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TO HELP OTHERS, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

Posted by Job on March 1, 2007

Luke 2:11 – For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Many people are so filled with rage, fear, sadness, despair, loneliness, desperation, depravity, and disappointment. Their lives are so miserable, their conditions are so wretched, they see themselves hanging by a thread that they feel could break any time and think that if it breaks they will just keep falling into either oblivion or destruction with no hope of salvation. So, in order to keep going, in order to function, they just keep their minds on other things; distractions and opiates. The ones who are better at it are able to be outwardly respectable, organized, and decent. The ones who are not get addicted to pornography, gambling, alcohol, or drugs and wind up either incarcerated or on the streets. And then you have the in – between; an unknown number of people who merely withdraw from the world and live in their own private little realities hiding inside the images and fantasies of their minds. So many people living with so much hurt and pain and yet cannot dare admit it for fear that such admittance will not reduce their pain but rather increase it.

The worst part about it is that those who know the truth, those who have the light and the answer, allow this situation to persist. Christians know the name that can put lives back together, that can heal bodies, minds, and spirits. Christians know the name which all these demons that inflict such misery on these good people; these beloved cherished precious creations of God, must tremble and flee. Christians know that it will work for these wretches because it worked for them, who were just as bad or worse before they accepted Christ’s payment for their original sin, left the closets and shadows and alleyways of the darkness and walked into the light. Christians know the twisted evil corruption that was in our minds and also our flesh before we were redeemed, and know that if we had not accepted Christ that stuff would still be there: indeed most of us were worse off than many in the world today. We know what Christ meant when He said that “I come for sinners not the righteous for the same reason why those who are well do not need a doctor but those who are sick” because we were sinners AND we were sick. Yet, despite all this, we take the light that has been given unto us and we keep it hid. Once we get delivered, we get all full of ourselves and decide that we are better than “those people.” So we go get ourselves full of religion, full of pretense and affectation, decide that “we’s good folks now” and turn our backs on the people still in the ditch that Christ got dirty and trawled us out of. We don’t want our new church friends to see the people and places we used to hang out with; we desire the fake approval of their lukewarm hearts over God’s love. Or maybe we are lazy and selfish, like the wicked servant who buried his talent in the sand and went off and napped. Or maybe we are scared. We received the victory but don’t know how to walk in it, and we fear that if we go back into the water to get someone else out we will drown ourselves. Or maybe we have just joined up with the wrong congregation; a bunch of fearful suspicious insular folk with a controlling “pastor” and are not receiving the right doctrine.

Whatever the situation is, we cannot deny what we feel. We have the Holy Spirit within us, and the Holy Spirit wants us to move! Two cannot walk together unless they agree, and if the Holy Spirit, which is an individual, an entity with its own personality and form of divinity and righteousness, is not in agreement with you, it will move without you! Now do not get afraid, I am not saying that you will lose your salvation, only saying that God put you on this earth to do a job, and it is in your best interests to go ahead and do it!

And our job is to go back to those people and show them the light. We have to go back to those people and tell them how Jesus Christ is our hero. He is our avenger. He is our superman. He is our extraordinary. He is our savior! These people are suffering the way that they do because someone or something in their life, whether personal or distant, real or imaginary, has let them down. Of course, Satan is a crafty old evil stinking being. Satan worked long and hard to make sure that people put their trust in things that are destined to fail. As a matter of fact, Satan makes sure that the maximum number of people puts their faith and trust in the very things most likely to fail! Satan gets them to choose the same things that have failed before, and things that have seen fail other people! Really, Satan does not even have to be directly involved anymore. Human culture and society is now set up where we start kids from a very young age to rely on things that will disappoint and hurt them. As they get older, we teach them to replace the childish things that failed them with ADULT things that failed them. And the “best” part is that rather than getting people to STOP putting their trust in things that fail, we try to teach them how to “manage” their feelings of being let down! When people actually WANT to stop chopping off their arms and legs (figuratively), we make them start back! We tell them that “fear of being let down” is wrong! That it is giving up! So we apply social, cultural, moral, and even financial pressure to get them to get back out there and get inevitably disappointed again! We teach them that putting their faith in trust in lies and shadows and getting heartbroken “builds character!” And of course, it carries onto the next generation. If you are a man or woman who has been let down all your life, you are not going to have any reference point for reliability. So you will go out, have kids, and be an undependable, unreliable mess. And guess what? Society tells you that it is OK! So long as you are physically there under the same roof, you are fine! Heck, if you are a MAN who actually resides under the same roof as all your children, you are EXEMPLARY! When that happens, that allows rejection, resentment, bitterness, and fear demons to come in. And when they get in, they open the floodgates! Hate, lust, addiction, pornography, gluttony, bulimia, anorexia, rape, murder, theft, violence, schizophrenia, fantasy, you name it! The person might not actively engage in all those activities, but often they will all be there, and the person will still be bound by them. But Jesus Christ came, was born into the world as a virgin, suffered many things for our sakes including temptation and rejection, died on the cross for our sins, rose again on the third day and 40 days later ascended into Heaven to loose the bound, to set the captives free. He came to overcome the darkness with His Light! And now His light is in us and we are not shining it on those literally dying inside? So many people who have not yet died on the outside but they are dead on the inside and just biding their time until the physical catches up with the spiritual and we are hiding our light? Not only can the Light that Jesus Christ gave us stop the people from spiritually dying, it can put new life, new flesh on the dry bones of the spiritually dead! Now Jesus Christ did raise the naturally dead in the cases of Lazarus and the daughter of Jairus, but He rose far more spiritually dead! Even some of the Pharisees, scribes, and Sadducees believed on Him! And not only do we have the power to raise the naturally dead in His name, but we raise the spiritually dead in His Name when we preach, teach, proselytize, evangelize, cast out demons, heal, and serve in His Name all with the goal of getting the unbelievers to believe, the blind to see, the lost to be found, the sinners to repent, and them all to accept salvation through Christ Jesus!
We can go forth and tell people that whether it was your father or mother who let you down; whether it was your friend who let you down; whether it was your child who let you down; whether it was your spouse who let you down; whether it was your imaginary friend who let you down; whether it was your education or job that let you down; whether it was your church or religion that let you down; whether it was your pastor or preacher that let you down; whether it was that sports hero or celebrity or musician that let you down; whether it was some military, government, or political or economic system or belief that let you down, none of that matters because you can take it all to Jesus Christ because He will NEVER let you down! All those things that you talked about, none of those things were called Precious. None of those things were called The Anointed. None of those things were called Master. None of those things were called Emmanuel. None of those things were called Provider. None of those things were called Mighty Counselor. None of those things were called Ruler. None of those things were called Lion of Judah, Root of David. None of those things were called The Lamb of God. None of those things were called The One Who Overcame. None of those things were called By His Stripes We Are Healed. None of those things were called The Advocate Before God. None of those things were called The Intercessor. None of those things were called The One Who Will Rule The Nations With A Rod Of Iron. None of those things were called The Bridegroom. None of those things were called The One Who Will Come As A Thief In The Night. None of those things were called Deliverer. None of those things were called Savior. None of those things were JESUS CHRIST, the SON OF GOD, who is PART OF GOD, WHO IS GOD! So why do you, why did you put your trust in them?

Also, as Christians we do not have to wait until people are just broken up and ground to powder. No, we can intercede, and not just with prayer! We can, we SHOULD start early with the kids, the next generation, and of course not just our own and of course not just the ones in our church! It is insensitive? Be insensitive! It is illegal? Forget the law! Go to jail! Did not Christ suffer even more for you? Were not the apostles not only imprisoned but also KILLED (save John Mark)? We need to let God’s creation know that they should only count on JESUS CHRIST, no one else, nothing else! We need to start as early as possible to keep these root demons of disappointment, rejection, bitterness, resentment, and fear from entering and opening the floodgates! It is possible if we let our lights shine! If we speak The Word and do The Word! If we show love, engage in spiritual warfare, and if we be dependable ourselves, not so people can rely on us but so that they can rely on that which is in us! Just so long as whenever someone wants to credit and look upon us we refuse to accept but instead give it all to the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit it will be done and the battle will be won!

If you remember nothing else, just remember that God put you on this earth to help people. So fulfill your destiny, carry out your purpose which is the same as His Will; let your light shine.

Prayer:
Lord in the name of Jesus Christ may I seek and allow for the Holy Spirit to work through me so that I may do your will and help others. May I encourage people who have been hurt to stop putting their trust in that which will fail them and to put their trust in You. May you use me to help people before they even start to put their trust in that which will fail them and instead put their trust in You from the very beginning. Please use me to counsel, help, and pray for parents so that they will put their trust in you and encourage their children to do the same. Please Father may the true saints not be bound by religion from going out and helping those who are truly in need. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Deliverance:The demons that operate in this area are fear, selfishness, and complacency. Please read the Basic Spiritual Warfare guide to learn more about how to go against these demons to help set captives free and win battles in the name of your God through the power, authority, and victory given to you by his Son Jesus Christ and by his blood shed for you!

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