Often people trapped in darkness or willfully swimming around in it by choice, attempt to hide their evil bent behind some cover to diffuse the light as though a dimmed light or fogged up truth will somehow lesson the stark evil. This often is attempted by such sayings, “Well, everyone else is doing it.” Children are not the only ones using “everybody else is doing it,” as I heard a noted or notorious woman use those exact words the other day.
The time is here for Christians especially to take to heart a little phrase from Joseph Delaney who had a character when faced with a fearful situation say:
“Now it's the dark's turn to be afraid.”
How different our American world would be if all of the at least supposed children of the Lord would look the dark, evil running amok in the nation today, straight in the eye and let the light of Christ shine through a genuine walk into the partially at least blinded eye connected to a darkened soul and as the children’s song posits, let our light shine.
I talk to many people each week either in private conversation or via snail/email and the recurrent theme is, “I am so afraid.” The things they are afeared of would reach as high as the peak of Everest. It should be noted that fear feeds on evil. We are told over and again by saints, sinners, prophets, angels and Christ Himself to put off fear, teaching us that any sort of extended fear is a choice.
Jesus told us plainly that evil flourishes by intentionally avoiding light because evil doers and the shadow knows what lurks behind the green door of their stony heart.
John 3:19, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
As some evil pursues you and hinders your walk with Jesus, please learn to turn your back on the evil, invite the Lord Jesus via His Spirit and Word to flush out the mold like evil from your heart and mind and recognize the truth of Mr. Delaney’s line,
“Now it’s the darks turn to be afraid.”
You may begin right now.
Copyright © 2015 Larry Lilly
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