Darkness of the age, a call for Christians to be separated and consecrated unto God (Part One)

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Darkness of the age, a call for Christians to be separated and consecrated unto God (Part One)

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Darkness is upon man; pitch darkness is upon the earth; but as many are truly of God, they will overcome darkness.

Is there a way out of darkness no matter how deep? Yes! Jesus is the way, the truth, the life, and the light of the world.

For thus says the LORD: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered. – Isaiah 49:25

Talking about the prowess of the messiah Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 9:2: “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned“.

Also, it is written in Isaiah 60:2: “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the LORD shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you“. 

So, fear not people of my God! The lord has known before time, of the darkness of the ages and He has died to set us free. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. -1 John 3:8

Therefore I write as a messenger of the Spirit of Jesus Christ unto the Christian Church called to represent God in the light, and chosen to be victorious over the world of darkness; Amen!


What is darkness?

Darkness is a place, a reality, a true dimension of No God. Darkness is not when the night has come, it is not when there is no electricity, but is when there is an inability to truly see and feel God.

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We shall do well to remember that God said to Adam “…the day you shall eat of this tree, you shall die.” (Genesis 2:17).

We will also do well to recall that Adam and Eve did not die on that day according to what men call death; but indeed they died spiritually, or we shall say “they died unto God”.

Man who previously was created to be exclusively good and without knowledge of good and evil became knowledgeable of what evil is. That golden knowledge meant that man could either be for God or for the Devil. Man could either live in Light or live in Darkness. Man could either do Good or do Evil.

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It was also at this time that God cursed man and then what we call death, which is not truly death, but just a rest from labour was pronounced on man.

What do I mean?

Remember that Jesus said that the little Girl (Mark 5:41) was not dead but asleep and then the mourners laughed Him to scorn. Jesus was in fact telling them that the girl was not in a state of death but of sleep. Because men don’t die when the body is permanently asleep.

Another proof is when Jesus told His disciples that Lazarus sleeps. He carefully did not use the word ‘dead’ until He had discovered that His disciples did not get the factual meaning of death.

Also, Jesus said to the excusing called-to-be follower who wanted to be left alone until he could bury his father and mother; “Let the dead bury their dead” (Matthew 8:22). In other words, let the spiritually dead, let those who are not aware of God be worried about these things you are worried about.

Lastly, Jesus also referred to an eternal separation from God in hell as the Second death (Revelation 2:11). Surely people in hell won’t die a human death again, but will permanently be far from God in gloomy darkness with the prince of darkness.

All this is proof that the experience we call death in the body is not death before God, but that death is a state of No God.

Death and Darkness

Let it be known this day, that death produces darkness; and that if a man or woman, whether of the Church or out of the Church walks in darkness, he or she is far from God.

Anything that is far from God and void of God is in darkness. Any Church where the presence of God is not visible in spirit and truth is susceptible to be overcome by the darkness of the age. For wherever God is, there can never be darkness.

And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. – 1 John 1:5

If death produces darkness, what produces death? Brethren, we have heard before now, but we must rehear it now, that sin, immorality, wickedness, disobedience against God and His Spirit leads to spiritual death.

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Oh Yes! it is Sin. The Holy Spirit cannot stand sin and so He goes away in the sight of a wicked and sinful man or a sinful Church. Such a man might not understand what the presence of the Holy Spirit can do in His life. But you my dear reader, know it today, that it is the presence of the Holy Spirit and His power that quenches darkness. For the Holy Spirit radiates glorious light greater than darkness can comprehend.

Therefore, if we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.1 John 1:6

Darkness, mysticism, spiritual manifestation of souls, astral travel and projections, Children of the night, dream catching, night soul travels in the dimensions of spiritual reality, occult, witches(white or black), magic(white or black), gipsy, mermaid and water spirit initiations, no matter the level or dimension, all it takes is a truthful surrender to Jesus.

It takes repentance and allowing the Holy Spirit to do the rebirthing work and the darkness is on its way out.

I have no intention of making this episode long, but before I end this episode, let me remind you that even true believers can be susceptible to or tempted by darkness, just the same way sin continues to temp us. Do you not know; Have you not read; That darkness is sin, also?

The devil continues to hunt every man no matter your level. He hunts, to see that all would be lost. Satan tempts the weight of the word of God we carry in our hearts and those who don’t know God, though they claim to be believers will fall into this temptation.

I was once tempted thus...

About 8years ago, one night as I was reading close to a friend, the Holy Spirit asked me to move away from him, but I ignored the voice I heard in utter disobedience.

Still beside this young man I slept off and that was my first experience of darkness. Not fully darkness for this was a dream, but a dream of darkness. In that dream, I heard a demon speaking to me, trying to tempt me by showing me the seaming fun in darkness.

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As I woke up, I prayed fire and brimstone, not giving the devil chance to deceive me at all. I knew that darkness was completely evil. I knew that prayer could save me. I knew the word of God that says: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the of the word of their testimony (faith and prayer)…” -Revelation 12:11. And because I was already rooted in God’s word, and in a relationship with God, I overcame.

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This is why a Christian man must study and know God’s word. This is why a Christian man must be strong always, and live a life of prayer.

After praying, the Lord gave me a vision and I saw the demon laid waste by my prayers. I overcame!

Note this: I should never have had that experience, because true Christians cannot be overcome by darkness. I had it because I was disobedient to the Holy Ghost. So He allowed it as a lesson to teach me the worth of the wisdom of God.

And now He has sent me to warn believers who don’t walk in, and are led by the Spirit, concerning the darkness of the age.

The Lord Jesus has sent me to message Christians, to be separated and consecrated unto Him, day, afternoon and night; not giving chance to sin and wickedness, so that we will continue to live under His shadow wherein darkness is far from us. For in God there is no darkness (1 John 1:5).

And to those who walk in darkness, you must come out and belong to the light. Jesus died to destroy the works of the devil and set us free from sin and darkness. If you know this truth, blessed are you.

Finally, I tell you the truth Oh! Christian man, Satan cannot get Spirit filled, born again and fire forged Christians who continue to live a life of prayer.

Christians who continue to live a life of holiness with true knowledge of God’s word and those who serve Him in truth and in Spirit, they are natural overcomers of the darkness of the present age because their God gives the victory; Amen!

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Pastor Ogba Victor is a Levite and Pastor with the Assemblies of God movement in Nigeria. A friend of God and A servant to the Churches.

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