Light away your darkness

[The Glory Unveiled]

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? ( Luke 15:8 )

Light is a mystery that is not easily understood. Even it’s scientific properties are inexhaustible. We see because of light and we are because of light. Jesus said His life is the light of all men (See John 1:4). In the verse of scripture above, an allusion is created of a woman who had lost a coin. Now, in Jesus’ narration of how the woman tried to find that coin, the woman’s focus was not directly on the coin but rather what could reveal the coin; light. So the scripture says she would light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully. The need for a light is paramount in the finding of the coin because without it, she cannot even sweep the house nor search for the coin. Light exposes and light reveals whatever is concealed in darkness. In another place, Saul had lost his father’s donkeys and for three days he had been searching for the donkeys to no avail. But then it dawned on him to get a “light” that would light his path to make his search easy and stress free. And so he and his colleague decided to go and see a Seer [prophet], who in their day and ours are like lights shining in pitch darkness. And then, the Bible says even before they could say anything to the prophet Samuel he told them all they needed to know about the lost donkeys and even about what they didn’t know. We see that whenever we need clarity and direction on any matter, we need the illumination from God’s word by His Spirit. What did you lose? Get into the word of God for light to find it because nothing is lost that cannot be found.

Prayer_Bead: Omnipotent Father, Omniscient King, thank you for the light of your word that exposes every hidden things, even my inheritance in You. Guide me through your word and light up my life’s path.

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We reproduce only what we see

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But we all, with open [unveiled] face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. ( 2Corinthians 3:18 )

We can only give out what we have within us. And what we have within us is what we took in. There is a famous account in the book of Exodus of how Moses was with the lord for forty days and night. Upon his return, Moses’ face beamed with the glory of God. Because he had been with God, he came down from the mountain reproducing what he had seen. What we see is what we reproduce. There is also a record in Genesis 30:38-39, of how some pregnant animals produced young ones after the colours they were exposed to by Jacob during their pregnancy, emphasizing the fact that we reproduce what we are exposed to. This is why Jesus said that the eye is the lamp of the body (see Matthew 6:22). Our body can only go where our eyes have lighted for us to go. For this reason we must be very careful what we permit our eyes to see continuously. Because what we continuously allow into our eyes have a way of recoding our reality so that our lives begin to echoe what we see. It is a dangerous thing to sell or hire our eyes to the world and a foolish thing to expect a glorious remuneration for it. By the Spirit of God, we are changed into the similitude of Christ as we behold Him in his word.

Prayer_Bead: Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for removing the veil that blinded me from seeing your glory. Change me into the image of Christ even by the Holy Spirit.

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The risk of faith

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“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” ( Matthew 14:28 )

There is this distinguishing characteristic of faith that sets it apart from presumption and wishful thinking. Faith always waits to hear the voice of God first before it acts. In the verse of scripture above, Peter the disciple of Jesus, had seen Jesus walking on the water towards them [in a boat]. He had faith but his faith could not have been noticed or fruitful unless he waited for the voice of God and acted accordingly. Faith is about taking a risk because God had spoken it. Usually what God would demand of us would be something almost impossible to the ordinary man. And so in an attempt to carry it out, one would need faith; the conviction and trust in God to want to risk one’s reputation and even life. Though faith demands that we wait upon the voice of God, it takes more than just hearing the voice of God to being convinced about what God says and acting according to it as if we had a title deed to what God said. In Ezekiel 37:4;7 God told the prophet Ezekiel to prophesy to dry bones, and he did. In Genesis 22:2-3;10 God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac to him and he followed the instructions through until God interrupted him at the very last moment. All these acts are true demonstrations of faith because they risked everything to do what God asked them to do. Has God said something in His word about you? Take a risk and act in obedience to it; that is faith.

Prayer_Bead: Father in Heaven who is not pleased without faith, teach my heart to trust in you and the strength to act out my convictions of your word.

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The burden of hearts

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So Moses was educated in all the wisdom and culture of the Egyptians, and he was mighty (powerful) in his speech and deeds.
And when he was in his fortieth year, it came into his heart to visit his kinsmen the children of Israel [to help them and to care for them]. ( Acts 7:22-23 AMP)

God has a mechanism for drawing men unto Himself and for getting them to carry out spiritual tasks. Usually, God uses burdens; a feeling of discomfort and unrest in one’s soul until what is impressed upon their heart is carried out to the letter. In the verses of scripture above, we see the channel through which burdens are borne in the hearts of people. Moses was first educated in the wisdom and culture of the Egyptians, mighty in speech and deeds. So, before a burden rests in the bosom of our spirit, we need to have had knowledge or exposure of some sort in the thing that would burden us. Moses knew the ways of the Egyptians so that when God drops a burden in his heart, he could nurse it in the light of that awareness or knowledge. But the awareness or knowledge may not exactly be tangible to the one who would later carry the burden. And then the second part is that it came into his heart. After the acquaintance with the knowledge that God would burden us with, He then drops the burden in the form of a discomfort about what could be the norm of others; or a thing that others wouldn’t be so discomforted about. So that when God wants to burden us with a task, we would be given a strong desire in our hearts, one that cannot be ignored. And then we become the hand of God and the feet of God in the execution of His purposes and plans in the earth. Is God birthing a desire in your heart? Get your heart in order so that you can nurture it.

Prayer_Bead: Father I thank you for putting a burden in my heart and helping me to do what you would have me do to the praise of your name.

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