Let There Be Light

Hello Friends and Family,

We  have been having blessed  times in our travels as we visit with God‘s wonderful people and experience God’s sweet presence in the services.  At one of the churches we visited this year, a ten year old girl received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  It truly was precious to see the Lord working in her life.   In one altar service, a very touching moment occurred when she  was at the altar praying for her dad.  God was working in her family  and her mother was so hungry for the Lord in her own life that she expressed to me more than once that she “wanted more!”

In another church, the first night of revival, a 92 year old saint was filled with the Holy Spirit, as well.  God’s people are receiving one of God’s greatest gifts, regardless of age or station in life.

When  I think of light, I think of sunshine, blue skies and big white puffy clouds;  a cheerful place  void of  darkness.   A place where flowers grow and laughing children play.  Of springtime and of trees coming back to life after a long dreary winter.  Light reminds me of joy and gladness, and of magnificent sunsets and glorious sunrises.  Light is seeing; illumination and understanding.  When you understand something that previously was not understood, you say, “Oh, now I see.”

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that…

~Martin Luther King Jr.~

Give light and the darkness will disappear of itself.

~Erasmus~

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

~Francis of Assisi~

I make it my rule, to lay hold of light and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held forth by a child or an enemy.

~Jonathan Edwards~

The issue is now clear.  It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.

~G.K. Chesterton~

The Bible speaks for itself on this subject:

Genesis 1:3  And  God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1:4  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Esther 8:1  The  Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.

Psalm 18: 28  For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 27:1  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?…

Psalm 36:9  For with Thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Psalm 43:3  O send out thy light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Psalm 89:15  Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord in the light of

 thy countenance.

Psalm 104:2  Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: …

Psalm 112:4  Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness:…

Psalm 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:130  The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 6:23  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 13:9  The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Ecclesiastes 11:7  Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

Isaiah2:5  O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Isaiah 9:2  The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of  

 death, upon them hath the light shined.

Matthew 5:14-16  Ye are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hid.  (15) Neither do men light a

 candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the

 house   (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify  your Father which is in heaven.

John 12:46  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

I John 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light,

 and in Him is no darkness at all.

I John 1:7  But if  we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of

 Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 

Revelation 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did

 lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Revelation 22:5  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord 

 God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can dispel it.  May the Lord help us to be a light in this darkened world.

Isaiah 60:1-2   Arise, shine; for thy light is come , and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the

 darkness shall cover the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  

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