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This month's teaching : Repentance

Children of Light

God is light, and in Him is found no variation. Jesus said He was the light; now he says ye are the light of the world. The substance found within a spiritual person is that of a heavenly realm and must be maintained in order to remain a valuable asset within the kingdom of God. Children of Light do not mingle with darkness because light drives out darkness even by its physical nature. As we face the future before us, we will see the ever-present surmounting elements, designed to buckle the knees of the Children of Light. Most often these things appear as real enemies set out to engage us. But wait, enemies of darkness must not cause us to stumble; we overcome them through the light within! God’s children are relentless in faith and are called by the name—Children of Light. The Children of Light are a great danger to the kingdom of darkness. Darkness can never overcome us because we walk in the light. Darkness is completely powerless when light is present. This week I was greatly reminded of this truth, as I witnessed a great deliverance in the life of a troubled youth who was encumbered with horrible darkness. There is a mystery that I observe among professing Christians—Why are so many not walking in the light? Is the light perhaps misunderstood?

Mathew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. The enemy always seeks to entrap us with suggestions that contradict that which is truth. This tends to capture the focus of one eye thus causing confusion, and where there is confusion, there is every evil work. Single-eyed perception means two eyes focused on one object. If the enemy can cause us to turn one eye in distraction upon his diversion, then he succeeds in shadowing and confusing what God is speaking to our spirit.

True light is not imagination, (by which some become ensnared in confusion). Light is bright, clear, uses no imagination, and it is pure, without agendas of preconception. It presents clear answers and truth. True light casts away doubt. John 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. There are areas and situations on which God has given us light; it is clear and pure, and we are to believe this light that is of truth and unquestionable. Let us not confuse light with traditions or agendas. The light we have received of Him is pure and brilliant, and we are to believe that light. True Children of Light believe in the light and are therefore so-named. This truth sets us free.

There are many murky things that we’re inclined to latch onto, but they are not light. This subtle work of the enemy does not shed light upon our path, and it also does not drive away darkness. Anything that does not drive away darkness is not true light. When we do not have a single eye of focus with both of our eyes on one object, our path becomes darkened, and the natural man’s imagination reigns as king. When our imagination is in control, we are prey to deception, believing anything that makes remote sense. This is exactly what happened to Adam and Eve. Their eyes were no longer single after hearing the serpent’s suggestion. It made perfect sense in their reasoning. They fell from unity with God simply by reasoning. It darkened their minds and they became victims of focus-confusion through the subtilty of Satan.

This same strategy, used by the enemy in the Garden of Eden, is duplicated now against the Children of Light. Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: When our minds are darkened, we become separated from the life of God. This is one reason there are so many powerless people in the church of our day. Lifeless Christianity is a prevailing problem among today’s congregations. People with darkened minds have heavy blindness upon their heart like a veil that cannot be penetrated. It is called, ‘the strength of the flesh’. This condition produces an environment of strong delusion and darkness where people believe almost anything that is not true light. It influences chaotic imaginations and is profusely used by the enemy against God’s true children.

There are distractions that the enemy dispenses to gain the attention of God’s children, and once one eye is locked on them, we fall under this category of great confusion. It opens the flood gates of worry and imagination working to depress the mind and overtake anything of peace that we once knew. The mind then latches onto this entrapment as the heart becomes dark with abundance of feelings that are destructive in every category. Our victory is turning our focus to that which we know in peace, joy, love, and power in the Holy Ghost. We must refrain from hearing and seeing with double vision. Both our eyes again turn to what God calls light, and we retain the stature of Christ’s redemption which we know so well. Hallelujah!!!

Spiritual Eclipse

Jesus is the only direct power that overcomes blindness because He is the Light. Jesus said if our eye is single our whole body is full of light. Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If we have what we think is light within us, yet it puts everything out of focus, then we are full of darkness although we think we have light. A single eye is when our two eyes see one thing. An evil eye is when we’ve lost our focus, having two eyes and seeing two different things with nothing in single focus. Jesus said that the light of the body is the eye. I understand that Jesus made this statement to make a spiritual point.

Jesus is the Light of the world and there is no darkness in Him at all. Jesus instructs us to walk in the light as He is in the light, and have fellowship with others. When we walk in darkness, we will not desire fellowship because our minds have an obstacle between us and the Son. This is a spiritual eclipse. Many Christians have this because of a religious blemish or personal prejudiced rites. When we have this, there are simply none as good as our self. No one sees as clearly as I, no one has it together like I do. But deep within this proud heart there is a condition of false humility and discontentment.

When we are in a spiritual eclipse, we place ourselves higher than others. This darkness is generationally devastating and will affect future generations. Now no one is good enough to be a friend anymore; others simply don’t get it. It becomes threatening to learn from anyone outside of our specific religion or biases. This cryptic man becomes a person on a lonely island. This friendless person has a spiritual odor of disapproval that makes even the most personable people sprint. Why does this happen? Our minds have created an obstacle between us and the Son. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another. The condition of one walking in the light will be the same as the one that fellowships with one another; it will be the same condition as the one that has all his sins forgiven, (not just a few that can be easily acknowledged). This condition is concluded as total transparency before God and man. Once we cannot fellowship with one another, we must conclude at once that we have a spiritual dilemma. Once we cannot acknowledge mistakes, faults, or sin, instead justifying our issues, we have no more singleness of eye. The dilemma is that we have removed ourselves from fellowship. Now we walk no more in the light of Christ. The blood of Christ no more cleanses us from all sin. We are convinced that we have it all, know it all, and really have need of nothing, but secretly approve those that would be just like our self.

The last part of this verse says, “And the blood of Jesus Christ his SON cleanseth us from all sin”! When we are in the spiritual eclipse of walking with an obstacle between us and the Son, we are deprived of light, fellowship, and sin cleansing.

What causes spiritual eclipse? A fundamental obstacle? We have allowed something to move between us and the Son of God. It often comes from bitter envying and striving within the heart. It is something earthy, sensual, and devilish. It places us where His light is not upon us. It shines around us but not through us. We are now replacing spiritual hope with idealism and without realizing it. It is an awful condition that everyone can become drawn into and become snared in. It can last a short time, a long time, or even a lifetime until it is acknowledged or repented of.

Jesus said in John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. V.36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

To prevent a spiritual eclipse, we must believe in the Light and walk while we have light that shines upon us. If we don’t walk in what we have, darkness will come. Things will come between us and God.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

1 John 2:11 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.