KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:12 ” Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.
Darkness is the power and dwelling place of the devil. Men are either in the light or in darkness. In our key scripture the Lord said He is the light of the world. He that follows Him shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life. To follow Him means to be ruled by the word for the word is the light of the world (John 1:4, 5). He said those who follow Him shall have the light of life. The word of God will keep you from evil (darkness). The works of darkness includes sin, sickness and many more. These shall not have rule over you because of the light of life in you.. Remember sin will also keep you from the word if you allow it.
Many struggling with sin is unnecessary, if you are dominated by the word of God.
The power of darkness is the absence of light. In the presence of light darkness isn’t only powerless, it is not in existence. Most of the struggles most children of God go through is mostly because they walk in darkness. Psalm 82:5 “They know not, neither will they understand, they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course”. He added in verse 7 that “But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes”. Please just take a critical look at this short passage. Everything that happened to the people in the verse is all because they ‘knew not’. To be told is not the same as to know.. Knowing demands fellowship, attention and practice. The passage said although these people are gods, that is divine beings with supernatural power. They will die like men because they knew not.
THE EFFECT OF “NOT KNOWING” WAS:
- No understanding
- They walk on in darkness
- All the foundation of the earth are out of course
- They will die like men
- Fall like one of the princes
All the above was not supposed to happen to them yet because they were not ruled by the word, darkness prevailed over them.
Dear child of God, refuse to be tormented by what you have been freed from. Stand therefore in the liberty where with Christ have set you free.
Darkness has never overcome light. The word is light, evil is darkness. I chose to be ruled by the word. I think the word, I believe the word and I walk the word. My life constantly stays free from evil. I am reigning in life, because of the word.
Isaiah 5:13 “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst”.
Hosea 4:6 ” My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children”.