Archives for May 2015


May 31, 2015


734399_431886196897621_1694844016_n-242x300Today let’s make it personal and asked ourselves, should our faith and love for the one who gave it all so that we may have a “right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city,” in God’s pure and holy kingdom be reduced to only a click and share?

As a Child of God I believe that Facebook, Twitter or any “Social Media” outlet is not a primary area of my Lord and Masters concern as long as we have the poor, hungry, imprisoned, widowed, orphaned, and an immoral world that has lost sight of the saving grace of His love.

I really do and I believe each of you also love Jesus more than life itself. So we must ask our-self, if we click and share my feelings about my love for Christ, would that really allow a fallen world that desperately needs the transforming power of God’s Spirit, to know Him, or does it just allow me to have a hands off approach to Christ Mandate that tells His children to “go into all the world and preach the gospel.”

“According to the first chapter of Acts, 120 believers met in the upper room on the day of Pentecost. This is a ratio of 1 Christian to approximately every 500,000 to 580,000 people in the empire. From a human standpoint, Jesus’ command to preach the gospel to the world seemed unthinkable.

The Christian church exploded in growth. Tens of thousands were converted. The message of Jesus’ love was carried to the remotest parts of the empire. It reveals that in a few generationsimages37 Christianity had invaded nearly every level of society even in the remote provinces. “(Mark Finley)

And my friends, this was actually done without any “Social Media,” and millions eventually died so that a world could receive the good news of Christ Salvation. Persecution of the Christians started with the Emperor Nero in the summer AD 64.

At that time Christians were a small underground group among the slaves and poor people, making them the perfect scapegoat when Nero set Rome on fire and blamed it on the Christians which lead to the persecution of millions. Christians were thrown to wild beasts and eaten alive in arenas throughout the empire, others were crucified. But, the more they killed the more the church grew.

Those who gave there life for the Master came to be known as “martyrs,” which means “witnesses.” And this my friends is how they showed their love for Jesus Christ as they allowed their focal point to be centered on his saving grace. So today let’s focus on how can we obtain this same passion that will let the world know we are “witnesses” for Christ.

imagesWell, in God’s word, Jesus answers that question Himself, when He says “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matt 16:24 (NIV) That is what it will take and that can only happen when self-dies and Jesus Christ lives through us.

My friends, the final Chapter of this great Controversy between good and evil Is being written Right now, the climax will be when Christ comes to take His faithful Children, who have endured to our new Home and life eternal. So if you love Jesus by all means click and share, but most of all, seek first His kingdom and Spirit with a passion and then all power will come upon us as we become witnesses “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1;8 (NKJV)


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY




May 29, 2015


When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.” And imgreswhile he lingered, the men took hold of his hand and his family.

“Oh the mercies of God who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth,” brought them outside the city and said “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape…lest you be destroyed.”

“Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, out of the heavens……..”  But his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” Gen 16:23-26 (NKJV Paraphrased) My friends have you noticed when you read this tragic story, the part, that should be the motivating factor as to why we must start, not tomorrow, but today, becoming, unattached to the things of this world that we know the god of this world controls.

And that is, Not just the fact that Lot’s wife did not focus on where God was taking her and  disobeyed His command and allowed her heart to return to this sinful and despicable place 59840eb7cdf4fac2971cc43fc62f74b6where sin had abounded to such an extent that God had to destroy it.

But, those four words, which to me tells the whole story, “and while he lingered,” meaning Lot, who had to be literally carried out, before he would leave from the clutches and influence of the forces of evil. Once again, the love grace and mercy, of our Savior and what He will do to save us.

This was the patriarch of the family, the provider, who was not able to come to terms with the fact that he had already lingered in sin to long and it was time he gave it all to the Master.  And as we focus today, on those four words “And while he lingered,” they only solidify where we should be on our journey, and that is, if Lot would have had a stronger and more focused relationship with the Master, His wife probably would not have remained focused on to the things of this world that cause her to lose her life.

My friends, God has placed each of His chosen, in situations and circumstances where our influence is being duplicated to others as far as what we watch, and what we listen to, and where we go, and what we put into our bodies, that is detrimental to our health, and as God’s chosen generation, He has commissioned each of us to follow His lead, as we lead others to Christ.

Hourglass Sand Timer Beach SunriseIn addition, as designated leaders for the “unity of Christ,” we must transcend beyond tomorrow, as we present a vision to others that takes them to places they never thought possible through Christ who is “the way, the truth, and the life” As you allow them to in-vision walking through those streets of gold with you, in God’s Kingdom.

In others words, make Salvation a “Unity of Purpose” as we inspire and motivate others through the way we live our lives. We must also each become pioneers for Christ, as we pave the way to the promise land in the final days of this life’s history.

And as the world sees us they will only see “Men, and women who will not be bought or sold; men and women who in their inmost souls are true and honest; who do not fear to call sin by its right name; whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.” (E.G.White)


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY




May 28, 2015


“He [or she] who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. ”Revelation 3:21 (KJV) My friends we 60sec17are assured of victory in this spiritual war between good and evil. “Christ did not yield up His life untill He had accomplished the work which He came to do.

In addition, with His parting breath and at His weakest moment, Christ defeated this fallen foe who had claimed “in [his] heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14 (NASB)

And with His parting breath, Christ cried out “It is finished.” Because He knew the battle had been won. “His right hand and His holy arm had gotten Him the victory. As a Conqueror He planted His banner on the eternal heights…..Satan was defeated, and knew that his kingdom was lost.” (E.G. White It Is Finished)

My friends, now we must defeat Satan in all areas of our life as we allow God’s Spirit to give us the power over Satan’s stronghold over us, which begins when we give him permission to imagesenter our lives when there is a total disregard of Gods laws of love. Remember, as the “god of this world” where we abide as aliens in a foreign country, he has the legitimate right to influence and harass us.

This world is his kingdom, until God say’s to His Son, let’s go get my faithful Children who have endured. In addition, John 1:12 (KJV) tells us “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, He gave the right to become children of God.” Also, we need to know our rights and privileges, as a Child of God.

Psalm 8:4-6 (KJV) says “What is man [and woman] that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made [them] a little lower than the angels, And you have crowned [them] with glory and honor. You have made [them] to have dominion over the works of Your hands; you have put all things under [their] feet.”

In addition, we need to know what power and authority we have as Gods children against Satan. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV) what that power is “The weapons images33we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” My friends, as “heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ” it is important to pray without ceasing so we may stay focused as we take the good news to all who are blinded by the stronghold of Satan as they live with no hope or the power to be set free.

As Christians and believers in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we have the power through the cross where Satan was defeated to take authority over the enemy, as we call out His name as Peter “when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him,. Matt 14:30-31 (NKJV)


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY





He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing images41will be impossible for you.” Matt. 17:20 (NIV)

But it all begins with a movement or stepping out in faith. “But Sometimes we delay our own decisions and actions because of fear and vulnerability. most often we are still hung up on the past, overwhelmed by circumstance of the present, or battling between deception and truth about our situation of the future.

And then, Confusion settles when we look at ourselves and around us to attain the faith and wisdom we need to take our next step, But instead of giving it all to Christ, our solution is, we do nothing and give up. Remember my friends “it is not enough to believe about Christ [and what He can do for us]; we must believe in him.

Because the only faith that will benefit us is that [faith] which embraces him as a personal savior; which appropriates his merits to ourselves. Many hold faith as an opinion, but saving faith is aurltransaction by which those who receive Christ join themselves in a covenant relationship with God.

Genuine faith is life. A living faith means an increase of vigor, and a confiding trust, by which the soul becomes a conquering power.” (E.G. White Desire of Ages pp 347) My friends, Abraham’s faith did not start with him obeying God, and taking His only son, to be used as a living sacrifice.

And David’s faith did not start with him killing Goliath, neither did Elijah’s faith start with him defeating the 400 Prophets of Baal, on Mount Carmel, or the three Hebrew boys deciding to go into a fiery furnace rather then bow down to a false god and most of all, our faith must tell us, Jesus Christ our Savior, His Faith did not begin on Calvary.

So if we allow God’s Spirit to guide us as we study the word of God and believe that “the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. Ps 33:4 (KJV) then we must also believe that “all we need to climb that mountain is just enough faith to try”!!

mustard-seedBut the first step is to give it all to the Master as we allow Him to guide our footsteps on this Journey He has placed us on. Remember our God “begun this good work in [you and I and He] will complete it on the day of Jesus Christ” Phil 1:6 (NKJV) if we are determined to step out on faith, as we ask “Lord not my will but thy will be done.”

And as we begin to serve Christ each day, the Passion of Christ becomes the passion of our faith, which keeps us inspired and motivated to continue climbing that mountain until we have reached the promise land. In addition, the God we serve is unlimited, unmeasurable, and infinitely ably to do all that we ask for His faithful if we believe. Remember, We were all created in the image of God so we all have the opportunity to be men and woman after God’s own heart if we will only move out in Faith just enough to climb that mountain!!”


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



May 25, 2015


procrastination“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17 (ESV)

Procrastination is what happens when we inject into our life, “self-inflicting suffering.” Suffering that is brought about by our own lack of will-power to get the job done. “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Heb 12:11 (ESV)

Heaven awaits for each of us, but out attitude at times is, if we can just put it off for one more day, we’ve got time to serve Christ. But my friends, we do not have time to linger, for tomorrow is not promised to anyone and we know not the hour or day when the son of Man will appear to take His faithful to our eternal home “for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” 1 Thess. 5:2 (NIV)

Christ even told Judas  “What you are about to do, do quickly.” John 13:27 (NIV) My friends, our eternal destination depends on what we have been called to do and we must doTime Lost quickly!!

In addition, if we have made the decision to become a humble servant for the cause of the Master while allowing Him to live unconditionally through our life in all that we do or say, than we must “Commit [our] works unto the Lord, and [our] thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (KJV) And not when it may seem convenient for us.

laborers-for-the-harvestWebster defines Procrastination as the “act or habit of putting off or delaying, especially something that requires our immediate attention” My friends, our salvation and the Salvation of many, who live with the thought of no hope “requires our immediate attention”

Consistent with this, as God allows new doors of opportunity in our life to open, there must be a passion from within that drives us to give our Savior’s priority our immediate attention, which then will infiltrate into our day to day life, like exercising, cleaning out the garage, or visiting that friend we haven’t  visited in awhile.

My friends, there are an infinite amount of things that we put off daily that we should be doing but if we focus on putting Christ first as we study His word and fulfill his needs, than our prayers must be to allow that same attitude to be a part of our everyday life as we continue to ask for more of what God is willing to give and more of His territory and more of His Spirit.

Remember, God’s plan for each of His Children is far beyond anything we could ever imagine, If we would only give him our immediate attention. So my friends we must not delay or images33procrastinate in assisting God’s Spirit in transforming the world through Christ and what he did on Calvary for all who believes, one territory at a time as we bring Christ jurisdiction from heaven to where His needs are.

And than, we will “receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on [God’s chosen]; and [than we] will be [His] witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” And my friends, this is what we have been called to do, and we must do it quickly!!


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY






“And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He has said to me,

thorn-poem“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10(NASB)

Paul most likely was a proud man, with a little bit of arrogance, so it is with most of God’s children, sometimes God allows us to suffer that we may develop humility. “A thorn in our flesh,” and it may not always be health issues, but the constant storms in our life are thorns in our flesh, because they are a “messenger of Satan to buffet God’s faithful to keep us from exalting ourselves to where God is trying to take us, so that we may exalt Christ in all we do.

In addition, we must keep our eyes focus on our Savior and the straight path He has laid out for us Because we are His Children and He loves us so much, that He gave His life for our His-Wounds-Healed-ADSalvation. “Who [are we], that the Lord of all the earth Would care to know [our] name, Would care to feel [our] hurt?

Who [are we], that the Bright and Morning Star Would choose to light the way For [our] ever wandering heart? [We are] a flower quickly fading, Here today and gone tomorrow. A wave tossed in the ocean. A vapor in the wind. Who [are we], that the eyes that see my sin Would look on me with love and watch me rise again?

Who [are we], that the voice that calmed the sea, Would call out through the rain And calm the storm [for you, and for] me? Still You hear [us when we call]. Lord, You catch [us] when we are falling. And You have told [your chosen who we are, we are yours.] (Casting Crowns, Who Am I) And that my friends, is why we must endure, because we are His.

2cor12v91Consistent with this, Christ is seeking those who are steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord” 1 Cor. 15:58 (NKJV) Paul is not saying, only when the sun is shining or when we can see the rainbow after the storm, but “always abounding in the work of the Lord.”

Remember my friends “Our God “gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youth shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31 (NKJV)

My friends, Christ is calling as He looks for the faithful and the strong who can take a punch and still stand firm for what is right “though the heavens may fall and the earth may pass away,” we must persevere, Remembering at times we may not always recognize the night from the day, but we must keep our eyes upon that distant shore, the promise land, as we “keep our soul anchored in the Lord.”


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



May 23, 2015


images10“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Gal. 3:28 (NKJV) My friends, “There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins; And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.” And today if you are a child of God we can say with no reservation that the same Savior that died for you and I, died for Adolf Hitler, the dope pusher, the pimp and prostitute, the rich and the poor, the sane and the insane.

If we were shapen in iniquity; and in sin did [our] mother’s conceive [us] Ps 511:5 (KJV) then we are all on level ground at the cross where His blood flows. “There are at least 43 references to the blood of Christ in the New Testament, all testifying to its great importance in the salvation and daily life of the believer.

Judas the betrayer spoke of it as “innocent blood Matthew 27:4 (KJV) and Peter called it “the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” I Peter l:9 (KJV) It isblood-of-christ-610x351-300x172 the cleansing blood in I John l:7 (KJV) and the washing blood in Rev. l:5, (KJV)

My friends whatever situation or circumstances, no matter what economic or social class, the blood of Christ cleanses all of our sins away if we believe and allow a transformation to take place through the Spirit of God. We can never become so complacent, lackadaisical, and self-indulgent, that we forget it starts at the cross and the shedding of Christ blood that will make us a candidates for God’s pure and holy kingdom.

As the Master takes full control of our Character, as He eliminates the dirt and mire that has accumulated throughout the years, it is only the blood of Christ that purifies, only his blood that saves and redeems us from the penalty of sin. “But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,” Rom 5:20 (ASV)

images35My friends, we cannot out sin the grace of God, so no matter how far the god of this world has taken us, that stream of blood flows just that far and once it saves, it places us on a straight course to life eternal. “And they overcame Him [or Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11 (NKJV)

In this text, the blood is the overcoming blood, enabling believers to withstand the deceptions and accusations of Satan even if it means death. Christ death at Calvary summarizes Christ infinite love for everyone. And once we as His Children  have been washed in His blood, the believer then “dies to self and lives a new life through Christ” while asking Christ “what must I do to be saved” and not my will but thou will be done”

And each day, as we allow the Spirit to purify our lives by the standard of Christ, we will stay focus on what Jesus is trying to do in our lives, as we recognize that to be able to stand before our Savior one day with a pure white robe that was washed in His blood, we must have the faith, endurance and passion to maintain a close and personal relationship with Him daily, while understanding that the blood of Jesus, it will never lose its power to save.


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



May 22, 2015


imgres18“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12 (KJV) Even Satan, one day will be held accountable before His Creator. So having this knowledge, As a Christian we must now look beyond today, and focus on our Saviors soon return and our accountability for how we live our life from day to day.

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:10 (KJV) “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” As Christian our accountability will be an answerable account to God who has given a mandate to all of His Children who have a burning desire within their heart to live in the presence of God daily and to spread the good news of the cross, and Jesus soon return.

And no accountability God “has given will He require a more strict account than of our time. The value of time is beyond computation. Christ regarded every moment as precious, and it is thus that we should regard it. Life is too short to be trifled away. We have but a few days of probation in which to prepare for eternity.

We have no time to waste, no time to devote to selfish pleasure, no time for the indulgence of sin. It is now that we are to form characters for the future, and a immortal life for his Hourglass Sand Timer Beach Sunrisekingdom. It is now that we are to prepare for the searching judgment.

The human family have scarcely begun to live when they begin to die, and the world’s incessant labor ends in nothingness unless a true knowledge in regard to eternal life is gained. The man who appreciates time as his working day will fit himself for a mansion and for a life that is immortal. It is well that he [or she] was born.” (E.E. White. Christ Object Lessons).

Accountability, is each of God’s faithful, challenging ourselves and one another to grow in Christ by the daily renewal of our mind and body through the study of God’s word and the seeking of his spirit, as we cry out daily “Lord not my will but thy will be done”.

As Christians we seem to always acknowledge what we expect of God and what He should be doing for us, and it is always much more than what we think He expects of us. But today we must ask ourselves, why do we think God’s obligation to us, is  more than our obligation is to Him “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.

imgresBut God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:7-8 (NKJV) My friends, Christ gave His life for us, so who are we accountable to, surely not the god of this world. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

So my friends, if our desire is a place “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him” 1 Cor, 2:9 (KJV) then we must “seek first the Kingdom of God” as we give God and accurate account of, our time, money, talents, body and mind, as we prepare to enter the “promise land” and receive God’s just reward for the righteous, life eternal.


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



May 21, 2015


Your child development_2“The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”  You’re in a “middle of a wonderful dream. You’re riding the ocean waves with your family when BAM! along comes a giant sea creature poised for attack.

You begin to thrash away in bed, trying to fight off the monster. When you call out, your mother comes in to see what’s wrong. “It’s all right,” she says, “You had a bad dream,” and now you’re awake. safe in your mother’s arms” (KidsHealth)

My friends, it is probably safe to say throughout our childhood, we have all had our share of nightmares or bad dreams, they usually occurred in our lives between “5 to 8 year-olds, because this is at the point in our lives when we begin having rapidly expanding grasp of real-life perils” that just don’t make a whole lot of since at that age.

But one day, we didn’t have our mothers calming voice there to tell us “It’s all right,” you are only having a nightmare. One day life in itself 51IMgSEH0nL._SL500_AA280_became a never ending nightmare. And then, we found the comfort of a loving savior saying,  “its all right”  I’m here, “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at [life], for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deu. 31:6 (NASB)

Then we gave it all to Christ “All to Jesus we surrendered All to Him we freely give we will ever love and trust Him In His presence daily live All to Jesus we surrender Humbly at His feet we bow, Worldly pleasures all forsaken, Take me, Jesus, take me now.” And it is at that point, when it seems the nightmares resumed, only this time they came back with a vengeance, an ever ending cycle; a child on drugs.

An unhappy marriage, unemployment, the mortgage due with no finances coming in. Evan the dog dies. We as children of the king can go through a thousand scenarios. But my friends, did it ever occur to you, God is standing back like a proud parent, knowing His Children are unique? For there is no one like them on the earth, blameless and upright men and women, fearing God and turning away from evil.”

bo12While Satan continues His attacks on us with a vengeance. But this my friends is why God’s word must be hid within our heart, [that we will] not sin against” the one who gave His all for our salvation. In addition, we cannot become complacent about our salvation and the time we spend with God.

There can never be a time when what the god of this world places before us in the form of entertainment each evening on our TV’s, becomes more important than spending quality time with God and seeking His presence with a passion right here before the close of history as we know it. My friends, there must be a passion from within, if our goal is life eternal.

Consistent with this, without that passion that builds faith,we will never know that trials and “tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” which allows us to stay strong as God brags, because He knows we want give up, until we can cross over into the promise land.


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



May 20, 2015


Our life is laid out before God, He sees every valley created by unwise choices that we have made throughout our life. But as long as our focus stays on the Journey Christ tells us “I am the 250px-Cloud_in_the_sunlightlight of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (KJV)

Light has always been a symbol of the presence of God since He said “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good;….” Gen 1:3-5 (NKJV) And throughout God’s word there are Patriarch’s and Prophets who’s course veers at times in an unknown direction, even if they are a “man after God’s own heart”

But oh the grace of God whose light will forever remain in one’s presence if we continue to “look to the lord and his strength; and seek his face always” Ps. 105:4 (KJV) My friends, today let’s focus on the children of Israel who were in slavery for 400 years because they had gotten off course and lost sight of the light of God’s presence.

God remembered his covenant with Abraham and lead the children of Israel out of slavery to the promise land, which tells each of us, who has allowed the god of this world to enslaveGod's Pillar Leading the Israelites Exodus 13:21-22 them to the things of this world, God will not only deliver us, but through our faith will also lead us to the promise land.

The “lord went before the Israelites by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light.” Oh the mercy and grace of God, no matter what situation or circumstances that we may encounter or the length of time we may stay off course even after 400 years God’s promises are sure, they never change “for It is the Lord who goes before you.

He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deu. 31:8 And as we die daily, while allowing the light of God’s Spirit to transforms us into His image, our only desire should be to serve God, which then transforms all who are “sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more.”

7_heaven-300x225And now, we are safe in the arms of a risen Savior who has made us His personal light bearers as His presence allows us to be a light that shines in the darkness of a world that is also sinking deep in sin with no hope of rescue, because they have never known the light of the love, grace and mercy of God, the source of all true light.

One day soon my friends, eternal life will be our reward And “the redeemed will be sharers in His joy, as they behold, among the blessed, those who have been won to Christ through their prayers, their labors, and their loving sacrifice.

As they gather about the great white throne, gladness unspeakable will fill their hearts, when they behold those whom they have won for Christ, and see that one has gained others, and these still others, all brought into the haven of rest, there to lay their crowns at Jesus’ feet and praise Him through the endless cycles of eternity.” (E.G. White The Great Controversy)

So my friends stay the course because the light of the world Jesus Christ tells us “Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY