A HOPE FOR 2004
LORD’S LIGHT MINISTRY
BY: LINDA KEITH
DECEMBER 30, 2003
JOHN 5:39-40, “Ye search the scriptures; for in them ye THINK ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. (40) And ye will not come to me, that you might have life.”
We are a blessed people, and we have been given a Life to live, that IS a heavenly Life.
As we look at the year that has just passed, I think we can all agree that the “THEME” for the year, has been, “KNOW WHO YOU ARE.”
There are a couple of old sayings; (1) Actions speak louder than words. (2) You are living in a dream world. As I watched a TV show on Sunday morning, here are a few statements that show these things.
1) Elvis, although he has been passed over for many years, has JUST released a new album.
2) Our leaders, that are supposed to be examples for us, have been caught in shameful acts; some have been caught dealing with drugs; some have been caught stealing; and blatant lies have been told, in order to justify going to war.
3) And – as we have for years, we Christians are shouting, “I believe, I believe, I believe”.
Let’s look at some things that we SAY that we believe.
Imagine this little conversation:
“Do we have to see death?”
“Oh no, we do not.”
“How do you know this, for sure?”
“Why, because God’s Word tells us so.”
“So, you really believe it?”
“Oh yes, most certainly!”
“Well, may I ask you a question?”
“Sure you may.”
“Well, IF you really believe this Truth, why are you still making monthly payments on your LIFE INSURANCE?” hmmmmmmm…
Why isn’t “believing, working? We’ll look at this, a little later.
Another little conversation:
“I heard something, and I’d like your opinion of it, ok?”
“Sure, ask away.”
“Do you believe that we ARE as God is?”
“Are you crazy? Who could possibly be “as He is? Look at how people act, and how they still get sick and all that.”
Can it be that “focus” is on the wrong person? hmmmmmm.
We’ll look at this, a little later.
NONE of this is meant as condemnation, it is just to get our attention.
Of all the glorious Truths that Father has opened up to us, there is a MOST IMPORTANT FACT that He has shown us, that ENABLES TRUE BELIEF that brings forth the FRUIT of HIS TRUTHS. This IMPORTANT Truth that has been much overlooked, that IS bringing into MANIFESTATION the wonders that Father has shown us, IS AVAILABLE to us, and it is so simple, but is being overlooked by many of the Body.
JOHN 5:40, “And ye will not come to me, that you might have life.”
This LIFE that we might have, IS HIS LIFE. But, in order to have this Life, we must come to understand, it is NOT the scriptures that will give It to us. It is NOT reading books, tracts, or “how to in 7 steps”. THE ONLY WAY to have this Life is to spend time in the Spirit! In the Spirit, is in HIS PRESENCE. In the Spirit, our focus is ONLY on HIM, not this world of illusions, or on other people. In the Spirit, we see no wrong, no power, no unbelief, we see ONLY THE ONE THAT WE ARE ONE WITH – OUR FATHER. WE SEE WHO WE CAME OUT FROM WITHIN, AND HAVE TRAVELED BACK INTO. WE KNOW ONLY THE LOVE THAT IS A PART OF US, BECAUSE IT IS A PART OF HIM. ONLY IN THE SPIRIT CAN WE HEAR AND SEE HIM. ONLY IN THE SPIRIT CAN HE SPEAK THROUGH US… CAN HE HAVE HIS BEING, AND MOVE.
This “Spirit” that I am speaking of, is not the “worked up”, mystical church teaching; this SPIRIT is being in communion with Father. CONTINUAL COMMUNION WITH HIM IT IS TO BECOME A PERMANENT WAY OF BEING.
It is not OUR FAITH that will manifest this Life. It is HIS FAITH. It is the amount of HIS FAITH that HE will bring forth through us. As ALWAYS, “IT IS HE THAT DOES ALL THINGS”.
JOHN 5:39-40 tells us that WE MUST COME TO HIM to have HIS LIFE. We have already been given eternal life, but to LIVE HIS LIFE, WE MUST BE WITH HIM!
PROV 18:21, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
What we speak IS what we love. In order to speak Life, we MUST BE IN THE SPIRIT. In order to speak Life, we must hear Father speak it first – and to hear Father speak, we must be in the Spirit. As we hear Father speak a thing, through us, the fruit of His Words come forth into manifestation.
So, the wish of Lord’s Light Ministry, for all of us, in the New Year of 2004, is simply this.
MAY WE ALL SPEND MORE TIME WITH FATHER. MAY WE SPEND MORE TIME IN THE SPIRIT OF HIS BEING. MAY OUR FOCUS BE NOT ON ANYTHING EXCEPT HIM, FOR HE IS IN ALL THINGS. MAY HE MANIFEST THROUGH US – FOR HIM TO BE SEEN ON EARTH. MAY OUR ONLY CARE BE HIM.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU.
Let us continue to seek God until we awake fully in His likeness, and remember, “When He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall see him as he is.“ (1 John 3:2)
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