1 John 1:5 – 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.
God has given us, like He always does, a great parallel to understand darkness. We have light on this earth that is produced by the sun or light generated by sources. We have all been in very dark rooms or outside where we are literally blinded.
God and Jesus are light. There is no darkness in them. Satan on the other hand is the prince of darkness. Does that mean we can’t see him? No. The further you get away from the light, the darker it becomes.
Darkness is a form of not understanding God or His ways. That is when you hear the term spiritual darkness.
When we try to reach others who don’t have the Lord, we’re trying to reach a place with no light. We are trying to shine God’s light so they may see or understand. We’re trying to light a wick and hope that if it ignites and starts to burn and hope it won’t blow out too quickly. We want it to become a constant burning flame fueled by the Word.
John 1:1-5 – 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
As Christians who have come to know the Truth, it can be hard to fathom how the devil can be around so long and yet not understand that He’s lost the war. He’s seen prophecy after prophecy happen and yet refuses to accept it. That’s because he is in darkness. How can people today have a book explaining the end times and those who don’t believe in it still follow it? Because they are in darkness. They are far away from God and the further they get away, the darker their understanding becomes. It’s like spiritual amnesia.
God is Light, Jesus is Light, and the Holy Spirit is Light. There is no darkness in Them. Without them we are all in darkness. They are the Ones who bring us back. That is why it says there is a way that seems right unto man but in the end it leads to death. Everyone needs the Lord.