Summary: Its hard to burn for God always but you don’t need to run, you don’t need to hide, and you don’t need to quit just because it is. Knowing who you are will keep you burning for God always.
LAMP THAT BURN CONTINUALY
1.To give awareness to brethren that they are light,
and they have a purpose.
2.To give instruction to those who want to burn
3.To give encouragement to those who face a shortage
of light because of shortage of oil cause by
4.To give added knowledge to those who continued to
light ,to make them more efficient.
Text: Exodus 27:20
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always. (KJV)
If you are a person who marveled at how much people expect and demand from you and your planning to hide your identity as Christian, this message is for you.
If you a person who was full of trials and planning to run away from God this message is for you.cause your light to dim
If you are a person who wanted to follow Christ but see yourself as failure and now your planning to quit, this message id for you.
Please let me share a good news news for you. You don’t need to run, you don’t need to
Hide, and you don’t need to quit.
By the time a person becomes a follower of Jesus Christ he became a light. But during the passage of time and process in that time , many were made flicker,some dim their light, and many refused to be called light anymore.
In this passage God instructed Moses a very specific command to keep the light burning in the temple. God command the Israelites to prepare a pure oil to keep the lamp burning.
If you have been burning for God before, but now you see your light dim,flicker ,and almost put off, I have a very good message for you, God had shown the instruction for us to burn not just for a moment but continually.
1 We are called to be light. Mat 5:14. Accept Your Identity .Light signifies us.
You are the light of the world.
You did not said that ,Jesus said it.
When you accepted Him , He told you who you are.
You may not know it, you may ignore it, or you accept it.
Many Gods children , realized that they are already a light they hide their identity.
You cant hide your identity
Can you hide your identity?
Illustration: love children,love husband, take insult with singing, house is full of worship song, nobody can touch your light.
But darkness notice you.
Your tested by children,situation
You blame your child, blame your husband,blame your church, and sometimes begin to blame God.
But otoosan comes and say , you are not like that, you are a light.okashi na!!
You like to hide but you are already a light.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Mathew 5:14
Jesus said you cant hide.
Illustration: Peter cant hide his light.
Mat 26:69 While Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, a servant girl came up to him and said, "You were with Jesus from Galilee."
Mat 26:70 But in front of everyone Peter said, "That isn’t so! I don’t know what you are talking about!" (he ignore that he is light)
Mat 26:71 When Peter had gone out to the gate, another servant girl saw him and said to some people there, "This man was with Jesus from Nazareth."
Mat 26:72 Again Peter denied it, and this time he swore, "I don’t even know that man!" (he denied that he is light)
Mat 26:73 A little while later some people standing there walked over to Peter and said, "We know that you are one of them. We can tell it because you talk like someone from Galilee."
Mat 26:74 Peter began to curse and swear, "I don’t know that man!" Right then a rooster crowed, (he betrayed that he is light)
Mat 26:75 and Peter remembered that Jesus had said, "Before a rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me." Then Peter went out and cried hard.
Peter cant hide his light. I f you have been with Jesus, you have a new identity.You are a light.
You cant hide your identity but if you hide you will be exposed.
Peter tried to hide, but he was exposed
He was exposed by those who recognized him ,v.69,v.71, v.73
He was exposed by the Lords word v.75
He was exposed by the Holy Spirit v.75
When you are exposed, you will cry a lot.
But when Peter realized he cried a lot.
Jesus said you cant hide your Christianity, you will be exposed one day.
Jesus you are a city on a hill. You are well known.
The only thing we should do, accept our identity.