Every person benefits from the light of God [Jesus Christ]. Without that light, we would all be in the dark. Without that light, the human mind has no way to reason. Without the light of God, people can react to what’s around them but not in a rational way. The light gives them some reference point for what’s right and what’s true. In the light of Christ, they can somewhat tell the difference between reality, preconceptions, and imagination even if they haven’t yet accepted Christ as Savior and Lord.
Those who hate the light and love darkness turn from the light. When the children of light begin to shine, those who love darkness turn even further from the light. They try to suppress the light. When any person fails to acknowledge Christ or yield to His light, that person turns toward darkness. At a certain point, God lets that person go. God withdraws Himself and His light from them. This generally happens by degrees, but it can happen quite suddenly. They then enter a darkness in which they increasingly can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and lie, or reality and make-believe. We’re seeing the children of light and the children of darkness coming to maturity on a massive scale throughout society now. The war is between Christ and the spirit of antichrist.
The children of light are learning to hear the voice of Christ and to yield to His righteousness in willing submission and obedience. They’re learning to discern the body of Christ, and the love of God is being shed abroad in their hearts by the Holy Ghost.
The children of darkness are trying to smother the children of light. They hate the light. They seek power and control. They don’t want the word of the Lord. They seek to distort and twist the utterance of God. They ridicule. They oppress. They threaten. They love to listen to ungodly counselors and false teachers in the news media, the universities, the entertainment venues, and even in some churches. They willingly allow themselves to be drawn into a downward spiral of slavery to alcohol, drugs, sexual compromises, perversions, disorder, and other sins. They gladly enter into the idolatry of focusing on things other than Christ and His righteousness. Some of them even think that they can destroy the body of Christ.
God will prevail. Though many followers of Christ are suffering from persecution and some have even given their lives, Christ will be victorious. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. God uses our suffering as part of His process to transform us. Refining gold always requires heat, and the dross must be removed. In the end, every scar will become a badge of honor.
Scientia, “Real Faith & Reason Journey”
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