Tag Archives: Darkness

Many Will Fall Away And Will Betray One Another

At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

Matthew 24:10‭-‬12 NASB

Have you noticed a falling away of many? How about betrayal and hate?

I know this time of devisiness in the United States is not unique. And I know that other areas of the world are experiencing turmoil of real physical consequences already.

Even this country has had times of internal struggle to the point of civil war in its past.

Yet, this current episode of venom and vitriol in the United States is particularly worrisome. Because any conflict within our borders will be seen as weakness by the adversaries of democracy that have been waiting to destroy it for so many years.

Digital manipulation of “evidence” and the rapid dissemination of that “evidence” using the internet is going to cause another war that I’m not sure this country will come back from.

A war against Christianity with the mob mentality we saw last week on social media will soon turn into real physical violence against Christians.

If propaganda through radio and newspaper helped start world wars in the past, then the digital media of today will soon bring about a war against God’s people that will escalate very quickly.

We know as Christians that our war is not against flesh and blood but against the forces of darkness in this world and spiritual forces of wickedness (Ephesians 6:12‭-‬13). So stand firm and put on the whole armor of God and be prepared to give a reason for the hope you have in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 3:14-16).

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

1 Peter 3:14‭-‬16 NASB

The Night is Almost Gone #OverDarkness

We have a propensity to sin. It is now in our nature. The sin of one man infects us all.

Then Jesus came, born in Bethlehem as prophesied. The Light has come into the world. #Christmas

Eye witness accounts are recorded. Creation stands as His evidence. But darkness is blinding.

Lives are changed every day by the Light who is Jesus Christ.

Is the darkness smothering you? Is it heavy on your chest? Does it feel like it is choking you from the burden and weight of it?

Do you want the darkness to go away?

Put on the armor of light, put on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call out to Jesus and He will come to you. Believe in Him and receive His forgiveness. His light will destroy the darkness that overcomes you.

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 1:9 NASB

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned- For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:12‭, ‬19 NASB

The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12‭ NASB

Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Romans 13:13‭-‬14 NASB

The darkness can not comprehend the Light or overcome it.

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:4‭-‬5 NASB

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
John 3:16‭-‬21 NASB

The Light of Life

Darkness cannot overcome the Light. Darkness in itself is simply the absence of the Light.

Jesus is the Light. Believe in Him and know the truth.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:5 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/jhn.1.5.NASB

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not true.” Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
John 8:12‭-‬14 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/jhn.8.12-14.NASB

The Darkness is Not Closing In

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
Psalms 139:11‭-‬12 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.139.11-12.NASB