Sunday, March 24, 2013

Recognizing Darkness

There are many in the world today who live in total darkness. Not the darkness that happens when the sun goes down. Or the kind of darkness on a moon less night. No, the kind of darkness described here comes from within. The absence of soul. The incapability of empathy. The easiness of doing wrong with no regret. That is darkness. In the book of Matthew Jesus is walking through the streets and demons recognize him. He (Jesus) acknowledges them as well.  

Matthew 8:28-32

When He arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met Him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”
 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water.
It is a must that we recognize darkness. It is sometimes disguised as shade, a little grey. It is all darkness. Call on GOD, loudly. Ask the angels to intercede. Darkness is not to be taken lightly. Follow the path with light. Be drawn to it. 

John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

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