CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 96

KEY SCRIPTURE Acts 26:18. “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Apostle Paul was commissioned to turn men from darkness to light. Darkness has to do with everything of the devil. Darkness is the domain of Satan. It is the works of the devil. The Psalmist explains how children of God enter into darkness. Psalms 82:5. “They know not; neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course”. These people knew not, and did not understand. Ignorance of the truth leads men into darkness. The level of ignorance in the world is simply incredible.

Ignorance has gone on rampage because many Christians do not take time to study the word of God. Some of those who study does so from a subjective point. They approach the bible from the background of traditions carried over from teachings of others. One main area of darkness affecting the people of God is the struggle to become what God’s word tells us has been given to us. Coming into Jesus Christ means the fulfilment of all the promises of God. Now listen to what God’s word says about God’s promises for us who are in Christ 2 Corinthians 1:20 “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”. These promises are fulfilled in Christ. If you are in Christ then the promises, no matter what it is, is already yours because you have inherited the answer. In Christ it is not a promise to claim but an answer to possess. 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”. Every Christian has an inheritance in Christ. This inheritance is all that Jesus obtained for us through His death and resurrection. It includes the answer to every promise.

Take time to meditate on these things till they are fully established in your heart. Stop struggling to get what is yours in Christ and enter your rest by taking a hold of them and start thanking God for them.

The people without Christ are in gross darkness. They must be given the word of God in the power of the Spirit. This is done by trusting the Holy Spirit to communicate His power and wisdom to the lost.

Share the message in love. Share it in faith. Pray a lot for the lost. It takes the Spirit of God to bring a man from darkness into light. No man in his own wisdom can turn a man from darkness into the light. This is purely the work of the Spirit. Cooperate with the Spirit to turn men from darkness into the light.

CONFESSSION

I am appointed to turn men from darkness into light. This I diligently do as I pray for the lost always. The Holy Spirit working through me saves them from darkness into the light

FURTHER STUDIES

Hebrews 4:10. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

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”.

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