Come Out of the Dark
by Pastor Steven Hynes K 23/04/2020
Come out of the dark. The pressure of life builds up for everyone. How we handle that pressure can make or break us. Many people choose to cope with that pressure by indulging in private sin. That momentary escape gives them a brief respite from the stress of life. Unfortunately, that temporary fix becomes a necessity. It starts taking up more time than we want it too. Soon we find ourselves in a place where we can’t stop and we are too embarrassed to seek help. When we finally get exposed there is a sense of relief but there is still that pull to run back to our dark place. We can get free from that bondage that ensnares us. Come out of the dark and turn to Jesus.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
Break Free From Bondage
People love their dark places. They know it is wrong but they hold it with everything they have. The pull of sin is stronger than most people think. We can walk in the light for a period of time but eventually, we veer back to our secret vices and hidden places. The only thing that breaks this is repentance and being filled with the Holy Spirit. We cannot resist temptation under our own power. It takes divine strength to resist and overcome. It is not a one-time thing, it’s a daily decision and battle to flee temptation. Satan would like nothing else to convince you that you can do it yourself, you can’t. Seek the Lord, confess your struggle to another mature believer, and ask them to walk with you through this. Come out of the dark today and experience the freedom of living in Christ.