Watching the news, though important from time to time, can be a frightening thing to do. It can cause us to become fearful and afraid as we observe all of the evil and darkness that have become so prevalent in our day. The threat of darkness can be felt growing all around us.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
If we stopped here, if there was nothing beyond this, we would find ourselves in a hopeless place; but God in His merciful love toward us prepared a way to escape this darkness.
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Acts 26:18
Jesus came that we might have a way by which we could be removed from the power of the darkness of Satan. The truly amazing thing is that we don’t have to wait for eternity to be removed from the power of that darkness, we experience that as soon as we accept Jesus as our Savior. Jesus delivers us from darkness to light. Satan no longer has power over us, that is why when he comes at us to discourage us we need only quote scripture to drive him away.
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” Colossians 1:13-14
God brings about the power of light within us. “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.” John 8:12