From the Pulpit – The Power of Exposure

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Part of the POWER CHURCH Series

By Dr. TIMOTHY LAMBERT

Did you know that according to a June 2007 study, not getting enough direct sunlight increases our chances of cancer by at least 70%? Why? Because our bodies need natural sunlight to synthesize adequate amounts of vitamin D in order to keep our bones strong and healthy, as well as support the immune system.

Deficiency or insufficiency of natural sunlight and vitamin D has been associated with the following conditions: adrenal insufficiency, Alzheimer’s, allergies, autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, cancers of the colon, breast, skin and prostate, depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), diabetes, Type 1 and 2, gluten intolerance, lectin intolerance, heart disease, hypertension, Syndrome X, infertility, sexual dysfunction, learning and behavior disorders, misaligned teeth and cavities, obesity, osteopenia, osteoporosis, osteomalacia (adult rickets), Parkinson’s, PMS and psoriasis.

We can definitely see that there are some great benefits of being exposed to the sun but one must always practice safety in applying sunscreen to protect you from the harmful part. In the same way, there are great benefits when we expose our pain and weaknesses to the Lord. The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:8-14 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things, which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

Let me share with 5 Emotional Facts of Life. The first EFL is Life Hurts. We were never promised a life without pain but we were promised a Healer who will heal us of our pain and this is the Lord Jesus Christ. The second EFL is unless we deal with pain properly, then it accumulates. There is a place in our hearts that when we don’t deal with pain properly – it goes there and accumulates and it will affect every area of our lives. And there are two unfortunate realities about pain. 1) Most of us don’t know how to properly deal with it when we’re growing up and 2) Time heals nothing. Actually, with time; unresolved pain gets worse.

The third Emotional Fact of Life (EFL) is accumulated pain and unresolved problems compromise our mental, emotional, spiritual and relational health. You cannot help it…it poisons everything. Fourth, we all deal with pain in some way whether it is right or wrong. You can’t avoid it. You will either medicate, motivate or meditate your pain. And the fifth EFL is the only way to stop pain and totally resolve it is to turn it towards God. You must be honest with Him, responsible to Him and then receive the mercy from God for you and the ones who hurt you.

I discuss these in great detail giving Biblical examples in a message I preached entitled: The Power of Exposure, which can be viewed free of charge at www.ceicva.org. Please take the time to listen to the whole message for it will help you in so many ways.  I lead you in a prayer of healing and deliverance at the end, which will totally set you free.

Dr. Timothy Lambert is the founding pastor of Christian Embassy International Church and the founder of the Healing Rooms of Tidewater Virginia. You can always hear him teach these truths along with others that God shows him at www.ceicva.org or live at Christian Embassy International Church located at 1208 N. Centerville Turnpike in Chesapeake, Virginia on Sundays (9 am & 11 am) or Wednesdays at 7 pm.

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