TEXT: Rom 13: 12, Eph 5:11
To expose the work of darkness, and to discourage brethren from being partakers in this type of work.
There are different types of darkness namely: physical; spiritual or moral; intellectual and darkness of the mind.
But I am not going to talk about physical darkness rather I will dwell a little on spiritual or moral darkness which is emblematic of what is happening in our society today.
App: God, our creator is light and there is no darkness in Him at all-1Jno 1:5. Jesus said “I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness”- Jno 8:12. Since our Father is light and our Master is light, let us walk in the light all the days of our life.
What are the works of darkness?
- HATRED is the work of darkness-1Jno 2:9-11 “He that hateth his brother is in darkness until now, and walketh in darkness”, but he that loveth his brother abideth in the light- verse 10.
- THE WORKS OF THE FLESH namely: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murder, drunkenness, and reveling are all the works of darkness, hence those that do any of them shall not inherit the kingdom of God-Gal 5:19-21.
- THINGS THAT THE LORD HATE WHICH ALSO ARE ABOMINATION UNTO HIM are the works of darkness: a proud look, a lying tongue, hand that shed innocent blood, heart that devise wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness and sowing discord among brethren-Prov 6:16-18.
- God’s commandment in 20:1- 4 is that we should not have any other God beside Him and so whoever is into the worship of idol or prophet or any graven image either by bowing down to them or serving them, is doing the work of darkness.
My appeal is that; let us do the work of Him that sent us while it is day, because night is coming when no man will be able to work-Jno 9:4, we were darkness before but are now light in the Lord, let us walk as children of light-Eph 5:8.
May God instill these words in our heart, and help us to be the doers of His words in Jesus Dear Name-Amen.
BEING SERMON DELIVERED AT UYO TOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST
ON FEBRUARY 10, 2019 BY BROTHER ENEFIOK AKPAN.