Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.   God wants out light to be Shinning not only that souls may be saved, but that he would get the glory.   People who have not yet realized that Jesus came to die for them do not yet belong to the family of God. They are still in darkness.  God loves all the people in the world.  St John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   He wants to become their father. The only way He can become their father is if they join his family. It is our Christian duty to invite people to join the family of God.  Have you ever met someone wearing a bright red suit ? Its hard not to notice. It stands out very clearly.  The same should be true with us as Christians and members of the family of God. Jesus called us the light of the world. Our good works, the way we conduct ourselves; should so reflect the life of Christ in us that people will notice the difference. Its not just what we say but also the things we do that will tell others about Jesus.  We are to be a light to the world. The world in which we live is under the power of darkness   Colossians 1:12-14 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  There are numerous people in the world today who do not have a clue about what life is about. Without Jesus they are walking in darkness, and they are spiritually dead.  If we do not tell them about Jesus they will never know about his love.  A person who dies without knowing the Lord Jesus Christ faces an eternity separated from God, not to mention they go to hell.  Read the parable of Jesus in Matthew 22:1-14. It is expedient that we tell people about the love of Christ. Without the preaching of the gospel souls will not be saved.  The number one reason why so many of us Christians shy away from telling others about Jesus is fear. We often shudder at the thought that they will mock and ridicule us. Jesus was mocked at himself.  Read Matthew 27:27-31  Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.  Nevertheless his love for us brought him through all the mockery, hatred and evil men did to him. Ignorance is the main reason people make a mockery of the gospel of Jesus.  2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  Satan is the god of this world system. By the world we refer to the deception,wickedness and evil that is dominating the hearts and minds of human beings.  People's minds have been blinded by his deception. Do not take it personally when people do not immediately accept the love of Jesus but rather mock you. Remember that you yourself were once like them, walking in darkness, totally ignorant of the love of Jesus and the wonderful family of God.  The key to continuously sharing the gospel is to keep our focus on Jesus. Imagine the joy these people will receive when they finally understand and accept Jesus. You would have been instrumental in saving a soul.  There is always great rejoicing in heaven when a person accepts Jesus and becomes a member of the family of God . We also fulfil the great commission that Jesus has committed to all of us.  Matthew 28:18-20,  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Will you witness to someone today?   Father God, We thank you so much for someone once shared the gospel with us. Lord Please, help us to be a willing vessel. Please give us a willing heart that WE WILL GO OUT AND SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH SOMEONE TODAY.  Thank you Lord so much for this great tool that you have placed into our hands call the internet. Help us to use it for your glory.  In Jesus Name Amen  

Is Your Light Shining?
Written by Brad and Karen Showell.
Rev. and Mrs. Bradley R. Showell founded a minstry called Heaven's Door in January 1996.
If you would like to know more about this ministry, visit them on the web-

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