What the Bible says about light and seed

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.

The Good Seed and the Weeds “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Distance, Separation and the Cure

Looking Forward to 2013

Written and posted by Jean-Louis - http://thelightseed.blogspot.com

“See. I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the heart of the children to their fathers: or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” Malachi 4:5.

The ministry of reconciliation

“Therefore if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. As ambassadors committed with the ministry of reconciliation, as though God were making an appeal through us, we implore you on Christ‘s behalf:
Be reconciled to God."

2 Corinthians 5:17-20.

Distance and separation

And the space between ourselves sometimes
is more than the distance between the stars.
By the fragile bridge of the Servant's bow
we take up the basin and the towel.

Definition of “Far away” in The Fuegian language of
Tierra del Fuego. A seven syllable word which means:

“They stare at each other, each waiting for the other to do what each wants but is not able to.”

One can appreciate the rich and insightful imagery of primitive language, but the question remains: Is it a matter of inability or unwillingness?

When the Lord Jesus was approaching the hour of His death, He himself prayed giving us a model prayer: “Father not my will, but yours be done”

What keeps us separated? Basically it is our pride and unwillingness to humble ourselves. We prefer to remain in a prison of our own making, when the key has been given to us that could release us from being captive to our own will and stubbornness.

Every argument won in a verbal conflict at the detriment of forgiveness and reconciliation ends up being one more brick we use in building a wall of separation protecting us from the very ones that Christ has sent our way to help them in their struggle to find forgiveness and freedom from spiritual captivity.

Every argument won ends up being one more shovel full in digging deeper the ditch of distance between persons whose ministry is to be a bridge builder, not a wall builder or a ditch digger.

The remedy

Do we have the key? Only God can give us the key to freedom.

Isaiah declares: “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is the KEY to this treasure.”
Isaiah 33:6.

Do we need a sure foundation in our present time of confusion, perplexity, and contemplating our navel and worshiping the earth to find the solution with the greatest brains as guides in our cultures of death?

The Lord Jesus to John the apostle in Revelation chapter 3:7: “These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”

There is a time and a season for everything under the sun, but Jesus is sending his servants to proclaim that "NOW is the day of salvation and that there is no other name under heaven but the name of Jesus by which man can be saved"

The only way men can experience real peace and reconciliation with others is to first be reconciled with God

Oh, that we would heed the command of our Lord Jesus to build bridges and tear down brick by brick the strongholds in our hearts that we have erected patiently, day after day, month after month until it becomes the very fabric that makes up the callous covering of protection keeping other people from being welcome in our hearts.

So looking forward to this New Year’s eve, this is my hope and prayer for the New Year for the readers of this blog that do not know the Lord Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Be reconciled first with God through recognizing and accepting the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus for you, He brought peace to us who were enemies of God; receive the pardon and salvation that are already paid for by His blood shed for you on the cross and the free gift of eternal life available to all who humbly turn to His light and life from their slavery to sin.

If you already know the Lord Jesus, His peace to you and may His grace and love abide and rule in your heart as you seek to do His will, to be fruitful and keep looking for His soon return.

Heavenly Father, by your grace and the power of your love through your Holy Spirit, free the prisoners in our families, our churches. You alone can penetrate through and behind those brick walls and fill those ditches of separation. You alone can heal bitter, broken hearts and restore us to our call to love you and serve you as we obey your command to love each other sincerely from the heart and serve our brothers in humility and submission to your will and purpose in our lives.

His Name is a strong tower and we are victorious by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony that Jesus alone is Lord of Lord and King of Kings and worthy of our praise. Blessed be His holy Name. Amen.

12/3/2012 Edited and from previous posting 12/2009.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


By Jean-Louis

Savons-nous que le Seigneur Dieu est un feu qui consume?
Que sa parole est semblable à un marteau et à une flamme?
Alors, quand il nous forge à travers le feu de l’affliction.
Ne résistons point à l’oeuvre purificatrice du Saint-Esprit.
Son seul désir est de retirer les idoles de nos vies
Et de régner, souverain incontesté dans nos coeurs.

Savons-nous qu’il envoya le prophète Ezekiel
Pour rendre le souffle de vie aux os secs et morts,
Alors, lui serait-il impossible de rassembler
Ceux que par sa volonté il a dispersés?

Savons-nous qu’il se révèle individuellement
Mais qu’il s’adresse aussi à son corps rassemblé?
N’est-ce pas Lui qui nous a invité à venir
Pour l’adorer en vérité et par l’Esprit
Et pour le servir avec joie?

Savons-nous qu’il voit notre peine
Et entend nos gémissements
Et qu’il vit dans les louanges de son peuple
Quand nous nous rassemblons en son nom
Et que nous lui permettons de nous purifier?
Quand nous élevons nos voix en louanges
Et adoration à sa majesté
N’enverra-t-il pas sa parole vivifiante
Pour nous rafraîchir, pour bander nos plaies
Et pour restaurer en nous la joie de son salut?

Savons-nous qu’il est venu pour libérer les captifs
Et que là ou se trouve l’Esprit la liberté est présente?
Ne brisera-t-il pas les entraves qui nous empêchent
De connaître pleinement les bienfaits de sa présence?

Savons-nous que sa grâce et miséricorde abondent?
Alors, croyons qu’il peut raviver dans nos coeurs
Notre premier amour pour Lui
Et guider nos pas sur le droit chemin.

Savons-nous qu’il nous invite à venir à Lui
Que l’heure du salut se trouve dans l’éternel présent?
Alors recevons-Le avec foi, confiance et obéissance
Et rentrons dans le cours d’eau coulant de son trône
Non seulement jusqu’à la cheville, ni jusqu’au genou,
Mais de tout coeur, plongeons dans la rivière de l’Esprit
Afin de devenir sains et entiers.

Savons-nous que seuls ceux qui se désaltèrent
à la fontaine d’eau vivifiante
Peuvent partager leur témoignage de la vie
que donne Jésus avec leur prochain?

Alors souvenons-nous de la samaritaine au puits de Sichar.
Avons-nous soif? Venons et buvons librement
L’eau de vie, don gratuit
Et Jésus satisfera notre soif jusqu’à en déborder.

Le 22 Décembre 2009.
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