Living in the Light

Living in the Light

Invitation to Truth

“But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:21 (NIV)

In this verse, we are presented with a powerful invitation to live our lives in the light of truth, without hiding or pretense.

Choice We Face

Each of us has a choice: we can continue to dwell in darkness, hiding our true selves and actions, or we can step into the light of truth and authenticity.

The darkness may seem comfortable and safe, but it ultimately leads to a life of deception and isolation.

Courage to Be Seen

Living in the light requires courage and vulnerability. It means being willing to let our lives be exposed to the scrutiny of God and others, with all our flaws and imperfections laid bare.

But it is only in this place of transparency that we can truly experience freedom and healing.

Assurance of God’s Presence

When we choose to live by the truth, we can be assured that our actions are being done “in the sight of God.”

We are not alone in our journey toward authenticity. God sees us, knows us, and invites us to walk in the light of His presence, where there is no need to hide or pretend.

As you embrace the call to live in the light, you may face challenges and criticism from those who prefer the darkness.

However, you can take comfort in knowing that your life is being lived out in the open, with integrity and honesty, before the God who loves you and desires your true freedom.

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Power in the Name

Power in the Name

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” (Acts 3:6)

When Peter and John encounter a lame beggar outside the temple, they demonstrate the authority and power available to all believers through the name of Jesus.

Though they possessed no money to assist him, they offered far greater riches through Christ – miraculous healing in an instant!

Expect the Impossible

Jesus assured His followers, “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” (Matthew 17:20-21).

As we call upon Christ’s name in faith according to His will, we open the door for the supernatural, limitless resources of heaven to meet earthly impossibilities.

This exciting spiritual truth applies to our physical bodies, relationships, jobs, ministry efforts, cities and nations. Through invoking Jesus’ authority in the unseen realms, we gain access to His resurrection miracle-working power.

“God’s power is always available where the name of Jesus is proclaimed.” Derek Prince

Let us call upon His name with bold expectancy today!

An Open Invitation

In Acts 3, Peter extends an invitation to the gathered crowd who are astonished at the healing they’ve witnessed.

He urges them to repent, turn to God and times of refreshing will come (v.19). The healing of the lame man was intended to point to spiritual restoration.

Similarly, God wants miracles to draw people to Himself – the ultimate source of life and power.

As conduits of His grace, we are privileged to bring the refreshment, renewal and salvation found solely in Jesus. May the power unleashed through Christ’s name open many eyes to His worth.

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Representing the One Who Sent You

Representing the One Who Sent You

Luke 10:16 – “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Authority Not Our Own

When Jesus sent out the seventy-two disciples to preach and heal, he gave them authority to carry out those ministries in his name.

Their authority came directly from him. Jesus said whoever listened to them, listened to him. And whoever rejected them, rejected him and the One who sent him – God the Father.

The authority of the seventy-two was not their own but derived from being representatives of Jesus.

Weight of His Commission

This is an immense responsibility! The disciples went out proclaiming and demonstrating the kingdom of God with authority from heaven’s throne room.

People’s reception or rejection of them meant reception or rejection of Christ himself and the Father. That’s no small commission!

The disciples represented a direct delegation from the highest possible authority. Their message and actions carried eternal weight.

Faithfulness in Small Things

At first glance, the disciples were a seemingly ragtag group to bear such a sacred charge. Yet God often chooses the small, unimpressive and ordinary to carry his authority.

It’s easy to feel our words or deeds for Christ are insignificant. But there is no greater privilege than representing the Son of God to the world, no matter how humble the assignment.

Each act of faithful service matters.

Hearing from a Holy Envoy

The flip side is that every Christian today carries this same gravity as the seventy-two. Those we interact with are, in effect, hearing from a representative of the Lord himself through us.

Our character and conduct have significance beyond ourselves.

We must consider carefully how to represent Jesus well to others through both speech and action. What an honor to serve as His envoy!

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Healing in His Name

Healing in His Name

Acts 4:10Then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

Name Above All Names

When Peter healed the lame man, he made it clear the power was not his own. The healing came through calling on the name of Jesus Christ – the crucified and risen Messiah.

Unrivaled Authority

That name sets Jesus apart, conferring unrivaled authority and ability. As Peter invoked His name, irresistible power was released to restore the man’s legs and ankles.

Standing Strong

Jesus’ name had brought wholeness. The crippled beggar was now standing tall, healed inside and out. What a vivid demonstration of Jesus’ supreme authority!

The Name We Call Upon

Today, we continue Christ’s healing ministry in dependence on His powerful name. As we pray in Jesus’ name, His merciful might flows through us. All praise to the matchless name!

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Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing

In the book of Matthew 9:35, we encounter a powerful description of Jesus’ ministry on Earth. This verse provides valuable insights into the compassionate and purposeful nature of Christ’s work, teaching us profound lessons that are relevant to our lives today.

“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”

Ministry of Compassion

The verse begins by highlighting Jesus’ journey through towns and villages, emphasizing His personal and intentional approach to ministry.

As followers of Christ, we are called to emulate His compassion by reaching out to those in need in our own communities. Whether it’s through acts of kindness, sharing the Gospel, or offering a helping hand, we can follow in Jesus’ footsteps by making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Proclaiming the Good News

Another significant aspect of Jesus’ ministry was His proclamation of the Good News of the Kingdom. This reminds us of the importance of sharing the message of God’s love and salvation with those around us.

Healing and Wholeness

The verse also highlights Jesus’ miraculous healing of diseases and sickness. By coming alongside those who are suffering, we can be instruments of God’s love, providing emotional and spiritual healing to those in need. To be sure; Jesus is still healing broken lives today!

Following the Example of Christ

Matthew 9:35 serves as a powerful reminder of your calling as a follower of Christ.

You are called to be an agent of compassion, a bearer of good news, and an instrument of healing in a broken world.

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