You are the Light of the world

 

A few months back I heard this story…..

ABOUT a preacher who went to Africa.  As he moved around, the sun was extremely hot and he was thirsty.  He went towards a small shop, and  wondered if he would get good water to drink.  But on coming up to the shop the keeper immediately asked “ Sir, do you want a coke, and it is chilled.”  This surprised him.  He thought the Coca cola which is about a 125 years old has reached the remote places of Africa.  But the Gospel message of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Healer and deliverer, which was commissioned 2000 years ago has yet to reach millions on the globe. What could the reasons be ?

The Lord Jesus said in Mat 5:14  You are the light of the world.

In other words each one of us who believe in Christ has got the power or the dunamis or the anointing to impact not only family and friends but to reach the world with the light of the gospel within us.  We have to honestly examine our place in our family, Church, and community. How much have we earnestly contributed to reach out this light ? Are all our programmes always looking inwards or are they looking outwards. Has the heart of missions from the Church failed ? Has the Church forgot to equip and to send out.

The heartbeat of the Lord has not changed. It is still the same as the Bible says in Isa 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

For some of us the missions fields can be our families, friends, relatives and office friends, our neighbourhood to start with.  For the one who is seeking and available the Lord will show innovative ways to reach the unreached.  For some the call may be to Go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  But as we see it all began after the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Penteost and they were witnesses first in Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria and then to the uttermost parts of the earth.

If there are many drops that make an ocean and if what the Lord Jesus said in Matt 5:14 is true, then each one of us has a long way in shining our lights to the world.  He has put unimaginable power in us through the Holy Spirit to reach and impact a dying world that we are living in.  We are called not to fear them who destroy the body but to Fear HIM.  We are called to think as He thinks, for as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.  So today let us agree with what the Lord says.

God needs us and wants to depend upon us Today.  Let us align our thinking to fulfill our responsibilities first in family, then others individuals, Church, Community, City, nation and then enter into the World before the trumpet sounds.

Coming up: The Joshua project, the 10 40 window and the unreached areas in the world.

 

Photo: Share the Gospel www.god.tv/b1b

 

 

 

 

 

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In Christ Alone

There is no other name but JESUS

There is no other King but JESUS

There is no other LORD but JESUS

JESUS JESUS JESUS JESUS JESUS

The Bible says in Phil 2:10,11

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

a) of those in heaven,

b) and of those on earth,

c) and of those under the earth,
 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

Here Apostle Paul writes about the three places that are before the eyes of the Lord.

 JESUS is the name that brings healing , hope and  deliverance. The name that is above every other name as mentioned in the Bible.  The name that can resurrect you and give you a brand new start in life.  Demons are not cast out in the name of Mahatma Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln,  but in the name of Jesus. Many of us, probably have not witnessed a demon being cast out from a person.

JESUS is the name that resounds healing and hope not only on the earth , but is the Lamb of God on the throne in Heaven and the name at which demons tremble, the One who has the keys of death and hell.  The Holy Spirit will only magnify and glorify the name of Jesus.

Even as the work of the preaching of the gospel continues through different means through crusades, Television, Internet ministry, Websites and so on. The name of the Lord is spreading to the uttermost part of the earth.  The true seekers of God embrace this Name for their search for truth ends with this Name. The Name  that is above every other name.  JESUS.

The offering of Christ on the cruel cross completed the salvation of all those who believe in His shed blood, for forgiveness and redemption. At the cross will every soul find solace and comfort and eternal hope and  answers to all questions.

At the name of JESUS Every knee will bow.  Every Creation will bow to the only Creator. Creation cannot be God. Creation must bow and praise the Creator. Think  about this. This will happen and the Name of JESUS will be exalted Above All.

As we lift up the Name  of JESUS , He will draw all men unto Him.

Testimony:

A month back for the marriage preparations of my nephew we sought The Lord and earnestly prayed for the Lords presence,  for all things to go smoothly, for His blessings on the couple, the families and all who participated.  The Lord answered all our prayers and other servants of God, by sending unprecedented rain and then a calm.  By His grace and mercies everything went on smoothly.  As the functions came to an end one of the guests told me – everything went smoothly, it was as if The Lord was there.  

In your families, gatherings and fellowships exalt and lift  His name. Let your conversations revolve around Him. Then you will find Him in your midst and also as His name is lifted He will draw all men unto Him.