For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light and does not come to the light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God. ( John 3: 16-21 )
Just as God sacrificed His only Son, He has also set an example for us to follow. From his divine wisdom he shows us that we also must sacrifice the flesh in which we live. That by believing in the name of the only begotten Son, his light has consumed us leaving no place for darkness to hide.
So why do men not come to the light unless they are exposed of their sins? Some may say that it is their way of trying to live their life the way that they want to, rather than the way God wants them to live it. Others might say that they don’t have enough time for God or that God has not shown His Grace to them. By their ignorance, they are too blind to see that every breath that they take is Grace enough.
Why is it that a non believer when struck by a heavy burden or hardship calls out to the God in which they do not believe in? Is it due to the fact that God created everyone equal and that each of us was created from the highest quality seed? That we were created to serve our Creator not ignore Him. Perhaps, as we interpret life as our own, we have become comfortable in the sinful flesh in which we live? Have we not noticed the slumber creep upon us like a wolf in a pack of sheep? No man can serve two masters!
Brothers and sisters, my heart weighs a heavy burden, and my spirit tells me that others within the sound of my voice share it as well. I am tired of breathing stale air! If Jesus was standing here at this moment, would you be acting the same way you are right now? I am here to worship my King! He removed the scales from my eyes 4 years ago and revealed to me what I needed to change in my life. I took that step of faith and made a decision to remove those things that were taking my eyes off of Him. I give Him the praise, Honor and the Glory for all that he has, and will do in my life!
We need to take the focus off of our neighbor and start looking at ourselves. The longer you harbor your sins the easier it is for Satan to use them against you. You may think you are free, but you are not free until you willingly release these confessions unto the Lord.
This is explained in James 5: 13-16 as it reads: “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.”
It’s time to do some spring cleaning. It is time for sanctification of our temple, and our minds to be purged by the Holy Spirit. Allow the Holy Spirit inside of you to bring forth any convictions that may be binding you. Stand firm against the powers and principalities of darkness while bearing the whole armor of God.
It’s time for the pillars within this community to be put into place according to God’s will. Our savior is alive, and will return, and we must be ready when that happens. Practice loving your neighbor as yourself and faithfully pray for one another daily. Believing that what is prayed for will come to pass. Remember, we all have the same royal blood flowing through our veins. We are all related in God’s eyes.
God loves you more than you can imagine and he has never given up on any of you. He has been there with you in the peaks and the valleys of your walk here on Earth. Some of you may be going through a valley right now. For that person, know that you are not alone in your trials. Keep your eyes upon the Lord and the path that He chose for you will be lit. For those of you that are traveling a peak right now, be thankful and prepare yourself; for life is full of many valleys.
Isaiah 42: 16 tells us…
“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in the paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” “Amen”