SPIRITUAL DARKNESS IN A PHYSICAL WORLD Inside the Gate
God's Light is Wonderful & Marvelous
Darkness came after the Light and sunlight after the darkness, that is why men walk in darkness during the day but those who walk with God’s light can be guided completely at night or in physical blindness. It means that every physical being has been affected by the activities of a dark ruler. Since mankind has stewardship over this world we’ve been placed in darkness in two dimensions: the physical and the spiritual. It is the existence of God alone that kept us finally from being consumed in a dark, deepening abyss where there was no help. He kept us that He may give us light to navigate in a world of spiritual darkness. His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalms 119:105). Even in the midst of the breath-taking aesthetic beauty found in nature, His Word yet illuminates our path in this spiritually darkened world. God’s light is indispensible to man, without it mankind doesn’t have spiritual eyes to see and without spiritual eyes to see, we are deceived by the Prince of Darkness to work against the Light even if we believe we are walking in the light.
Satan: The Original Psychopath
Self absorption and egotism originated in the heart of Lucifer and escalated until he was stricken down, out of Heaven (Is. 14:13-14).Satan was the first psychopath, the first rebel; whose pride alienated him from God, which consequentially made by default, a world of suffering and a society steadily declining towards anarchy. His demons are sent in ranks to travels the earth seeking others who are egotist and self serving entities. Demons are spirits that do not die; they move from person to person preying upon the weak in society that may yield to their influence that evil may be exercised. Small acts of lawlessness become great travesties against humanity as sin develops into contrary lifestyles that seek to harm ones’ self and others. The morally bankrupt in society still rage and exert energy exalting foolishness at the expense of the demise of humanity. Such acts as taking prayer out of school and removing Bibles from public school curriculum were demonically inspired. Those that inspire such actions reject the wisdom of Christ and the Gospel is foolishness. In today's schools we've traded Bibles for guns to Satan this was a mission accomplished.
Following God's Lead
God’s Light appeared to Moses on the back side of the desert when he observed a burning bush that was not being consumed. Seeing a bush on fire without being burned up was an appearance of His marvelous Light in the Old Testament. “Moses took the time to turn side, and see this great sight, And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush . . . . (Ex. 3:3-4). Interesting enough the Hebrew word rendered for turn aside is suwr meaning to go aside which is a close linguistic relation to cuwr defined as temple gate. 1 Consequentially, like Moses we are to recognize God’s activities in our busy lives and stop to see what He is trying to relay to us.
At Point, In Gods Battalion
Standing upon a rock armed with intelligence and filled with grace like Jesus we are to go about doing good and relieving the oppressed along with helping the less fortunate. Though the enemy may weary workers from his constant barrage believers can remain faithful knowing that God will defend the weak and rescue those that wait upon Him. As we carry the shield of faith though rest of this year know that the enemy has nothing new to counter our faith. The adversary just wants to weary the saints through battle and attack your flank with an accusation. He also is proficient in criticizing your humanitarian efforts because they directly oppose His plight to destroy souls. What good is your service when you fear the taunts of those sent to destroy the confidence of the people of God? Know that there is no room for envy in God’s Army and there is only one command. The purpose of thousands is the same, to save souls, and to destroy the works of Satan while following him who knew no sin.
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I Peter 2:9b
. . . for he called you out of darkness into His wonderful light (New Living Translation).
. . . who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (King James Version).
. Webster defines wonderful as 1. Exciting wonder; MARVELOUS, ASTONISHING (a sight to behold) 2: unusually good: Admirable.