Copyright 2011 Charles Robinson, WISE Ministries International December 12th, 2011
Mat. 6:23 But if your eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
Luk. 11:24 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
The eyes “leak” what is inside.
25: Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
How can light be darkness?
Evil = Darkness
Single Eye = light (focused, alert, awake)
“Evil” Eye = darkness
V25: means to take heed if you think you have light in you when you really have darkness in you.
Luk. 9:54-55 “Master, shall we call fire from heaven down on them? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, you know not what manner of spirit ye are of.”
We need to be careful in what mindset or spirit we are in and how we operate.
E.G. Control, rebellion, criticalness, etc.
Single eye versus double mindedness: James 1:8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Evil starts out in darkness that is “visible” to almost everyone. For example, someone who murders somebody is obviously filled with evil or darkness. But how about someone caught up in the New Age? These people say that they are filled with the “light of the universe, mother nature, oneness with the universe, etc.” The Scripture states that the greater darkness is “dark light”. Let me say that again; the greater darkness is a “brighter” (smarter, more deceptive?) darkness. This means that there is a progression in evil from blatantly dark to openly “light” – more accepted, more educated, more “intelligent”, something like the New Age Movement , that posits that we can become “en-lightened” ourselves and ultimately that we can become God, to know good from evil but instead those caught-up in it get it backwards and call good evil and evil good.
The Tree of Life:
Seeking light that does not originate from God causes our perceptions to be dulled and opens us up to the darkness of deception. So dark light is the light of deception. It is carnal or worldly wisdom from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and not the “wisdom from above” which is from the Tree of Life.
Dark light is Satan’s answer to blatant darkness and evil. “How can I make my ideas look better to them”? I can hear him asking; example, Wicca or “white magic”. “It’s only simple spells”. How about RPG (Role Playing Games) such as Skyrim (a best-selling game) that allows up to 85 “enchantments” to be made over objects and people. The goal of the game is to slay as many dragons as possible. Sounds innocent enough; fighting dragons. There is a Biblical character that I remember that was called a dragon.
Relativism and Post-Modernism explain these away as well as all spirituality as pure fantasy and harmless while the enemy laughs at a resurgence of occultism and paganism in the societies of the world and even in our homes. Christians know about the dangers of Ouija Boards (hopefully) but what about these games, books and movies? Many parents are oblivious to what is going on; witchcraft has entered millions of Christian homes!
These games and books and movies have power; if the light that is in you be darkness how great is that darkness, Jesus said. If you are involved in any of these things, forsake them, repent to God and be filled with the light of God.
Darkness to light and bad to worse
The greater the deception the more acceptable to the masses and the more light or harmlessness that is assumed. But it is the greater death, the greater deception.
II Cor. 11:14 …for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
The enemy transforms himself into an angel of light. That means he does not start out that way…he transforms or metamorphoses into something deceptive, something that looks like God – light. But it is a dark, deceptive light!
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
We are to discern both good and evil. Ask the Lord to open your eyes. We have spiritual eyes and spiritual ears. Discern the good things that the Lord is doing in your life and not just negative things in the people that are in your sphere of influence. When God wants to bless you he sends a person in your life; when the enemy wants to derail-you or harass you he sends a person in your life. Through discernment know who is from God and who is not.
We are in an age of unprecedented deception where it is possible for the elect to even be deceived.
II Tim. 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Mat. 24:24 For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
False Christ’s and false prophets will arise. So that means that there must be true prophets.
But, there will be those that will call evil good and good evil.
Is. 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! This is Satan’s deceptive “dark light”.
Remember that the enemy transforms himself into an angel of light. That means he does not start out that way…he transforms or metamorphosis into something deceptive, something that looks like God – light, dark light.
The more we give into deception the more the lie is transformed into the “truth” – according to us, in our lives. Deception is progressive and it becomes more anchored in us. Deception (such as the Masonic) becomes entrenched and multi-generational. It becomes harder and harder for subsequent generations to be freed from it.
This is why we need the Word of God to renew our minds. Rom. 12:2 “Be ye not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
We also need freedom from generational sins and curses. We need to become “Freedom Fighters”; for ourselves our families and others.
Don’t be deceived by dark light; call it what it is – evil; eradicate witchcraft, paganism and any affects of Masonry from your life; have a single eye and think on those things that are pure and good and noble. Remember, we become like what we observe. Beloved please look upon Jesus.