Pastor’s Blog 1.23.19

Matthew 6:22-24
22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. NKJV

How can light be darkness? As a young student of the Bible, this passage of scripture perplexed me for many years. “If therefore the light that be in you is darkness…” But as I studied and searched, more and more it became obvious. There are two kids of light. Light gives ability to see and without light there is no sight. Just as natural light in a room gives you the ability to see what is in that room, there is a spiritual light that gives us the ability to see what is in the spirit realm.

John 1:1-5
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. NKJV

The Lord told Adam and Eve the day they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil they would die. However the day they ate they didn’t die in the natural, did they? So what happened? They died in the spirit. They lived from that day forward by the light of their senses and reason. They chose to become their own god, they chose to obey their own desire, like most of the world does today.

Either God is your light or your own reason is your light.

What happens to mankind when he lives in the light of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?

Isaiah 5:20-23
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! KJV

Social justice has become the new light of the world, it is the platform from which to call good evil and evil good. It is where a person who embraces and accepts immorality, is championed and the person who stands for moral righteousness according to God’s law is demonized.

Proverbs 17:15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. NKJV

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words; Yet you say, “In what way have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil Is good in the sight of the LORD, And He delights in them,” Or, “Where is the God of justice?” NKJV

Sometimes I find myself thinking it has never been this bad before, but then I read the history of the scriptures and realize every generation must contend for the truth and fight for the true light to shine in our hearts. God’s silence from the heavens is not his acceptance but His mercy giving full time and space for repentance, for He truly desires to see all mankind saved.

Malachi 3:14-18
14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the LORD of hosts? 15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.'”
16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. 17 “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.” 18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him. NKJV

Don’t be fooled by the leaders of this dark world, God will not be mocked – whatever a man sows that will he also reap. The Lord knows whose are His and will fully bring judgment upon the rebels who refuse His way and live in their own light. I am comforted by the promises of His word and 6000 years of human history has taught us that God always wins! Hallelujah!