It's time for a new reformation in the Church! As with former times of reformation this involves the Church ensuring that the truth of God's Word is not only preached in its fullness, but is also being expressed in the lives of believers.
Sadly, in recent years, we have seen many who call themselves Christians drifting away from the scriptures, failing to recognise the authority of what God has revealed as the Truth. Others have overemphasised some popular aspects of the New Testament, but have failed to teach the absolute necessity to obey the commands of Jesus out of love for Him. Yet the Lord has given His Spirit to believers for this very purpose!
The light can only shine out of the Church if God's children are walking in the light themselves - living as the children of light. Jesus said that His light was to shine out of believers so that others would see their good works and so give glory to the heavenly Father. We are not saved by good works but by the grace of God alone. However, if we are saved, our lives will be full of the evid ... Read more
(The following is a series of words received from the Lord in prayer concerning His Light, truths that are relevant for all believers. You can apply these words to your own personal life.)
I AM the WORD that is the LIGHT of LIFE!
Receiving that Light enabled you to become My child.
Just as Light is the creative force in the universe, so the entrance of that Light enabled Christ to be born in you.
The entrance of that Light causes the new birth that turns a sinner into a saint, one who is called to walk in the Light, be at one with the Light of the world, to live in fellowship with the Light and in covenant relationship with the Light.
The One who is the Light died for you to overcome every evidence of darkness in your life.
The nature of this Light is holiness and love that is expressed in My mercy and grace.
The Light is not only personal, it is powerful. It is not only powerful, it is personal.
You walk in the Light of the truth ... Read more
Jesus took upon Himself all my diseases and suffering. He was punished by God for my sake. God deliberately made Him suffer affliction on my behalf. It was my sins that truly caused Him to be pierced on the cross. It was my disobedience that made it necessary for Him to be crucified. He suffered the punishment I deserved so I could have peace with God. It was because of the lashes He received that I am healed.
I was like a sheep that had strayed, choosing to turn to my own way. Even so it was the Lord Himself who placed on Him all my sins.
He was oppressed as He suffered for me, yet He said nothing in protest. He was like a sacrificial lamb being led to the slaughter for my sake, like a sheep that says nothing to its shearers. Oppression and judgment caused His death on my behalf. It was my rebellion that caused His suffering.
He was made to die like a criminal for my sake, even though He was not guilty, had never acted violently, nor said an untrue word. Yet He was buried in a tomb of ... Read more