1 In the beginning God ...
4 And God saw
the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have
the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not
whither he goeth.
This is a wonderful word. The bride and bridegroom told me their
testimonies and they are both very similar. Both went through a very difficult time.
The bridegroom's father was a hard man, but he also taught them
good things. One day he called his sons together and he said to them that he doesn't ever
want to hear from others that they've caused trouble among the girls. His father wasn't a
Christian, so sometimes you find that the heathen see what's right and wrong clearer than
As a young man he was afraid to take a step out of line because of
his father's strong warning and today they reap the good fruit.
When the bridegroom got converted he shared it with his parents.
He told them that he was separating from the things of the world and anything that had to
do with ancestral worship.
His mother was a Christian but had compromised and mixed things of
the world with her Christianity.
God however has His laws and He doesn't change. What He hated in
the Old Testament He still hates, like homosexuality or mixing the things of the world and
of God. You cannot claim to be a Christian and have some of the world in your life. That
is an abomination to God.
The bridegroom did well to tell his parents right away that he was
a Christian and would no longer mix things of the world with Christianity.
His mother cried and his father was quiet for awhile, but then his
father spoke. He said to him that because of his decision to become a Christian he will no
longer be counted among his sons and he should no longer come to him for help, support or
advice. Then he remembered the Word in the Bible that he has to take up his cross and
follow Christ. His father also didn't come for his wedding.
He found a job but the business closed and eventually he
approached u. Peter Dahl and got a job.
Later he could even help his mother with a house with electricity.
The bride has a similar story. She has many brothers but because
she's a Christian they didn't come.
Sin entered the world through a woman but salvation too, for the
Saviour was born of a woman without the help of a man. Let all the girls be like Mary and
not like the loose girls that sell their bodies and live like prostitutes.
The bridegroom also said that God is number one in his life in
everything. This is a wonderful testimony.
We must not be like those that use God as a spare wheel and only
call on Him when we're in trouble.
Communist Russia painted slogans on their tractors, "we will
plow, plant and harvest without God." After 70 years the communist empire collapsed.
They didn't even have food to eat. Their shops were empty. That was the end of this
communist empire. They said, "we don't want the pie in the sky, we want bread
now." Eventually they didn't even have bread to eat. The only bread available was
rock hard stale bread.
Forsake God and it doesn't go well with you. If you look at the
children of those who have forsaken God it is tragic.
We must put God first and we must not mix things.
If you want to serve God, then serve Him totally. If you want to
serve the world then do it wholeheartedly.
Before I became a missionary I told God that I want to go into
business and make money and would support the missionaries and receive them in my house. I
made a list of the things I wanted, like money and a home and a car and many other things
and then prayed and asked God to bless it.
But as I opened the Bible I read that Jesus said to Peter,
"follow me and I will make you fishers if men." I was angry and slapped the
Bible closed. I decided I won't listen to God but will do my plans even if I have to do it
alone. I went to the minister and told him that I felt God's will was for me to go home
and into business. The minister still asked me if I'm sure it's God's will and I lied and
I said yes. Then I went home and my mom also asked me what happened to my calling. I
became angry with her too and stormed out asking whether she didn't want me at home.
For 18 months I went through hell as I lived in rebellion against
God, but after 18 months I bowed the knee to God and was wiling to go.
Have you seen this Light we have read about? Jesus said, "I
am the light if the world". Has that light reached you? This heavenly light brings
everything to light. Nothing is hidden before this light.
Jesus said we must work while we have the light, for the night is
coming when no one can work.
If you have light you can see where you're going, but in the dark
you cannot see.
Even if we lose our earthly family, God rewards us with many from
the heavenly family.
The Gospel Creates things that wasn't there, and it takes that
which was there, but wasn't good and grinds it and destroys it.
We see how God transforms a person.
It's one thing if you speak about the Gospel but it's something
else when the Gospel is alive and lives in your life. Then it bears fruit and transforms