THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
I was inspired to write this last month but through much busyness, I forgot to post it. The pictures were taken by a dear friend of mine Debbie who lives in Vancouver and this is beauty she gets to behold each day from her apartment. Thank you Debbie, you inspire me often!
Words are powerful. The word tells us that,“ Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Prov 18:21) So it’s important to be careful what we say. There is innate power in the word of God and what He speaks over us. The word tells us in Isaiah 55:11 that, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
Lately God has been bringing a word forth that He gave me 2002. I remember at the time my spirit bore witness that it was God speaking to me but it was too great and big for my mind to comprehend. From where I was standing it didn’t seem possible. Of course I was looking at it through my natural eyes and what I conceived as possible and from where I was standing it seemed outrageous!
But our God is big! And if we will just get in agreement with what He is saying, we will surely see it come to pass. Today I can now see glimmers of the possibility but my confidence is not in my capabilities but rather it lies in His faithfulness. (Phil 1:6 “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;)
In 2002 while on my first mission trip, just three short years after being saved and still very much a babe in Christ, God spoke a clear word through a new friend. I was at Heidi Baker’s orphanage in Mozambique and we had just met a team from Germany that had come as missionaries too. One evening while in prayer a husband and wife asked if they could pray over me.
I agreed and what he saw shook my little world and simple mind. It was much too big and beyond my imagination. He said he saw me in a room. It was very dark. He said you are going to a place that is filled with much darkness, God is sending you there. He said that he saw me there and at first I was frightened because of all the darkness that surrounded me. The darkness was thick and foreboding. He could feel the demons there nipping at me. It was tangible. Clawing at me and frightening me.
I was intimidated with the darkness.
My light was small but then my light began to increase……. He began to hear this wretched sound. It was loud and piercing! Then he saw that at first I had been running from the enemy, demons and darkness. I was afraid but then all of a sudden I began to realize who was with me…..Jesus…… and then I turned around and we started to chase the devil!
The sound he could hear that was piercing his ears where the cries of demons fleeing as I chased them out and light began to permeate the place and filled the room and the region. It was a powerful visual reminder of the power of God at work in the heart of a believing, believer. That light expels the darkness, it cannot remain!
Throughout different seasons in my life, I have recalled that word spoken over my life. I would mull it over and ponder it in my heart. Not really sure what to do with it but knowing it came from God and if He said it then He would do it. Lately God has brought it to mind again but the neat thing about it this time is that I am starting to see evidence of it coming to pass. That word spoken over fourteen years ago is now starting to bear fruit. I have times where this tenacity will come over me and I just can’t accept what the enemy is doing in someone’s life and I chase him out in Jesus name!
I am seeing lives transformed as God’s healing breaks forth. I am seeing people delivered as we stand in agreement for their freedom because Christ came to set the captives free. How one word from heaven, from Christ can change everything. We continue to see lives transformed when we kick darkness out and the light of the kingdom of God comes in and invades the place. It is marvellous and the liberty I am personally experiencing in Christ is remarkable!
I am humbled and grateful that King of Kings would make His home in me. Taking a simple, at one time frightened bit of a girl and make me someone bold who goes out in the power of His might, watching every plan of the enemy bow and yield to authority and purposes of Jesus Christ to the praise and glory our Heavenly Father! What a mighty God we serve! His ways are not our ways they are so much higher than our ways.