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THE LIGHT (contd.)

Brethren, it is important for us as Christians to understand that the only reality for

us is the reality from God. The only reality for us is the reality from God. If we sit

in the reality of man, a lot of us would have been dead and buried by now. A lot of

us would have died years ago.  There are times that man will confront you, with a

fact and with something they can prove and you will have no choice than to take a

stand at that point. The only thing that can help you to take that stand that is

consistent with God is the light in you. Amen.

Brethren, it is very important that we begin to look at things the way that God

looks at them. Your body cannot be full of light if the only time that you meditate

upon the word of God is Sundays and Tuesdays. It is not possible. Your body

cannot be full of light if you do not continue to listen, not just listen to the word

of God, but internalize that word of God because every word that is present

around us is anti the word of God. What we see on TV every day is contrary to the

word of God. What we see in the News is contrary to the word of God. What we

see on the roads is contrary to the word of God. It is in line with the reality. But

you must speak your own reality. Which is different from the reality of the world.

Imagine, some of us, indeed a large percentage of us spend a larger time in front

of the mirror than in front of the bible.

Think about it. As a woman, how many hours do you spend in front of the mirror?

How many hours do you spend where you do your hair? As men, how many hours

do we spend in front of the television even if we were watching news. If you try to

spend a quarter of that time reading the bible, admit to yourself and I will admit

to myself what happens. So how can the eye be single and how can the body be

full of light? Because wherever you are, at any point in time, you find that when

you come to church, it’s like someone who has malaria but there are some

malaria that it looks like at certain times of the day, it looks like it has disappeared

then another time, it looks like the cold is coming again. You know what am

talking about. So, when you come to church, it looks like all the problems have

disappeared. Because there are people around you who are lifting up holy hands

and you are singing. So it looks like the problem is not there anymore. But the

moment you step out of church again, the reality dawns and as all the people who

sat around you they will not follow you home, so they are there, you are going

home. So as you go in the car, you listen to the radio, as you are listening to the

radio, the reality begins to dawn again. As you are going, and the people you see

on the streets, reality begins to dawn again. By the time you get home, you

breathe in and it looks like maybe I should go back to church again so that I will

feel the way I felt when I was in church.

The Lord God will help us and help me. Brethren, we need to go beyond the state

of Christianity that is dependent on the weather. We need to go beyond that

state.  We need to go beyond that state of flowery Christianity. Of Christianity

where all the things we are quoting are based on the little light that we have in

us. And you know and I know that that light is going down. I pray that God will

rekindle that light again this morning.  Forget whoever that is around you now. It

is you and God. I want you to speak to God now and say “Father, everything that

is contending with your light in my life, everything that is eating away this light

little by little, father, I pray from today, help me O Lord.” You know, anytime that I

go back to work and am faced with that same situation, why is it that my mouth

does not profess the opposite of the reality? It is between you and God not

between you and anybody. Forget anybody around you, I can assure you that

every one of us is dealing with this. It is not a about your position, about what

they call you, you know who you are, you know what you are contending with,

you know the kind of fear that comes through your heart when they tell you

something and you forget the son of whom you are because it is real. Just speak

to God, “Father everything contending with your light in my life, every darkness

contending with your light in my life, father, let it begin to go away, let the light

begin to rise, Let your light begin to shine in my life again . Purify my heart O Lord.

Let me be as gold. Precious father, purify my heart oh Lord, let me be as gold,

pure gold, refined by fire.  My heart’s desire is to be set apart for you O Lord. I

chose to be holy, set apart for you my master, ready to do your will in Jesus name.

Amen. Culled from Pastor Tunji Adeyinka. (2015)

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