Saturday, March 3, 2012

Darkness and Light

It is one of the great mysteries, that, in spite of their completely different destinies, there are so many parallels between the Kingdom of Light (=Kingdom of God) and the kingdom of darkness, which is superficially regarded the kingdom of men, but ultimately the kingdom of Satan. Satan mostly does not simply oppose the Kingdom of God, but tries to imitate it, because that is the main way how he can deceive people. 
But there are, of course, also great differences between these two kingdoms, and it's relatively easy to determine which of the two you are a part of: One of the characteristics of "darkness" is that the people who are in it have no idea what's going on, often panic and constantly worry about tomorrow, while the members of God's Kingdom know where they are headed and - even though they will most likely also be effected by economical, political and all kinds of other problems in society in one way or another - are not worried about the headlines of the day, because in the light you can see:

"And we have the word of the prophets made more certain,
and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts!!" (2. Peter 1:19)

So, examine yourself: where are you? In darkness or in the light?