I had a comment questioning how God could be both light and darkness. This question is a good one and worthy of a complete answer because the answer will reinforce the way to properly divide the word and if one is given to understand the Scriptures they may have a door opened for growth and maturity into the true doctrines of Christ. All men are in darkness until Christ comes into their life.
Joh 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
The whole world lies in darkness/wickedness but to those to whom Christ appears and drags to Himself and they follow Him, such shall not walk in darkness anymore.
Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
When we are dragged to the real Jesus Christ and out of the apostate churches and false doctrines we first believe, then the darkness is past and the truth of God’s word will shine thru us as God’s Elect. Abiding in the light is what brings judgment to us and causes us to obey God and perform the love of God in due time. This only happens when we are abiding in the true doctrines of Jesus Christ which are found only in the Lord’s Christ, His Body. These words of John are written to those in the true Body of Christ as is all Scripture.
1Jn 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
1Jn 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
1Jn 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
But when we still accuse men and hold them responsible (and not God) we are yet carnal and not in the light and are far removed from the real Christ. We are following and believing another jesus when we are blinded by such strong delusion. False doctrines are what cause darkness and keep us blinded to the truth of the Scriptures.
1Jn 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.
We all will first reject the truth and the light that is Christ when it appears to us. It will seem like darkness and we will have the truth (light) and the lie (darkness) completely flip flopped and our day of judgment is yet future.
Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness (lies of Babylon in our mind) comprehended it not.
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness (lies) for light (truth), and light (truth) for darkness (lies); that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
With this preface on what darkness and the light are principally about (i.e DOCTRINE) here is the comment and question from Autumn.
AUTUMN Writes: In your latest post you say “Jesus is both darkness and light”. What do you make of this scripture that says that this isnt the truth? 1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Pete’s Reply: The answer to your question requires one to appreciate, understand and apply the principle that says THE SUM OF GOD’s WORD IS TRUTH.
1 John 1:5 is absolutely true. Yet one must rightfully divide what is being said in the context of ALL the Scriptures. There is no darkness “in Him”. But what is really being said by that one Scripture? What does IN HIM mean? Does this Scripture say God does not blind people, send strong delusion, cause sin or send evil spirits, create evil or speak it forth? No it does not say that at all as we have many Scriptures that say just that very thing. So we have to apply the SUM OF THY WORD to find the truth and take into account the macro truth of what God is doing if we are given to know these things.
I hope you will be given to see the mistake you are making in trying to take 1 John 1:5 all by itself and pit it against many other Scriptures. That is no way to find the truth. THE SUM must be taken.
Psa 119:160 The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.
Which is the same thing Peter tells us here.
2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of its own explanation
Our carnal minds and the doctrines of all the orthodox churches (aka Babylon) violate these commandments and truths and take SOME, not the SUM to create their own doctrines. This is likened to making one’s own bread.
Isa 4:1 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.
We must remember the Scriptures are all written in parables so they mean what they mean not what they literally say. The Lord, who changes not, has always used His prophets to speak His truths and have them speak in parables and similitude’s (symbolized words). This is how His Elect speak today and few are given the ability to hear and receive the truth. It is God’s plan to keep most people in darkness (spiritually blind).
Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
Mar 4:11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, ALL these things are done in parables:
The Lord has to give us the ability to hear His word. The Lord must prepare our hearts and cause us to hear and He does this by showing us our innate sinfulness when judgment comes upon us. Prior to this, we will be ever learning but never able to come to knowledge of the truth.
Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
So words like darkness don’t simply mean what we might think of darkness in the physical; there is a deeper meaning. We as God’s Elect, if we are God’s Elect and priests and kings of the Lord, must dig deep for the truth.
Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
It is the glory of God to conceal the truths and it is only thru trials, afflictions and sufferings (the glory) that we learn the truth (righteousness) with time. But we must never fall victim to the carnal mind and its trap of applying things only outwardly forgetting it’s all a parable and pitting one Scripture against others that seem to say the opposite. BIG MISTAKE.
Christ is everything and yes that includes dark things. The Alpha and the Omega and everything in between. Please see my recent posts on that topic for a complete vetting of that concept. He is the first and the last. He is the sinful Adam and the new man from heaven. ALL THINGS being of God means just that. So when we see these words, they do not negate the truth that the Lord is working ALL THINGS they simply expand the understanding that when we are given to follow Him, we will from that point forward in our walk, no longer walk being deceived by the false doctrines of the apostate church and the traditions and philosophy of the world.
Luk_11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ (The true doctrines, held and kept by His Body).
BEING “IN HIM”
Jesus Christ is the light of the world but so is His Christ. In both cases the same things is being said Christ is the light of the world because He and His Body are inseparable.
Mat 5:14 Ye (Christ, My Body) are the light of the world. A city (New Jerusalem, Christ, Lamb’s Bride, The Body, etc.) that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
The Lord Jesus Christ sends His Body…His Christ…. to do the same thing He was sent to do by God.
Joh 20:21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
If we are not in this spiritual city, we are walking in spiritual darkness and follow another jesus based on false doctrines of Babylon. As John writes to those with ears to hear, at the “revelation of Jesus Christ” to us personally, we will see this holy city with new spiritual eyes as it appears in our inward heavens. This is where “light” is found and there is NO DARKNESS.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
So 1 John 1:5 is clearly speaking of the truth about where the true light of pure doctrine and the word is found. That is only found in the Body of Christ, the few chosen, the very Elect of the Lord who as Christ is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If anyone says they are in the BODY of Christ (i.e. “IN HIM”) and walk around following and believing lies, they are liars and are not in the true body of Christ. Any believing and following false doctrines is IN DARKNESS and they are not in the Body of Christ. That is what it means to NOT BE IN HIM.
1Jn_1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness (believing false doctrines), we lie, and do not the truth:
This is also the quick and easy way to see who is of God and who is not. We must try the spirits which means TEST THEIR DOCTRINE against what is written.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Anyone believing in eternal torment, free will, the trinity, once saved always saved, man made perfect then fell in the garden, is walking in sheer darkness and is blind as a bat. None of those “doctrines” are million miles of the truth but even that delusion is all the Lord’s work. He is the one that made man blind, deaf and dumb.
Exo 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
In the same way He wounds, He also heals and in the appointed time and causes us to hear His word and see His truths we could not see previously.
Pro_20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
So much for the free will doctrine, it has zero place to stand yet billions believe it. I hope you will ponder these truths and challenge in your heavens the lie that man, you and me, has any role in coming to the true light and coming out of spiritual darkness. No, we don’t choose the real Jesus, He chooses us and any other doctrine is false — it is another jesus, it is thick darkness. Anyone thinking it was up to them is wearing the garment of self righteousness (wearing their own apparel, making their own bread/doctrine per ISA 4:1) and just doesn’t not know it yet.
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you
Being IN CHRIST is topic that very few understand what is being said. To begin with we must know that Jesus Christ very much identifies with HIS BODY. As was said earlier but needs to be pounded into our carnal minds and ways of thinking, Jesus Christ The Lord is inseparable from Christ His Body. He is the head but we are His Body if indeed we have been dragged to that Body.
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
This is where most carnally minded people will lose it and not be able to see the plain truth the Scriptures I am showing plainly in this post. Many, myself included in the past will falsely accuse those speaking these truths of blasphemy just like they did to our Lord. But such is the narrow way, God’s Elect are given to follow in the foot steps of the Lord. Here is something to think long and hard about.
Saul of Tarsus never physically persecuted Jesus Christ before He was crucified or even later. But look at what the Lord says about who Saul was persecuting.
Act 22:7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? (MY BODY)
Act 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
We must come to understand what being IN HIM means and then we will know what 1 John 1:5 is really speaking about. It is not saying the Lord does not cause darkness or cause evil things to happen because He absolutely does. HE is the creator and Lord of all things, even darkness, even evil, even sins, all things is indeed all things if you can believe the truth.
As we saw above, the Body of Christ is the Light that is in this world. It is when we are this body that we are “In Him” and not walking in darkness. The Babylonian mindset does not understand the reason and purposes for God’s Elect and have greatly expanded the narrow road making it very broad only requiring one’s exercise of a free will decision for Christ. Nothing could be further from the truth, that doctrines is utter darkness.
Being “in Christ” does not mean we belong to a church or profess His name. Billions do and say such things but have never known the Lord.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
This will of course be all of us at some point but in due time a very few (the few chosen) will come to know the Lord and be IN CHRIST. That is only His Elect, not the multitudes plagued by babylonian false doctrines. We all are kept blind, bound in chains of “spiritual darkness” awaiting our day of judgment that begins with ears to hear and eyes to see given to us. This verse from Jude is not speaking of some event for those “evil people over there”. It is speaking to the event that will come to all men, you and me included but in our appointed times, in our day of the Lord, on THAT DAY!
Jud 1:6 And the angels (messengers) which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
When we cannot yet hear the word (no ears to hear), we continue to reject God and His truths and therefore our judgment has not begun.
Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
That veil over our eyes, keeps us in darkness and unable to see the kingdom of God or know Christ. That veil is His flesh, it is His Body.
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh
What we call light will be turned into utter darkness the moment our judgment begins and our new man begins to be crucified with Christ. Then this veil that separates us from God is rent in our midst just as we are told.
Luk_23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
When what we believe are the lies of Babylon and its false doctrines we are in darkness and how great is that darkness. We all first think we serve God yet like Saul of Tarsus, the light that is in us is actually utter darkness and we will unknowingly be kicking against the pricks.
Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
This is where we are when we attack and persecute the truth that all men shall be saved. This is the darkness we abide in when we judge another man’s servant and blame men rather than God for the events in our life and the world under the strong delusion of free will.
We all will be blinded until the day this veil of flesh is removed from us and then we shall see and enter into the tabernacle that is Christ beyond that veil. Few are given to do this in each generation because many are called and few are chosen.
2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
This great truths are right there in our bibles but we simply cannot see them when the veil is over our face. We think being IN HIM means we only do good things and by our own free will stop sinning and obey God. We have no clue of God’s absolute sovereignty at this stage but one day we will come to see and believe the Scriptures, all of them and truly tremble at His word. And that very much includes darkness and yes even our very sins.
The Creator of All Things
We all see that in the creation story, applying it outwardly but it also applies inwardly, HIS WORDS ARE SPIRIT. God created Darkness and He created it all thru Jesus Christ as the SUM OF THY WORD TELLS US.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 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.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
God dividing the light from the darkness is how Christ is formed in us. The old man is decreased, cut off and the new man is increased, comes forth. This is all the work of the Lord in our lives, HE IS THE POTTER and we the clay. We are indeed the works of HIS HANDS. I beat these Scriptures up, but they are so true.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
These words from Genesis Chapter 1, like all Scripture have an outward meaning but their meaning is first and foremost primarily INWARDLY. Yet the carnal mind always applies them outwardly as a history lesson first and that is how the Lord keeps all but His Elect in “darkness”. These are words you and me and all men shall live. We live by all of them (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4 etc). These words are first and foremost SPIRIT.
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Christ created it all:
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
There is no room to exclude darkness from what the Lord is doing. It is God who causes and works all things, even dark things, even evil things.
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Lam 3:37 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
Lam 3:38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Nothing we do is apart from Christ, NOTHING.
Do you believe these words of Scripture? Very few do despite what they claim.
Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Joh 15:2 Every branch IN ME that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do NOTHING.
Everything is IN HIM. If it does not bear fruit, it is eventually cut off but those works are still IN HIM. Apart from Him we can do nothing means exactly what it says in this case and is consistent with THE SUM OF GODS WORD. He is the Lord, He rules in the hearts and minds of men, even evil men whether they know it or not.
Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
So few believe the Scriptures, they only believe “some” of them and their eyes and ears cannot see or hear the truth. I hope you hear because you have challenged the truth several times with me and all I do is keep pointing you back to the Scriptures which in total are the truth.
Lightness and darkness is the same to the Lord. Can it be any clearer than this?
Psa 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
The truth that is Christ and His Body, the cloud, is light to those with eyes to see and ears to hear and to those spiritual Egyptians the truth of God’s sovereignty and salvation of all and all other truths of God’s words are indeed utter darkness.
Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
This dichotomy is what separates the true people of God, His Very Elect from the Babylonians and the multitudes that claim His name yet make their own bread and wear their own clothes as we from Isaiah 4:1. Although God is light and there is no darkness IN HIM if we have eyes to see, that same light is in fact darkness when we are yet carnal and do not have the gift of faith nor ears to hear nor eyes to see the true doctrines of Christ. That is what these stories tell us in type and shadow.
Exo_20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
Being “far off” means we have not yet been dragged to the Lord where God is. At this point the light of the true doctrines of Christ is thick darkness.
Deut 4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
When we first approach Christ (the mountain) there is great fire and darkness and clouds in our inward heavens of our hearts and minds. It takes time for the fire to burn away the darkness and show to us the true light that is the pure doctrines of Christ and not the lies of Babylon that first must fill our heavens.
Deut 5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
Thick darkness is in fact strong delusion, one and the same.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Who sends the strong delusion? Make no mistake it is the LORD. It serves His plan and purpose to give sight and ears to hear to a very few and blind and make deaf everyone else.
Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
He sends and creates the darkness be it on the physical earth or the spiritual earth.
Isa_60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Luk_23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
Also note that we all take pleasure in unrighteousness and will first fall far away from the truth. This is a prerequisite for Christ to come. Who we truly are, a self righteous religious beast must be revealed to us first!
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
We won’t see (come out of darkness) until we come to see we are blind.
Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
It is those who think they see (not in darkness, not in need of repentance, don’t need a healer….) who are actually made blind and kept in strong delusion. Oh the strange ways of the Lord!
We all will be and are by nature self righteous as brute beasts made to be destroyed in our day of judgment. But to a remnant, to the Elect this darkness will be removed and we will enter INTO HIM, we will become part of the BODY OF CHRIST and that is where there will be no darkness and we will receive the true light and pure doctrines of Christ as our spiritual food.
This strong delusion that the Lord sends to keep the entire world in darkness except for His very Elect.
Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the (ONLY) election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
The truth that God does this on purpose is hidden from the eyes of those in Babylon, but here it is plain as day.
Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Darkness in Scripture means the absence of light. But these things again speak primarily of SPIRITUAL THINGS. They speak of truth and whether one has the true doctrines of Christ or not. Eternal hell is darkness. Man having free will is utter darkness the opposite of light. This is why 1 John 1:5 says what it says. If one is so blessed to be in CHRIST, in HIS BODY, there is no darkness there. Only the true doctrines are taught, the lies and leaven is all purged out, even a little bit.
1Jn_1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
This Scripture does not negate the fact the Lord is causing all things even evil things. This in no ways passes the buck and responsibility for man for the evil things of this world.
Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
The SUM of God’s word makes it perfectly clear that God is doing it all thru the Lord. And we are told very many times that this includes working evil for good in the end. This is not darkness, this is just the Lord’s plan as the Scriptures plainly teach to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Gen 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Please read this post about the origins of evil to see many more witnesses to the Lord’s ways.
The Lord calls His Elect OUT OF DARKNESS and into His light. He actually drags us there as has been written about. But we all must first walk in darkness, we live by every word and that includes first being in thick darkness. Then in the appointed times we are shown a great light. A light is shone to light our path and that is how we come out of darkness little by little. Here are some Scriptures that state this MO of the Lord’s.
Isa_9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isa_29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
Isa_42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
The healing of blind men is what the Lord does when He comes to us in truth and in Spirit. It begins by opening our eyes to see and giving us ears to hear. We won’t see the light of day until that day comes spiritually and it has nothing to do with our so called free will, which is itself darkness.
Joh 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (ALL OF US)
Joh 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Joh 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
The works of God is being transformed, calling light out of the darkness. It is being born again and seeing and hearing the truth of God’s word and His doctrines for the very first time.
I shared this story and these Scriptures when I was first given my sight and led out the darkness I was in, even though I thought it was light. This is how it works for all of us in our appointed times, we are these two blind men who begin to hear Jesus and we cry out to Him (His Body) for the truth. We won’t be given sight until we are first given to acknowledge our blindness. Then we shall see.
Mat 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
Mat 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
Mat 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
Mat 20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
Mat 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
This is the ministry of Christ, and the greater works that God’s Elect will do in this age.
Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Receiving our eyesight is walking in the light but know all the days walking in darkness are still the Lord’s work in us.
Lam_3:2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
Joe_2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
These words are Spirit and speak of spiritual things happening in the kingdom of God within us.
All things are indeed of the Lord, even the days appointed for us to walk in darkness all the while claiming falsely that we know Him and keep His commandments. Why do we call Him Lord Lord and not do what He says? But when our day of the Lord comes, our judgment will begin and then we will indeed learn righteousness, the true kind that is found only IN CHRIST.
Amo_5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
God is working all things for the counsel of His will and that is to bring salvation to all in the end. His plan is to call light out of the darkness that is within us all but only in His appointed times. Here is that account again from Genesis
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
I have spoken the light of truth to those who have read this article. At first, all of us being birthed in darkness and deaf and blind to the truth, do not receive the light when it is shined upon us.
Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
But a day comes when that changes and let him who has ears to hear, hear the word of the Lord.
Jesus through HIS BODY, that does the greater works is touching the eyes and ears of those precious few the Lord has ordained to be given their sight and hearing in this age. There is no greater work than feeding and nourishing the lambs of God.
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