LIGHTS IN THE DARK
Friday, January 26th
(Commissioned To Reach The Whole World!)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 1:76-79
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace”
The opening Scripture tells how excited the man of God, Zechariah, was at the birth of John, his new born son and prophesied about him (Luke 1:76-79). I remember praying with these words many years ago as the anointing of God was stirred within me. I realised it was my assignment to preach the Gospel to the whole world. John was sent at the first coming of Christ, to preach a message which wasn’t to the whole world, but to Israel. Now, we all have been sent ahead of the second coming of Christ to give the knowledge of salvation to ALL people.
This was what Jesus came to do; He came with a message to the whole world, and after preaching it to a certain point, He went to heaven and commissioned us to carry on from where He left off (Isaiah 53:10). We bring glory to Him today as we go as lights to those in darkness and the shadow of death.
You’re the light of the world, but you’ll never know how brightly your light could shine until you reach out to those living in darkness. You’ll never know how powerful the gifts of God in your life are until you come to those in the shadow of death. Get committed to preaching the Gospel today; we’ve been commissioned to preach it to the whole world!
Psalms 22:27-28; Acts 1:8; Matthew 24:14
I’ve been called to go forth and give the knowledge of salvation to all people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God. I’m the light of the world, and I give light to those in my world today and guide their feet into the way of peace. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 18:15-35, Exodus 10-12
Matthew 10:1-11, Genesis 26
Spend some time to pray for those who haven’t heard the Gospel around you, and make a conscious decision to talk to them today.