TOPIC : THE POWER OF LIGHT
Scripture :Acts 9: 3. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We established yesterday that the nature of light we are talking about is spiritual! Today, we shall briefly examine the power of light.
A close look at the story of the Apostle Paul who was formally know as Saul of Tarsus reveals to us what the power of light is! He was once a persecutor of the church of Jesus.
He even received a letter to go and arrest and destroy the people of God in Damascus when he encountered God on his way to Damascus. His encounter with God was an encounter with light! The light he encountered was so powerful that we can see the following results :
1. Spiritual light has the power to blind you from mundane things and the things of this world.
The first thing that happened to Saul was, he was blinded by the light :
Acts 9: 4. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest methou me? 8. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
Here was the leader becoming the led! Now that he was blind to those things that use to intoxicate him, he was willing to be led. No wonder he said :
Philippians 3: 7. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Beloved, until you encounter light the pursuit of earthly and mundane things continue! The day you encounter light, it has power to change your priorities for living. Until you encounter light you might be bragging with your present results, academic attainment or financial stand. But the moment you encounter the light of God, you will understand that those things you thought were achievements were nothing but waste(dung)!
2. Light has the power to humble any man. The second thing we notice about Saul of Tarsus was he became humble, his pride died;
Acts 9: 4. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
What he once prided himself in, shrank as the light from heaven swept over his soul! This was his own testimony;
Philippians 3: 5. Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
But light from heaven humbled him! Beloved, if you desire humility then go for light.
3. The power of light can help a anyone to maintain brokenness. The third thing we notice about Saul was that he became broken to the Lord.
Acts 9: 6. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
This was a man whose ambition was fighting God’s course, but the moment he encountered light, he was willing to give up his ambition to the will of God. He is became interested in what God wanted not what he wanted any more.
Beloved, until you encounter light, you will continue to pursue selfish ambitions. The death of selfish ambition comes at the point of encounter with light. The man who God will use is a man that is broken, malleable and bendable.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real ! The way to hell is rejection of Jesus. Give your heart to Christ today.
Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I desire sincere encounter with you like Paul in the name of Jesus.
Prophetic Declaration :
– I prophesy an encounter with light that will birth a turnaround story in the name of Jesus.
– May you encounter the transforming power of light in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex,
God bless you.