mirrors there is wording saying “objects in this mirror are closer than they appear”. The driver of the car has to notice what appears in the mirrors, but keep their main focus on what is in front of them. If a driver pays more attention to what is seen in the rear view or side view mirrors, it won’t take long before the driver will run into something or cause an accident. So something that can be a help, can also be a distraction if it is focused on at the wrong time.

A person must refuse to rely on past virtuous deeds and achievements, or to dwell on sins and failures. When a person is driving, they occasionally look into the rear view mirror, or the side view mirrors. It is ok to remember past failures or negative experiences, if you are using them as learning experiences to help you with your forward vision.

Habakkuk 2:2And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it”.

Road maps give a person direction on how to get to a destination, and some vehicles have been equipped with a GPS that gives directions verbally.  The bible is a believer’s road map, and the Holy Spirit is our GPS. When we read the word of God, it will give the reader vision and clear directions. When we listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, we receive verbal instructions and information.  

Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”

When a person is driving at night, additional assistance is needed to help the driver to see where they are going, and to keep them from going off the road. The driver uses the vehicles headlights to assist with having clear vision of the road ahead. Depending on the type of road the person is traveling, the driver may use the low or high beam to give the driver better vision. Overhead Street lights, lane dividers and center lines also help the driver with staying on the right side of the road, staying in the proper lane, and not running off of the road into a ditch. 

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” (NKJV)

Being successful is a Vision that many people have. On many occasions there will people, places and things that individuals will have to leave alone, in order to obtain that person’s Vision of being successful.  When a person associates with the wrong crowd, or wrong things, they are not laying every “weight aside”. 

Some individuals wear eyeglasses. Wearing eyeglasses help with compensating a person seeing clearly that has defective vision.  The eyeglasses help a person see clearer than they would if they were not wearing them. Depending on the type of eyeglasses a person is wearing, the eyeglasses can also protect the eyes from blowing dust or bright light.

Just as eyeglasses help with a person seeing, there are also things that can hinder a person’s vision. A couple of them are:

  • A cataract which is an eye disease in which the crystalline lens or its capsule becomes opaque causing partial or total blindness.
  • A blindfold that can be anything that hinders the sight.

Sin can be a believer’s “cataract” or “blindfold”, hindering a person’s vision. But because of God’s grace and mercy, believers have a Savior that will remove “cataracts” and “blindfolds”.

John 1:29 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”!   

“Lord Jesus, thank you for removing anything that will hinder a person from having clear vision, that we may be able to see clearly, and not perish. In Jesus name”.  Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev