FOCUS DAY 8:
HEAVENLY CONVERSATION 8: “Light waring with Darkness"
KEY:F (God the Father Speaking);J (God the Son, Jesus Speaking); S (God the Holy Spirit Speaking) [Read the verse(s) and “Heavenly Conversation” as a family. Suggestion: Choose a different family member to read each part of God’s conversation.]
F “Christmas is about TRUTH!”
S “We agree, but why do we need to talk about TRUTH so soon again? Why is it so important?”
F “The main reason is that Satan is a liar and TRUTH is always under attack. Each believer’s faith, hope, and love are constantly being challenged. Let me be clear about two things. First, no philosophy, scientific reason, or other religion can change the TRUTH that we created the heavens, the earth, and all living things. Second, my rules will always be TRUE, and no denial or substitutes can adequately replace them. We each bring TRUTHS to our believers. My main TRUTH is that I love everyone and want to give purpose and meaning for their lives.”
J “Yes. And no one can replace the TRUTH of my Christmas birth (my incarnation) and my conquering death to pay for sins (my resurrection). These may be denied, but they are realities for anyone who wants to believe these two life changing and historically verified TRUTHS. My key TRUTH is that I love to give believers freedom over sin’s control.”
S “And no denial or imagination can replace my offer of power and guidance for believers. My vital TRUTH is that I love to help bring joy and peace and fulfillment for all who open their lives to my presence.”
F “Believing TRUTH requires a choice! Everyone is prone to believe lies. To believe anything other than our Word is to serve idols. Submitting their wills to our TRUTHS can be hard, but it is so worth it! Believing TRUTH has rewards both now and forever. Trust me!”
J “A good place to start is believing in my Christmas birth!”
S “And don’t forget, celebrating our love for everyone! Christmas is such a time of hope when believers grasp our wonderful TRUTHS. There are lots of lights!"
F “TRUTH demands rejecting Satan’s lies! Shining light into darkness can be difficult, though. People create their own gods to fit their ideals, or justify their sins, or even become their own rule-makers to replace us as their own self-serving gods. We are the only TRUE God, and we want a relationship with each precious creation – AND, we love them dearly. Christmas is proof of that!”
J & S “We agree!”
J “We do love each one we have created dearly. Each Christmas light cries out to them – ‘WE LOVE YOU!’.”
S “We want them to celebrate our Word this Christmas.”
F “They can be sure; our TRUTH will win in the end! “John wrote that we can ‘Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.’ Our apostle John had discovered the power of TRUTH to strengthen his faith and motivate his godly obedience.”
J “This Christmas we want each believer to reject all of Satan’s lies and enjoy the blessings of accepting and living by our TRUTHS!”
John 14:6, 17:17; John 3:16 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”; “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 14:6, 17:17
MY CHOICE DAY 8:
I will reject all Satan’s Lies.
DAY 8 ACTIVITY:
OPTIONAL: Discover Satan’s Nine Lies about your (9) Love-Images
Browse 9lovelinks.com. Each image is about God’s love in your life. Satan, however, wants you to believe in his lies about each of your love-images. Look at the black icon contents. Do you recognize any of these lies? Lies always seem bigger than TRUTHS. You can choose to reject them and believe God’s TRUTHS instead. Compare these TRUTHS (purple icon) and celebrate God’s love for you! By knowing TRUTH, you can better recognize any lie, no matter how subtle.