Separating Light from Darkness
by Ivan Ho 22 May 2022
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:1-4 KJV
When God creates the world, He divides light from darkness. That is the physical world.
In the spirit world, there is the Kingdom of light that is separate from the kingdom of darkness. The two worlds have no fellowship with each other, the two worlds don’t mix with each other.
When we compromise with the devil, we are already kept in his kingdom. The devil always offers us something from his side just like he offered Jesus something to try to keep Him under his control but our Lord has nothing to do with the devil.
If we compromise with the devil and accept his terms, we are already under his control.
You are the Light of the world
A child is formed by his parents growing up. Parental discipline and guidance, or lack of, shapes the characters and world views of a child. Today, more than ever, children are formed by the social media they are exposed to day in day out. Not only that, the media are forming the thinking patterns of adults in such a way that they are largely conformed to the ways of the world, including Christians who attend church services an hour or so per week listening to preachers tell them how God loves them regardless of what they believe and how they behave. During the rest of the week, they are formed by the social media and people around them.
The church is called to be the light of the world. Just telling people to be successful, do miracles and take over the world without the discipline and teachings of Jesus isn’t going to change the world for Christ. The question isn’t whether or not we are taking over the world but what are we taking over the world with?
The way the society is going is the sum total of the world views of individuals forming the society. The national leaders may be evil but they shouldn’t determine how individuals act and think. When there is lack of light shining upon darkness, that’s how a nation goes into decline. God comes to separate light from darkness, not to separate various age or interest groups, or the vaccinated from the unvaccinated . The church is not called to carry out the plans and purposes of evil leaders, we are called to be the light of the world.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV