The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: John 14:6
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Jeremiah, the prophet, was ministering to people whose hearts were stubborn and cold toward God. They were spiritually blinded to the road they were on and the amazing plans the Lord had for them. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:4,“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” [1]

When you stop and reflect what the Apostle Paul wrote in that verse, you become much more aware of the spiritual battle that we are in. It gives understanding to why so many people in the world have turned away from God and gone their own way. 

If you are reading this, the Lord the Lord wants to speak truth into your life. While the enemy blinds people to God and His plans, the Holy Spirit opens people’s hearts to the truth of the Gospel. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. [2 ] John 14:6

While the enemy tells you there are many ways to heaven, Jesus tells us He is the way and the gate. While the enemy tells lies, Jesus tells truth. While Jesus brings life, the enemy brings death. The enemy wants to kill, steal and destroy and will use any means at his disposal to deceive you into thinking he is for you. Satan is a hook with a worm on it and his goal to hook you and lead you away from Jesus and the gift of eternal life.

The Lord is in the heart changing business. If we are open to being molded by the Lord, He will change our stone heart into one that is full of life and love. King David wrote these words from Psalm 51 when his life was a mess.  Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down.[3]

Do you need your sins scrubbed away? Confess them the Lord and ask Him to change your heart. He will change your heart just as he did King David. 

To hear more of Jeremiah’s story, listen here:

If you would like more teaching on Jeremiah listen to these podcasts:

[1, 2]Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation(2 Co 4:4, John 14:6). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[3]Peterson, E. H. (2005). The Message: the Bible in contemporary language(Ps 51:1–3). Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

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