Light versus Darkness
6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things God's wrath is coming on the disobedient. 7 Therefore, do not become their partners. 8 For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Walk as children of light — 9 for the fruit of the light [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth— 10 discerning what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Don't participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead, expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret. 13 Everything exposed by the light is made clear, 14 for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said:
Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead,
and the Messiah will shine on you.
Each morning of each new day, the light and the dark have a competition, in which ultimately the light overcomes the darkness. This has been happening for thousands of years. But one day very soon, the light will expand and devour darkness for eternity.
Now, more than ever before, it is so important for each of us to not become partners with the disobedient. Whether we were once darkness, or are currently darkness, we must each walk as children of light – Yahweh’s light – which is goodness, righteousness and truth.
Truth does not hide from us. It is there for the discovery and acceptance within each of us. It only takes responding to the call and the willingness of an open heart and the strength to hold on tightly and fight back against the darkness that wishes us to remain, a part of it.
This means partnering with only what is good and turning our back on that which is fruitless and determining, with the help of prayer and the righteous instruction that is found in the scriptures, just what it is that is pleasing to Father Yahweh and doing all within our power to do only that. It can mean turning ourselves inside out and our lives upside down and for some, it can be the greatest struggle of our lives and…for our lives.
There is a proper time for all things under the sun and now it is time to prepare. Prepare our hearts, and our minds. Prepare in the same way we would prepare a wedding, the birth of a child, a great feast or a banquet, making sure that we are well equipped for what is to come and that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. For great preparation has been made for those who might be found to be wicked, but also for those who might be found to be worthy in Father’s eyes to be Raptured from this earth.
Let no one deceive us with empty arguments as to why we should not be fully prepared. The wise will listen to these words.
Wisdom versus Foolishness
1 Wisdom has built her house;
she has carved out her seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her meat; she has mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her servants;
she calls out from the highest points of the city:
Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has prepared everything for His purpose— even the wicked for the day of disaster.
Exodus 23:20 [ Promises and Warnings ] "I am going to send an Angel before you to protect you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.