God is light and in Him is no darkness (1 Joh 1:5). The first thing, that God created, when the earth was without form and void, and when darkness was upon the face of the deep, was the light. God said: “let there be light” and what God called into being, became visible. God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light day and the darkness night (Gen 1:1-5). From that moment, there wasn’t only darkness, but there was a difference between the light and the darkness. The darkness, that was present and the formlessness and voidness of the earth, that was caused by the devil and his demons (fallen angels), who were casted upon the earth after the battle in the garden. That’s what the devil had done with the earth, that’s what he had done, when God made a perfect creation, by seducing man, and that’s what he still does with everything that lives. Because the devil and his demons steal, kill and destroy. The earth waxes old like a garment and death reigns as king in this world. In the lives of people, where the light still shines, he tries to enter, so that he can extinguish the light. Because that’s his mission: to extinguish the light of the church and to make the earth without form and void and to ensure that the darkness reigns.
The children of the night
The devil is the god of this world and where he has establish his kingdom, the darkness is present. Although Jesus is King and has taken the keys, the authority in the heavens and on earth, from the devil, the devil still has the ability to steal, kill and destroy. He walk about as a roaring lion, and seeking whom he may devour. Because his mission is to destroy every soul and steal the inheritance, which God has given in Jesus Christ to His saints. He tries to extinguish every single light that shines in the darkness of this world.
He tries to seduce and mislead as many people as possible with his lies and keep them ignorant about the truth and cause them to sleep and make them children of the night.
That’s why he tries to keep the believers away from the Word and ensure that they build their faith upon the words of men, who have mixed their own philosophies, opinions and carnal lusts and desires with God’s Word, and turned the truth of God into a lie.
Every one, who is carnal and walks after the flesh and belongs to the spirit of this world, shall listen and believe what these preachers of the world and the world have to say. They shall belong to the world; the darkness, and become children of the world; children of the night.
Their spirit is death and they don’t see what is truly happening around them. They are asleep and live in darkness and cannot stand the light. They avoid every light that comes near.
Unless, they hate and are fed up with their sinful lives, then they will be drawn by the light, that shines in the darkness.
Confess Jesus as Lord, but walk in darkness
There are people, who confess Jesus as Lord, but they behave and live like the world and are spiritually asleep. They feed themselves with the things of this world and be led by them. They are being led, just like the world, by science, media, situations, and all kinds of earthly things, which they perceive with their senses and build their knowledge, wisdom, theories and faith upon them.
They think they are Christians and that they walk in faith. But in reality, they don’t listen en don’t walk according to what the Word says and are not being led by the Word and the Spirit, but they walk after the spirit of this world and are being led by what science, media and what the scholars; the wise man of this world say. They believe and act upon what the world advises and command them to do and they go to the world for help, instead that they believe and do what Jesus has commanded to do and go to Him for help. And that’s why many people, who say they are believers, belong to the world; the darkness and are children of the night.
He uses lies and all the temptations of the world, to ensure that a person keeps living in sin. He uses distractions, problems, situations, entertainment and so one, to keep a person busy and focused upon him/herself and his/her own surroundings, instead of being focused upon Jesus Christ and establishing His Kingdom on this earth.
As long as a person stays carnal and is not willing to lay down his/her flesh, the devil shall succeed in making sure, that the person keeps focused upon him/herself and keeps feeding him/herself with the things of this world, so that (s)he won’t be a threat to his kingdom anymore. Because the more a person feeds him/herself with the things of this world; with darkness, the more the person becomes darkness and shall live in sin; in disobedience to God and His will.
That’s why, it’s important to stay in Jesus Christ; the Word and keep walking after His will. Even if this means persecution from the world. Because the darkness will always trie to extinguish every light, so that people can live in sin, without resistance, just like in the days of Noah.
The children of the day
If you believe in Jesus Christ and belong to Him through regeneration and stay in Him, you shall belong to the day and be the light of the world. Jesus is the Light of the world and everyone, who belongs to Him and stays in Him has become the light of the world. Therefore, as long as you stay in Him and live after His will, which is also God’s will, you shall be the light on this earth.
Jesus says: You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Mat 5:14:16)
As long as you stay in the will of God and do good works, you shall exalt and glorify your Father, who is in heaven, and your light shall shine before people.
Some people shall be drawn by the light and be reconciled through Jesus Christ with the Father, and some shall hate you and reject you and don’t want to have anything to do with you, because you testify about their evil works.
If the latter one happens, then don’t be sad, but rejoice. Because the Word says, that because of the Name of Jesus, you shall suffer reproach and shall be persecuted and rejected by the world. Since, the spirit of this world is also present in many churches, you shall also be persecuted by the church and maybe the church will deny you access. This happened with Jesus, so this shall surely happen with His followers, who represent Him.
The return of Jesus
As the return of Jesus approaches, the filthiness and darkness shall only increase. Jesus shall come as a Thief in the night. Therefore, when Jesus returns, it shall be night. There shall be (spiritual) darkness upon the earth (i.e.: Isa 13:9-10 en 24:23, Eph 32:7-8, Joe 2:10,11,31 en 3:15, Zch 14:6-7, Mat 24:29, Acts 2:20)
In the night, when no one expects it, Jesus shall return. Only the children of the day, who belong to the Light and who are spiritual awake, shall see the signs of His coming and be ready to meet Him.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.(1 Th 5:1-11)
The Saviour of the world
The earth decays. We see all around us a blurring of moral standards and values. The laws, that are largely based upon the Word, are being adjusted to the spirit of this world; the spirit of the antichrist, who reigns in the children of disobedience; the children of the darkness, who belong to the night.
This also happens in many churches, where the wisdom of God and His Word are being defiled and mixed with the wisdom, knowledge and opinion of carnal men and the world, that carries the spirit of the antichrist.
It is one big chaos, and no one seems to have a solution. Not even the antichrist, who shall arise, when all hope is gone and when there seems to be no way out. The antichrist shall arise from the people and shall pretend that he is able to find a way out of the mess. The world shall consider the antichrist as the saviour of the world. But in reality this person shall be inspired and led by the devil and the kingdom of darkness and shall only make things worse.
The only Saviour, who is able to make a change, is Jesus Christ. In the lives op people, where Jesus Christ is being received, the darkness will flee and the life, light and peace will be restored. The only way to the Father is through Jesus Christ. He is the only Way, the Truth, the Life and the Light.
Every soul, who is being drawn out of the darkness and reconciled with the Father through Jesus Christ, shall belong to the Life and the Light instead of death and the darkness, and shall be a child of the day instead of a child of the night.
For you were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Eph 5:8-10)
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Pe 2:9-10)
Keep your light shining
That’s why, it’s so important to stay and abide in Him, be awake and watch and resist the temptations of the devil and have no fellowship with the works of darkness. Don’t try to become a friend of the world, nor adapt and apply the wisdom, knowledge, theories of the world in your life, because that’s not your assignment. If you do this, then you are already fallen into the trap of the devil and are seduced and misled by his lies. Because God says, that the wisdom and knowledge of this world is foolishness to Him. Don’t be focused upon yourself and your own kingdom, but stay focused upon Jesus and the things of the Kingdom of God.
Stay in Him, so that you will do good works through Him and stay the light of this world, so that you will be able to win many souls for Jesus and His Kingdom. Yes, that you shall draw souls out of the lies of the devil and the power of darkness. Where the light shines, darkness must flee. Therefore, make sure that your light keeps shining in the darkness of this world, instead that the darkness extinguishes your light.
‘Be the salt of the earth’