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Scripture reading: Matthew 5:14-16

By Mavis duCille

One day the word of the Lord came to my heart and it said that “Man is self-destruct.” From the Garden of Eden, Satan sowed the seed of destruction into the human race, and that is why the second Adam had to come to the rescue. If we look into our own lives, we can see the “seed of evil.” Everything that we do contrary to righteousness and the will of the Lord comes from this seed which was planted in the human race. It is the reason why Cain killed Abel; and from that early time to now, everything that is contrary to God that has happened and is happening is brought about by this seed of evil that is within us.

When the seed of righteousness comes in us, it is like light expelling the darkness. But it is only as we allow it, otherwise we will have areas where the light is not able to penetrate the darkness, and there will be areas in us where the darkness will remain.

And so we think of some of the words that the Lord gives, like, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 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. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16) That means that if we allow the darkness to remain in us, then men will not see the light of God. On the contrary, they will see the darkness.

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not (could not pull down or overcome the light).” (John 1:4-5)

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” (John 1:6-9)

“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:21)

So, it is saying that as Christ comes forth in us, we get rid of the darkness. We get rid of the evil as we go forth in the Lord and as the good inhabits us, but it has to inhabit us so that it is not just something that is in our minds. That is why it is sometimes so difficult for us, when we know a lot of scriptures and a lot of truth, because it is not impressed upon us that we are supposed to walk in what we know; that is how the light expels the darkness.

We cannot allow both the darkness and the light to abide, where we are sometimes righteous and sometimes unrighteous; or where we sometimes in our daily living take leave of righteousness to do the things that are contrary to God. It is like we are making excuses to do the wrong thing and as long as that condition remains in us we are destroying ourselves. Nevertheless, Jesus came to set the captives free!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1998)

Thought for today: We get rid of the evil as we go forth in the Lord and as the good inhabits us. But it has to inhabit us and not be just something is in our minds.

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