What I would like to share with you next should come straight from Echelon’s blog. Therefore, I will give you the link for you to go to so you can read for yourself how the event played out.
Then after you get all updated, I’d like for you to read Jay’s commentary titled: The Lion AND the Lamb! Very insightful!
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As I reflect upon the darkness that seems to prevail in America at present and ponder the extraordinary events my son and his fellow team members are experiencing in Africa, I leave you with this thought. The spiritual warfare you have just read about is not limited to that small African village on the other side of the world. We cannot pretend that such events occur only in a land where witchdoctors reside and hold sway over the thoughts of those driven by fear.
Unlike our African brethren who knew mostly darkness, we here in America have the Light all around us. Hundreds of Christian churches exist in every state of the Union. We can hear the Good News broadcast as often as we care to turn on a tv, listen to a radio, or go online. If we want to know about Jesus, there is an abundance of ways to secure that information.
So how is it that being in possession of such a great Light, we do not notice more evidence of it’s effectiveness? It is my strong opinion that we have through fiery dart thinking, among other things, hidden our light under a basket as is illustrated by Matthew 5:15.
When we allow Hollywood’s agenda to have more sway over our thinking than we allow the Bible, when we allow our religious beliefs to be muzzled in the public arena, and when we allow evidence of our rich religious heritage to be erased from our children’s textbooks why should we be surprised that darkness and light is so indistinguishable in our land? And while the government can’t take our God given rights away from us (unalienable you know), I suppose we (the people) in effect could give those rights away by continuing to hide our Light under that proverbial basket!
In that small African village, the Light is shining brightly, is dispelling the darkness and is expanding God’s kingdom. A people who have walked in darkness are breaking free to walk in the Light.
If we desire to walk in the Light as our African brethren, then first we must acknowledge the darkness in our own lives and allow the Light of the Gospel to lead us to repent of that darkness. Then we must forsake the destructive course our past choices have determined for us and walk the path that will be illuminated for us as we study God’s Word. I close with an excerpt from Echelon’s blog:
Everyday new people came to us and told us they wanted to follow him.(Jesus) Then after following him they began proclaiming the Good news to those who have not heard! . . . We simply told them that if they are ready to repent of their old ways and begin to FOLLOW Jesus every day. Then please come to us and we will show you his path.
I ask you, how can you light the path for others when you don’t have enough light to walk your own path?