KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:5 NET “And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”
Light is the domain of God. 1Timothy 6:16 NET” He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honour and eternal power! Amen”. Darkness is also the domain of Satan. (Col 1:13). Just as Satan cannot stand up to God, so would darkness and light. There is no contest between light and darkness. It means darkness cannot face light, yet it seems many Christians are being defeated by darkness. How is this possible? Darkness has the right to stay and function only in the absence of light.
The so-called victory or inroads of darkness into the life and experience of some Christians is because there is no light in them. There are two main reasons that spells the defeat of Christians.
1 A lack of knowledge of the truth. Hosea 4:6
2 A knowledge of the word yet a refusal to believe (accept) the word. Heb 4:2.
The above two conditions prevent the word from having access into the life of the believer to deal with any kind of darkness. Darkness stands for anything that takes away the peace of an individual, brings shame, pain and dishonours God’s word in the life of His children. Disease, repeated failure, demonic attacks etc are all manifestations of darkness. Hebrews 4:1-7 teaches us that those who refuse to mix the word with faith do not enter into God’s rest. Anyone who believes the word of God, walks out of the power and control of darkness. (Mark 9:23)
If one finds himself under any form of darkness, what must he do? He needs to look out for what the word of God says about that condition.
1 Do what the word says about that condition.
2 if there seem to be no change, then pray asking the Holy Spirit to show you what to do.
3 The Holy Spirit would show you what to do, stay faithful to his instruction.
4. Stay with the word and refuse to give attention to the negative condition. Flood your heart and mind with the light of the word. The scripture says, darkness has never over powered the light of the word. So long as you have the word in your heart that darkness is subjected to you. It has no grounds to mess you up. Insist that darkness can never overpower the light in you. Hold on to your grounds till that negative condition is defeated.
I have the word in me, the word is light and destroys every darkness. I ‘m blessed beyond measure. I have peace, I am reigning over every negativity in Jesus’ name.
Prov 4:18 KJV But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
2 Peter 1:19 KJV” We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts”: