KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:13 “But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light”.
In our introductory study we realised among the many positive significances of light is that, light is also a revealer of all that is hidden.
We are the light of the world and our presence in every place or situation should mean an end to darkness, that is deception, lies and satanic works. Light shines in darkness, and darkness can never stop it (John 1:4,5). Our world is under the spell of the evil one, whose weapon is deception,. Revelation 12:9a “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…..”. Our world gropes in satanic darkness. The devil’s darkness has permeated almost every fibre of life. Even the church of God is having its share of the influence of devil’s lies and deception. I was shocked to hear that the Pope is advocating for a modernised bible.If this is true,then it is one of the ways Satan seeks to deepen his deception amongst men. (Rev 22:19)
Before we can talk about exposing the darkness (deception) of the devil all around us, we must first secure ourselves from not being engulfed in Satan’s darkness.(deception) Jesus shows us how. In John 8:12 “Then spoke Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world, he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life”. We must follow the Lord totally. This is done by making sure that whatever we do is in line with the word of God. Always approach the scriptures with an opened, objective mind. Reading and studying with all sorts of preconceived ideas will not help you to identify the truth from the Holy Spirit’s point of view.
The first thing to do to expose errors or deception is to practice the truth of God’s word. Ezra 7:10 “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgement”. There is no better teaching than a good example. Ezra prepared his heart to seek and to do the law.
Practice the truth and those pretenders would be enlightened.
I am the light of the world,I walk in the light by doing the word of God. By my testimony those in darkness are enlightened
John 8:31-32 ” Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
Acts 20:32 ” And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified”.