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Glow in the Dark Christians

Scott Mayer


Scott Mayer

Little Light Ministries



  • February 2, 2019
    10:00 AM
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Your gracious Heavenly Father I have nothing to say to these people but you do Lord this is your time your space use me to speak your words and may we see what a beautiful picture of an amazing God you are this morning we love you in Jesus name Amen. How many of you glow in the dark. Ha Ha Ha Ha I see a few people nice I titled this sermon glow in the dark Christians and I hope by the end of this all of you will want to glow in the dark because it is an interesting thing when we think about the great mystery Christ in us what does that mean for him to actually be in the US. I've really pondered this question and more importantly if Christ is in us how are we to be found in Him This is kind of an interesting thing that I hope to unpack for you this morning. Anybody feel weird anyone and I kind of like to ask a few questions right I feel weird sometimes listen to this a real Christian Christian is an oddity he feels a supreme love for one who is never seem talks for a 1000000 every day to someone he cannot see expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another empty themself in order to be full emits that is wrong so that he can be declared right goes down in order to go up is strong when he is the weakest richest when he's the poorest happiest when he feels the worst he dies so that he can live for sakes in order to have gives away so that he can keep sees the invisible hears the inaudible and knows that which passes knowledge brothers and sisters of you feel weird this morning great because we aren't understood by the world. And I'll tell you when I was flying into the airport I called my wife as soon as I landed and I got there really early in the morning so I rented a car and I ended up driving through where I lived in Hollywood and I went by one of my apartments and I just kind of sat there and I just stared at it and I just went like I can't I can't believe that I'm in this different space and that at one point of my life I was so different so different and I was sitting there thinking like wow god what an amazing God you are because I now live in Chattanooga where if you go 10 miles outside of the city people don't really speak English it's hard to understand them I'm born and raised in California but I absolutely love the country and my heart is in such a different space I recently had someone call our ministry a couple of weeks ago and he was a new evangelical or Kemi out of the evangelical world into Adventism many had seen something that we had created and he wanted to just ask some questions and he said Scott what's the end goal and I said What do you mean what's the end goal what what what what is it that God is getting at what is the end goal of this Christianity and I'll tell you what I really sat down and I and I pondered it and I said Do we really know what the end goal is that God wants for you and me a mystery something that's hard to understand Christ in us that is a mystery that is the end goal what is the reason of being a Christian if there's no real change right if you don't have a real true heart change what's the point of this and so that's kind of one thing that I really want to unpack Listen to this 1st Corinthians 214 through 16 says but the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God for they. Foolishness under him neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned but he that know with spiritual He that is spiritual judges all things and he himself is judges them no man for who have known the man of the Lord that he may instruct him but we have the mind of Christ you see when Paul wrote this it was a bit of an oddity in his day even to understand what is this thing about Christianity you see to the Greeks and the Romans the ego was the biggest thing that they could wrap their head around it was all about the self it was all about wow I could exalt myself and here comes this thing called Christianity that that comes along and says you know what it's not about me I need to die so that someone else can be glorified and they didn't understand that. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery which is Christ in you the hope of glory if this is the hope that we all share as Christians to have Christ in us it is an amazing thing when you read a text like this and you say you know what the real really only reason that you even understand some of these things is because God has revealed it to you in fact he says in Luke 1022 all things were delivered to me my father and no man know what the son who the Son is but the father and who the father is but the son to whom the Son will reveal it the only way that you possibly have any kind of understanding about Jesus literally is because Jesus has revealed it to you. And the Holy Spirit has revealed it to you that's the only reason that we even understand all of this and I want you to ponder a couple things as we go over a couple of these verses all things were given to Jesus all things everything and when you read these verses like cautions 1000 for it please The Father that in him should all the fullness dwell on everything was given to Jesus John 335 through 36 says the father loved that the son and have given all things into his hand that he that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life and he that believeth not on this Son shall not see life. But the wrath of God a bite of on him everything is given to Jesus so if all of these things are given to Jesus and you have Jesus in you what does that mean for you you see when you kind of follow this is 13 says blessid be the God of our father our Lord Jesus Christ who have blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heaven only places in Christ if all these things are given to Jesus and literally we are called to have Jesus abiding in US You now have access to all the blessings that were given to him. That's this is what it means to have Christ in us listen to what desire of ages says all things Christ received from God but he took to give so in the heavenly courts in his ministry for all created beings through the beloved son the father's life flows out to all through the Son It returns and in praise enjoy service a tot tired of love to the great service of all and thus through Christ the circuit of beneficent is complete representing the character of the great giver the law of life what a beautiful thing God gave literally everything to Jesus but literally give it to him so that he could give it to you it's the Great Law of the given God that we all serve and I think it's a beautiful way to look at things I'm I'm fascinated by biology I'm fascinated by the world and I'm I'm always. Really shocked at how many truths there are in the simple little things like be needs to work with a flower to be able to take its Paul in to spread it around there's this symbiotic relationship with all of God's creation the trees that pull down the carbon dioxide and give you oxygen to be able to to brief. So there's this symbiotic relationship between all of God's creation because that's just the way that all of this works cautions to 8 through 10 says beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the tradition of men and after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ for in him 12 all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and ye are complete in him which is the head of all principality and power. You know when we feel kind of broken and we feel incomplete and we feel like there's just things that are that are gone awry in our lives I think it's beautiful that the Bible tells us listen you have the opportunity to be complete in him in Christ that's what I believe is this all about Matthew 2818 says Jesus came and spoken to them same all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth and if all this power was given to Christ what was his mission I have this kind of ongoing conversation with the media and the different stories that kind of take Christian parallels and Superman being one of them and there's a lot of young people that always come to I Yes but I like this particular story because it's telling the story of Christ or whatever the particular film is and I always ask the question yes but what was the mission of Christ what was he actually here for what was his purpose his purpose was to make reconciliation for iniquity and to bring about everlasting righteousness that was his purpose yes to save us yes there's something that's coming that's trying to destroy us but his purpose really is to bring reconciliation of the need could be that we all have gotten ourselves into and I don't see that in in the story line so it's it's not possible for me to draw a parallel in that way and so. If all power was given to Christ and this is his mission to make that reconciliation in Matthew $121.00 says Jesus will bring forth a son and and Thou shall cause name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins this is the mission of why Jesus came down here you have access to all of that all power under heaven which was given to this son now all we have to do is invite him in that's literally what we need to do. I wanted to talk about this because I've had a half of an eye on pop culture a lot recently and I see something that's coming out in Hollywood movies or even the music industry maybe perhaps some of you have seen this but in the olden days there was this thing that was known as possession and when possession was talked about it was always talked about as is as an evil spirit that was possessing you as a negative or a bad thing I'm starting to see them talk about it in a positive light if you've seen the trailers for like the new superhero movie called Venom that he's completely possessed but instead of it being a bad thing you know what you can actually use it to save people and they're starting to flip the mold of what it means to be possessed Now I want you to think about this and ponder this it is on natural for an evil spirit to possess you. Did you know that the good angels the righteous angels in heaven have never been inside of another human being have you ever pondered that the only thing that you were created for was the possession of the Spirit of God. It is unnatural to be possessed by unholy spirits but yet there is an incredible amount of musicians that are coming out into the world now and starting to say I have multiple personalities I have all these other demons they talk to me and I use them and when I when I do these music videos you will see this or this or this entity come out and they're very vocal about it so what that tells me is there something powerful about inviting God to be and rain in the same sure wary of our minds for him to be there I want to read something that to you that comes from the desire of Ages that's that's pretty interesting in the cleansing of the temple Jesus was announcing his misses mission as the Messiah and entering upon his work that temple erected by the abode of the divine presence was designed to be an object lesson for Israel and for the world from eternal ages it was God's purpose that every created beam from the bright and holy Sarath to man should be the temple of the into and creator POS every single thing that God was created from this Sara the angels down to us all of them have been designed for the indwelling of God All of them I thought about that for a minute and I said you know what the devil was actually doing in heaven I don't want you inside of me God I don't want your thoughts I don't want the way that you think I want nothing to do with you I want you out of my life. Listen to this it was an object lesson because of sin and humanity ceased to be the temple of God darkened and defiled by the evil heart the heart of man no longer revealed the glory of the Divine One Now I thought about this and I said you know what Adam and Eve had a divine light around them right they were shining with the very glory of God They were glowing if you would you think about the story of Moses when he when he talked face to face with God and he came down and and the people didn't want to look at him because he was literally glowing what was going on because inside Adam and Eve was dwelling on God and the 2nd they sin guess what happens how gone the light of the Glow gone what God is wanting to do is to get us back to that place to clean out the Senshi wherry so that he can be dwelling inside of us by the incarnation of the Son of God The purpose of Heaven is so filled God dwells in humanity and through saving grace of man becomes again into him again into his temple God designed that the Temple of Jerusalem should be a continual witness for the high destiny open to every soul but the Jews had not understood the significance of the building that they regarded with so much pride now I thought about this for a 2nd I want to ask you a serious question all of you scholars in the room when was the last time that we physically saw the Ark of the Covenant physically saw it when someone give me when you should go look this up I was fascinated by this I actually looked it up in Mrs White's writings. It was told from from Josiah and Jeremiah to go and hide it do you remember that and they hid the Ark We haven't seen it since it has not come back so I have a question for you when Jesus was walking around in the same shoe ary and they were doing the same services what was behind the veil when they did the day of atonement when they're supposed to sprinkle the blood on the mercy seat and the priest is going behind the veil What is he sprinkling it on does it make you wonder why God ripped the veil to show you your house is desolate there's nothing in there Wow That blew my mind and then I was thinking you know what about us I've made a living off of running around and speaking for 10 years on the media and the movies and you know what we're doing we're constantly defiantly in that sanctuary that God is meant to do well in so many thoughts that we have painted on the wall like when when was it Jeremiah that peek through the wall and saw all the beasts written on the wall of the century right wasn't it Jeremiah is it your sorry easy kewl to me that story when he looked through the wall and inside of the century all manners of evil I want you to think about your life brothers and sisters I've studied how the mind works we're like taking photographs of everything and in the walls of our saying is there full of evil things you see the devil has caused man's thoughts to be darkened and so I started thinking about why is the Bible always referring to light and darkness and it has all of these illustrations with light and darkness and then I started thinking about the 1st day of creation and God said Let there be light all right I'm done I'm going on break. Right I read this story to my kids recently 6th day of creation God got down on his hands and knees and formed out of the dust of the ground every beast that's on the planet how many beasts are there on this planet that's quite a few that would take you quite a while so what was it about the 1st day of the week that it's like I'm going to make a light I'm going to. Take a break there is something that we don't understand about light and if you've ever looked into the subject of light you will be shocked in fascinated my mind was absolutely blown when I began to kind of like understand did you know that we don't even understand how light works did you know that we barely even understand it from the brightest minds that have ever graced our planet we can hardly understand it Nikola Tesla said something interesting in an interview he said everything is light. The basic building blocks if you break it down to its smallest finest particles literally everything is light and so I started to kind of like do a little bit of digging in this and they've done some tests they wanted to test how light actually operates and so what they would do is they would use a little particle. Generator and they would shoot particles through a slit in the wall and study it on the back of the wall that's how they know if it's a particle or if it's a wave so they're shooting them through then they decided to make 2 slits on the wall and if they shoot a bunch of particles through it what would happen will naturally you would think that if you shot a bunch of particles at 2 slits in the wall you would create 2 slits now want to share with you what waves actually do you cause a wave and you send it through this slit in the wall the wave will then really form in a new wave and the brightest part that's on the back of the screen there in the center is the most intense part of where the wave hits the wall this is how they know it's actually a wave so if they take this same model and they put 2 slits in there and they send a wave through the the 2 parts of it what they will notice is that when the waves interact with each other the high part of the wave with the high part of the wave will be make an intense part of the low part of the wave with the low part of the wave will make a a dark spot on the wall so it's light dark light dark like dark this is how they know that it is actually a wave so as they started to take a look at what light actually does they started to shine light through this thing in the particles and it naturally made a line as you would probably suspect so then they decided to put 2 things and shine through it and all of a sudden it made a wave and the scientist in the physicists went wait a minute that makes absolutely no sense because a particle is going to make one line on the back of the wall and in a way this is something totally different that's like literally going to the beach and saying I'm going to. No this rock into the air and the rock is going to act like the wave rock is not a wave it's a it's a particle it's a thing so then the scientists were baffled by this and they said what is going on with this so they decided Aha they must be interacting with each other so we're going to shoot em a bunch of them all together and within will test and see why is it making this wave pattern when there's 2 slits on the back of the ball so here's what they did we'll shoot one of the time so that it has no ability to interact with anything else because they thought maybe it's bouncing off of the other particles and lo and behold after an hour of this they shoot it on the back of the wall one at a time and it makes a wave pattern they're totally confused wait a minute this light particle should not act like that what they said so all of a sudden they decided here's what we're going to do we're going to observe what's going on because mathematically What's the wave pattern on the back is showing us is that it went through one slit and it went through no slits and it went over the top and it went over the side mathematically it had all these possibilities for it to actually hit the back of the wall so then they threw an observation tool right next to the little slits because they said we want to see what's actually going on as the light travels through here and the 2nd they shot this thing and they started to observe this single particle that they went through the particle thought about it and then acted like a particle did not act like a wave and the scientists are baffled by this going wait a minute this 2nd that we take our eye balls and we look at what happens with the light all of a sudden it does something totally different we don't understand what's going on. It gets stranger and stranger and stranger and these particles are connected together and sometimes they they they have these buddy systems that basically if you think of it like a spinning wheel that one is red and blue and red and blue and there's a light red and blue possibilities if they stop it and observe it then that particular one it's complimentary one will always be the opposite color so they stop it in it's blue the other one will always be red so they said let's separate them let's put one hundreds of miles away and let's observe it they stopped at the end always this same thing happened instantaneously the opposite thing happened to the other one but in SR there's something about light that we don't understand and I want to share this with you and I wanted to give you a little background of this because. I think about this how do you make up color red green and blue right 3 colors that you blend to gether that when you blend them all together it makes white and if you send it through a prism there is the 7 colors of the rainbow Let me know when your spiritual alarm bells are going in this is really neat right there are so many parallels to the truth about God It is really mind boggling and fascinating to me like when you start to read verses like this in your 128 and I saw it as it were the appearance of fire of this is easy when he sees the vision of of the throne of God and I saw as it were the appearance of fire and it had a brightness round about and the appearance was as a boat that is in the cloud of the day in the day of rain so that the appearance of the brightness round about and the appearance was like the likeness of the glory of the Lord you know when you look at God He has a rainbow around him. The line that has been shown to you if we just understand that the idea of the rainbow it doesn't it doesn't shock me that God's sign after the flood was literally a rainbow because it's a description of God If everything is light and God says on the 1st day let there be light and if it is true that light is generally the building blocks of everything that we know of and God was created in everything that we know of wow you look around in our world today and you go here a rainbow that was supposed to be the very description of God is used in a prideful manner today in a way that says I will do what I want and I will do it without you it is a twisting of this beautiful truth that God has given to us 2nd Christiane's for 6 through 7 says for god who have commanded the light to shine out of darkness has shined in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ but we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellent sea of the power of maybe of God and not of us you see it's beautiful it's God in us it's Christ in us that produces that glory that produces that glow right 1st John far 1527 says then this is the message that I heard of him and declaring to you that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all and if we say that we have fellowship with Him and we walk in darkness we lie and we do not have the truth but if we walk in the light as he is in the light and we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. You see there's so many interesting parallels of light in the Bible you know light is like is a constant right you can slow it down you can bend it you can block it but the 2nd that you take that block away it picks right back up to 186000 miles a 2nd and just goes there's nothing that we have that we know of that actually produces speed like that without some kind of force that's that's causing it to have that and yet light would just pick right back up and have that speed. No you're not that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you if any man defiles the temple God show him shall God destroy for the temple of God is holy which temple ye are no man can himself cast out the evil throne that is taken possession of the heart only Christ can cleanse the soul temple but he will not force an entrance he comes to into the heart as the Temple of old and he says Behold I stand at the door and I am not if any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in to him he will come not for one day merely He says I will do well in them and walk with them walk in them and they shall be my people and he will subdue our iniquities and thou shalt cast all their sins in he shall cast all their sins into the depths of the sea currents 2nd print in 616 and Micah 719 it's beautiful because it's Christ that is doing this for us he is the one that is is knocking on the door of our hearts have you invited him in today. Do you invite him in every single day because as I look around and I see all the things that our churches is struggling with are going through it and we're battling things on all sides of the fence and we're looking over over to the Middle East what's going on over there we're looking at all these exteriors things even even Hollywood all look at what's going on over there but you know what the focus is right here this is the real focus what's going on inside of your heart are you let in Jesus in because if that is the Laodicean point that the church is at at the end of time we are literally needing to invite him in Romans 68 says now if we die with Christ we believe that we that we also live with him I pondered this for a minute and went What does that mean to actually how is it that I get a chance to have what what what Christ has because he's the one that went through it so how is that possible for me and I ask you a question might my sister in law worked in a neonatal nurse for a while up in Northern California and she said it was so difficult when. Babies that would would be born to drug addicted mothers and they had to hand these babies back to these mothers knowing the life that they were going to engage in for the rest of their life just broke their heart time and time again they had to give these babies to these mothers and if we're mother does drugs is the baby doing drugs if the baby why because the babies inside of the mother right whatever's done to the mother is done to the baby right so if you are found in Christ whatever is done to Christ in Christ guess what it's also done to you. Does that make sense you are counted because you are found in Him Listen to this this comes from faith and works page $26.00 The Soul is to be sacred holy pure undefiled there must be a copartnership in which the power of God and all the glory belongs to God The responsibility rests with us we must receive in farts in feelings and given expression the law in the law of the human and the divine action makes the receiver a labor together with God It brings man where he can united with divinity work the works of God Now if you hear nothing else that I say this morning I want you to pay close attention to this this is an interesting statement the Son of God came to our world in human form to show man that divinity and humanity combined does not what I'm going to let that kind of just sink in for a 2nd because if do with energy and humanity combined literally does not sin I want you to think about when you find yourself tripping up and falling where you find yourself having those start or you find yourself constantly having to go to God with forgiveness are you cold laboring with Christ have you invited him in on a daily basis did you wake up this morning and invite him in. I was very pleased when I was standing back there and I heard the prayer that was this this morning one of the prayers I heard the words of said Jesus please come into our hearts it's a simple little subtle thing but do you daily ask for him to come in every single day I want you to think about that over the course of the next few weeks Philip Libyan's $39.00 says and be found in him not having my own righteousness which is of the law but that which is through faith of Christ the righteousness which is the glory of God of faith for every source struggling to rise against a life of sin and to a life of purity the great element of power abides only and the name under heaven which given among men whereby we must be saved you know it seems like a simple thing yeah I get it yeah I get it Jesus wants to live in us but really I'm I'm stressing this point because do you guys really invite him in all the time why is it that the Laodicean church says you know what I've got all these things I'm good I'm a Christian I see that in terms of my own self going you know what I preach I go to churches I engage in video ministry activities I'm constantly around it but do you know that I'm even in danger of not inviting Jesus in every single day. When you do you will start to see that power that is given to Christ you will start to see be in your life apart from the divine power no genuine reform can be elected human barriers against the natural and cultivated tendencies are but this sandbank against the torrent not until the life of Christ becomes a vital in power in our lives can we resist the temptations that assail us from within and from without when one surrenders to Christ the mind is brought under the control of the law but it is the royal law which proclaims liberty to every captive by becoming one with Christ man is made free you hear it over and over and over again in John 1410 through 11 you hear the language that Jesus is is saying Don't you believe in me and that I am in the Father and the father is in me and the words I say to you I do not speak of my own authority rather it is the Father living in the WHO is doing the work believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the father is in me or at least believe on the evidence of the works for them in themselves you know Jesus some of his last recorded words in John I want to read to you it comes from John 17 some of the last recorded words that John that Jesus says right before he goes into the garden of December and he starts making a prayer for the people John 17 verse 21 this is Jesus's prayer for you and I and I want you to take this to heart today and think about this throughout this next week as we are ending genuine ery and getting into February. You know most people don't make it past January in their new year's resolutions in fact they have a national ditch or New Year's resolution day in the 3rd week in January did you know that there's a day that everybody says that wow didn't work oh well moving on I want to challenge you guys I want to challenge you to take these words to heart over the course of this next week month year listen to what Jesus says starting with verse 21 that they may be one as you as you Father you are in me and I in you that they also might be one in us that the world may believe that you have sent me and the glory which you gave me I have given them that they may be one even as we are one I in them and you in me and they may be made perfect in one that the world may know that you have sent me and have love and have loved them as you have loved me you know do you love your brothers and sisters do you have an outpouring love for those who have wronged you because I know that Jesus loves them and I know that Jesus is calling them and he's reaching out to them and you know what if you have Jesus in you you're going to feel that love for those people as well are we the people that literally outsiders say you know what they are special they are kind of weird but you know why they're so vain and they're so kind and I feel I feel this drive to to be around them do people say that about you. Are people naturally going behind your back in saying that he's the most kind person I have met because you know mice my God and my savior he's that kind of person and if he's inside of us other people will feel that it's well. It's for a work of prayer. Dear gracious Heavenly Father Lord it is our solemn prayer we have these earthen vessels these sanctuaries that many of us have spent sealing with all manners of terrible things in the world some of us have thought that we have completely rooted out in cleaned it out but Lord we know that you are the only one that can cleanse these sanctuaries we want to prepare our hearts and our minds for you to do well inside of us so that we can be the reflectors of your glory Lord so that when this world enters into its darkest time and it's its moment where things just become unraveled Lord like Mrs White wrote in the final events the final people their faces glow with your glory so much so that those around them couldn't even look upon them because of how shiny they were Lord I pray for everybody in this room that that is their desire and help us the Lord to glow your glory for the rest of the world we love you just. 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