When you walk in a dark room what do you normally do? You turn on the lights. All of a sudden light pierces the darkness and shines into the room. You can see where you are going and do not stumble and fall over things. Light illuminates and gets rid of the dark. Just like in camping where at night if you walk around you will bump into trees and things in the woods unless you have a flashlight or lantern. No one wants to stumble in the darkness. The dark can scare people. Light takes away fear.
In the Bible light is represented by God. God is truth and light. He is the source of all good. Satan is darkness and the source of deceit,thievery, lies, trickery, and all that is wrong. In the world we live in we are in a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:10-17 says " Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
Do not let Satan trick you , lie to you and defeat you. Let Jesus' Light shine into the dark areas of your life. Read the word of God and let it shine truth into all corners of your life. Stay on your knees in prayer. Do not try to justify sin but acknowledge and turn away from sin and be set free. We know the enemies purpose is to destroy us and 'take us out'. He wants to 'disable' the Christian and he also wants other believers to judge those who have sinned and not be kind and merciful to them. Be set free and be restored. Seek the truth and run to the light and get out of the darkness. The enemy is the great deceiver and is called 'an angel of light' . 2 Corinthians 11:14 says "No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light". If the devil came to you dressed evil and ugly you would run, but he is crafty and has multiple tricks to lead you off God's path. Be aware and pray that God would open your eyes to wrong thinking and tricks of the enemy.
John 1:1-5 says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Read the rest of Chapter 1 of John when you get a moment. John 8:12 says "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Walk with Jesus, stay in His word and you will know the truth and be able to walk in the light with Him.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I want to walk in the light and recognize the tricks of the enemy. Give me discernment to know good from evil and wrong from right. Today the enemy has many tricks and can even lead the believer off course and get he or she to believe untruths. Keep me knowing the word so I will know the truth. Thanks for shining your light into a dark world. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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