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The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.

 

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.


He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.

                                                                        John 1

 

Only God knows why there are such long periods of spiritual drought, years and years with no sign of his presence among us.  No Word that burns with fire.  No light to show us the way.

 

Then, suddenly, it happens.  God walks among us, speaks to our hearts, calls us to wake up and walk in the light. 

 

God always starts at 'home.'   He comes to the people who have already been given light, people who should recognize his presence instantly.   And yet….

 

"Who are you?" say the religious leaders.  "Why have you come to disrupt our lives?  We are doing very well without your interference."

 

He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.

 

It happened in Nazareth.  It happened in Jerusalem.  It's happening now in a thousand churches.  

 

After years of famine for a living Word, God comes among us with a Word that burns with fire.  And we’re offended!  The leaders are busy with their political agendas.  The teachers are absorbed in their latest 'interpretation.'  

 

But the Lord, through his Spirit keeps calling us to repentance, to faith, to simple obedience.  His voice can be heard amid the cacophony of voices appealing for 'funds,' telling us how to vote, offering us new ways to 'experience God.'

 

And there are always a few, just as there were a few out there in Galilee, who hear the call of heaven, and abandon their lives to it.   This remnant is all he needs to move out beyond 'home' to the bustling, confusing, conflicting, violent, Pagan World with his gospel of the Kingdom.

But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God;
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.                                                                                 John 1

 

At this very hour the Lord Jesus has come 'home' to us with a fresh Word and with fresh power. All over the earth he is gathering disciples, as dark clouds move over the earth as the sign of a coming Storm.  

 

Already his is sending these men and women out beyond 'home' to prepare the earth for what could be its final harvest.  

 

The Master is not interested in your 'experiences,' He is not looking for your opinions.  He isn’t even impressed with your 'accomplishments.'   If your ears are truly open, you are already hearing his call to get over yourself, let go of your public image, and pick up you cross. 

 

He is calling you to follow him to a cross of your own, as you begin living your life for him alone.  To truly live your life for him alone.  To forget about 'home,' put your hand to the plow and never look back. 

 

If you are willing to answer this call, tell him yourself---with your mouth and with your heart, and with at least one simple step of obedience.

 

If this isn’t your cup of tea, don’t waste your time playing church.  Just go on and do your thing. 

 

There are others out there who will take your place.

 

For his gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed with power by you or by others, before this planet arrives at its hour of destiny. 

 

His lightnings lightned the world,

The earth saw and trembled.

 

The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

 

The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

                                                            Psalm 97

 

 

 

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