Recently, my grandmother posted on facebook this message from her website all about having a passion for Jesus as a “Jesus Lamp” for this dark world. It is such a powerful message that I had to share most of it here on the blog for you, my readers.
It is an important message that inspires and implores us to focus more on God and His Kingdom in this dark time, than on the cares and affairs in this bizarre world and Presidential race!
I pray that you are edified and blessed by her “Jesus Lamp” message that she shared, which you can find in full on her homepage of her website.
“These are very dark and precarious times we live in. We are on a slide toward the latter days every day, every minute. We are in countdown time and we need to know where we stand with God now, so we know what our future holds. Do you not know that we are called by God to be a generation of believers that will help to bring in the last days harvest? I am not a dooms day person trying to scare you into anything, but beware that you are not asleep when you should be alert to the danger and times. Actually what does it matter when souls are at stake and at the mercy of the enemy, Satan.”
She then continues to warn of some of the signs that we often try not to think about that Jesus vehemently prophesied about in his Olivet Discourse.
“When the medical folks warn us of viruses and make certain that we get shots to ward off germs, shouldn’t we as Christians be aware of impending danger to our immortal souls? The very souls that stand before God, where it will be decided where each one will spend eternity: with or without God. If that statement does not stir your soul and spirit, mercy, what will it take to wake you up to your personal responsibility toward God and His lost ones?”
My grandmother might look like an elderly woman, but the love relationship that I see her have with our Lord Jesus clearly makes her look youthful and joyful in her praise. That is the freshness and newness of being a Jesus Lamp.
She has the heart of a Good Shepherd with her writing meant to care for, feed, and protect Jesus’ flock. She continues to write messages, poems, and short stories for her site, has written a book called Mom Mom’s Rocker, and writes praise songs to Jesus as well.
She definitely is as she describes herself, “His child”
She takes her “responsibility very seriously”
She fills her time praying and reaching out to the world that they will know their creator and lover of their soul
She goes on to say,
“God needs us to be the ones to share what we know, what we do and why we do it. all you have and all your believe and know with the lost, hurting and despondant, confused and floundering of this world?”
She is a watch woman on the wall
My grandmother has a desire to wake the lost sleeper and those Christians suffering from “spiritual lethargy.”
She goes on to say,
“We must rise up and be counted for God. Satan has so many around his little finger, ones who are dead set on destroying Gods people and all they stand for. His people who do not fear God and His ultimate judgement . I for one, have a deep respect and reverential fear of God for who He is and who I am in Him.”
A Call to Lovers of God to Be Lamps of Love for Jesus
The end of her message to the world and to those who are citizens of Heaven is a plea and a cry out for lovers of God, like her to reach more and more for Him and let go of everything else that entangles and is a snare to us.
“I want to be with Him forever. I want to know Him, serve Him and love Him without measure, as He loves me. Are you of the same mind, or are you still too worldly to know the difference between the worldly and the heavenly? Dear ones, if this is so with you, make a conscious and deliberate spiritual decision to seek God now and find out the huge difference and then do something about it. Act now before it is too late for your soul to be redeemed from the stagnation of the present world. Oh, glory there is so much that God wants to do for you and with you. Please join me and seek Him earnestly and devoutly and be one of the ones that God can see really wants to be a world shaker for Him.”
She has much to offer and you will feel love from her more than any other emotion. Her love for Jesus echoes in her personal messages of edification and exhortation to grow in your faith, from glory to glory.
I think 2 Corinthians 4:1-14 is a powerful battle cry of Gospel truth for us as “Jesus Lamps” for the cause of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:1-14
4 “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.“