KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:20 KJV “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
The righteous are as bold as a lion. They have no skeletons in their wardrobe. There are certain husbands who cannot leave their phones all alone in their bedrooms. They would keep it on themselves and carry it to everywhere they go in the house. They would never receive a phone call in front of their spouses. As the Lord said, these people have something to hide, and so would keep everything in the dark. The scriptures teach us to avoid every appearance of evil. 1Th 5:22 KJV” Abstain from all appearance of evil”. We, the children of God are light. We are called the light of the world. We must naturally love acts of righteousness for that is what we are. Build this consciousness into your being. It was said of Jesus in Hebrews 1:9 as follows “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”
The man who walks in darkness lives under the power of darkness. His acts are always influenced by darkness. Just as the man who loves righteousness is anointed with the oil of gladness, the wicked is also anointed with the oil of sorrow. There is a constant sense of emptiness in the heart of the man who walks in darkness. Now darkness is not just a state, but a personality. Darkness has a kingdom or authority. Col 1:13 KJV “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” The word power in this scripture is the Greek word ‘exousia’ which means authority. Dear one, it is not what you profess to be, but what you submit to that determines who reigns over you.
Please consider the following scripture Rom 6:16 KJV” Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” What kind of works do you experience in your life? Is it peace, victory, health, love for all, kind words, or inner torment, sicknesses, anger of rage, unforgiveness, harsh words filled with insults? Whatever you experience depends on who you have chosen to be your master, whether light or darkness.
Please note that the man who submits to the Lord Jesus, is a master over the devil and his works.
THOUGHT: LOVE THE WAYS OF LIGHT AND RULE OVER DARKNESS.
Luke 4:6-8 KJV “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”