The Winds of Darkness

September 9, 2008

This is probably one of if not the most subtle of all winds. The problem is it is much like sugar diabetes there is no cure but certainly there are wonderful treatments of light, the Gospel. Light expels darkness on every occasion. In order for darkness to overcome light you have to do one or two things cover up the light or turn off the light. Either way it takes a willful act on the owner’s part to let darkness overcome light. Luke 11:34-36 NKJV “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”” Luke is telling us a great mystery here that the eye is the lamp of the body. If we will focus on the light, the light being the Gospel of Yahshua for He is the light of the whole world, then the whole body will glow for the world to see. Just a Moses turned aside and went out of his way to see the burning bush; there will be many that will turn aside also to see this strange site. The darker it is around you the more contrast there is when the light is brought fourth. It is not for us to worry about how much darkness is around us; only how much light we are reflecting. If we start focusing on the darkness and how much there is around us then our light becomes covered up. Nobody can see the Light of the World radiating through us anymore, His reflection is gone from our life. There is plenty of darkness to go around. There is darkness all around us so we must be the light to the world or else how will they find Yahshua in this darkness.

There has to be a light that the world might see. The problem of today being that there are very few true lights to give off the light of the Son. There is a very small amount of encouragement in this world to seek light and refrain from darkness.

Some may say you are talking about light and darkness and you say Yahshua is the light; then what do you consider darkness.

The Father created us in His image. We were created to love holiness and eschew evil, after the fall of man we became more attracted to our sensual needs than our spiritual needs. Therefore, we let the light that was us in us become darkness. We continue in this manner today. If we desire to be a lamp to Yahveh we must separate ourselves from the works of darkness. I will go through the system of darkness as to clearly define it.

As I talked about in the previous chapter we have brought darkness into the midst of what is supposed to be the house of light. Darkness has crawled right up into the pulpit and pew with us. Any message of light we get is so entwined with theological, sociological and humanistic doctrine that the light is covered over and becomes almost obscure.

Darkness comes in many forms not just in the form of a big shadowy figure of a boogie man. It can take the form of sensual suggestive clothes that we wear when we go out that say to the onlooker “I want you to lust after me; I want you to desire to be sexual with me. But I want you to know that the chances are slim however, if you work really hard, it may be a possibility. But what is most likely you can fantasize about the whole thing and I or no one else will ever know. However, dismiss the fact that the Gospel of Yahshua tells us if we look upon a woman with lust, we have already committed adultery with her in our hearts. Matt 5:27-29 NKJ “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” If this is the case then why do church members who are supposed to have had a genuine experience with Yahshua and in relationship with Yahveh; allow there little girls to go out in public wearing clothes that have less cotton in them than a band aid has. It is not limited to girls, boys are just as bad running around without shirts on and wearing specially styled underwear or shorts that reveal the most suggestive parts of there body. The goal is to be desired by the maximum amount of people possible. Some may say that’s not my desire I am just trying to be in style. My point is why wear any clothes at all you would probably be cooler. Maybe that’s what happened in Europe where seeing a nude person on the beach is not uncommon. Maybe they are just trying to be cool.

Whatever man’s reasoning is the Father has told us how we ought to appear dressing in kadosh apparel. Some would say I don’t care what you wear somebody will lust after you. I tell you, I whole heartedly agree with you but guess what you had no part in helping or enticing him or her to sin so you are blameless in the matter. Now he has to deal with his sin and repent and get forgiveness for his transgression. You have not enticed him to focus on the darkness.

The luring or enticing another by what we wear is an aspect of life so important that we have to pay attention to it to avoid becoming tempted and mesmerized by darkness. Yahshua said this very well and placed proper priority on the subject in the Scripture Mattherw 5:29 NKJV “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.” This was a priority setting statement. However most people read over it with an attitude of it’s allegoric so I don’t have to pay that much attention to it.

They are partially correct. If you went so far as to take your eye out the mind’s eye would see and fantasize, therefore you would still be in sin. This statement was meant to instruct you as to the importance of keeping your eyes on what’s pure and help you to set the proper priorities in your life.

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 NKJV “For the message of the stake is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of Yahveh. 19 For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” The message of the stake is foolishness to those who are perishing they don’t see any reason to carry it any further into their life than as though it’s one more club they belong to with all the benefits. Many have not even read the rule book as to know whether they are a member in good standing or whether they are on Yahveh’s list for discipline. There is a completely lethargic attitude about their spiritual life period. The cause being that their eyes have focused on the world and its system and they have been distracted therefore the light has become darkness. The Gospel declares you must live a kadosh life style by walking in the light of the Gospel. Romans 1:16-17 NKJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Yahshua, for it is the power of Yah to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of Yahveh is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

I am not ashamed of the Gospel, I am ashamed of what man has done to Yahveh’s glorious Gospel. How it has been compromised with paganism by unscrupulous men with selfish motives. Many with the concept of controlling the masses; have exchanged the glorious gospel for a pagan fairy tale exchanging the truth for a lie. The fact is; once the lie becomes more widely believed than the truth then to the masses the lie becomes the truth. Blessed be the name of Yahveh His truth never changes. No matter what man does He will not change one jot or tittle of His Word to accommodate man or his waywardness. The truth is the Word tells us to strive to be perfect even as our Father in Heaven is perfect. I don’t know of many who are striving, they have been distracted by the world and their light has become darkness.

The darkness has spread over the whole world with the help of the so called Church and their teaching myths for truth.

I am not criticizing or finding fault with anyone; what I am doing is screaming Wake up! Wake up! You have been lied to. Open your eyes and smell the coffee. The Father is saying, “Return to me and understand my ways.”

“My ways are not your ways; says Yahveh. Nether will I bend my ways to fit your ways. I am Kadosh (Holy) says Yahveh and I am looking for a Kadosh people. You have perverted my ways and my nature to all you through what you teach. You must repent and draw near to Me.” says Yahveh.

“You must come out of darkness; I know it is not natural to you; that is why I sent the Lamb of Yahveh that you might have a change of nature.” The natural man or carnal man is at enmity with Yahveh and can only be reconciled through the blood of Yahshua and obedience to the Word. Revelation 14:12 NKJV “Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of Yahveh and the faith of Yahshua.”

There are two things mentioned here first the commandments of Yahveh then the faith of the Son of Yahveh. Not just faith of the Son of Yahveh but faith and obedience.

When you live in obedience then you let your light so shine that the world might see. See what? The glory and grace of Yahveh mixed with mercy, that changes a man from the dark carnal being that cannot see anything in the spiritual realm to a kadosh, obedient and humble being that sees, hears and obeys his Father’s slightest command.

I am afraid that we are in many instances teaching our children a perversion of the Gospel rather than the truth. If the light we are suppose pass to them becomes darkness how great is that darkness.

It is so easy to come home in the evening and hit the recliner and just veg out in front of the television. I have found myself coming in, in the afternoon and hitting the ole recliner and turning on the news first thing, then I just sit there and in a daze. Sometime the news will go off and I do not realize that the program is changed. I return to the land of the living thirty minutes or an hour later and realize that I have just wasted an hour or half hour doing nothing. The more frightening thing about that is I couldn’t tell you what just went into my subconscious while I was zoned out. Then again sometimes, a good action story or mystery program that has in it an unacceptable scene comes on you turn your face away rather than turn off the show and miss the finish of the plot.

It doesn’t seem to ever dawn on us that we have just focused on darkness rather than light. We are filling ourselves up with harmful information that without our awareness will help form our attitudes and decisions we have to make later on down the road. Did we plan this? No indeed!! I did not make any such plans. It happened because we did not exclude ourselves from the darkness of the program, which in turn brought darkness into us. Do you see how easily your light can be turned into darkness; not by choice but by the lack of choice? Very few people realize how important a role the eyes play in their walk for Yahshua. The eye is the light of the body and we must treat it as one of the most important aspects of walking for Yahshua. A major influence on not only our behavior but our attitudes and the way we solve problems in our lives. Now I think you would be hard put to find someone who was willing to admit that the actor in some show or shows; had helped form the attitude that influenced them to make the decision they made. The number one problem in marriages today is the macho attitude in men and the independent attitude of women. In general the movies have made it cool for women to be independent of their husbands. Therefore what the Father said about the two becoming one flesh no longer means anything. It becomes an issue of pride rather than humility and cooperation. Every one for themselves. Each person stakes out their own territory. This claim is jealously guarded from their spouse. The spouse does not have the privileged to come snooping around the other’s claim. This results in a darkness hindering both parties for they have harbored bitterness and resentment from past years and this in turn prevents the close relationship with the Father. If you can’t have a relationship with the Father then you have no hope of walking in the light. You are still in darkness.

1 John 2:9-11 NKJV “He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.” Now this Scripture is very clear about the hatred of a brother and it putting you in darkness. Now I know a party that never passes up an opportunity to run me down and point out to whoever will listen the errors of my teaching. He believes that I as a grafted in Jew should not do any of “those Jewish things” ( like using proper names rather than names of pagan deities) and I couldn’t agree with them more if they were Jewish tradition. I do not agree and neither does Yahveh’s word. They are His appointed Times or His ordained and given commandments. The anti-Semitism and hatred of the Jews is just radiated through this person’s voice when he talks about it. I do not understand. Do they not understand that their Messiah is also a Jew if you hate Jews you are not yet in the light? I don’t care how many times you have been baptized or walked the aisle; if you have hatred, you are yet in darkness and cannot see where you are going if. 1 John 1:5-7 NKJV “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that Yahveh is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yahshua HaMasheiach His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

John is saying here is this, what we heard from the beginning it has not changed in the least. If we say we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie. Now brothers and sisters, this statement ought to make you shut your mouth and pray about the disagreements that arise between you. Once you have done your best to come into agreement and cannot; you must set aside your feelings and go pray to Father Yahveh and ask for His help in dealing with the situation. The important thing is for you to understand that you don’t have to have everybody concede that you are correct in everything. I’m sure that we are all going to be amazed when we finally stand before Him at how many things we just knew we had right that were totally wrong.

Now you can readily see why Satan would want to get you focused on the lust of the flesh so you will disqualify yourself from walking in the light. To cause the light that is in us to become darkness then we are blinded and cannot see where we are going or how we are going to get there. I believe the traditional church has done little more than teach people how to go to hell and enjoy the trip and to feel good about themselves along the way. People, we have to pull off the blinders and see things for what they are in reality.

The Father never said you could continue in sin and be in fellowship with Him. Yet that’s what we are taught today that the Father so needs relationship with us that He is refuses to break fellowship with us even though we are practicing sin. The Father will not break off fellowship with us because His grace will overlook our transgressions. I am telling you that is a lie straight from the pits of hell. This attitude reeks with the pride of life and the absence of accountability. I fear this will cause many to take a nonchalant attitude toward sin that might or could very well cause them to miss heaven and bust hell wide open.

Denominationalism is another one of those things people trust in to deliver them rather than the Word of Yahveh. They take comfort in denominationalism because it is scary to think that they must take the responsibility for their behavior, although the Word tells them to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling. It is pride that makes them think that you can ignore the Father and live after the flesh and still make your eternity with Him.

Philippians 2:12-13 NKJV “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is Yahveh who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Now somebody may tell you that fear means to reverence the Father however if you look the word up rather than take a preacher’s word for it you can see exactly what was mean by the writer. He meant far more than simple reverence, he meant for you to be awed and tremble at the thought of violating of the Word of Yahveh. We are not to just take violation of the Word in stride and not even worry about it or just bow our heads and say some half-hearted prayer to the Father to forgive us and say I am glad that’s over with. Someone may say, “Well I know the Father does not want us to feel bad over the sins we have committed. The Word in 2 Timothy 2:25-26 NKJV said to be “in humility “correcting those who are in opposition, if Yahveh perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” Now this makes a very clear statement here that when you walk in this kind of darkness you have been captured by the enemy to do his will; after all he is the prince of darkness. The only remedy you have is to humble yourself pray that the Father help you escape the snares of Ha Satan and grant you repentance. With the help of the Ruach ha Kadesh you come to your senses and escape the snare of the devil. The term “(escape the snare of the devil)” indicates that you are already in his snare and are not aware of it. Unless the Father grants you repentance you don’t even have a chance to come out of it and repent because you don’t even know you are trapped.

There are so many people walking in darkness today, falling into every pitfall, not understanding that they have chosen to walk in darkness rather than light. The insanity of this condition is that you don’t realize that you are doing this to yourself by choosing to walk blinded by the flesh. You can’t see to get out; as a matter of fact you can’t even see that you need out. I think that is the worst part of it that people can’t see that they are playing in the devil’s backyard. Death is their only destiny if they don’t beseech Yahveh and get repentance so they can come out and serve him with a pure heart.

We need to understand that if we are in the Kingdom of Yahveh and doing well we do not need to take that for granted. It is an awesome responsibly to be allowed the opportunity to serve the living Creator of Heaven and Earth. We don’t need to go to sleep at the wheel concerning this obligation.

So as I write this chapter my hope and prayer is that you will take your life very seriously. Look at your life with humility and give it an honest and critical assessment measuring your life according to Yahveh’s Word. See what changes you must make to have a quality walk with Yahveh through Yahshua HaMasheiach.

Hebrews 12:18-21 NKJV “For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. 20 For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.” 21 And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”) This is not what you came to. You came to Yahveh’s precious Son that you might be saved through him to obedience of the Gospel and delivering of the soul.

The very first thing that must happen is we must understand that this wind of pride will blow our lives completely off course and make it impossible for you to find home. Pride will pervert your vision and effect your judgment to a point that not only do you not want to hear instruction from Yahveh but you refuse it. You can no longer make an honest judgment of what’s from Yahveh and what’s from Ha Satan. You know that home should be in sight but there is no place to land the plane. You are lost and hopelessly damned unless the Father gets through to you and gives you directions home. However, this can’t happen as long as pride is concealing the vision and perverting the judgment.

You must humble yourself before the Father and repent of being prideful and arrogant. Then submitting yourself to the Father asking for direction. When you get directions do not fail to follow them precisely. Repentance is always cleansing and gives a brand new outlook on life. This is because you are now seeing through the Father’s eyes. Your vision is no longer perverted by pride. You can see clearly now.

The Trumpet

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