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LET THERE BE LIGHT.

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. Matthew 4:16.


In darkness, everything and everyone is at a stand still or at best stranded. The eyes have limited use in darkness; vision and direction are impaired.  What was done in the dark is always a source of shame in the light.

Intelligence, expertise and learning are traded in darkness for survival. Darkness constrains imagination and obscures creativity.
Why should anyone talk about the future when unsure of surviving the present? There is no writing or reading in darkness; everything and everyone waits for the end. How should I think on the prophetic when the end is ever present?


One of the hard punishment prescribed for prisoners is to put them in seclusion and in darkness. The longer they stay in the dark, everything about them changes. The light hurts the eyes when they are released from such circumstances. This is the pattern and lifestyle of many who are in darkness. The light of life terminates darkness both temporal and eternal.


“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:3-5.


Darkness has no defense from the light. Light terminates darkness. Light is the creative power of God, light is the beginning of life. In darkness everything waits, wastes, decays and dies, it is the path of death.
Light is the always the first expression of the presence of God. Darkness has no choice but to flee in the presence of light. Not only does darkness flee but with all it’s works and  effect on life. Whatsoever has been damaged in darkness is repaired in the light. Things that are destroyed are created, what is lost is replaced.

The light of God therefore is the instrument of restoration and recreation.Darkness has limited time lines, light has eternal effect and influence.
It’s your turn to leave darkness behind, let there be light.


“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.” 2 Corinthians 4:6.


Prayer:  Great father of lights, thank You for commanding light out of darkness. Whatever was damaged in darkness is repaired in the light and that destroyed is recreated. Thank you for giving us your light to shine in life in Jesus name.

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GREAT LIGHT FOR GREAT LIFE.

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. Matthew 4:16.


Light is the eternal cure for darkness and the spring of life. In darkness blindness is not appreciated until the light comes on. The effect of light is immediate and instant to dissolve darkness and blindness.


One of the lighted persons in scriptures is apostle Paul the apostle. This was also the one know as Saul the persecutor of the church until his light encounter. It is difficult to call someone of Saul’s status blind and in the dark at that time.A well educated lawyer, connected to the ruling class and  on the front row promoting the cause Judaism. He was abreast spiritually belonging to the esteemed Pharisee sect; a believer in the resurrection.
Having an encounter with light brighter than the sun and hearing Jesus personally was an unexpected experience.


“At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.” Acts 26:13-15.


Darkness lacks ethnicity and blindness not restricted by religious status.
The light of Christ is brighter than the light from the sun in intensity. Jesus is the light of life, the revelation of him gives light and illuminates lives. The light from heaven reveals the word of God to you. The same light shines from the pages of scriptures into the life of believers daily. The word of God enlightens our life and brightens our path.

Paul not only obtained light but was delivered from darkness. He is also given the task to enlighten the Gentiles and all men. Those that receive the light also give light and become bright.


This is light for life that terminates darkness and the power of Satan. The same light open your eyes to see and be distinguished in life. The light of Christ is the believers winning key in the race of life.


Those that see this great light live a great life. Welcome to greatness!


“Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”Acts 26:17-18.

Prayer: Dear father of lights, thank you for the light of your son Jesus Christ that comes into us to illuminate our lives. Thank you for opening our eyes by the same light and dissolving the power of Satan by light. Darkness is dissolved, light has come and we see and perceive. Thank you for the great life delivered by your great light in Jesus name.

LIGHT OF LIFE; NO TUMBLE NOR STUMBLE

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. John 8:12-13.


Light is a necessity for life, whether it’s light from the son or from the sun. Light determines the seasons of life on earth. Jesus is the light of the world and he gives the light of life. The sun is a necessity for human existence, the light of Christ is for life; temporal and eternal.
While all is offered freely light from the sun, the light of Christ requires subscription. The light of life is the cure for the pervasive darkness in the world. Many have confused the light from the sun with the light of life.
Some may wonder at the need for another source of light which is Christ.
The manifestation of light from the sun is limited, the light of Christ opens the door to extraordinary living.


“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:
but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3.

Darkness is so common that many have accepted it as normal lifestyle. The difference between night and day is sunlight, but the distinction between confusion and vision is the light of Christ. The light of Christ reveals the picture of your future from the pages of scriptures.
No one ever stumbles on what he can see. Stumbling in life is the proof of darkness. Also failure, falling and fooling around are the tell-tale it’s signs. Direction is the evidence of light from the son, the light of life.
Those that have the light rise in life never to fall again. They keep rising not just once and for all but continuous rising from glory to glory. When light comes, rising is sure but that is the light of life.


No more rising and falling, light is the key to continuous rising in life.


“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.” Proverbs 4:18-19.

Prayer: My father, thank you for the gift of light of life in your son Jesus Christ. His light is my eternal right to life. My paths are shining more and mores have no occasion for stumbling this year in Jesus name.

I SEE! WRITE THE VISION

Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen:for I will hasten my word to perform it. And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Jeremiah 1:11-13.


I recently had to take an eye test, I wanted to assess what I could see. You know the drill, a lighted box with letters and numbers were placed before me and asked to read with one eye while the other is closed. After that ritual, I was given a book with phrases written in decreasing font. Then one test and another test, and on and on…..hmm. So can you see? Yes I can, read this phrase? I am the light of the world…….
What can you seen for the new year from the word of God. The word of the Lord came unto ……….(put your name) saying, what seest thou?
Are you seeing anything? The word of the Lord has not come to you.
Are you willing to wait on the word of God until he comes to you?


That is the moment when scriptures come alive and your life is illuminated from the pages of the book.
Some call it “a catch up moment” in the word of God. Habakkuk noted the experience.

” I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:1-3.


So did you get to see anything from the word of God concerning the new year?
Habakkuk had a convenient process that leads to divine illumination. It starts with finding a good place to be alone with God; he called it a tower. Studying the word of God for instructions, armed with writing materials.


Some persons have prepared themselves to hear from men and take notes more than hearing from God. Habakkuk was a good student in God’s classroom, he never lacked a word from him. As he heard, he wrote. As he waited on the word of God, the word of God came to him.


Visions are delivered when the word of God is revealed in pictures and sounds with definite instructions.
Make the word your life; sound and pictures are give to you, please write them down.
You can’t miss it, when the word of the Lord comes to you; write the vision.


“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11.


Prayer: father, your word comes alive when the Holy Spirit illuminates our heart from the word of God. Grace to hear, see and write the vision receive today as you keep showing the path of life in Jesus name.

WHAT CAN YOU SEE?

And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up:and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. Mark 8:23-25


“The greatest tragedy, is the presence of eyes without sight” says a wise man.
Never assume that everyone whose eyes is open can see. When the eyes is closed, one can reasonably assume lack of sight. But the real proof of sight is to describe what is seen


Okay, tell me your vision direction for 2018? Eh m! hmm! Working on it.
The man in the verse was healed of blindness, it’s assumed that everything was blank or dark before the healing experience. When he saw, he lacked the distinction between men and trees hence the need for a second touch.
So what can you see? This man left Jesus seeing clearly.


Sight and vision sound alike and come as pictures but have different source. Vision is the picture of the future from the pages of scriptures. The scriptures give light to see clearly what the new year has for you. Jesus is ever willing to heal the eyes and correct you sight and also your vision.


“Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen:for I will hasten my word to perform it. And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.”Jeremiah 1:11-13.


Vision is not by trial and error, twice seen by Jeremiah and correctly discerned on both account. The first look is always the best look!
The man that Jesus healed saw not clearly at first needing a second touch.

Jeremiah saw clearly both the first and second time; you shall see clearly!

For those that mock the visions of God and disdain the prophetic, every word from God is prophetic. It opens your eyes to see pictures from scriptures. What can you see in 2018?
What you see correctly from the word of God is hastened for performance. Until you see it from the word of God, you can’t see it in life; wait for it. Wait on the word, and the word of God will come to you.


You will see and eat of the good of the land in this new year.

” I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:1-3.


Prayer: Father thank you for restoration of sight and vision from the pages of scriptures. Hat eyes have not seen nor ears heard shall be the rider of the day in my life in Jesus name.

CAN YOU SEE?

And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days:but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. Exodus 10:22-23.


The requirements for sight is possession of eyes and presence of light. In darkness, everyone is officially blind; I can’t see a thing!
Light is the universal necessity for sight, vision and direction. No matter how good your sight is, darkness obscures vision & direction. No matter how great your intellect or knowledge, without light, you’re learning is useless.


That was the situation in Egypt when the plague of darkness was unleashed. Everything and everyone was stranded even with their sophistication. The same is happening today, those expected to be wise become fools in the face of darkness. Foolishness becomes a virtue in darkness. There is no distinction nor discernment in darkness.

Can you see? What can you see?
The year is blank without the light from the son of God.

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79.


Illumination is the si-ne qua non to vision and perception. In darkness we all look but not see; when you can’t see what God has for this year, you’re legally blind.


The day star is key to seeing eyes; it’s always day when the day star arises. Darkness is the curse and cause of blindness, the day star is the blessing of light converting your looking to seeing eyes by encounter with the day star.
Everyday becomes a great day when the day star arises in your heart. You’re not blind my friend, it’s just that the light from the son is unavailable.to you. Jeremiah began to see when light from the word of God came to him.


“Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen:for I will hasten my word to perform it. And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.” Jeremiah 1:11-13.
Prayer; My father, thank you for giving me a new year experience. The visIon and direction is also your gift. May light from your word illuminate my heart to you plans and purposes for the new year. I receive visIon & directions from your word today in Jesus name.

EARLY HELP; MY TURN TO SHINE.

 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.            Job 32:7-9.

While growing up, I noticed that the wealthy and accomplished persons in the community were older in age. The people driving luxury cars in the community I grew up were in their sixties. Wealth and accomplishment was the preserve of old age i must have thought. I attributed their accomplishments to years of hard work and the wisdom of experience.

Most of them were business men with established companies and organizations ending with “limited”. I ignorantly thought that the addendum “Limited” is synonymous with wealth. It took me a while to accept the fact that young men could be wealthy and accomplished too. Aging is not synonymous with wisdom, neither greatness the proof of wisdom.

Now know i better that the Spirit of God is the wisdom bank for man.

 “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:16.

Stars that start to shine when they are young shine brighter and longer in life. Jesus lived for 33years and three and half years of ministry but his light shines brighter over 2000years after.

The Spirit of God is the wisdom bank for early satisfaction in life for a shining lifestyle. Age is not the qualifier, but encounter with Jesus the bright and morning star. Those that find him early in life or in the year also have early and yearlong experience of shining. As the bright and morning star, every connection to him makes life bright and radiant.

The wisdom of God for shining early and being accomplished yearly is in him. Early help is the recipe for early or yearly satisfaction and accomplishment; a shining youth, my turn to a shining life.

“There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.” Psalms 46:4-5.

Prayer: Father I thank you for the streams of wisdom that supplies unlimited help for early satisfaction this year. May this be my experience this new year to shine in life as a youth in Jesus name I pray.

WISE MEN DOT COME.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11.

The wise follow the light of the son as their guide and guard to their appointed destination. Only the wise make it with God. This is the classical piece of understanding from the wise men that came from the east. The calculations of the length of their journey from the sighting of the star to seeing the son was about two years-Matthew 2:16.

Are you wise? Have you been able to receive divine plans and follow through?

A new year has come and the ritual of resolutions and the like begin. The prophecies concerning you are out there waiting to be discovered, do you know them? They are beyond yearly resolutions or reflection. The star is on the sky is obscured by ignorance and presumptions. The knowledge of God is too deep for shallow minded people.

I have never seen anything of value gleaned or picked from the surface. Gold, silver, diamond and other precious stones are digged for miles below the earth. Stop picking your new year plans, dig for it! They are not hidden from us, they are hidden for us; so also your future.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

How deep do you have to search to see the plan of God for the new year? Looking deeply into the bible and trusting the Holy Spirit to reveal them to you from the pages of scriptures.

When you see pictures from the scriptures it will be like the wise man seeing the star that is invisible to all. You cannot achieve anything doing everything but you can never miss your destination following the revealed star.

Light is the eternal guide in darkness, eyes is the everlasting organ of sight. Light and eyes are twain indispensable tools for divine guidance. Both are given and received; those that assume them miss their way. The light from the star showed the wise men the way and angels guiding them on the way. Wisdom never assumes direction but asks for instructions.

You can be counted as one of the wise men in the new year by asking and receiving light and sight for your journey; it’s my new dawn.

” We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19.

Prayer: Father, I am thankful of your revelation knowledge in Christ Jesus. As I look deeply into your word, let the day star arise in my heart with life instructions and direction, I pray in Jesus name.

LED BY THE STAR

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16.

Every time the story of the wise men from the east is told, many questions come to mind. Who else saw the star? Who are these people? What is their name? Which country did they come from? Why didn’t anyone bother to check for the star even when they were informed about it? Some theologians have offered some insights into the identity of the wise men, their suggestions brought their confusion to light. They couldn’t have been angels since they needed the service of angels on their way.

Since the word of God called them men, they were men; of course that was not Santa, the chief of clowns. One things is sure, we don’t know who they are neither do we know their nationality, ethnicity nor religion but they were indeed wise. While we all look, Christ was revealed to the wise men from the east not west.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

The wise men saw, understood and knew what most persons are yet to perceive even today. They has a personal encounter with Jesus Christ the root and offspring of David being led by his star. The star of David has been well celebrated and his throne three thousand years after his death yet there is much ignorance of the lord Christ.

Educational knowledge has thought us much but not many have revelation knowledge. While they all looked, prophecies came to pass, only the devout were in touch with this accomplishment. Education is not free, revelation is free at the frequency of divine connection.

The bright and morning star is still shinning, eyes to see, ears to hear and heart to understand to receive inspiration from the word of God. The times and seasons of your life are in his hand; be led by the star.

 ” We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19.

Prayer; Father of lights and illumination, open my eyes to see, ears to hear, understanding to be enlightened on the truth of your Christ by the holy spirit. Grace to receive instruction of direction receive i never to miss the way in the new year. May i be counted with the wise in Jesus name

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