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thunder the baptist

Putting the Lord's business in the street

Bright Light Ministries, Inc

Dallas, Texas

 phone   972 217 3883

Rev. Tommy Dyer 

                                                                                                     

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The Holy Spirit of God

Posted on February 21, 2022 at 4:10 PM

The Holy Spirit is God, and the Son of Man (Christ) has made it possible for every man to know God and be Spirit-Filled. When we are not led by the Holy Spirit, we walk in darkness. Jesus said, "Men love darkness rather than light because the light exposes their deeds." Men are evil by nature, but the Holy Spirit leads men to Christ, the Light of the world. Men reject the Holy Spirit because they can not see Him. The good works that Christ did in the presence of men; made some of them hate Him and the Father. They hated Jesus because He told them the truth about their sins, and they rejected the truth. Every man must accept Christ into their life and be born again to receive atonement for their sins. Without Christ, man will perish in his sins. Sin makes you the enemy of God, but when you accept Christ into your life, you become a child of God through Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we have assurance and we are safe in the Lord. The Holy Spirit is our Leader, our Teacher, and our Guide. The Spirit empowers the Christian Witness with a gift (talent) or several gifts for service in the Church. The Church is in each born-again believer. We must work by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our work is a personal work and a collective work; to the glory of God. Sometimes you feel all alone, but Christ said that He would not leave us alone, but He would send the Comforter, the Spirit of truth to be with us. When the Holy Spirit is active in your life, you will become committed to the work of Christ. But don't let sin be active in your life, it will hinder your work. People will doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. When you stand strong in the truth, you will impact someone's life. The work of leading lost souls to Christ is not an easy job, but it is the work of the Spirit of God. Being a witness is your job and the work is your duty until you die or until Christ returns.

 

thunder the baptist

putting the Lord's business in the street

Worry makes you Unstable

Posted on December 8, 2021 at 12:25 AM

Instability is one of man’s greatest obstacles to overcome. Stability comes when you live by God’s will (plan) and set goals that are reachable. You will not reach your goals when you are unstable. Instability breeds DOUBT and ANXIETY. When you worry about things you have no control over, you become frustrated. Everyone would like to know how their life will be in the future. Since we cannot see into the future, we must trust God. Life is demanding! Getting an education, getting a good job, and having a lot of money is not the answer. All of the money and gold in the world cannot save your soul. When you put your trust in money and your possessions, they will let you down. Faith and love will bring STABILITY into your life. Your faith can replace doubt and anxiety. By faith, you learn to trust God for the things that seem impossible. As we learn to love and learn how to forgive, then we can see some stability. We must build our lives on our faith in Jesus Christ. WHY CHRIST? Christ is the SOLID ROCK and, there is no other foundation to build on. Life is empty without Christ the Lord because there is no connection to God. Christ makes it very clear that we must trust God. We must, at all cost, remove all doubt about God and His abilities to take of us. God will save us from the wrath to come. We must be born again and receive the seed of God (the gift of God) and become a new creature in Christ.

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“putting the Lord’s business in the street”

Unhealthy Relationships

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 7:20 AM

It is unhealthy to remain in a bad relationship or a one-sided friendship. Domestic abuse is toxic to a romantic relationship. Love never hurts; when the hitting and punching start, it will never end. Apologies are like band-aids; it only covers up the wounds. The pain is endless. Putting trust in the wrong person is a mistake that many have made. It is never too late to get out and start over. It takes courage and the aid of loved ones. Plan your exit be strong not to turn back. When you look for love in all the wrong places, you will find lust and deception. Internet love is not a good start. Don't be deceived by the outside appearance. Pay attention to the signs that people give. Any man that loves his mom will love his wife. Listen to and hear about past relationships. People often talk about what is important to them. Be careful about sharing your business with someone you just met. Don't get over-excited and blind-sided by the physical attraction. Real love is genuine. Infatuation is the heartbreaker of many relationships. Look for balance! It's okay to change your mind when you feel uncomfortable. Remember NO means No. Stay in control of yourself. There are other times and places for new relationships.

 

thunder the baptist

putting the Lord's business in the street

Get to Know your enemy

Posted on October 5, 2021 at 1:30 AM

Before you can know your enemy, you must know yourself. Self-preparation is key to winning the battle. Your mind, body, and spirit must be in good condition. Don't let your disabilities dictate your abilities. You can overcome any obstacle that comes your way. Be strong physically and spiritually. The enemy is well prepared. Your best defense is a well-planned offense.

Getting to know the enemy is not easy. The enemy is the devil. It is hard to fight someone who you can not see. You must get to know God before you can recognize the devil and his deception. The devil always comes with his A-game. Your A-game is to be born again by the power of the Holy Spirit to become spiritually empowered. The fight with the devil is spiritual warfare. The aid of the Holy Spirit will help you to stand stedfast.

The tactics of the devil are not uncommon. He specializes in making the wrong things look right and the right things look wrong. The devil has three offenses move that you should recognize. 1. Excitement 2. Enticement 3. Intoxication. When you are excited, you can not think clearly. Sometimes the excitement is overwhelming, and it makes you blind to the facts. The enticement is one of the devil's most used tools. It is an attempt to get you to change your mind about what you know is right. If you know that sinning is wrong, don't let anyone lead you astray. The devil wants you to experience the pleasure of sin in a way that's it is intoxicating. The effects of alcohol will cause you to be out of control. The power of sin will cause you to lose your soul. You can overcome your enemy through Christ the Lord.

 

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putting the Lord's business in the street

A Life Time Commitment

Posted on August 14, 2021 at 2:15 PM

A lifetime commitment is not only in a marriage but in a life of Christian work. Good work ethics and conviction are the foundation of a lifetime commitment. We should live life in the joy of the Lord. When we set goals, the Lord will help us by the power of the Holy Spirit. There are long-term goals and short-term goals. Staying focus is the key to reaching every goal. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can live a victorious life. When we let the Spirit of God comfort us, Christ leads us in the path of righteousness. Obedience and total submission to Christ is the beginning of a committed life. When we are disobedient, we live a defeated life. Christians have the power to overcome the obstacles that invade your life. A good prayer life is a must. You cannot be victorious without prayer. God gives us the strength and power to be effective witnesses. Your testimony will help someone come to Christ. Christ promised us the abundant life, a life of sacrifice and service. A sacrificial life is a gift from God. It is not always about giving more money but giving of yourself. We must share our TIME, TALENT, and TREASURE. Make a life Time Commitment to the purpose and Will of God.

 

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putting the Lord's business in the street

Up and Out of the Gutter

Posted on July 6, 2021 at 11:05 PM

Being in the gutter is no fun nor a place anyone would like to be. Life in the ghetto is hard, but there are many ways out. Hard work and a made-up mind will prevail. Many feel trapped in the ghetto and stay there by choice. Being in the gutter is likely not your choice, but you find yourself there. There are many reasons why people find themselves in this lonely place. The use of Alcohol, Drugs, Laziness, Mental Illness will strip you of your life. Hope and the mercy of God will free every soul trapped in the gutter. If you want God to do something, you must be willing to do something. Praying is not enough; there must be some action on your part. Prayer does not change things. Prayer changes the person that prays. If you pray, you will receive the power to change whatever you are going through. Let me make myself clear. It takes faith and prayer to work. Jesus Christ is still working miracles. Your situation is not too big nor too hard for Him. God will rescue you at the right time. God has a plan for your life. When you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, you are ready to be delivered up and out of the gutter. The Word of God frees us of sin and all traps that bind us. Remember, the devil's trap is always waiting on your return.

 

thunder the baptist

putting the Lord's business in the street

Only God can Heal a Broken Heart

Posted on June 25, 2021 at 2:05 AM

There is medicine for just about every ailment that you can imagine. But there is no medicine for a broken heart. Science has no known cure nor a suggestion for mending a broken heart. The heart is the center of life. The heart is the house of emotions and the pleasure center of the brain. A broken heart is not easy to overcome. There are two reasons that I looked at that are hard to get over. 1. GRIEF and (2.) DISAPPOINTMENT. Grief is so heavy at times it seems like that is no relief. Loneliness makes grief comes in so many forms. No one can have all of the answers to every question. Grief is something that everyone goes through at one time or another. In my experience, little children are sad and don't understand why. The pain is sometimes unbearable. God knows our pain. He can heal every broken heart. When we learn to put our trust in God, our disappointments and sorrow will have become joy. A great passage of scripture is in the bible, Psalms 147:3 "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." In your time of grief and turn to God. He is merciful.

 

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putting the Lord's business in the street

Are you mad at God?

Posted on June 8, 2021 at 1:50 AM

Being mad God will not change anything. You are not smart enough to council God nor loud enough to get His attention. Check yourself! Are you mad because of the way things are going in your life? God is not the blame for you being in jail today. You must be responsible for your actions. It was God that told you not to steal, but you did it anyway. Now you want to blame God for all of your troubles. It's your choice. Sometimes we want to make the best decision for our lives. The best decision is not always the right decision. God smiles upon us when we choose to do that which is right. Doing right is a start to getting over your madness. Approach God with the right motive. Be humble because you don't want God mad at you. Your actions can change the way you feel about God. Correct your mistakes and look forward. God loves us and forgives us when confessing our faults. Being mad is the wrong attitude. Let joy be a comfort in knowing that we can overcome our madness and trust God. He has the power to turn your life around. Be thankful and glad for another day.

 

thunder the baptist

putting the Lord's business in the street

Criminal Intent

Posted on May 29, 2021 at 2:25 PM

I hope that you know the story of how Judas betrayed the Lord Jesus. The bible gives an account of how Judas sold the Lord out for thirty pieces of silver. Judas had a problem with greed. Greed will cause you to have criminal intentions; ambition was the driving force behind Judas's greed and criminal intent. When criminal acts are done toward innocent people, it's never justifiable. Judas had a position within the group of twelve. His position as treasurer caused him to puff himself up. Don't you know some people whose ambition is bigger than their position? In the church, if you receive an appointment of leadership, you should not look for the pastor to work with you but you should be able to work with the pastor. The pastor is the leader and you should follow his instructions. We must learn that leadership is ACTION and not a position. Judas was not an effective leader. He was greedy and selfish.

There are consequences for criminal actions. The bible teaches that after Judas had received his pay for his dirty deed, he was not happy. He returned to the crime scene and tried to undo the crime. Read Matthews 27:3-5 and see what happened to Judas. Now he admits that he was wrong and tries to (repent) give the money back. Then he goes out and hangs himself. When you have a Judas in your life, be aware of the "Judas Kiss of betrayal." Judas' purpose was not about money, it was about shedding innocent blood. Remember you don't have to kill Judas, he will kill himself.

 

thunder the baptist

putting the Lord's business in the street

Are you happy with who you are?

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Most people are not happy with themselves. They let social media and television dictate how they should look and act. You can change some traits but your DNA is still the same. Some people have a real problem, they look good on the outside but the inside of their heart is full of darkness. You can know what is on the inside of the heart by listening to the mouth. The mouth speaks the things that are in the heart. Action speaks louder than words. We all need BALANCE in our lives. Only Christ the Lord can give us the balance that makes us a better person. You are made whole by the power of Christ. If you want to change, be born again and become spiritual. You will receive the power to become Christ-like. Be mindful of the Potter and remember you are the clay. When you say "make me and mold me into what you would have me be," they are your words. You can not instruct God how to make you. A building doesn't tell the builder what it should be. If you have a sin-sick soul, you should seek deliverance. God is waiting to heal you and make you according to His will. Sometimes it's not what you think. God has a perfect plan for you and a great life; when we are obedient to His Word. Be happy with who you are.

 

thunder the baptist

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