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Summary: SIMPLE GOSPEL MESSAGE ENTITLED EXPOSING THE DARKSIDE.

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JOHN 8: 12.I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.WHOEVER FOLLOWS ME WILL NEVER WALK IN DARKNESS BUT HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE .

ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAGEDIES FOR A PERSON WOULD BE TO LIVE IN DARKNESS WHEN THEY COULD LIVE IN THE LIGHT…

REAL LIFE STORY: ROSE CRAWFORD HAD BEEN BLIND FOR 50 YEARS. THEN SHE HAD AN OPERATION IN AN ONTARIO HOSPITAL WHICH CHANGED HER WHOLE LIFE. SHE SAID, “I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT,” AS THE DOCTOR LIFTED THE BANDAGES FROM HER EYES. SHE WEPT - WHEN FOR THE 1ST TIME IN HER LIFE SHE SAW A DAZZLING AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF FORM AND COLOR GREETED HER EYES AND SHE COULD NOW SEE.

THE AMAZING THING ABOUT HER STORY, HOWEVER, WAS THAT 20 YEARS OF HER BLINDNESS WAS UNNECESSARY. SHE DIDN’T KNOW THAT SURGICAL TECHNIQUES HAD BEEN DEVELOPED, AND THAT AN OPERATION COULD HAVE RESTORED HER VISION AT THE AGE OF 30. THE DR. SAID, “SHE JUST FIGURED THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD BE DONE FOR HER CONDITION. MUCH OF HER LIFE COULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT.”

FRIENDS IN THAT STORY THERE IS A SPIRITUAL APPLICATION FOR ALL OF US BECAUSE THERE IS A CONDITION THAT WE HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH FROM THE MOMENT WE ARE BORN, WHICH WE HAVE LIVED WITH WHICH HAS MADE US ALL DEFICIENT IN A CERTAIN AREA OF OUR LIVES.

THE SADDEST NEWS I CAN PASS ON, IS THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL LIVE WITH THIS CONDITION THEIR WHOLE LIVES AND WILL DIE WITH IT. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS TREATMENT AVAILABLE, WHICH PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND NATIONALITIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORD HAVE RECEIVED AND BENEFITED FROM. AND THAT TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE TODAY FOR YOU,IF YOU NEED IT.

THE INHERITED CONDITION I AM TALKING ABOUT IS NOT SOME PHYSICAL DEFECT BUT A SPIRITUAL DEFECT. THE CLINICAL TERM IS CALLED S.I.N AS A RESULT OF S.I.N WE ARE BORN WITH SPIRITUALLY BLINDNESS WHICH SEPARATES US FROM KNOWING - EXPERIENCING - ENJOYING AND GLORIFYING GOD IN THIS LIFE AND MEANS THAT WE ACTUALLY LIVE OUT OUR LIVES IN A SPIRITUAL DARKNESS - GROPING AROUND IN THE DARK. THE SERIOUS WARNING IS IF LEFT UNTREATED WE WILL ENTER INTO ETERNITY SEPARATED FROM GOD.

DARKNESS AND LIGHT

• WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH DARKNESS AND LIGHT WE ALL KNOW THAT DARKNESS REPRESENTS THAT WHICH IS EVIL AND LIGHT REPRESENTS THAT WHICH IS GOOD. WE ALL KNOW THAT GOD REPRESENTS LIGHT AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE DEVIL REPRESENTS THAT WHICH IS DARK. AND THAT SEEMS TO MAKES SENSE AS WE LOOK AT THE WORLD AROUND US

• AS WE KNOW THAT MOST EVIL IS PERPETRATED UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS SO THOSE EVIL ACTS CANNOT BE SEEN AND EXPOSED AND THAT MUCH GOOD IS DONE IN THE LIGHT SO IT CAN BE SEEN AND COMMENDED.

• DARKNESS FOR SOME BRINGS A SENSE OF FEAR BECAUSE THINGS ARE UNSEEN WHEREAS LIGHT BRING A SENSE OF PEACE AND PROTECTION BECAUSE LIGHT EXPOSES THAT WHICH IS UNSEEN.

• DARKNESS AND LIGHT OFTEN PORTRAYED IN THE ARTS: PAINTING, FILMS, LITERATURE AND SO ON . IT IS SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US CAN IDENTIFY WITH IT STRIKES A CHORD.

• IN A RECENT INTERVIEW, STEPHEN KING, HORROR AUTHOR, WAS ASKED ABOUT DAILY WRITING ROUTINE. WHO SAID, “I ONLY WRITE IN MORNING. WHEN ASKED IF HE EVER WROTE AT NIGHT, HE REPLIED, "ARE YOU KIDDING? NOT WITH THE STUFF I WRITE!" APPARENTLY EVEN HE KNOWS THE POWER OF DARKNESS


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