Light Shines In Darkness
Recently I ministered to a young person who has had an on-going, long-term physical challenge. After we prayed, I encouraged her to hold on to her healing. God had touched them! Sometime later I came upon this individual in a conversation in which they were complaining, as usual, about that physical ailment. I had noticed their sort of focus on it, the publishing about to everyone about how debilitating it is. You know some people don’t want to be healed, delivered, and set free. That thing that ails them has become like an old friend. Their conversations center around what is WRONG in their lives. They are saved and baptized in Holy Spirit, healing belongs to them. But what would they TALK about if they actually received their healing? Like a favorite pair of old slippers, they take comfort in the fact that many have prayed for them, but they’ve not been healed. It has come to define them, this illness. “I know God can do it, I believe it!”, they say. But when God sends one to lay hands in power and authority, the challenged one’s own words come right back and cancel out what God had done! We are snared by the words of our mouth, we are taken by the words of our mouth. We must war over our overcomers testimony! Give God the glory! What did God say!
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light;
To be saved and yet be in a twilight area of not quite fully in the light speaks to being lukewarm. And we know how God feels about THAT! That is correct:: He will spew, even vomit you out of His mouth! Beloved, we are children of the light. It has been said, “Gray is a real color.” Not for the Child of God! I am reminded of the lyrics from Casting Crowns' song:
"It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade"
"There are no gray,dingy-white, areas in God: No “Twilight Zone” for “even the darkness is not dark to You.The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You”.(Psalm 139:12). Twilight falls just before sunset. Purpose not to “sunset” in your Christian walk and speech! It is not a twilight area of oppression, doubt, compromise, but Jesus our bright and morning daystar! Peter 1:19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; Understand the World is in light and darkness, a chiaroscuro [kee-ar-uh-SKYOOR-o] "a strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition." There is light in the world, only because God’s elect, “children of the Light” are in the world. We are just not OF the world. There is to be a strong contrast between the world and children of the light. The Bible says “light shines in darkness" for those in right standing with God”! The unsaved need the TRUE light of the revelation of God in Christ. We all do! There is a solution forthe darkness.: Believe on Christ Jesus! Why?"…..that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (I Peter 2:9)
That dear soul I wrote of earlier is to proclaim His praises, not the enemy's problems! The people of God are not to be a mix of light and dark displaying a "spiritual chiaroscuro", for it effects our whole being! Oh, no! In this hour there is no time to be in a gray area, straddling the fence compromising, doubting, being lukewarm, and drifting. That one needing a healing was drifting withchiaroscuro words.: “I am healed, but not really healed, I am sort of healed, I want to be healed, I am almost healed…God COULD heal me…” I will leave you with Jesus’ words:
John 12:35- 36
Walk while you have the Light, keep on living by it, so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting].
Keep living by the Light!
Prophetess Vickie Lee