I looked at eternity past, and I realize that Satan, a one-time elite in spiritual things, employs a light called darkness (Matt. 6:23/Jn. 3:19) that man could use in prospering outside grace (Pls read Prov. 1:32/Ps. 73:12/73:17-18)
The enemy has preyed on generations of men who don’t settle for sincerity, i.e. the sincere milk of the word (1Pet. 2:2) and has limited many Christians from morphing through the BELIEVING PHASE to the KNOWING PHASE of the Christian faith. Such inverted lights were described by Apostle Paul as Philosophies, Traditions/Doctrines of men, Rudiments of This World which fights the propagation of truth and remain subtle enemies of Grace. Jn. 1:9/Col. 2:8/22/Heb. 13:9
I look into the day called today (Heb. 3:7), and I’m amazed at the unhealthy assumptions with which many Christians believe they can ignore depths of truths (revelations) and escape being a subject of Satan’s Wiles/inverted wisdom (2Cor. 2:11) and ultimately finish their course.
I now attempt to look forward into eternity, and I see how God’s hope of reaping ‘Trees of Righteousness’ (matured sons) and not just ‘Shrubs’ (children) has been increasingly limited by virtue of the attitude and mindset of contentment with conventional Christianity/elementary ABC aspect of the faith-to-faith meal, which ostracizes many from desiring the depths of both THE WISDOM AND RICHES OF CHRIST! Jam. 5:7/Isa.61:3/Rom. 11:33
1 Cor. 3:3 For ye are yet CARNAL: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men/unbelievers?
i.e. They were toiling with their eternal reward/inheritance by not receiving Spiritual Ministrations that would heal their Carnal Souls
Lk. 23:43 And Jesus said unto him (the thief on the cross), Verily I say unto thee, today shall thou be with me in paradise.
i.e. He got to heaven but with no fruits and a lame soul that hadn’t walked from Faith to Faith
So, when I, like many, once thought I was ‘Enjoying My Life’ during my youthful days, my soul was actually being depleted of the residual life in my soul.
Satan knew that every man would need a light (wisdom) to thrive in the natural, so before The True Light (Christ Jesus) came knocking, he had dressed a kind of light called ‘darkness’ that the natural/carnal mind can easily embrace/‘proper with’. So by the time the Lord was introducing the issue of Life Unto Souls, men had married Another Life/Light whose only desire was to be elites in the natural but Simple/elementary in the Spirit!
Matt. 6:23 ‘If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! i.e. Darkness is the ‘Light’ of some who don’t lack ‘results’
This is the Light that Satan presents to every soul from childhood to adulthood and men have enjoyed/profited with it and it has become man’s confidence and pride!
- No wonder the producer of MTV Base could boast that he controls the minds of teenagers through his ‘ministrations’ from earthly thrones of pleasures!
- No wonder Israel still awaits the first coming of Jesus!
- No wonder the trials of Job or of Jesus on the Mount can hardly ever be understood by children because it has to do with contentions against Sons from a one-time light-bearer called Lucifer!
This is the inverted light that was responsible for fleshy chapters of the life of old faithful from Genesis-Revelation, from Adam to Father Abraham to the even unto Apostle Peter! Gal. 2:11-14/Acts 10:13-17
This light is the reason why some Christians are deceived into believing that they can eat of the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil (accommodate the love of the world) and also eat of the Tree of Life (qualify for fellowship with the Father) 1 Jn. 2:15
This light was the wisdom employed by past and present religious leaders who handed various down religion to generations by introducing doctrines of men and intellectually appealing philosophies that has led to disunity in the body of Christ today.
- The presence of such light in an anointed David was what made him to sincerely cry out “Lord, enlighten my darkness”! Ps. 18:28
- The presence of such that light in the Church was why Apostle Paul was raised with a commission to ‘turn men/believers from Darkness to Light’. Acts 26:18.
- The presence of such light in believers was why Jesus Christ inherited a has engaged a more excellent name/ministry as the Apostle and High Priest of the profession of faith through which he perfects saints whose sight has been recovered (blind souls, not just blind eyes). Heb. 1:4/3:1/Lk. 4:18
- The presence of such light was why the Faith of many continues to rest in the Wisdom of Men (intellectually sound but spiritually bankrupt teachings) 1 Cor. 2:5
- The presence of such light in a believer is what unconsciously fights God when He attempts to wean Christians from the Initial Faith Foundation of the Milk of The Word (Faith Towards God) unto Higher Faith meals (Faith of The Son) meant to guarantee our being built as lively stones for an habitation for God. Eph. 2:22/1Pet. 2:5
The Apostles left us without an excuse by declaring through their epistles to us that it took a High Wisdom for Satan to dress darkness as light/human wisdom (Eze. 28:12-15/1 Cor. 2:7) and it takes a Higher Wisdom That Was Hidden In Christ (Eph. 3:10) and unknown to Satan to undress/subdue it. Interestingly, the perimeter of this Hidden Wisdom was only spelt out in The Faith/Walk of The Son and not around Faith Towards God where The Church on the average has settled!
May we find Mercy and Grace to humbly appreciate The Purpose of Revelation which was ordained to engraft saints into a higher faith walk where we should bring forth Precious fruits and not remain as Seeds, Amen!
James 5:7 … Behold, the husbandman waits for the Precious Fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receives the early (Beginning of Faith Fruits) and latter rain (End of Faith Fruits).