Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Life In The Light in a World of Darkness”
“They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”
“Light” is on our menu for breakfast this morning.
In this continuing escalation of plagues in Egypt, this was the worst, so far. Darkness “so thick that it could be felt” (Exod.10:21). And it terrorized the Egyptians for three days. The worst terror was in ‘not knowing when this darkness would leave!’ God didn’t tell Moses how long this plague would last, so the people didn’t know! It could last forever!
Wow, what a picture this is of Life in the Darkness of sin and hell.
But then we see “Life In The Light” in Goshen, with God and His people; “Light, Walking Among and Living Within His People. (1John 1:7). The creative order of day and night was taking place in this nation of darkness, chaos, and terror.
Our Commander Jesus is the Light of the world that ‘gives light to every man, (John 1:9-13), who ‘asks for it, and receives it by Faith. But those who ‘hate the light, love the darkness;’ like Pharoah. (John 3:18-21). Because the darkness hides their ‘true wickedness’ from others - so that no sinner can even “see others” because the darkness of sin’s selfishness is so thick, that no one can see another. You see the horror of sin is that it Separates us from God and from everyone else - and leaves us ‘alone in the dark!’ The sinner who hardens their heart against God lives in deeper darkness, isolated from others, alone in the darkness of their selfishness. Oooooh what a terrible place to live - like a dead person.
When we see unbelievers this way, the way our Commander Jesus sees them; we will have deep compassion for their helplessness, and deep distress. Our hearts will be moved to “Rescue Them” and break them out of sin’s prison of deep darkness!
That’s why we are here on this planet, Warrior! We are Heaven’s Warriors - Special Forces of Righteousness! This is our Mission! Be the Light that Breaks through the deepest darkness and blasts open sin’s prison doors with the Truth of the Gospel!
“Oh Shine Jesus Shine -
Fill this land with the Fathers Glory,
Blaze Spirit Blaze -
Set our hearts on Fire!
Flow River Flow,
Flood the nations with Truth and Mercy,
SEND FORTH YOUR WORD, LORD - AND LET THERE BE LIGHT!” Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,