Light and Darkness during the Day’s of Evil!
By the Watchman
Dana G Smith
Keywords: LORD, God, Jesus Christ, Light, Darkness
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
The other day I was speaking to a person, whom shall be nameless. He was worried, although, he tried to disguise it. On this day I had been doing something and the LORD spoke to me about this man. Thus it was I was standing in front of him and speaking with him. The conversation was one that turned immediately to what was going on in America. Now this man made very good money as did his wife. In fact, you could say very comfortable. We did some small talk concerning the President, his election, and related issues. It all made him even more uncomfortable. He spoke to me, “I read Worldnet daily, and get their magazine”. ” I get to the point I just can’t stand to talk about what is going on or read about it, it just upsets me too much.”
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Now this man is conservative, and as for his religious beliefs, he has them. Over the years I have talked to this man and many of his friends about what is coming. In short, they do not want to hear it or listen. I know that the Lord is dealing with him so there will be an opening one day to bring him to the Lord. I believe that! Now, he believes in the Lord, but he as far as I know has just a liberal head knowledge of it all and is definitely not Born again by the Spirit of God. America and many Americans have this belief. A head knowledge and an ability to quote John 3:16. “Yes, I believe”, this is their anthem. It may be their anthem, but it will not get them to heaven. The devils also believe and they tremble. It takes more than a trite knowledge and the ability to quote John 3:16 to truly know the LORD and follow him. To just do this, costs you nothing to serve him, there is no risk, except being wrong. Which is bad enough! The truth is, barn burning faith and discipleship is not popular today!
Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
I could have said to him, “look, cheer up, it is really not all that bad now. For it will get much worse, in fact, it will get so bad that your heart might even fail you for fear of those things which have come upon the earth.” This is hard hitting scripture, it spoken, can tear away the covering of anyone. I did not do that. The truth is, again, things will get worse, for everyone here in America and around the world. The difference between people is simple. It is one of darkness and light!
1 Thessalonians 5:3 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.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 ¶Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 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.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
The whole world longs for peace. This peace sought for is the inner peace of men’s souls and the outer peace of the world. Many today cannot find solace and peace, especially inner peace while wars, economic chaos, 100 year hurricanes and floods, terrorism, and much more are going on. These events don’t ever seem to stop, and will continue to ramp up in occurence as the Day of the LORD approaches.
The world today is in heavy chaos as the spirit realm is tossing too and fro with the battle for men’s souls. The Prince of Darkness comes as light soon and will bring the chaos’ in the world to a stopping place where it will end in the Son of God destroying the rise of the nations against the LORD God [Psalm 2 ; Rev] and putting the deceiver and his minions in their proper abode. Up to that point, millions will be decieved and be destined to be separated from God, while death and bloodshed will be rampant. It is the ‘Snare upon the nations’.
Isaiah 24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
We who are children of the light also have peace. That is if we truly seek the Prince of peace and walk in obedience to his will. Otherwise if we are rebellious children as some are, their way will be full of chastisement. The point here is though, God as made a way for us to have fellowship with Him and walk in his light. As we do this, we can know what is going on. We can discern the times and be prepared. We can walk in peace. But as the Apostle warned, we are to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but wise. We are to do as the LORD would have us do, walking in his light, that is being wise. The fool comes out when we ignore his warnings and do things on our own. The fool comes out when we say God will overlook all our rebellion! The good part here is when we do come to our senses, we can find help, comfort, and relief when we repent of our stubbornness and rebellion. Pride, we know, is as the sin of Witchcraft. Therefore, we must walk humbly before our God, not in haughty ways or pride. We must walk in Love, towards God and each other.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
You who are born by the Spirit of God and walk in the light of the LORD, yes you; do you know who you are really?
By your following the Gospel of God in Christ Jesus, you have found life and lost death, thus finding immortality and hope in the One True God and his son Jesus Christ!
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation! As you walk in the true path of the light of the LORD, you will be kept from darkness and your light will shine forth! Yes, you will witness darkness and its deeds, but you will know the truth and this truth has already set you free!
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
As the children of God our fellowship does not allow us to walk in the darkness or the deeds of darkness. But if you do walk in his light, then you have fellowship with him, thus the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses you from all sin.
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
John gives us an example of what is meant by walking in the light or being in darkness.
1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
Another test John gives us to know if we truly Love God, as we should, is that we keep his commandments! The commandment below John talks about is Loving, both God and each other. He also says that being born of God and overcoming the world is done through believing that Jesus is the Son of God, this is the victory. Again as we see the word ‘believing’ it goes further than mere head knowledge. It involves action [trust in, rely upon, cling too].
1 John 5:1 ¶Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
The truth is, there are those in darkness and then there are the children of light, who are in the ‘light of God’. This is the true God who sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for your sins. This is important because false Christs, false prophets, and false lights are everywhere. People everywhere seek familiar spirits, witchcraft, mediums, astrology, idols, other Gods and anything short of the ONE TRUE God and His Son Jesus Christ is in darkness no matter how much they appear as an angel of light.
1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
This battle is simple, dark or light? One True God and his Son Jesus Christ or something else? Many confuse the issue with politics, news, Illuminati, new world order, and much more! We spend our time putting labels on men and women and revealing they are part of the world conspiracy! The truth and final point here, your battle is with the enemy. We do not battle after the flesh! We through the spirit pull down the strongholds. I urge you to get tunnel vision and look to Jesus Christ, his Word, and the supply of the Spirit of God. Fast, pray, and seek him; anything short of full commitment will find you coming up….Short, very Short!
2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Now, as you read this, understand that all that could be said, cannot be put here in this short article. Tunnel vision yes, ignorance no! Be informed, but always look to the LORD. For many spend so much time looking to and fro, from left to right, finding all matter of evil, they loose focus on the True Son of God, Jesus Christ, who said, “without me, ye can do nothing.”
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John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
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