Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

The Missiles of God’s Army

Morning Thought: Prayer is like the arrows, spears and missiles of God’s army. Just like an army first sends its air force, God begins his battle against darkness through prayer. And in the same way that an army wouldn’t fire just one missile and give up, we also cannot quit with merely one prayer. Jesus calls us to ask and keep asking until we see his will established on earth. Target whatever is against God’s Kingdom and keep firing until it’s brought down. “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him” (‭‭1 John‬ ‭5:14-15‬, NASB‬‬).

Pray: Part III (Audio Message)

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Here’s the message I shared today on prayer:

http://www.brisbanefire.com/messages/pray-part-3

Don’t Lose God

Morning Thought: This week I turned forty-three and I was encouraged that a couple of people shared Isaiah 43 with me. It’s packed with promises. The Lord says, “I am with you.” It’s easy for us to lose God in the past. We think: “in the old days God did great things, but not now.” We may also fall into the trap of thinking: “One day God is going to do awesome things.” But our God is a God of the present as well. “I am” speaks of the present, the God who is with you now. Remember what he has done, look forward to his coming, but also rejoice that he is with you right now. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you…Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:5, 18-19‬, NIV‬‬).

The Value of Purity

Morning Thought: God values purity. Would you drink a cup of water if I spat in it? I doubt it. Would you eat a gourmet meal if the chef sneezed on it? I don’t think so. In the same way you value purity in your water and food, God values purity in your heart. Who can draw near to God? Those who have a pure heart. Here’s the good news: not only does God value purity, he has made a way to purify you. Just ask him. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” ‭‭(1 John‬ ‭1:9‬, NIV‬‬).

Pray: Part II (Audio Message)

My message from today is now uploaded. Download audio & PDF: https://brisbanefire.com/messages/pray-part-2

The Lord Upholds

Morning Thought: The Lord upholds us. The last week I haven’t been able to write many morning thoughts. I’ve been having one sleepless night after another. Phone calls at 2am, kids frightened, body clock out cycle and stuff like that. It’s at times like these that we need to remember that God upholds us. If he can hang the earth on nothing and sustain two trillion galaxies (the latest astronomical measurement) surely he can keep you. Father, please give us each a sense that we are being upheld by your mighty right hand. Here’s God’s promise: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬, ‭NIV‬‬).

PRAY

Morning Thought: PRAY. This is the word God gave me for this season. While away from our church and social media, the Lord spoke this to me for his people: “They must learn how to host heaven on earth and how to transform every area into a house of God––a place where I am pleased to dwell and rest. My word for this season is PRAY.” We know every religion, and even those without religion, pray. But what God desires is for us to pray according to his way and Word. This kind of prayer hosts heaven on earth. Jesus said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers’” (Mark‬ ‭11:17, NIV).

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