The Creator Of The Heavenly Lights
By Linda C Dipman
   
   A sparkling white dove floated down leaving a trail of sunbeams in it's flight.  It's wings were spread out and it's
eyes showed a determination to bring a urgent message of love from Jesus Christ.

   The dove transcended the dimensions of the earthly realm and ignited into tiny lights.  Lights of knowledge for all
of God's children.  Understanding they would not have found without the whisper of God's voice.  

   James 1:17&18, "Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven;  it comes down from God, the
Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.  By his own will he brought us
into being through the word of truth, so that we should have first place among all his creatures."

   People wonder why our world is filled with so many people suffering from incurable diseases like cancer, aids or
ALS.  They believe that if there is a God why would He allow such evil to hurt people's lives?

   They don't understand that our world is imperfect because Satan has been given dominion over the earth.  Satan
has the power to hurt people.  He is the anti-Christ, whose only goal is to destroy faith from ever taking root in a
person's life.

   That is the reason why Jesus came as a man of flesh and blood.  He came to destroy the devils work by placing
the Holy Spirit into His children's lives.  A Spirit that is a voice of good.  A Spirit that directs people to understand
that the troubles they are facing is Satan and not God.

   1 John: 11&12, "The message you heard from the very beginning is this:  we must love one another.  We must
not be like Cain;  he belonged to the Evil One and murdered his own brother Abel.  Why did Cain murder him?  
Because the things he himself did were wrong, and the things his brother did were right."

   When you live in a corrupt and evil world, naturally evil things will happen to good people. That is the reason we
must get a grip on why there is suffering and death.  

   Cain illustrates how temptation can pull you in and make you an instrument of Satan's will.  When Satan is in
control of a person's life then that person becomes an opponent for everyone who does God's will.

   This is the reason why our world is filled with jails and prisons full to capacity.  Evil people under the influence of
Satan will commit mass murder, rape, steal, lie, and deceive people who are trying to live a godly life.

   These people give themselves to Satan and love the world and everything it gives them.  They are arrogant,
selfish and full of lust.  These are people who betray friends, brothers, and anyone who gets in the way of their
pleasures.

   This is also the very reason why sickness and all kinds of diseases are released into the world.  For every sin
that is committed a punishment comes down from the Spirit world to bring judgment for this sin.

   Earthquakes and floods are direct repercussions of how evil can take a perfect world and demolish it.  How we
treat people to how we live our lives, spur on huge tidal waves, hurricanes, and tornadoes full of destruction.  These
are natural disasters that reflect the punishment that comes on all men, good and bad alike.
   
   This is the very reason why Christians must be aware of why bad things happen to good people in this world.  We
live in an evil and corrupt world that preys on good in order to persuade all people to do evil.

   1 John 3: 4-6, "Whoever sins is guilty of breaking God's law, because sin is a breaking of the law.  You know that
Christ appeared in order to take away sins, and that there is no sin in him.  So everyone who lives in union with
Christ does not continue to sin:  but whoever continues to sin has never seen him or known him."

   The only way that good people can walk away from the pain and suffering they face in life is by understanding
that ignorance of God's laws brings condemnation on all people.  We must keep close to God so we will not be
pulled into the sin that others commit so easily.

   We must run to our Savior when we have been pulled into sin and Christ will forgive us if we have a humble heart
towards Him.  We must understand the purpose behind grace and rise above this world so we can become
instruments of God and not Satan.

   1 John 3:7&8, "Let no one deceive you, my children!  Whoever does what is right is righteous just as Christ is
righteous.  Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning.  
The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil had done."

   Belief in Jesus Christ gives us the ability to stand up to temptation and say no!  Just like Jesus came to destroy
the Devils evil work, Christians everywhere have been sent out throughout the world to do the same.

   Suffering for evil brings judgment and death.  Suffering for good brings reward and success in all things of this
life.  Suffering because we are Christians defeats the evil plans of Satan.

   To know the truth about our world is to walk freely into a new light of understanding.  With knowledge of how the
game of life works we are able to defeat the plans Satan has to overthrow our lives.

   With wisdom we can overcome the pain of having cancer and all forms of diseases.  With the knowledge that I am
on the side of the Lord, I can rise above all forms of natural disasters no matter what Satan might do to bring me to
my knees.  
   
   The beams of light opened my mind to revelations.  Ideas and dreams that were meant to inspire me and give me
strength to stand my ground no matter what I face.