Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Don't Hide Your Lamp!"

“Don’t Hide Your Lamp!”


“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed.  Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.         Luke 8:16


Every TRUE BELIEVER is a LAMP that provides LIGHT in a DARK, EVIL world, a world of SIN and DEPRAVATION, a world that is cloaked in DARKNESS.  Those who are of the worldly nature, are blinded by the DARKNESS, and when they start SEEKING the LIGHT, they need to be able to see the LIGHT of a lamp that is NOT hidden in a clay jar or shoved under a bed. One that is put on a stand so ALL who come SEEKING may see the LIGHT, and come into the realm of its illumination.  And they should be able to find the TRUE LIGHT of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ.


Can you imagine, if EVERY TRUE BELIEVER would allow their LAMP-LIGHT to shine bright, how it would illumine the SINFUL, DARKNESS of this LOST and DYING world.  How it would SHINE so those who are living in the DARKNESS, might come into the LIGHT and be SAVED from an ETERNITY in a place of perpetual torment, torture, agony, pain, heartache and despair, the place that is known as Hell? 


We who are TRUE BELIEVERS MUST let our LAMP-LIGHT shine BRIGHT, we MUST NOT try to HIDE its illumination, but we MUST let it be a BEACON of SALVATION for this LOST and DYING world.  Have you placed your LAMP on a stand in order for its illumination to reach those who are groping in DARKNESS, SEEKING the Light of the World, who can take away their blindness and bring them the GLORIOUS, ETERNAL LIGHT of SALVATION?  Then they too, can be a LAMP that is placed on a stand to help dispel the DARKNESS of this DARK, SINFUL, world. 


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are living in the DARKNESS, and heading to that place called Hell.  However, God is NOW giving you the opportunity to come out of the DARKNESS, and into the realm of LIGHT, with the HOPE of an ETERNITY in Heaven.  You do that by coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a LAMP that is put on a stand so its LIGHT might reach a LOST and DYING world.  SHINE FOR JESUS!  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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