Monday, January 19, 2015
The End of the Matter- Part 2:
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“Becoming Beacons of Light to this Generation”
Philippians 2:14-16 AMP Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves], That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world, Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.
Paul’s role was to be a father to those he mentored, and to pour himself into them, to make them into the next father’s of the faith also. His personal joy was to see them grow up and to successfully become the new leaders.
The fruit of the Spirit within us is the Light that shines out of us to the entire world. God is removing the spots, the wrinkles, the wood, the hay, and the chaff from within us, which are the hindrances to our inner light. Every inner blockage is being pulled out by the root, to reveal Him (the Light) as our true root!
When we grumble, complain, fault find, question, and doubt: our own inner light dims, and our public witness is also tainted, which causes those around us to also be affected. (See above verse...)
John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
The “light of Life” flowing within us, which is seen visibly through our lives by others.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
John 11:10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
Ephesians 2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
2 Corinthians 4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
Ephesians 5:8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
The unveiling of our hearts before men; what is resident within us will come out.
The fruits of the Spirit (Life) are supposed to be manifesting outwards from us, for all to see Jesus!
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
***John was called a burning light:
John 5:35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. ESV
AMP: 35 John was the lamp that kept on burning and shining [to show you the way], and you were willing for a while to delight (sun) yourselves in his light.
To sun ourselves in another’s light means to benefit from their light, to enjoy or bask in their light, to celebrate in his light for a season; to let them do the work while you ride on their works.
***We are also called a burning light: (Again, another 12:34!!!)
Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning,
2 Peter 1:19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,
***The Prophetic Word is likened also to a lamp burning or shining within us in this new season!
A new day has dawned: It is time to rise up, and to move by faith in obedience to Christ!
Isaiah 48:6 You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known. 7 They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, Behold, I knew them!
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. 2 and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
As I was finishing this message, the Lord said, “Today is 01-18”, the Lord then said, “go to Ephesians 1:18:”
17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, 18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), 19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,
You are pregnant with the prophetic promises of God, pregnant with Light! The Lord then said, “go and look up the words “pregnant + promise,” so I did: Another 1:18!!!
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place under these circumstances: When His mother Mary had been promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be pregnant [through the power] of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:35 Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.
2 Peter 1:17 For when He was invested with honor and glory from God the Father and a voice was borne to Him by the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased and delight,
It is time for the Father to be seen and heard through your life. It’s time to give birth to the promises! He is going to flood your heart’s eyes with light, so that you can move in harmony with Him. It is time to open up fully and let Him live through you!
I finished typing up this message, and I looked at my laptop, and the clock said, “1:18 am!” - AMEN!
I then went to bed and later woke up, and looked at the clock, and it said 1:18pm! - AMEN!
- Susan O’Marra - 01-18-14