At various times, we’ve all loved the darkness more than the light. But even in the midst of our darkness, Jesus grabs us by the hand and says “You’re not alone”.
I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.
19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
6 “I, Yahweh, have called You for a righteous purpose, and I will hold You by Your hand. I will keep You and appoint You to be a covenant for the people and a light to the nations, 7 in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon,
and those sitting in darkness from the prison house. 8 I am Yahweh, that is My name;
I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols. 9 The past events have indeed happened. Now I declare new events; I announce them to you before they occur.”
I. God Calls You For A Purpose
II. God Comforts
III. YAHWEH, The One And Only
IV. The Word You Will Need
A. The past has happened
B. Who needs a new beginning? A rebirth?
1. I declare new events, I announce them before they occur
a. John 1:1,3-4
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
15 I will lay waste mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation. I will turn rivers into islands and dry up marshes. 16 I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.
V. There Is Nothing I Can’t Transform To Find You, Free You And Bring You Back
A. Every obstacle was transformed into an opportunity to move
B. It’s A New Way
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”