17 Feb Torch-able Lights. Touchable Darkness.
Journal Reflection of Day 8 (15th February 2017)
God said to Moses: “Stretch your hand to the skies. Let darkness descend on the land of Egypt—a darkness so dark you can touch it.” Moses stretched out his hand to the skies. Thick darkness descended on the land of Egypt for three days. Nobody could see anybody. For three days no one could so much as move. Except for the Israelites: they had light where they were living. – Exodus 10:21-23
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
Torch-able Light. Touchable Darkness.
“Forgive and forget? Forget it, I will never forgive …”
“When I get angry, I am like a animal that runs wild… I break everything that my hands can touch.”
“I am so addicted to pornography that I cannot imagine ever not needing it.”
Those were just some of the chains of darkness that have suffocated me for years. A darkness so dark that I can touch it! Or should I say it was touched me! It’s undying grip on me is killing me and my destiny! I thought that this darkness will be permanent… until I hear these words of love, “Ian, I love you and I am not done with you.” says the Holy Spirit. “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus Dispels Darkness
Jesus is my Light that dispels the Darkness that once had me. And there is no fight. The victory is overwhelming! A preacher once said that Jesus is the lighthouse that throws its beams across the dark waters of human guilt and misery and eternity dawned on His hearers while He spake. What was even most amazing to me was that Jesus is saying to us, “You are the light of the world! Go and set others free!” You and I are lights shining in a dark world!
What chains of darkness are we holding on to?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today?
Come hear the voice of the Spirit,
“You are the light of the world! Go shine!”
Pastor Ian Toh
Lead Pastor, 3:16 Church