Introducing Jesus. Yeah!
In the Fantastic Four storyline, the character called The Human Torch has the ability to burn like fire, emitting heat and light. When he is ready to use his superhuman ability, he says in a loud voice “Flame On.”
Well, our Savior is the Light, the true light of the world. His Light banishes the darkness. It simply has to flee, because the Savior’s light glows with a brilliance; a power that conquer death, disease, pain, fear, and suffering. It counteracts the ravages of sin. And get this, His light, which he gives us, provides you and I the opportunity to be Light carriers, just like him.
But only if we say yes to him, then we get to “Flame On” and show our light (this amazing gift) to the world, which desperately need to see the Savior’s light. [And we need to shine our lights today. There is a war going on within the hearts and souls of man. The darkness is trying to take us out. That’s why we need to show the light of Christ. The world needs to know Jesus is who is said he is. The world needs to know Christ loves them, and that eternal and abundant life awaits them, if they allow him to “Flame On“. ]
Yes, Christ is the Light of the World. Introducing Jesus. Yeah!
Adapted from June 18, 2015 post on the A More Excellent Way Ministries Worldwide, Inc. Facebook page. Introducing Jesus Yeah! Series created by Michael A. White. Editorial content provided by Denise L. White
I was just about to enter the expressway off I-64 between Barboursville and Milton West Virginia, when I spotted a semi from the “Covenant Transport” Company. Now, I’ve seen these trucks before, but today the words “Covenant, and Transport” hit me. A covenant is an agreement, or a guarantee between two parties, which specifies, if certain conditions are met those involved will receive whatever is defined in the agreement. In some cases, this is monetary. As I drove behind the semi, there was an ad which read “Drivers Needed.”
Covenant, Transport and Drivers Needed. You and I are transporters of the covenant God made with mankind through our Savior. Jesus said if we abide in Him, as He abides in the Father, we would be recipients of the covenant. The Holy Spirit’s residency in the believer’s life is a prime example of what our blessed Savior placed in the covenant. As a result, there is an opportunity for us to experience abundant life. And not just abundance, but also anointing power to restore, rebuild, and realign lives. As long as we are here, it is our sacred assignment to transport (a condition of the covenant), the precious cargo of the Holy Spirit to nourish, educate, guide, motivate, and care for those hurting and loss among us.
I noted the “Drivers Needed” ad on the back of the semi as a call to action. More of us are needed to become transporters. So every day, seek to transport behind enemy lines, courage, peace (Shalom), justice, mercy, grace, righteousness, forgiveness and love. We, all need someone from time to time to lift us up out of despair and confusion; to stand in the gap until our hearts can transport the covenant ourselves.
Ready to sign up? Applications are available for Covenant Transporters.
As I composed the post “Covenant Transporters“, I heard “someone needs this; someone needs this, someone needs this.” I did not expect that minutes later (literally after posting the blog), a conversation with a family member facing a serious challenge would center on being a Covenant Transporter.
After reading the post to them, there came a soft sigh, and then the words, “Oh. my God. I’ve got chills.” I replied, “I knew there had to be a reason why those particular words (Covenant, Transporter, Drivers Needed) resonated so deeply.” It was no accident I saw that semi. No coincidence, I was urged to write this post.
The Holy Spirit is always at work preparing us to transport. As Covenant Transporters, it is our job to respond, because you just never know who the recipient will be, or how soon the message needs to be delivered.
It was a beautiful, sunny day. The blue skies had just enough clouds to make it picture perfect. Amid this, a message of hope and comfort was prepared and transported by an unknowing Covenant Transporter.