Since light casts out darkness, God equipped His church to be that beacon of Light the world needs. Therefore, believers should not be shocked or overtaken by this world’s evils but see those times as opportunities to display the Holy Spirit’s brilliance they carry within.
God didn’t give believers a laidback stress-free assignment; that’s why He fortifies His people with everything they need to go into the enemy’s camp and, by faith, be victorious. But, sad to say, too many lights have been compromised and hidden under bushels.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV).
Believers shouldn’t be perplexed as the world about these wicked times.
Believers shouldn’t be awestruck and frozen with fear about these wicked times, for who else can do the job? Unfortunately, the world thinks it has the answers to everything and thinks everyone, including the church, should follow its dark path. However, that’s not how God set it up; it should be the other way around.
Think about this:
- Believers are shielded with God’s armor. (Ephesians 6:11-18)
- Believers have the unparalleled power of the Holy Spirit within them. (John 14:16-17)
- Believers have access to God’s wisdom. (James 1:5)
- Believers know the Truth. (John 8:31-32)
- Believers doing the work of the LORD are surrounded by a heavenly host ready to charge. (Psalm 91:10-12)
I’m sure you get the point about who should be leading the world. And since God has His people stationed worldwide, the earth should be glowing with Light. But, for the most part, the gospel of Light is hidden under bushels, and darkness prevails.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:3-4, 6 KJV).
Is your light hidden under a bushel?
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