God’s Word: Revelation 2: 1-29 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
“There is a way that seems right unto mankind, but the end thereof is destruction.” You have freedom of choice but that doesn’t mean anything you choose is a good choice. Step into My kingdom of love and I will help you make good choices. There are so many choices in life and the value system you adopt determines the direction of your life. Many people have it backwards—thinking My kingdom is made up of those who always make good choices and live perfect lives. Only Christ has made all good choices and lived a perfect life.
My kingdom is made up of those who have accepted My love and hold it as the lamp of their life. It is easy to snuff out that lamp by a million projects—many of them good and right. But hold the lamp of love high to examine all your motives and deeds and let love be your guiding light. Don’t fear suffering—don’t quit—stay on guard, even if it costs you your life. When your choices begin to lean toward personal safety at all costs—you have walked away from My love. You are letting Satan’s shadow dim My lamp of love. That is his goal—to dim My love and hide it from the world.
Be careful that you aren’t so busy doing My work that you allow false teachers to mislead My people. There will always be cross-denying, self-indulgent religious leaders. They, just like Eve, have listened to the seemingly harmless lies of Satan. They use their charisma to lead astray the masses. Hold the lamp of My love high and examine every teaching that claims to be from Me. Do not fear the opposition but realize that it is Satan himself that is leading the charge against My people. Real peace and joy in this life are released when you adopt My value system and live in the light of My lamp of love.
God’s Question: Whose lamp is lighting your path?
God’s Promise: No fear can dim My lamp of love.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for the pure light of Your Word.
I am Sorry I let the cares of life dim my devotion to You.
Thank You for shining the lamp of Your love on me.
Please Help Me share the light so others will see your love.