Dream Word – HOPE
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, NKJV.
Flick, Click, Crush!
When truth is set aside, men believe anything. So, for some time now at the beginning of the 21st Century, we have been bombarded by a multitude of ever growing parapsychology programming, their attractiveness being not just in their seeming entertainment value, but on their uncovering dark, hidden and malevolent forces. One of the most telling of tag lines for one these television series says something like this: “If you look into the dark, sometimes, the dark looks back!” Now this is a tag line that not only, I believe, has an ominous tone to it, but I think speaks some truth to us as well.
There are two ways to deal with darkness, that is to either Disdain it or to Discover it.
We disdain any darkness by offering to it the high and cold shoulder of our abject haughtiness. After all, what is the value of darkness, its power and its fruit, to the sons and daughters of the light? We should not investigate the darkness, stare at the scuttling cockroach or even consider its ways. The Bible is scant on its revelation of the metaphysical and spiritual realms for a very good reason: it is a dangerous place for us to be. To that end, the Scriptures are very clear with both judgements and warnings that we should have no involvement with it whatsoever!
There are times however that we have to discover it. I do not use this verb in the sense of a continual action of going deeper into the manifestations and ways of darkness, but rather a simple click of an action of turning on the light. I am of course simply talking about the discovery which light exposure brings. Concerning the cockroaches of darkness then, when we suspect their scurrying, we should simply, flick, click and crush.
Brother, sister, live in the light and whatever you do, do not look into the darkness, for yes indeed, it will look back at you. Remember, flick, click, crush. If you don’t, your openness to them will bring infestation.
Listen: - For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep,Arise from the dead,And Christ will give you light." See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:8-21 NKJV)
Pray:- Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9b-13 NKJV )