Friday, October 9, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Jesus said to his disciples, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) .
Thought Of The Day: Our life is like light, designed to expel darkness and expose the wicked works of Satan.
LISTEN : Light is the cure for darkness. It is the solution to spiritual blindness. It is the power which enlightens the dark world. This light is in Christ Jesus. God is light, and those who acknowledged His son Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour must shine the same light around the world. Jesus said to his disciples, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) . My dear, you can’t give what you don’t have. You must have light to be able to give light. To give light to this dark world you must have the light of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Having received the gospel of light, we should strive to illumine this world that has been darkened by sin and wickedness. Beloved, do you know that you are, and should be the light of the world? Jesus Christ said, “You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.”(Matthew 5:14-15). Beloved, wickedness is growing rapidly today because lots of people (Christians) have refused to shine their light. Their lives have been overwhelmed by darkness (sin, lusts, worldliness, wickedness, inordinate desires, etc.), and the light in them have become useless. My dear, don’t hide your light. Let the world know that you belong to God. Let your good works be seen by all and glorify God our Father. Let the mind and way of life of Jesus Christ be seen in you and felt through you. You’re the light of the world. Therefore, as a true child of God, you’re designed to give directions to those who have lost their way to God. You’re to persuade and inspire others to embrace godliness. Besides, you’re expected to be kind, merciful generous, loving, forgiving, forbearing, and the like, that others may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. Remember, if your life can’t glory God you have no right to claim intimacy with Him. Beloved, shine the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ anywhere you go. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1 . Determine to use your life as a message to the world by influencing the world for Christ.
2 . Be forgiving, merciful, loving, and generous to others.
3 . Be prepared to give directions to those who have lost their way to God.
4 . Remind yourself that you are the light of the world, and then, shine the light everywhere you go.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that I bear the light of God. Therefore, I will shine it to the world, amen.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I know that I am the light of the world by my faith in Christ. Therefore, help me to shine my light always in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ shine into your heart, and through your life to the world, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : You have no light if your light can’t give light. Wickedness is rapidly growing by the second, because carriers of light have refused to shine their light.
Quote : “You have not yet known Christ until his mind and way of life is seen in you and felt through you.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the name “ICHABOD” means, “inglorious” or “there is no glory?” (1 Samuel 4:21-22).
Today In History : October 9, 1962 – Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the shell is 12% of an egg’s weight?
Bible Quiz : What did God create in the beginning………?
God bless you!