“For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one accord.” Zeph 3:9 NKJV

Whenever a directed, intense beam of monochromatic (pure) light is required, lasers are used. LASER is an acronym which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The unique properties of the laser beams allow them to be focused on a small area and travel long distances without dispersing. The laser can also be turned on and off rapidly making it very useful for modern digital communications. Due to the amount of power the laser is able to deliver to such a small amount of area, gives it its intensity. A laser with one kilowatt of power has enough intensity to cut through metal.

To understand the power and purity of the light generated, it is necessary to examine how the beam is formed. The substance used for the laser must be able to be excited to a non-equilibrium state and remain there for a period of time. Once a photon is introduced into the substance, either from outside or from within, with potential equal to the difference of the two states, excited atoms will be stimulated to decay. Each time an atom decays, or returns back to its original state, a photon is emitted. Each photon that is emitted travels in the same direction, at the same wavelength, and in phase with the original photon thus producing coherent radiation. In order to form the beam of light, mirrors are placed at both ends of the substance. The photons, once emitted, traverse back and forth between the mirrors stimulating other atoms to decay each time the pass. One of the mirrors is only half silvered allowing some of the photons to escape and form the beam of light.

Surely, it is no coincident that in Physics, light, denoted by c, is the universal physical constant. In other words it doesn’t change. Pastor Parsley explains it this way: “It never gets to dark for light; it never gets to cold for light.” Why? It’s constant, or should we say consistent! Simply put, Jesus is the light of the world and he lives inside of each believer. A slightly modified kids song explains best the attitude each believer should have, “This (big) light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” We can’t be on and off again Christians!

Constant light is not LASER light though, and remember there are situations that require a directed, intense beam of pure light. How do we get enough pure light to form a laser? First, the number of excited atoms has to be greater than the number of non-excited. Then something has to stimulate the excited atoms to change states. This is achieved when a photon of light enters into the substance (body) with greater than or equal to the difference between the two states. Once enough atoms are stimulated to change states, they each give off a photon. These emitted photons are coherent, meaning that they travel in the same direction, at the same wavelength, and in phase with the original photon.

If you were at prayer last night, I think the parallel is obvious! We had to have enough children of the light willing to set aside their plates, seek the Lord, and get energized! Then somehow, we have to connect and get in the same place, and be willing to release that power. Then one energized person has to lead the way and stimulate others to give off a photon or emit light. Pastor Martha started us off at 6PM leading the prayer (stimulation). She started walking around the room, so I followed right behind her agreeing with her prayer. Then another got behind me, and then another (coherent). You may wonder why that is important? Trust me, I have been walking that loop for a long time, and it has been a while since, we have had that many, in the same place, walking in step, in the same direction. Coherent is the key, and last night, we became coherent and light amplification started.

We are nearing the end of the fast. There may not be another chance to get that “commanded blessing” we have been speaking about in the place called THERE. But let’s make use of the prayer line for the remainder of the fast. I believe that the situations at hand require intense light, and your prayer will make the difference.