The light of Jesus in us is more powerful than the darkness of the enemy! The bible says that we are the light of the world, why? Because Jesus is light and He lives in us, He is the hope of glory. Isaiah 60:1 – Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
In Revelation, it is written to the pastor of the church, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”
Did you know that the first words that God spoke are in Genesis 3, “Let there be light!” His first words indicate our identity, Let there be light, let us be light! The light of the world! God brought us from many different backgrounds, but when we come together as sons and daughters of the Father, we are the light of the world! When we participate with the Father, our light shines brightly, and to do that, we must rise above.
Three things we to rise above,
- Painful difficulties we have passed through.
- Financial hardships.
- Slander that has come against you.
How do we rise above these things?
- Do not yield to fear, trust that He knows what we are going through, that He will defend us, and provide for us
- Be aware that the devil is going to test your faith
- Remain faithful, full of faith!
James 1:12 tpt- If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!
Together we rise, and together we win! What? The victor’s crown of life!
As sons and daughters of the Father, we are given the victor’s crown, and that means we have no reason to fear the second death. So, instead of telling people they are going to hell, why don’t we walk in freedom and remain full of faith and show them there is a way out of hell!
We are the light of the world, and we are supposed to provide hope, show the way, and be the light!
We need each other, together we win, together we rise!
Message from Church on The Lake by Pastor Mike Hooper
Blog by Jami Johns