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Abundant Life in South Africa

by James Rafferty
One of my favorite Bible verses of all time is John 10:10: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and…

Politics and Prayer

by James Rafferty
According to Scripture, what are our responsibilities to our governments? The answer is found in the Bible. Joseph and Mary set an example of complying with government census and taxes (Luke 2:1-5). Jesus affirmed their…

Fundamentals

by James Rafferty
There's a controversy astir in the evangelical world nowadays about one of the fundamental beliefs of my own denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It’s not the Sabbath or the investigative judgment. It’s not…

Rooted and Grounded in Love

by James Rafferty
Paul prays, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:17). Rooted and grounded are agricultural and building terms that describe Paul's desire for us to…

East-Central Africa Division report

by James Rafferty
Each year Light Bearers Ministry sends containers of literature to developing countries all over the world. Each container holds about 2 million tracts and often includes Bibles and other inspired books like The Great Controversy and The…

Majoring in the Minors

by James Rafferty
They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books of the Old Testament are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why this year we plumbed their depths to mine…

Rescued in Christ—Part 2

by James Rafferty
Has Jesus given eternal life to every person?  What we can say with biblical clarity is that the life and death of Jesus purchased temporal life for everyone. This is Paul's argument to the Athenians in…

A Channel of Light

by James Rafferty
As I moved through our publishing house today, checking the inventory, I felt a sense of urgency to get literature out the door. Things are changing. The world is changing. The ability to send gospel-filled containers around the world is…

Rescued in Christ

by James Rafferty
“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5). Paul tells us that when the…

The Secret of Success

by James Rafferty
I was a baby Christian, just a few weeks old, when asked why I still listened to rock 'n' roll music. My response was quick and defensive. I've given my heart to Jesus, I go to church instead of bars, so it really doesn't matter what music I listen…

Why We Do What We Do

by James Rafferty
When it comes to spiritual things, do you know why we do what we do? The reason is this: “The flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another so that you do…

Go Ye

by James Rafferty
ARISE Australia is five years old and each year has been a wonderful experience. The dedicated staff of the North New South Wales (NNSW) Conference and the workers directing the program make the impact of this 15-week Bible school…

Going Counterculture

by James Rafferty
My 19-year-old daughter recently shared for our family worship some insights from a book she is reading for her university Bible class. When she finished, my mind went to the following scripture: "As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had…

Protestants—An Endangered Species

by James Rafferty
On October 31, 1517, a young Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This single bold act set off a religious reformation that shook Europe and the world. Luther was later excommunicated by…

Lessons From the Book of Job: Elihu—Friend or Foe?

by James Rafferty
Elihu exemplifies one of the major reasons why we might not listen to what someone has to say about God. Young and obscure, Elihu presents a testimony that carries little weight among many intellectual greats. This may be one reason why God has…

What God Has Wrought!

by James Rafferty
This year flew by, but not without heaven making a notable impact on our world through your generous support of Light Bearers Ministry. “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!” (Psalm 126:3). Here are a few joyful…

Job’s Marriage

by James Rafferty
Job’s wife usually gets a bad rap. As we read through the story of suffering, we’re tempted to view her as an evil character, undermining the faith of her husband. Augustine even named her “the devil’s accomplice.” I wonder if this is a…

Sink or Swim

by James Rafferty
The first crisis I can remember experiencing came when I was four years old and fell backward into a swimming pool. I couldn't swim and my mom was in another country… it seemed. I was going down for sure, but after a heroic effort and what seemed…

Redemption from Deception

by James Rafferty
Revelation 12, the centerpiece of the book, uncovers a central issue for Planet Earth—redemption from deception. Deception began in heaven, not earth, with the dragon who hoodwinked the third part of the angels from heaven with his tail or…

ARISE Australia 2016

by James Rafferty
ARISE Australia training program has been part of the Light Bearers now for four years and every class has been amazing! In case you missed it, David Asscherick and the “Violeta-Landon-Jabel” unit that make him a family have been living in…

Remember Your Mom

by James Rafferty
My wife was often asked what she did while mothering our two children. “I am a mother,” was her natural response. “Yes,” was the reply, “but what do you do for work; what are you”? (As if being a mother were not a full-time…

Abraham—A Friend of God

by James Rafferty
Dear Abraham, Kill your only son. God. Let's face it—that's a tough Bible story to swallow. At face value, it assaults the very idea that God is love. Or does it? New Testament scripture offers insight into this Old Testament…

Just Do It

by James Rafferty
Coined in an advertising agency meeting for Nike, the "Just Do It" campaign launched in 1988. It was highly successful, as one of the top two taglines of the 20th century, being both "universal and intensely personal." Nike presented this…

Entering the Glorious Land

by James Rafferty
"He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown…"(Daniel 11:41). James White believed this power, spoken of in the final verses of Daniel 11, to be the papacy supported by the United States.…

Obstinate Prayer

by James Rafferty
The word obstinate has a bad rap. The dictionary definition is: Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately Refusing to give up or let go. Persevering. Insistently repetitive or…

The Love Factor

by James Rafferty
When I first came to Christ I knew very little about the Bible. I said a simple sinner’s prayer, experienced God’s boundless forgiveness and fell madly in love with Jesus. When I was confronted with the Bible evidence for the seventh-day…

Setting Prisoners Free

by James Rafferty
In 2014 God blessed Light Bearers Ministry in a number of ways, one of which was the ability to send out an extra container of literature above our budgeted 11. Each container is filled with millions of tracts that make a huge impact in the world…

The Philosophy of Fear

by James Rafferty
My granny was very protective of spiders. Whenever she found one in our house she would gently pick it up, give it a kiss, and toss it out the nearest open window. As a little boy I was afraid of creepy, crawly spiders along with other things like…

Telos Love

by James Rafferty
From year to year certain Bible verses speak to me, becoming favorites. This year it’s John 13:1: “Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved…

Sometimes I Forget

by James Rafferty
Sometimes I forget the words of Christ in Matthew 25:40. I judge, I disdain, and I criticize my brethren in my heart (and with my actions). When I do this to the least of these my brethren I do it unto Him. During such times of stark spiritual…

Faith to Faith

by James Rafferty
This year marked the 30th Annual Light Bearers Convocation. Our theme was “Faith to Faith,” based on Romans 1:16-17: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to…

A Response to the 2520 Movement

by James Rafferty
If you have heard of the 2520 or the movement behind it, then this short 15 point study is for you. It is based on personal interaction with the leaders of the 2520 movement, as well as months of study into what they are teaching as compared with…

God Groans

by James Rafferty
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26). The word “groaning” in this…

Protestant America

by James Rafferty
Where is the United States in the End-Time Scenario? “When I look at Bible prophecy, one thing that is of great interest to me, and of great concern, is the absence of the United States. It is interesting to note that a number of nations are…

Liberty of Conscience: The Core Principle of Protestantism

by James Rafferty
The Origin of Protestantism  “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me…

Water for Life International in Guatemala

by James Rafferty
In February of 2012, I traveled to Guatemala to conduct a series of evangelistic meetings in connection with a shipment of over 1.3 million pieces of literature. When I arrived, the container that had…

Desperate Prayer

by James Rafferty
We are living in desperate times—desperate, meaning a feeling showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with, like national debt, life-destroying typhoons, earthquakes, tsunami’s, war,…

Luanda Para Cristo

by James Rafferty
The Numbers 4 containers; 8 million pieces of literature; 23,127+ baptisms. In 2012 Light Bearers received a request from the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID). They were planning a city-wide evangelistic outreach in Luanda,…

How Jesus Was Like Us

by James Rafferty
Recently we published a small book on the humanity of Jesus Christ entitled, How Jesus Was Like Us. This book was written to both identify how Jesus Christ in His humanity is…

Jesus Only: Convocation Report

by James Rafferty
The 2013 Light Bearers Convocation is over, but the ripple effects are just beginning. The event was a huge blessing thanks in part to the hard work of various staff and volunteers behind the scenes and primarily to God for the outpouring of His…

Why a New Pope is Good News

by James Rafferty
In 1929, the Italian Parliament ratified the Lateran Treaty settling the Roman Question and setting the stage for what some have since described as the healing of the deadly wound. Somewhere between that time and today, an idea developed that…

A Double Work

by James Rafferty
Traveling all over the world from place to place to share the gospel as part of the Light Bearers Ministry team is especially rewarding when hearts are healed and lives transformed by the power of God. Many of you are reading these words because you…

Finding Jesus in Christmas

by James Rafferty
A group of people was sitting in the waiting area of a popular restaurant. They were hungry, eager for a table, and silently stealing glances at each other. Then in came yet another family with a small child. As the man went to register his name,…

What to Do with Anger

by James Rafferty
I watched two cars almost collide as one turned into the other’s lane without seeing the car occupying it. The violated driver went ballistic—honking, yelling, and using inappropriate hand signals. Driving has to be one of the great…

God Was Good in Guatemala

by James Rafferty
It was my last night of cafeteria food. The next morning I would be leaving ICAP (ECAP) and saying “adios” to the hundreds of young people who had listened to me preach for the last 18 nights. A table of students motioned me over. I recognized…

Natural Disasters–An Act of God?

by James Rafferty
Someone sent me a recent article by John Piper, Reformed Baptist preacher and best selling author, titled, Fierce Tornados and the Fingers of…

Here They Are!

by James Rafferty
July 1, 2011 was a day of new beginnings for Light Bearers and ARISE. It was the end of two separate ministries and the beginning of one. And from that day to this, we have experienced unrelenting unity, fellowship, and synergy. One of the things…