Monday, December 19, 2016

Changing the World

We are called to change this world, to bring the light in this world that is darkness. We
change the world why being light, by letting the light of Jesus
Christ, that is in us,shine into a world that is darkness. We
ourselves must be different, because of Jesus Christ who dwells
within us. Those who reject the light are under the judgment of God.
We read in John 3:19 that Jesus said:"And this is the judgment that the light has come
into the world and men loved the darkness rather than light, for the
deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light and does
not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who
practices the truth comes to the light that his deeds may be
manifested as having been wrought in God." If we follow Jesus
,we walk in the Light, we are different from the world. We do not go
to the same places and we do not participate in the same evil deeds.
Our deeds show that we are children of God.
We also read that Jesus said in Matthew 6:22 "The eye is the lamp of the body so then if
your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light, but if your
eye is bad your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the
light that is in you, is darkness, how great is that darkness?"
We are called to be light. We are called to be different from the
rest of the world, not to conform to this world, not to participate
in and to approve of the same sin, to be holy and to bear good fruit
that are in keeping with being children of God. Many believers do not
bear good fruit. They are the same as the world. They are of the
world, they are not of the kingdom of God.
Jesus also said, and I
read from Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth but if the
salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is
good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled
underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a
hill, cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under the
peck-measure but on the lamp stand and it gives light to all who are
in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they
may see your GOOD WORKS and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
A tree is known by its
fruit. A good tree produces good fruit. Those who do not produce good
fruit are bad trees. We are called to produce good fruit at all
times. If we walk in the light, if we follow Jesus Christ and live in
righteousness, then we will produce good fruit at all times.
We read in Psalm 1
"Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path
of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in
the law of the Lord, and in his law he meditates day and night. And
he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water which
yields its fruit in its season, and it's leaf does not wither, and in
what every does be prospers." If we stay with Jesus and we walk
in the light, then we produce good fruit, in and out of season, at
all times.
We read in Jeremiah 17:7
"Blessed it is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust
is in the Lord for he will be like a tree planted by the water, that
extends its roots by a stream, and will not feel when the heat comes,
but its leaves will be green and it will not be anxious in a year of
drought, nor cease to yield fruit."
That is what Jesus called
us for, is to bear fruit, good works that glorify God our Father. We
must be light in darkness and we will change the world by being good
trees, that bear good fruit through our relationship with Jesus
Christ, Christ dwelling in us. We are light in this world and we bear
good fruit that glorifies God our Father. Are we good trees? Are we
changing the world by our fruit, by our deeds? Do we manifest, show
that we are of the light, that we are indeed of Jesus Christ.
May Jesus bless you.

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