Everybody wants to overcome adversity and live an abundant life, but for some, that life is blocked by a secret darkness. I phrase the words “secret darkness” because few people understand biblical darkness. Thus, the darkness is a secret to them.
The secret darkness is not a physical place in which you live. The darkness is a “spiritual condition” that non-believers of Christ walk in on a continuous basis.
The spiritual condition of non-believers of Christ, those who do not have faith in Him for their salvation, is unrighteous, meaning you are not in right standing with God.
Iniquity characterizes this spiritual condition and is absent of moral conduct and spiritual (or Godly) values. To God you have sinned, your behavior is morally objectionable, and actions are unjust.
Walking in the Secret Darkness
Walking in darkness, you unknowingly struggle against the forces of evil, the prince of the power of the air or Satan.
Wandering aimlessly in the darkness or secret darkness, you are separated from a loving God and live in a sinful condition.
Walking in darkness, you become blinded to the truth of Jesus Christ. Thus, you walk according to the course of the world, live in darkness, lie and do not practice the truth.
As the Apostle John states in 1 John 1 5-8 KJV;
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1 5-8 KJV
What is the spiritual condition of those who walk in darkness?
When you choose to disbelieve in Jesus Christ, you will suffer sinful consequences. The condition of your heart, mind, and spirit will not be in alignment with the truth of Jesus Christ.
Your heart’s desire will be to sin and sin will rule over you.
Thus, you will walk according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now working in the children of disobedience.
As it states in the book of Ephesians;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Ephesians 2: 2-3KJV
The spiritual condition of those who walk in darkness is downtrodden.
You’re oppressed and discouraged in life.
Walking in darkness you live in fear, and with guilt and self-shame, and have no hope. You fulfill the desires of the flesh and the mind. You’re by nature the children of wrath.
You’re spiritually dead in Christ.
Who is the ruler of the secret darkness?
The ruler of the darkness is Beelzebub, Satan or the devil. He is the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now working in the children of disobedience.
The devil is a powerful adversary.
The devil is God’s adversary and he is in direct opposition to God and the word of God. The devil is also your adversary and he seeks to devour whom he can.
What is blocking your path out of the secret darkness?
Humanity is blind to the truth of Jesus Christ by sin. We are all born into sin and walk in darkness with sinful conditions.
Our sinful nature blocks our path, and we lack the trust in the Lord needed to come out of the darkness on our own.
What is the way out of the secret darkness?
There is only one way out of the secret darkness.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the only one who can rescue you from the secret darkness with sinful conditions.
The Lord is calling you to trust him to rescue you. When you choose to trust in the Lord he will remove the darkness and the devil will flee.
When you choose to walk by faith in the light of Christ the peace of God will permeate your mind and spirit. The peace of God surpasses all human knowledge or understanding.
He will remove all the fears, burdens, self-shame and ease your pain and suffering. The love of God will fill your heart and you will be given a new life in Him and an abundance of life forever.
The question is;
Will you answer the Lord’s calling?