Summary: One of the names by which Christians are known is "Light.” Christians are supposed to be the light in this dark world. Christians are supposed to show the way to people who do not know the way. They are supposed to direct those who are in darkness
Matthew 5:14-16 says, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candle stick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
One of the names by which Christians are known is "Light.” Christians are supposed to be the light in this dark world. Christians are supposed to show the way to people who do not know the way. They are supposed to direct those who are in darkness. Matthew 6:22-23 says, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” Luke 11:33-34: “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body is full of darkness.”
It is a very evil thing for light to become darkness. When light becomes darkness, many things go wrong. So, in the scriptures above, Jesus was making very deep statements. He was not talking about physical eyes because a person may be able to see physically but be spiritually blind.
When light becomes darkness, many things go wrong. There will be lack instead of plenty because the affected people cannot see where they can get the plenty from. There will be hatred instead of love, where people are meant to show love, they will exhibit hatred. There will be frustration and rejection instead of fulfillment and acceptance. Things certainly go wrong when the light in a person’s life becomes darkness.
There will be failure instead of success, and bondage instead of freedom. There will be hardship instead of ease and discomfort instead of comfort. It is therefore a great prayer to decree that the light in you does not become darkness.
The prayers recorded in the Bible are very powerful. For instance, the book of Ezekiel 11:11 says, “This city shall not be your caldron.” Many people do not understand what it means but it is a powerful prayer. It is also good to pray that every power of spiritual blindness should scatter. It is good to pray that the reign of darkness in your spiritual life should be terminated. It is also good to pray that your dreams and visions should receive divine clarity. It is also good to pray that the veil of darkness covering your face should be torn off completely.
You need to pray all these anti-darkness prayers regularly because when you have light, you will be advertised. Light gives you visibility. It provides vision, and brightens the most remote areas. Light makes things very clear. It chases away evil, and also prevents evil. Somebody who you know very well may be harming you in the dark because you cannot see the person but when the light comes, the enemy will be revealed.