The Darkness Within

Jesus said in John 5:39 & 40, “You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they which testify of me. But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life.” This means people hear the Word of God, and sometimes even read the Word of God, but it has no meaning to them. And because they do not understand what they read or see, they do not apply His Word to their life that they may have life. It’s pretty plain that Jesus is telling us in these two scriptures, “There is life in God’s Word.” And it is also pretty plain that He is telling us, if we go to Him and receive Him (because He is the Word of God as explained in John 1:14) into our sprit; we will have eternal life. And if we do not have eternal life in us it’s because we are not willing to obey the Word we hear and see.

In Matthew 5:26  Jesus asked the question, “If the light in you is darkness, how great is that darkness?” Many people hear and occasionally read the Word of God, but if they do not apply the Word to their life any light it produces is not reflected outward for the unbelieving public to see. If they cannot see the light in us, they cannot be drawn to the light. That is why I believe the unbelieving public is not beating down the doors of our churches to get into our services. If the light is on, the power is there to drive out the darkness. And if the power to drive out the darkness is present, the unbelieving public would be beating down the doors of our churches to get in. God is light and and as we know, light attracts.  If there is no attraction; does that mean there is no light? And if there is no light to attract the unbelievers into our churches, does that mean God isn’t in our church services? I certainly hope not! But if that is the case, there is only one option left for the church; and that is to repent and beg God’s forgiveness for letting the light go out. “If the light in our churches is darkness, how great is that darkness?” DThrash


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