You don’t have to rebuke the darkness; just turn on the light and it will scatter the darkness!
Genesis 1:3 (KJV) 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
In Genesis when God looked out and saw the darkness, He didn’t rebuke it. He simply commanded, “Light be!” and light was and continues to be. Actually, what happened is that God spoke faith-filled words and His faith empowered His words and light came forth.
Words are containers that hold faith and when you speak God’s Words in faith, things happen!
So, just what is light and why should this be important to us? Paul prayed in Ephesians that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened, that we would be illuminated regarding the things of God. And that’s what light is – illumination, exposure. Light scatters the darkness and enables us to see what was previously hidden from our view.
However, natural, unsaved man cannot receive spiritual light and understanding. It’s only when we get born-again that our reborn spirits come alive to God and we then have the capacity to receive spiritual light and illumination from the Word of God.
I remember the times before I got saved when I tried to read the Bible but didn’t get very far because I couldn’t understand it. However, once I got born-again, I had an insatiable thirst and desire to read the Word of God and to learn everything I could. And the good thing is that I began to understand some things which really thrilled me! The eyes of my understanding were being enlightened.
Remember when Jesus announced that He was the Light of the world and Him is no darkness? Well, Jesus and His Word are One and in the Word of God there is no darkness. If you want to know the truth, it’s in the Word of God. And the light of the Word will expose the darkness and steer you in the right direction.
Like I always say, the Word of God has to be the benchmark from which everything is measured. Let me give you some more scriptures:
Psalm 119:105 (KJV) 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:130 (KJV) 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
If you want to walk in the light, you must walk in the Word. God has already made a way for you but you must do it. We don’t know how to rightly direct our steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 (KJV) 23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
John 8:12 (KJV) 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.
Without Jesus, people are walking in darkness. Actually, I experienced this when I got born-again. I noticed how bright and clear everything in the natural looked. It made me very aware of how dark everything was before I made Jesus my Lord and Savior. Truly my eyes were opened!
2 Samuel 22:29 (KJV) 29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness
You can always count on the Holy Spirit to reveal light to you so you don’t ever have to get stuck in the darkness. Of course, you have to use your faith and listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 11:34-36 (KJV) 34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
What you look at, think about, meditate, and focus on becomes light or darkness. You choose. If you focus on the Word, you get light. If you focus on the world’s ways, you get darkness. And there’s a lot of it out there!
Romans 13:12 (KJV) 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
You are the one who casts of the works off darkness and you are the one who puts on the armor of light. The light of God’s Word protects you because He always gives you a way to go. Clothe yourself with the light of God’s Word.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV) 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Satan blinds those who don’t believe because he doesn’t want the light of the gospel to expose him and thereby draw people to God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV) 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Light and darkness have no relationship to be had.
2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV) 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
In God’s light we see His glory!
Ephesians 5:8 (KJV) 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
As we walk as children of light, we know where we’re going and we don’t stumble along the way in darkness. The light of God’s Word will reveal to us traps and snares of the devil.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 (KJV) 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
We are children of light. Therefore, we should walk in the light as He is in the light. Remember, Jesus and His Word are One so if you walk in the Word of God, you’ll be walking as Jesus is in the light.
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
God has called us out of the darkness and into His marvelous light! We don’t have to be in darkness.
Psalm 36:9b (KJV) 9 … in thy light shall we see light.
Check out my blog entitled, “Light Begets More Light.”
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
This is heavy! When God says woe unto them, look out! We see a lot of this happening today where people are calling good evil and evil good. Things that were considered taboo fifty years ago are accepted as normal today! How far have people fallen!
Psalm 104:2 (KJV) 2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
I love this scripture. God wears light as a garment!
Revelation 21:23 (KJV) 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.
This is awesome! The glory of God and Jesus will be our light in Heaven!
Matthew 5:15-16 (KJV) 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
God tells us not to put our lamp under a bushel but to shine brightly in a crooked and perverse world sot the goodness of God will be seen on us and draw many to Him!
Romans 2:4 (KJV) 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Proverbs 20:27 (KJV) 27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
John 3:19-21 (KJV) 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.