When Darkness Rules

Darkness is the diminishing of light and not the absent of light because God is light and he cannot be absent. So whenever light is lacking or diminishing in a place, there is darkness. In life today, people are faced with so many difficulties in life because they have let darkness come into their lives. This darkness comes in gradually and it appears very friendly. And before the person will realize what is happening, the devil is already in. The person begins to let the devil do what he likes because his eyes are covered and they do not know what is happening.

They grope in dark without light; and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.         (Job 12:25)


Some people have been made to believe that night is meant for sleeping only. If you belong to this category that you should have a re-think on whether you should spend all your night sleeping or you should spend some part of it doing something reasonable that would help you to excel.

The happenings of the night.

You will agree with me that majority of the robberies that takes place in the world happen around midnight hours. The question is, why do they take place at this time? It is because men are asleep at such a time. So they find it easy, to take away whatever pleases them without much disturbances. The devil and his agents, also put this into practice when they want to destroy someone’s destiny or they want to steal something tangible.
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.                              
(Matt13:25)
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 
(Psalm74:20)

Its obvious that the night hour is the time of battle for the devil and his agents. So, if you have the attitude of sleeping all through the night you will have to change, and stop the devil and his agent from planning their evil strategies. One way you can be able to stop a gang of robbers from stealing is by intercepting them in their den.
Christ prayed in the early hours of the morning because he needed to prepare himself for the days work. This is how God expects us to behave. Early preparation, will keep us ahead of the devil. And their plans will constantly fail. 

This is a strategy that a Christian must use to destabilize the devil effectively before any harm occurs i.e. at the meeting places of the witches, demons and other satanic agents. If you decide to meet the devil after the attack has been done then you will have to go through more trouble to be able to reverse the effect and we all know that reversing the effect of what the devil has done might be a little difficult but with God all things are possible. For instance, sending demons out of someone who is possessed would be a little bit difficult than the demon entering that person.

Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received little thereof. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men …then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. 

(Job 4:12-15) 
Early preparation, will save a lot of stress. 
Why would anyone sleep when he or she knows how to stop the effect of the devil's plan, whose plan is to destroy the lives of people or make it miserable?  

So after receiving the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night.                                                                       
(John13:30)
Now, we can see that the night is a very significant period for the devil and his agent and that was why Judas Iscariot went out before night fall so that he could carry out his evil plans. 
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Do not think this night is just the hours when the sun does not shine. These night times or periods are also times of challenges for an individual. 

The reason darkness has access to the lives of people.
Darkness can rule in the life of someone, only when light is lacking. You might say “I am a Christian and it is not possible for darkness to be found in my life.” It could be true that you are a Christian but what type of Christian are you? Are you the type that just goes to church only on Sunday and live a different type of life on weekdays? Or the type that does not have time to read your bible? The devil knows those that are “playing church” - just going to church because they want to be called Christians. If you belong to such category of people you have to change because darkness would certainly have a way of coming into your life.
 Whenever darkness wants to take over someone’s life, it does so in a very stealth manner that the person hardly knows that it has gained entry. It takes only the intervention of the Holy Spirit for such a person to realize it. Darkness can only rule over someone’s life when there is an open door. And examples of these open doors are slumbering, sin, curse, etc.

Sleeping for sorrow.

And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said unto them, “why sleep ye? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”       

(Luke. 22:45-46)  
Sleeping to Death
Peter was an example of someone who slumbered or slept and let darkness take over his life. Was he not very close to Jesus? Of course he was, but what happened? He slept at the wrong time and that is what most of us are doing, sleeping at the wrong time. Jesus woke Peter and his brethren when he found them asleep and told them to pray but they could not because their spirit was willing while their flesh was weak. Before then Christ had warned him that he would deny him three times but he rejected it and said he would not. Sometimes, even after we have rejected something we have to back it up with prayer. If Peter had obeyed the word of Christ- when Christ told him to pray, he would not have denied him three times.
And what happened to Peter is also happening to some of us. Sometimes the Holy Spirit or the angel of the lord will come to wake us up but we will be too tired to stand up and pray. Hence , giving the devil an opportunity to afflict us. Most of us have been sleeping for sorrow, which is the very reason people are not progressing. Christ knew that they were sleeping for sorrow and that was why he asked them why they were sleeping for sorrow. For anyone to sleep for sorrow means that that person has given the devil a highway into his life or destiny. And believe me, the devil would not take that chance for granted. He would make maximum use of that opportunity. The devil is not like we humans who does not make use of opportunities. The devil is a very good strategist. So don’t sleep for sorrow.    

Curses a pathway for darkness.

Whenever a curse is operating in the life of a person, that person will likely find out that lots of negative things would always be happening to him or her. It would be that the person will be having nightmares or things will not be working out effectively. If you belong to this category of people, then you need to pray and break every curse working in your life. It might be a curse that might have been laid on you by your parents or a friend probably because of the wrong you did them. But Jesus has the answer. 

Sin a highway for darkness.


Sin is also another thing that can let darkness take over your life. If you are fornicating, lying, stealing, taking bribe, etc have it in mind that you have a big door opened, for the devil to come through.
From the moment you let the light in your life diminish, have it in mind, that you have swept the place clean for the agent of the devil to come and inhabit because the flesh and the spirit cannot tarry. So sin and the Holy Spirit cannot stay in the same body.
 I believe that you must have had a change Sin is also another thing that can let darkness take over your life. If you are fornicating, lying, stealing, taking bribe, etc have it in mind that you have a big door opened, for the devil to come through.
From the moment you let the light in your life diminish, have it in mind, that you have swept the place clean for the agent of the devil to come and inhabit because the flesh and the spirit cannot tarry. So sin and the Holy Spirit cannot stay in the same body.
 I believe that you must have had a change of heart, concerning whether to spend every hour of your night sleeping. Even Jesus spoke about the hour of the night when the chief priest and the officer of the temple had come against him.

When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is  your hour, and the power of darkness. 
         (Luke22:53)

I believe you must have had a change of heart, if darkness has been ruling in your life. Go to Jesus today, for he is the way.of heart, concerning whether to spend every hour of your night sleeping. Even Jesus spoke about the hour of the night when the chief priest and the officer of the temple had come against him.
         When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is           your hour, and the power of darkness. 
         (Luke22:53)
I believe you must have had a change of heart. Go to Jesus today, for he is the way.                                                                            

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