Posts Tagged ‘children of god’

Heavenly Lights

Feb 04

by Victoria Robinson

There are some interesting comparisons between the sun, moon, and stars which provide earthly light for us all and the eternal light of Jesus Christ. The sun, moon, and stars are a great reminder of the attributes of our Lord and Savior. 

  • Without them we would not realize what darkness really is …

In Genesis we read, “God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness.”

Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecy spoken by Isaiah, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”

  • They are both good …

After God placed the sun, moon, and stars we read, “And God saw that it was good.”

The apostle James said, “Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven’s lights. … In his goodness he chose to make us his own children by giving us his true word.” The true word here is Jesus Christ, for through Him we can become children of God.

  • They both govern …

We see in Genesis, “God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night …”

The psalmist tells us, “He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.”

  • They both are worshipped …

While it is incorrect, people who practice astrology are worshipping the stars as it says in Isaiah, “All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you.”

The correct worship is Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God as recorded in Revelation, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 

Jesus Christ is the Morning Star who brings eternal light into our hearts. Dearest girlfriends, I pray we would allow His light shine in our hearts as a testimony to a lost and dying world.

God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. ~ Genesis 1:16-18 NIV
  
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. ~ Isaiah 9:2 NIV
 
But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel. ~ Matthew 2:6 NIV
 
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~ John 8:12 NIV
 
Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven’s lights. … In his goodness he chose to make us his own children by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his choice possession. ~ James 1:17-18 NLT
 
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. ~ Revelation 21:23-25 NIV
 
The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice. ~ Psalm 9:7-8 NIV
 
Give thanks to the Lord of lords … who made the great lights— His love endures forever. the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. ~ Psalm 136:3,7-9 NIV
 
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. ~ Psalm 148:3 NIV
 
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” ~ Revelation 22:16 NIV
 
All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame. … Each of them goes on in his error; there is not one that can save you … ~ Isaiah 47:13-15 NIV
 
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” ~ Revelation 5:12 NIV

Don’t Put the “Dis” in Obedience

Nov 21

by Victoria Robinson

Do you have a reputation for obedience to your heavenly Father? Your obedience or lack thereof affects all those around you. This can be seen clearly when you observe the shenanigans of a gathering of small children. Chaos can erupt quickly if one gets into mischief. It’s like a row of dominoes falling.  Are you the child of God who is starting chaos amongst your peers through disobedience or are you promoting righteousness through obedience to your heavenly Father?

Standing firm in obedience is a testimony of what our heavenly Father desires in all our lives. Crumbling to disobedience promotes a lack of reverence for our heavenly Father. Our sin will no doubt be the downfall in other’s lives while our obedience will lift others up to our heavenly Father.

Dearest girlfriends, let us be a beacon of the light of our heavenly Father through living in obedience.

Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. ~ Romans 16:19 NIV
 
You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of people who are crooked and stubborn. Shine out among them like beacon lights, holding out to them the Word of Life. ~ Philippians 2:1516 TLB
 
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. ~ 2 John 4:6 NIV