Lamp on the stand

He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under the bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed and whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:21-22

A lamp on a stand is what the Lord has desired us to be. He says that I am the light of the world, those who follow me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness. The Lord has not only made us a light but the light that carries the brightness of the gospel.  We have been brought from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light  by a price and for a purpose. Know the price the Lord has paid and fulfill the purpose of his heart for his glory.

His word came to rescue us when we were still in darkness. The word was powerful enough to strengthen a child of God to rise from slumber and walk in the newness of the spirit. The word becomes the bread of life for those who accept it with faith. The Sun of righteousness comes to take us under his mighty wings where we find nourishment and protection. What a blessing!

The warmth of His healing rays enables us to walk in Him and declare powerfully his word and works to others. Those who have been purchased by his blood have a mission to fulfill, that is to live for the one who has called them into his glory.

Walking with the Lord is a decision that needs to be renewed daily. It’s lifestyle that is to be adopted, cultivated and bring to fruition so that others may see us shining even when its hard to shine!

Every day brings renewed strength and new assignment from the Lord with an opportunity to offer ourselves as living sacrifices on his alter. God has not made us a repository or storage to keep his glory and power to ourselves but ambassadors and channels through which his glory and praise flows.

We have been saved to save others, we have been enlightened to bring others into his light. Freely we have received, freely we will give.

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Jesus – Our elder brother

“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ.” Gal. 3:26-27

Faith in Christ Jesus declares with power that we are Sons of God.  When we enter into the family of God, we enter with full assurance that we have an access to his throne and divine blessings through Jesus Christ, our elder brother.

When we accept the word of God with faith, the light of gospel encourages and strengthens us to break every chain that has bound us for years and we flee from the Kingdom of darkness to enter into the Kingdom of light. None of us can do such mighty work on our own, the power has been granted as a favor to every child of Child who believes in God’s eternal plan of salvation.

When God designed the eternal plan of salvation, the intent of his heart was to include both the creator and creation. Not just that, both the creation and the creator meet each other on the same level for “both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.” Heb. 1:11 Since the creator didn’t spare his own Son but brought him down to the level of his creation, how much the creation should be eager to enter into the covenant family through Jesus?

Jesus, our elder brother, has done what we could have never achieved on our own. He went ahead and prepared a way for us to enjoy Godly blessings, the way Joseph opened a way for his family to get a share in the blessings of the land where he was given a position of authority.  All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus so go ahead child of God and claim your portion in the name of Jesus for his glory and praise!

Our elder brother has opened a way for us to be declared innocent before God by willingly accepting death on cross. Not just that, he has called us to share in the mighty power of his resurrection.  “And his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead.” Eph. 1:19-20

Our elder brother has finished his work but even today as the high priest over the house of God, he is busy interceding for us, “Christ Jesus, who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” Rom. 8:34

Our elder brother is not ashamed to call us his brothers. Are we declaring him as our Lord and Savior before others?