Witness to the light
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.(John 1:6-8)
We are men and women sent from God as witnesses to testify concerning the light – LORD JESUS, so that through us, all might believe.(John 1:6-8)
We are the voices calling in the wilderness of the world around us, making straight the way for the Lord to enter the hearts of the people through our behavior/character- through our contagious love, joy, peace (John 1:23)
People around us should ask us about the unexplainable Joy, Peace, Hope, Love, Faith we have in us, even when we ourselves go through storms of life.
People should ask us, “we want, what you have”. That makes the light of Lord Jesus shine through us and we become living witnesses
We witness our Lord Jesus by being:
A. The voices calling out LOVE, JOY, FAITH, HOPE, HEALING, COMFORT, DELIVERANCE from the roof tops in the wilderness of hopelessness, chaos, confusion, loneliness, deception, disloyalty, brokenness, heart break, seperations, divorces, barrenness, faithlessness, misconception, debts, black magic, greediness, jealousy, fake lifestyle, hypocrisy, gossip, ego and pride etc.
B. The Light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome us. (John 1:5).
The light shines through us when we overcome every issue in our lives by the light of Lord Jesus in our lives.
We shine our light in the darkness of this world by:
- Loving God – even when we are persecuted because of our faith in Lord Jesus, live set apart lives for our God (lives without gossiping, arguing, fighting, wild living, anger, drunkenness, lust of the world, lust of the flesh, pride of life etc.)
- Loving our enemies (even those who do not deserve to be loved anymore), loving our neighbors
Loving our enemies is not just forgiving them, but loving them even when they hurt us, gossip about us, ruin our reputation, hinder our lives, love our enemies even it hurts us, loving those who take advantage of us. Lord Jesus loved even the people who whipped His back, who crucified Him.
- Walking in Peace: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.(Matt 5:9)
Walking in peace and patience even when others are angry at us, when they gossip about us, when they hate us, when they create problems in our lives, when they backstab us, when they are lessons about us etc. We need to walk just liked Lord Jesus walked. By this we will be called Children of God.
People of this world are desperate for Love and Hope. They need to know the love of our Lord Jesus.
Let us nail our flesh to the cross, fill ourselves with the Light and Love of Jesus, and become the voices calling out in the wilderness, testifying of the true love of Lord Jesus in this world full of darkness and hatred.
Let JESUS shine through us
God Bless You
✍ Sis.Anita Thumma