Shine as Lights in the World


by Mike Ratliff

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. Philippians 2:14-16 (NASB) 

The more I study the End Times or Eschatology the more I understand how important it is for us to walk before the Lord right now as spirit-filled, obedient believers no matter what our circumstances are. Why? Carefully read that passage I placed at the top. Are we not living in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation? Oh my yes, but our calling is to appear here in this world as lights and we do this by holding fast to the word of life, that is, we walk before our Lord living Godly, obedient, lives that are marked by repentance. We should walk this way knowing that time is short and God is using us to bring more and more into the Kingdom. Continue reading