DRAWN TO THE LIGHT

DRAWN TO THE LIGHTDRAWN TO THE LIGHT

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.’ ”

The Scene: a small, single light bulb shining in a darkened room, that has just enough foot candles/lumens to enable someone to see.

Have you ever noticed that when there is a light shining in a dark place your eye is drawn to that light? Jesus is the Creator of light. He is the light.

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 the glory of God in the face of Christ.’ ”

Those who have chosen to live for Jesus have His light shining in them. They are the light shining on a hill.  Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Ephesians 5:8-11 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”

Light is a powerful medium; the source of light is even more powerful.

Isaiah 60:20 “Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.”

Psalm 112:4 ” Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.”

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A DEMAND FOR A SIGN

DEMAND FOR A SIGN

THE DEMAND FOR A SIGN

Matthew 16:1-3 ” The Pharisees and Sadducees came to  Jesus asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, ” When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather; for the sky is red’, and in the morning ,’Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’  You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”

The Scene: 1) Jesus on the cross: Darkness- No hope, the world view.

2) The resurrection cross: Bright day- The sun is rising–hope, The Christian view.

3) The Tree in the middle, separating the two views: Representing the Tree of Life, looking somewhat like a cross. The Tree of Life has bright green leaves.  One view is of a lost, dark world and the other a view of hope of resurrection day at Jesus’ return and eternal life.

The Pharisees & Sadducees thought they had won the battle, with Jesus, by His crucificxion, a great day for the believers in Him.  He died for the sins of the world.

The empty cross represents the greatest victory for Christians. We know Jesus is alive and well. His resurrection guarantees us that those born again will rise to meet Him on that great day.

Matthew 28:5-7 ” The Angel said to the women,” Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said, Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples; he has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you.”

HE IS RISEN!  HALLELUJAH!

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I AM COMING SOON

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I AM COMING SOON

John 14:3-4 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”

The Scene: The dial tumbler to a safe– recently  Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, declared that the USA recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Holy Spirit quickened, “Liken this event to the turning of the dial on a safe, to one of the required numbers in the series that will unlock the door to the safe.” The safe represents heaven (a safe place) where Jesus awaits for the last number to be dialed, before the door will open and He returns to earth for His people (the bride of Christ), that are awaiting His return.

Luke 21:27 “At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

Hebrews 10:35-37 “So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.”

Revelation 3:11 ” I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”

Revelation 22:20 ” He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ ”

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DAWN

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DAWN

Luke 1:78 “Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

The Scene: Sunrise, dawn, shining through the barren trees– symbolic of the spiritual awakening of people to the presence of God and His Son, Jesus, into their/our lives.

Romans 13:12 “The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

2 Peter 1:19 “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

When the dawn of the Lord Jesus Christ comes into peoples’ hearts and minds their attitudes and actions change from that of darkness to light. They begin to emulate Jesus, the light of the world. Nothing can change the heart of man but the presence of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Isaiah 60:1-2 ” Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”

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MAN’S TOOLS

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MAN’S TOOLS

Genesis 4:22 “Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.”

The Scene: Man-made tools of wood, iron, bronze, and stone.  God provided mankind with knowledge to make and use hand tools in positive ways. Men used those tools also in evil ways: to make weapons of war, idols, false gods, images, which angered Father God.  He also has provided mankind with spiritual tools.  “My  Spiritual tools come from My Word,” said the Holy Spirit.  If man would but read and heed My Word he would have the spiritual tools for life and carry them in the pouch of his heart.”

Matthew 24:35  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who calls us by his own glory and goodness.”

Reading God’s Word daily provides direction and guidance for our lives.  Read the Word.

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RETURN TO ME

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RETURN TO ME

2 Corinthians 5:1-2 “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling.”

The Scene: The giant salmon (representing Christian people), swimming upstream, jumping high out of the water, trying to make headway, to get back to the place of its beginning.

The salmon in this scene made it up and over the rapids and began swimming further upstream. The stream represents life in the world. The rapids are the problems and troubles we must overcome (go through), as God’s people strive to make it to their eternal homes.

2 Timothy 4:18 ” The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

The Holy Spirit has put a longing in our hearts to be in heaven with Jesus our Savior and our Father God.

Colossians 3:1-2 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

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BE PREPARED

BE PREPARED

 PREPARED IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON

2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”

The Scene: A winter scene with snow covered chalet and surrounding area.

Stay in the Word night and day, then you will be prepared for whatever comes–trouble or opportunities for ministry. The Holy Spirit will always help us in this regard. Pray every day for those opportunities, asking the Holy Spirit to give the words to say and the boldness to say them to someone in need of a boost.  This may open the door to someone’s eternal salvation.

John 16:13-15 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.”

We can always count on the Holy Spirit to give us Godly wisdom, guidance, and counsel.

1 Peter 3:15 ” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

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