Hello People! :)
I’m still on vacation and had the privilege of experiencing an evening without electricity throughout the whole neighbourhood and probably the whole city. This experience has inspired my new post for today. The message is to keep your lights on. What do I mean by that? Listen people, when you travel in darkness which equals “ignorance” by the way, you simply don’t know where in the world you are going.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
We cannot afford to be blinded by the Truth. The truth is was sets us free, but if you are walking in darkness you most certainly are bound by lies. Darkness cannot reveal to you what is lurking in the dark. When the light shines, revelation comes because you can now see. Why do you think is says in the Bible that when the blind man was healed of his blindness by Jesus that he could now say that though he was blind he could now see? It is because Jesus is the hope revealed; He is the Truth, He is the Life and He is the Way.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
It is so important to tap into the knowledge of the Lord and how do you do that? By Meditating on His Word day and night. If you don’t tap into the knowledge of Christ, you will be forgotten and your children will be forgotten also just because you chose the path of ignorance. Ignorance is not profitable for your soul.
You can’t fight what you don’t know. You need knowledge of who your adversary is in order to fight effectively. You cannot operate by presumption…you need to operate in wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit. Those that operate in presumption often lead themselves into a darker pit of trouble. Do not assume anything. Act like you don’t know everything and learn to lean on the Lord for wisdom. Our limited knowledge base cannot handle the types of attacks that are headed our way. Do not rely on past battles as references to future ones. The future ones may or should I say will be ones that you cannot even fathom or think could happen to you. However, I will say remember your past victories and recognize that those victories had one theme in common, God was in the plan. Make sure that with whatever you do in life, Make sure that God is in your plan. If God isn’t in it…then my friend, you will walk in a place of ignorance in the battle and you will incur losses. Jesus is who will preserve your life. Remember when I say that JESUS is the Way the Truth and the LIFE.
I’ll give you an example. There was a cave that I wanted to visit on my vacation that is a pretty famous tourist spot. However, I am aware that many tourists go missing from that location because as beautiful as that place is there is a lot of spiritual history about that place. It is said that if you say foolish things in that place you will go missing. I’ve been making it a plan to go there because my family has been there but for some reason, I felt a great foreboding about going there for the past few days. Even my sister who is with me felt it and couldn’t shake it off. I couldn’t shake the feeling off until the day I was supposed to go and had to make a wise decision and cancelled the trip at that place.
Listen, I knew it was the Holy Spirit warning me not to go there. Whenever I feel the unction of the Holy Spirit to do or not do something, I simply listen. I don’t ask questions. This is not an occasion where you come with your pride as a “Christian” and assume that simply because you believe in Christ that you can ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit. Arrogance cannot preserve your life, the wisdom provided by the Holy Spirit can. So I did not go as a result. A story about some tourists who went there to prove that there is nothing to be afraid of concerning that cave went swimming in the pool that is in that cave, which was what they were warned not to do. As a result, one member of that party of friends went missing because they ignored the locals warnings about how spiritual that cave was. To this day, they can’t find that fellow even though they hired an experienced rescue dive search party. The whole incident was very unfortunate, but this is the result of IGNORANCE. I acted on knowledge and therefore, my life was preserved. Those that act on ignorance….death is sure to follow them.
How many times have you traveled into a dangerous place that you were told or felt you shouldn’t go and still went anyways and found yourself in a precarious situation? It is so important to not act on presumption. Remain humble and learn to follow your gut instincts which most likely is the Holy Spirit talking to you and asking you to listen to His voice when making a decision about something important. Keep your lights on! Keep operating in the wisdom of the Lord, ALWAYS. It says in His Word that:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Learn to put your trust in God who is able to show you the way when hope seems bleak, when you don’t know where you are going. Lean on God again.