“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.” (John 8:12)
In our eyes, most sin is done in the dark, under the cover of nightfall, when it’s more difficult to be seen. People like to hide when they’re sinning. While the Lord was walking upon this earth in human form, I wonder if sin was performed less, if in His presence it was more difficult to sin, whether for man or devil. It would not seem so, for the accounts of those fallen angels cast out of people during His days here are many, they seemed to not be withheld in that respect.
The wicked have set not only within themselves a certain set of moral constructs that they have decided is what differentiates between right and wrong, between what they do not dare call good and evil, nor would they ever contemplate them as righteous and unrighteous. This is Satan’s world, run by men who serve him, whether knowingly or not, and as it is quite easy to see in these days sin is not hindered by the light of the Sun anymore, it has no fear of being recognized, in fact, the attempt is to make it as visible as possible so as to make it acceptable.
Those who still stand for the Lord, those that see these things call them unrighteous, wicked and evil in the sight of God Almighty, and we speak out against them as we are called to, but we also realize this fact, because the Lord has blessed mankind with free will, those who perform and even live in such a manner have the choice to choose, they are accountable, but will deny that accountability. In other words, we can warn, but beyond that we are powerless.
“The right to do and live as we choose” has always been the banner that mankind has carried, and it has always led to some form of debauchery, to an open rebellion towards that which all men know as truth, but refuse to admit, that “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” (Eccl. 3:11) And “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
Towards the end of each age of mankind, man has begun his descent into open rebellion against the Most High, but there is one difference this time, and it can only be related to the days of Noah in its historical significance, it pertains to the entire planet. The response from the Lord will be the same, “And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Gen. 6:13) “And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.” (Mark 13:20)
I believe that in the days of Noah those who attempted to hinder the supposed progress of mankind were ostracized no less than those who attempted to force Lot to send out those men, (Gen. 19:5) the common collective of those alive in both of these days was set towards open rebellion against the will of God, and these days we find ourselves in are no different. Those who stand for righteousness are being not only ostracized, but silenced, whether by force or deed, the churches are being coerced into remaining behind the walls of that church, and in not-so-subtle ways being told that their “religious ideologies” are no longer welcome in either the light or the darkness.
There is a darkness that is beginning to cover the entire planet, and it is showing that there are not as many lights out there as many would have liked to have thought. “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.” (Luke 11:33)
Our Lord Jesus Christ always walks in the light, darkness can not stand in His presence, it didn’t while He was here amongst us, and it does not now. But here is where in this short letter I ask you the pertinent question, are you truly a light for Christ in that darkness that is enveloping this world, or has the fear of personal retributions begun to take root in you? Soon many will find out if they truly have been crucified with Christ, or if the fear of standing in the pitch-dark night with only Him by our side is too much for them to bear.