Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Impenetrable

Morning Thought: The Roman army had a very unique way to advance. It was called the tortoise (testudo) formation. Their shields were long and the soldiers in front would make a wall with them. Then the soldiers in the centre would put their shields above their heads to make a roof. The soldiers on the sides could also make a wall, covering their vulnerability. It has been written that this shell formation was so strong that chariots could ride on top of their shields. When we as brothers and sisters in Christ stand together in faith and love, the enemy's missiles cannot penetrate us. He will attack, but not overcome. Let's be armed, dangerous and interlocked. “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one…With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians‬ ‭6:16, 18‬, NIV).

Shoulder to Shoulder (Audio Message)

Here's the message I shared today:

https://goo.gl/R6jLb9

Lifting the Darkness

Morning Thought: There's one way to get rid of darkness. No amount of jumping up and down, or shouting and getting red-faced, will help. Shine a light and darkness flees. When David prayed—"Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, Lord"—he knew that the true source of light is God's face. When the Lord looks on you with joy the darkness leaps for cover. May the light of God's face shine on you today. May it put everything into perspective and give you joy unspeakable. He really lights up the room, and your life. “Many are saying, 'Who will show us any good?' Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!” (Psalms‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NASB‬‬).

There’s a Way Out

Morning Thought: When we first moved into 117 Queen Street, we did not know the building well. Our team forgot the entrance key and we got locked inside. Calls were made to the security company; they'd get us out for a large fee. But if we knew the building better, we would have realised that there was a way out. It was through the fire escape door. Better yet, it was free. Do you know your salvation? Jesus purchased your freedom on the cross. You can walk out of the jail cell of sin, free. The door is open; there's no need to pay for this escape. Listen to Paul: "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it" (1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬‬).

Enjoy God

Morning Thought: The Word of God calls you to endure. But often we misinterpret what this means. Today, Anna & I celebrate eighteen years of marriage. I did not have to endure our relationship—it's been a great joy. What we did have to endure was the battles that came against us and our family. In the same way, you don't endure God, his Word and his people. Spending time with Jesus, hearing his Word and fellowshipping with his people is your greatest joy. What you do endure and resist is the evil one trying to steal your joy. The Lord brings you greater joy as each day passes; he even makes the bitter sweet. Enjoy God. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”‭ (‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4,‬ ‭NIV‬).

Capturing Strongholds (Audio Message)

Another beautiful day at church with God’s beautiful people.

Here’s the message I shared.

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https://goo.gl/mWA9yf

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The Marvel of Being Madly in Love

Morning Thought: How can you stand through temptations and trials? How can you make it through the wilderness? You stand by leaning, leaning on the Lord. You are his beloved and he longs to be yours. The people who make it are the ones madly in love. Jon Thurlow sings: "I know the end of the story, I'll come up from the wilderness, leaning on my Beloved." When these words describe you, the angels and saints will marvel: "Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?" (‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭8:5‬, NASB‬‬).

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