Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

The Forgotten Judge

Morning Thought: While emphasising God as the compassionate Father, we have forgotten that he is also the righteous Judge. The Holy Spirit is like a kind teacher who gives us the answers before the test. One day we will all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. But the Holy Spirit convicts and changes our lives so that we will not be surprised when we stand before the Judge. The Spirit’s conviction is not God condemning us. Actually it’s the opposite. The Lord is preparing us for that awesome day when we stand before him. Respond to the Holy Spirit’s conviction today and Christ’s coming will be a joy rather than a terror. “‘And He, when He [the Spirit] comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment’…For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” ‭‭(John‬ ‭16:8‬; 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:10‬, ‭NASB‬‬).

Who are your Spokespeople?

Morning Thought: A chariot without strong and balanced wheels won’t be effective in battle. In the same way, you will only overcome as the hub and spokes of your life are solid. Your hub is your relationship with God. The spokes are God-given relationships, people who strengthen and pray for you. Value the people that the Father has placed in your life. Stay connected so that your spokes are strong, enabling you to move with God. Paul was a strong and balanced “spokesperson” for Jesus. He writes: “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:9‬, NIV‬‬).

Chariots of Fire (Audio Message)

The Lord wants to make you into his chariot of fire.

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The Battle is Not Over

Morning Thought: Often we give up before the breakthrough. We settle for less. We allow oppressors to overrun us. The battle is not over. Elisha and his servant were surrounded by the enemy. There was no way out. Wisdom would have said to raise the white flag. Instead, Elisha saw chariots of fire, God’s heavenly unseen army. He beheld where others were blind. He became victor that day because he had vision. May the Lord open your eyes today. “‘Don’t be afraid…Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭6:16-17‬, NIV‬‬).

Another Awakening

Morning Thought: Our hope is not based on laws and public opinion. God has already given us his light in Jesus; the answer has already come. Our responsibility is to awake, arise and shine. In the 1700s there was a great awakening in both England and the young colonies of America. John & Charles Wesley sparked a revolution in the church and changed England itself. They, along with many others, recovered the Good News and preached it with authority. Today, I’m praying for another great awakening, but this time for Australia and the Nations. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon your ou and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:1-3,‬ ‭NIV‬‬).

The Grind

Morning Thought: Have you had a cup of coffee this morning? The process of making coffee is significant. First, the cherry-like fruit is picked. Next, the green seed (or bean) is extracted. Then, the seed is roasted. At this stage you still have individual coffee beans. If the beans aren’t ground, the flavour and aroma cannot be fully enjoyed. Finally, comes the grinding, a very humbling process for a bean. Now the many individual beans can make one cup of coffee. In the body of Christ, we are like many individual beans. We have potential, but need to go through a cross-like, grinding process. Through this humbling process God makes the many one, and he uses us to wake up the world around us. “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans‬ ‭12:4-5‬, NIV‬‬).

Symphonic Soldiers (Audio Message)

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