30 September 2013 - LOJJC

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amen good morning everyone okay let's

pray father we thank you for this day Lord we thank you that you woke us up this morning and we thank you Lord for a life-changing word in jesus name amen I've had over 100 titles of this message so bear with me so have you ever seen a movie where a person is on a dark farm it's dark it's pitch-black and all of a sudden group this light comes and you hear someone in the back saying don't go in the light well the title of this short message today is stay in the light how have you ever tried to find yourself around in a dark room you run the risk of bumping into things trip falling even get hurt you can get hurt this world that we live in is likened unto a dark place inflation job losses rumors of war sicknesses and disease accepting lies for truth but God has given us a light so we can get around see the psalmist says in psalm 119 verse 105 thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path picture this a light on your foot it's dark when you walk you will see what's in front of you okay so that lamp to your feet is direction God will show you the next step you should take and how to avoid from stepping into things that may hurt you the other part of that

says a light unto my path you have the light that's on your foot to see where you're going but you can't see what's in front of you okay my family in Florida have a saying the night moves I will not go outside without a flashlight because I need to see the snakes the frogs and everything that's crossing my way so that light will show you what's in front of you and God's Word shows you that when we follow his word you will have a clear path to walk through he will like the way p and psalm 119 verse 1 30 says the entrance of your word gives life and it gives understanding the entrance of your by opening his word reading studying and meditating in it it'll help you make unruh Greta bilder cisions there's words give clarity okay you don't need a master's degree to understand his word it's not intimidating it will give you wisdom it will give you understanding and by staying in his word you'll make better decisions you see what happened in in the book of Joshua after Moses died God told Joshua this he said this book of the law shall not depart from that mouth but thou shalt meditate on it there a night and thou makest me observe

to do according to all that is written for then thou shalt make that way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success a man let's fast forward a couple of thousand years and let's go to the New Testament the book of John chapter 1 verse 1 i'll follow the transition here in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God go down to verse 14 and it says the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us we know who that was Jesus if you go to Revelation verse 19 chapter 19 verse 11 it says and I saw heaven opened up and behold a white horse and he that SAT upon him was called faithful and true and in the righteousness he the judge and make war his eyes were as flame of fire and on his head were many crowns he had a name written no man who looked that no man knew but he himself and he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood and his name is called the word of God when you go down to verse when you go back and check engine in the book of John and chapter 8 Jesus was talking to the accusers of the woman that was caught in adultery and this is what he said verse 12 said then Jesus then sweet Jesus again unto them saying I am the

light of the world and he that follow me shall not walk in darkness but but shall have the light of Life okay let's go back now to the book of Exodus when the children of Israel were in the wilderness I walking through the night God provided light for them he provided a pillar of fire that pillar of fire is called a theophany which is God apparent in physical form you see God guided and protected them as he was with them at all times now let's go back to what Jesus said again he said I am the light of the world and he that follow me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of Life what does that mean that means he that accepts believe and obey Jesus Christ will live the life that Jesus died for you to have how did he die for you what did he know if you have is John Tanton says the thief shall not come but to steal kill and destroy but I have come that they might have life and life more abundantly so in conclusion what I'm trying to say is this when you look around you and you feel that you're falling apart and things are falling apart stay anchored in she sustained the light still sin will not have dominion

over you he will deliver set you free show you the way you should go keep you from harm and you will live that life that he died for you amen Jesus every placing to my heart to sing the streams of Mercy never ceasing call for soft love his teach me Sonny some boy praise Allah fixer hey Jamie Oh

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