It’s Too Dark!

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Just for a moment, imagine yourself in total darkness.  Maybe you awoke from a dream but it’s like you are still dreaming–there is absolutely no light available and you cannot see even your own hands.  You don’t know what happened, but you begin to realize you also cannot feel anything outside of yourself.  There seems to be nothing above you or below you that you can touch.  You swing your fists and kick your feet, but there is nothingness and total darkness encompassing all that you are. This is how it is for a soul that does not know the Lord.  They live in darkness, blinded by Satan and the desires of the flesh.  So what are we to do?  Most Christians take exactly the wrong approach when dealing with darkness.  They dive into it and join in with it!  In their ignorance, they become just like those lost souls kicking and punching at darkness.  They join in with the joking, cursing, and other sinful behaviors.  Friends, darkness is never defeated that way!  The only way to gain territory from darkness is by introducing light.  Diving into blackness is meaningless unless you bring the Light with you and are prepared to introduce it into the darkness.  As you do, even the darkest night becomes lighter around you, and those lost souls can clearly see you’ve got the only answer to what ails them!

“the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”  Matthew 4:16

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er

James “Jim” Kilby is the Founder and President of Harvest Youth Ministries, and the Harvest Youth Ministry Network, both non-denominational Christian youth outreach organizations. He is also the founding Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Dayton, Ohio. He is 58 years old, with ten children and 11 grandchildren.

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