Delivered From Darkness to Kingdom Light

12 04 2023

bright-light

Here are a couple of thoughts today about the nature of Yehovah God contrasted to the empty despair of Satan’s domain. God and Satan are not equal but opposite adversaries. The devil was originally an angel created by God, but he wanted to be God. His selfish ambition brought him down, literally. So, I have two points.

  1.  Satan is not a king; he is a dictator. God is not a dictator; He is a benevolent King!
  2.  God is also light. There is no darkness in Him.

“Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”  Colossians 1:12-13

Notice that Satan has authority in the “domain of darkness,” but he does not have a kingdom. The word domain is related to dominion and domination. He rules by fear, force, and intimidation. Our Father God, on the other hand, has delivered us from that domination to the beautiful Kingdom of His beloved Son, Jesus. His is a voluntary Kingdom. He is a servant King. He rules by love and forgiveness and acceptance.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”  James 1:17

You may not have thought about this, but why is there no shadow of turning with God? A shadow is caused by something blocking a light source. However, God Himself is Light. He is the light source! He will never cast a shadow because He is light Himself.

Now go back to the first verse above. He has “qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” He has delivered us, from the crushing domination of Satan to the shining Kingdom of His Son. We have moved from darkness to His Light. Hallelujah!

“And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”  Revelation 22:3-5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and wisdom from above for Prime Minister Netanyahu. Also, pray for rain and thank Him for the late Spring rains the last few days.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                      (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Israel and Vitamin D

5 02 2022

Dry Bones CovidLand

One of the best things you can do against Covid is load up on vitamin D. An Israeli study shows the common denominator among death or serious illness patients is vitamin D deficiency. Pills are available but just getting outside into the sunlight is a head start to beating the virus.

Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID Bolstering previous research, scientists publish ‘remarkable’ data showing strong link between vitamin deficiency, prevalent in Israel, and death or serious illness among patients. Israel scientists say they have gathered the most convincing evidence to date that increased vitamin D levels can help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of serious illness or death. Lacking vitamin D significantly increases danger levels, they concluded in newly peer-reviewed research published Thursday in the journal PLOS One.

Ironically, Israel is near the highest percentage of citizens with both Pfizer shots and then a third and a fourth booster. The head of Pfizer bragged that Israel was the “laboratory” for the vaccine. They also led the world in extreme lockdown measures.

Israel: highest number of serious Covid cases since start of pandemicIsrael reported the highest number of serious Covid cases since the start of the pandemic over the weekend, according to Health Ministry data on Saturday.

The empirical scientific evidence is now being recognized around the world that lockdowns and mandates did not help. Countries that did not lock down had about the same results as those who did. So, what can we learn from this?

The one thing I am hearing from the Holy Spirit is to “walk in the light.” I see an analogy from sunlight’s vitamin D and spiritually walking in the light of God. The Bible always contrast light and darkness. Jesus is the Light of the World. I wrote a whole book about it, (Generation Light). Here is just two verses to emphasize my point.

But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; Malachi 4:2a

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

Pray for health. My friend Arthur Burt used to say: “It is good to have faith for healing, but it is better to have faith for health.” Let us raise the bar of our faith to believe for health from God. Walk in the light, both the natural healthy sunlight and in glorious light of Jesus our Messiah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, rain in this season, and pray for Israel’s healing from the virus.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Preaching at Home This Week!

12 11 2021

Lions

After a wonderful time in Idaho speaking four times, it is good to be home. This Sunday at 11am it is my honor to speak at Wake Forest  Grace Assembly of God. Last Sunday I spoke at Cocolalla Cowboy Church on the subject of the Abraham Accords and Elisha the prophet of God. We need to see with the eyes of the Holy Spirit and not succumb to fear. If God is for us, who can be against us?

I will share a modified version of the same message this week. If you are in the Raleigh area, I invite you to join us. Doreen and I have been blessed to be part of the fellowship at Grace Assembly of God when not traveling or ministering in other local churches. The Lord Jesus has been especially moving in life, healing, salvation, and encouragement there this summer and fall. Pastor John and Sherry Thrift radiate the light of God’s glory. This is God’s end time purpose for every believer.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! ​​And the glory of Yehovah is risen upon you. ​​For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but Yehovah will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; Isaiah 60:1-2, 5a

This is the literal promise to Israel, but we who have been grafted in through the blood of Jesus share in the promises. Hallelujah!

So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Yehovah, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then Yehovah opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17

I am also excited to announce that Michael Masambu of Kenya will be in the area from Nov. 27-Dec. 6 and will speak, Lord willing, at New Path Church in Raleigh and Grace Assembly in Wake Forest, as well as smaller groups through the week. Please be in prayer for the moving of the Holy Spirit in all of these gatherings. Thank you.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain as Israel enters the rainy season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.








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