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June 12, 2022

Light always defeats darkness


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Written by David Kolawole, Grace Digital Network Excerpt:

In the contest of light against darkness …

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,
who can be against us?
– Romans 8:31

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD
is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross
darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee,
and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
– Isaiah 60:1-2

We are winners in the battles of life …

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing
made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness
comprehended it not.
– John 1:1-5

Be an active member of an unbeatable team …

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able
to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints;
– Ephesians 6:10-18

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your
obedience is fulfilled.
– 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths,
that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency
was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded
that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was
taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon
him, because he believed in his God.
– Daniel 6:21-23

Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces;
and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall
be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the
word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
-Isaiah 8:9-10

This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of
thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall
hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because
of thee.
– Deuteronomy 2:25

And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto
you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude;
for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
– 2 Chronicles 20:15

How light always win …

And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted
up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over
against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went
unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I
now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did
worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
And the captain of the LORD’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy
shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy.
And Joshua did so.
– Joshua 5:13-15

Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had
heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as
he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her
king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with
Israel, and were among them;
That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one
of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the
men thereof were mighty.
Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham
king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia
king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it
hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.
Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem,
the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the
king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and
all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
¶ And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal,
saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us
quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites
that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war
with him, and all the mighty men of valour.
¶ And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered
them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee.
Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from
Gilgal all night.
And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a
great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth
up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.
And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were
in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great
stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they
were more which died with hailstones than they whom the
children of Israel slew with the sword.
¶ Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD
delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said
in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and
thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people
had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in
the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven,
and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD
hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.
– Joshua 10:1-14

The mystery of salvation of the Ethiopian eunuch when he was not born again …

AND Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there
was a great persecution against the church which was at
Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the
regions of Judæa and Samaria, except the apostles.
2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great
lamentation over him.
3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every
house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where
preaching the word.
5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached
Christ unto them.
6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things
which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that
were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and
that were lame, were healed.
8 And there was great joy in that city.
9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in
the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria,
giving out that himself was some great one:
10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest,
saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had
bewitched them with sorceries.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ,
they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he
continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and
signs which were done.
14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria

had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they
might receive the Holy Ghost:
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’
hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay
hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou
hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not
right in the sight of God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if
perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the
bond of iniquity.
24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me,
that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the
Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many
villages of the Samaritans.
26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and
go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem
unto Gaza, which is desert.
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an
eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the
Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come
to Jerusalem for to worship,
28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet
Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me?
And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a
sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so
opened he not his mouth:
33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall
declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom
speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same
scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain
water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder
me to be baptized?
37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou
mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is
the Son of God.
38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went
down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he
baptized him.
39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the
Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he
went on his way rejoicing.
40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he
preached in all the cities, till he came to Cæsarea.
– Acts 8

How to activate and be a member of The Unbeatable Team …

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
– Ephesians 2:18-19

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and
thou shalt pay thy vows.
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto
thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting
up; and he shall save the humble person.
– Job 22:27-29

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his
place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall
presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

– Matthew 26:52-53

Let us pray …

Father, I thank You for choosing to take up my battles and fighting for me. I am so grateful for being a part of Your victorious team and I trust in You for triumph all the time. Father, forgive me for every time that I have not relied on the strength of Your unbeatable team. From today, I shall depend on the team’s instructions for every battle that I face daily.
In Jesus’ precious name I pray, Amen.

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