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Ezekiel 18:24-26 (NKJV)24 “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die. 25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? 26 When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I have invited a friend to write today's blog. Hopefully, we will have more writings from her in the future:
Have you ever noticed that those who have been truly baptized in the Holy Spirit, those who are IN love with the Lord, those that find peace in submitting to the Lord's will, those totally souled out to God are the ones who exuberate and illuminate such a brilliant light that you think it's possible they open their mouths and a beam of glory may come out? Did you know that's how God intended all of His children to be? We are the light of the world if Christ lives in us (Matthew 5:14, 15). We are called according to His purpose and not our own (Romans 8:28). It's exceedingly important though that we realize we must deny ourselves (less of me=less darkness, as flesh is so full of selfish sin, and thus more room for the REAL Fullness) and follow Him (Matthew 16:24).
What does that look like? Well, it's not something that is easily attained, as living in the fullness of Him requires obedience in following the Word... NOT the world! Truly walking in obedience proves our reciprocation of love towards our Savior, for we don’t have to yet we WANT to! Without faithful, continual, deliberate obedience we cannot hope to have and be in the fullness of the Spirit. Stop. Pray. Listen. OBEY! That's when "this little light of mine” is turned up LOUD and the glory of the Lord will show round about us, allowing His children to spread the love, spread the gospel, and reach the lost! (Leviticus 9:6)
Proverbs 4:18-19 (NIV)
18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know what makes them stumble.
Ephesians 5:8-14 (NIV)
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Matthew 5:14-15 (NIV)
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Daniel 12:3 (NIV)
3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.