At the time of creation, God did not remove darkness. Light was added by God. However, for many people, darkness represents everything that is unpleasant, hurtful, evil, and frightening. Darkness and light were given equal weight by God, and all life, including human life, begins and develops in the dark.
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Scientists have noted the relevance of darkness in the circadian rhythm the sleep-wake cycle and recommend that we sleep in darkness. Our health may be harmed if this dark/sleep cycle is disturbed. Cardiovascular events, obesity, and neurological issues can all be exacerbated by a disrupted circadian rhythm.
Our immune systems require darkness to function properly. In addition, when we are in the dark, our bodies release the hormone melatonin, which aids in the prevention of diseases such as breast and prostate cancer.
We can comprehend the usefulness of darkness in the scientific realm, but what about in the spiritual world? Because God is light, darkness, the polar opposite of light, has come to signify anything that separates us from God in the experience of religion and the church. Light represents salvation, spiritual development, and discernment. However, we can only comprehend and appreciate beauty when we contrast and contrast it with the darkness.
God can't be stopped by darkness. The response of God to darkness is described in Psalm 139:12: “Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both similar to You.”
We close our eyes to focus and eliminate distractions when we enter darkness to pray. This could be one of the reasons for spiritual gloom. It's a process of turning away from the light's images and diversions and focusing the mind and heart on God. In the dark, this is where we start to grow.
We journey through the darkness of sin to discover Christ, the Light, as our Redeemer. We learn that the Holy Spirit is the wellspring of truth and faith as we go through the darkness of uncertainty. We struggle to understand that Christ is our protector and deliverer while we face the darkness of crisis and issues. We confront death and discover that God provides eternal life. Even if we cry in the dark, joy comes in the morning. We walk through the darkness of sin, temptation, and testing… yet Jesus Christ leads us to the Light of Salvation.
What is the power of darkness in the Bible?
In Acts of Apostles 26:18, the Holy Bible affirms this “To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from Satan's power to God's, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in me.”
For us, the crucial phrases in this quotation are “From darkness to light, and from Satan's power to God.”
We are taught that there are two opposing forces of power: darkness and light.
A monthly session is held by the Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) “Power must be transferred.”
A program that employs prayers to move God's people, whether they are born again or not, from the powers of darkness to the forces of light.
Darkness, my brothers and sisters, gives discomfort, aches, sadness, and tears, while the Lord's Light, Jesus, provides comfort, laughter, celebration, and joy.
Our authority is found in John 9:5-6. It reads, “I am the light of the world as long as I am alive.” If you believe in Jesus' existence, he is present with you.
Pastor Julius Olalekan of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 12, Ogun State, preached a sermon that I'd like to share with you.
He stated, ” “The power of darkness is anything that goes against God's word in your life.
Your journey to victory has not begun, according to Pastor Olalekan, if you do not know how to liberate yourself from the forces of evil.
He claimed that once you are free of the darkness, your ownership changes. The force that is in charge of you shifts. After you've been born again and have forgiven your sins, Jesus takes charge of your heart, but you must stay away from anything that could lead you back to the forces of darkness.
With your soul's redemption, you're already equipped to fight back against the powers of darkness that are eager to put you to the test once more.
Do you believe the devil is unaware that Jesus is God's Son; do you believe the devil is unaware that the Father is in him and He in the Father?
He was well aware of this, yet it didn't stop the devil from tempting him.
3&4 Matthew 4:3&4 “When the tempter approached him, he said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be transformed into bread.” But he responded, “It is written, Man shall not live by food alone, but by every word that comes from God's mouth.” You know the whole thing, brethren.
Friends who give ungodly advice, people who seek to take advantage of your situation, and others tempt us on a daily basis.
Fear of the enemy is a problem for many of us, and it is this fear that leads some people who claim to be sincere Christians into the hands of occultists, herbalists, and witch doctors posing as prophets or prophetesses.
As reported in Luke 10:19, we frequently fail to apply God's word. “I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, as well as all the strength of the enemy, and nothing shall harm you in any way.”
To what extent are you employing the authority that the Lord has given you over the enemy's powers as a Christian?
Anything that makes you uncomfortable, such as loneliness, barrenness, miscarriages, and fruitless endeavors, is a serpent in your life.
You can either live with it or cast it out in Jesus' name, which is above all names.
Many of us have read that once the Israelites were freed from Pharaoh's enslavement, he and his soldiers pursued them, intending to re-enslave them, but God intervened and caused the Red Sea to swallow Pharaoh and his horse riders.
In the name of Jesus, the strength of the Lord of Hosts will consume every snake or scorpion creating discomfort in your life this season as you cling to the word of God.
6:11 Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the entire armor of God so that you can stand against the devil's schemes.”
Verses 13-18 provide us specific instructions on how to defeat the forces of darkness.
Some of the verses will be highlighted.
13th verse “Take up the entire armor of God, that ye may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.”
17 and 18 are two of the most important verses in the Bible “And put on the helmet of salvation, as well as the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints;”
Let us strengthen our confidence with this testimony from Winners Chapel titled “Barrenness Has Been Destroyed.”
“In my home, I want to testify to God's goodness and faithfulness.
We were denied the fruit of the womb four years after our covenant marriage.
The devil will send people to literally inform me that we won't be able to have children.
I kept telling myself that God will make it happen.
When I first joined this Commission, the words of faith I heard cheered and strengthened me. My wife and I went to a class on how to be more productive. As God would have it, my wife took in and became pregnant right away. I told God that if He could keep the pregnancy going, I would bring the baby to the altar.” The infant was born and has been dedicated since then.
Whose voice will you listen to, brethren?
Whether it's the enemy's or God's.
Our God, who is capable of accomplishing anything.
Every force of darkness keeping us captive will give way in the name of Jesus as we devote more time to God's message and work.
How did God separate light from darkness?
The Separation of Light and Darkness is based on verses 35 of the Book of Genesis' first chapter: “Let there be light,” God said, and there was light. God regarded the light as good and decided to separate it from the darkness.
Why is darkness a symbol of evil?
Darkness is associated with evil, mystery, and fear. The darkness seems a monster ready to engulf you. It's due to a lack of light. Only a decreased amount of light is conceivable, according to science. The emotional response to a lack of light has inspired literary metaphor, artistic symbolism, and emphasis. Everyone believes they are familiar with the narrative of the Light vs. the Darkness. The Light is beneficial, whereas the Dark is detrimental. However, this is an oversimplification, because not all followers of the Light are “good,” and many excellent individuals do follow the Darkyou may even know a few.
The Light and the Dark are really simple behind all of the problems. It basically boils down to one's personal viewpoint. A person with a “black” mind perceives the world as a dreadful place, sees nothing positive everywhere he or she looks, and believes there is no chance for anything better. These individuals are not necessarily followers of the Dark, but they are the foundation of that belief system. A person of the Light, on the other hand, has an optimistic attitude on life, seeks to find the good in everything, and frequently tries to point out that the world is not as horrible as people believe. Neither of these methods of thinking is necessarily correct or incorrect, and both can make compelling arguments for their own points of view, which is where the difficulty lies in the end.
All of the wars and conflicts that have occurred over the years for reasons other than land disputes have been in the form of Light vs. Dark (in the universe of Firefly Cross, not necessarily always true in our own history). People with strong feelings on either side would cause problems. Once the difficulties started, additional people who would typically be more in the middle chose one side or the other depending on their current opinions, and battles erupted. This is when the whole issue started. The terms “light” and “dark” began to be used to distinguish between the two sides, as “good” and “evil” were no longer applicable because neither side was good or wicked. For it is true that too much light can cause just as much or more harm as too much darkness, and where one exists, the other must inevitably exist. They are diametrically opposed, but neither can exist without the other; they must be balanced.
As an example of how these two sides linked to the various conflicts that arose, consider the following:
Dark: Those who follow the Dark will have a negative outlook. They find flaws in everything, and humans are one of the most common causes of those flaws. They like non-human creatures that are easy to control; giving anyone too much freedom, in their opinion, is a prescription for disaster. The Dark's point of view has the disadvantage because nothing good can ever come from it; there are always more problems to address, and the world is never good enough for them. A Dark leader may want to conquer the globe in order to impose his way of doing things on the people, in other words, conquer in the name of a concept. (As Hitler and the Nazis attemptedmany people regarded them as heroesand as the Christians did during the Crusades.)
These disputes became more structured and uncomplicated after Fate took control of them. There were fewer people “in the center” now that Fate had given each side power. Everyone selected one side or the other to support when it came to power. In the battles, there were fewer “innocents.” As each side's power grew, so did the appearance of magical creatures that were produced by and would complement each side's power. Unicorns, nymphs, and dryads were among the creatures that were created for the Light. Vampires and werewolves were examples of darklings. After a while, it became possible to estimate the strength of the Light and Dark based on the number of these creatures.
After Fate seized control, the Light began to win practically all of their battles against the Dark. This was primarily due to the Dark's pessimistic view, which caused them to repeatedly underestimate the Light, whilst the Light's upbeat outlook gave them confidence in every combat. The notions of Dark and Light as evil and good began to arise around this time. People used to believe that the “good” would always win. Even yet, this enraged the Dark's agents, prompting them to conduct acts that resulted in the battle's control being taken away from Fate's ultimate control. (For a more detailed explanation, read the history page.) This is where the information from the two pages starts to overlap.)
Everything began to alter once Fate began to lose control. All of the centuries of control that had been in place following the first instability had crumbled, and the wars had become more chaotic than they had ever been. Because Fate's power over the Dark remained, she was able to keep them together quite effectively, but the Light began to slip apart, and when a foolish keeper was chosen, the Light was eventually vanquished…and it would remain defeated from that day on.
The Dark has governed for over a thousand years in the present period of Firefly Cross, and their power has only risen in that time. People in this world are pessimistic and unable to see the positive in anything. The Light has almost completely vanished. All of the Light's creatures, such as unicorns, have long since died out, leaving only Chaerius (the dragon), Ra'yl (the guardian), and the sword Ra'grathon to wield the Light's power. Fate has entrusted these few and their new caretaker with a crucial mission. They are not supposed to be triumphant because the Light lacks the necessary power, but they are supposed to endeavor to bring the battle back under Fate's control. They're supposed to put an end to the Dark and diminish their power to that of the Light so that everything can start over again.
How is darkness described?
A lack of illumination, an absence of visible light, or a surface that absorbs light, such as black or brown, is defined as darkness, the polar opposite of brightness.
In low-light settings, human vision is unable to discern colors. This is due to the fact that when light levels are low, the hue sensitive photoreceptor cells on the retina are inactive, resulting in scotopic vision.
In many cultures, the emotional reaction to darkness has resulted in metaphorical uses of the phrase, which is frequently used to convey a sad or ominous mood.
When the Sun is more than 18° below the horizon and the night sky is devoid of the effects of twilight, full blackness ensues.
What are the consequence of walking in darkness?
We ruin more than toys as we walk in the dark. Relationships are shattered, careers are shattered, and friendships are broken.