Daily Words of God | "Escape From the Influence of Darkness, and You Will Be Gained by God" | Excerpt 533

What is the influence of darkness? The so-called influence of darkness is the bondage of Satan, the influence of Satan, and it is the influence that has an aura of death.

After you have sincerely prayed to God, you turn your heart to God completely, at this point, your heart is moved by God’s Spirit, you are willing to give yourself completely, and in this moment, you have escaped from the influence of darkness. If all that man does is pleasing to God and fits with God’s requirements, then he is someone who lives inside God’s words, he is someone who lives under the watch and protection of God. If men are unable to practice God’s words, always fooling God and acting in a perfunctory manner with God, not believing in the existence of God, such men are all living under the influence of darkness. Men who have not received the salvation of God are all living under the domain of Satan, that is, they all live under the influence of darkness. Those who do not believe in God are living under the domain of Satan. Even those who believe in the existence of God might not necessarily be living in the light of God, because those who believe in God might not necessarily be living inside God’s words, and they might not necessarily be men who can obey God. Man only believes in God, and due to man’s failure to know God, he is still living within the old regulations, living within dead words, living in a life that is dark and uncertain, not entirely purified by God, not completely gained by God. Therefore, while it goes without saying that those who do not believe in God are living under the influence of darkness, even those who believe in God may still be living under the influence of darkness, for the Holy Spirit has not performed work on them. Those who have not received the grace of God or the mercy of God, who cannot see the work performed by the Holy Spirit, they are all living under the influence of darkness; those who only enjoy the grace of God yet do not know God, they are also living under the influence of darkness, most of the time. If a man believes in God yet spends most of his life living under the influence of darkness, then this man’s existence has lost its meaning, not to mention those who do not believe in the existence of God.

All those who cannot accept God’s work and therefore are unable to meet God’s demands, they are living under the influence of darkness; those who seek the truth and are able to meet God’s demands shall receive blessings from God, and they shall escape from the influence of darkness. Men who have not been released, always controlled by certain things, unable to give their heart to God, these are men who are under the bondage of Satan, and they are living under an atmosphere of death. Those unfaithful to their own duties, those unfaithful to God’s commission, those not performing their function at the church, they are living under the influence of darkness. Those deliberately disturbing the church life, those deliberately destroying the relationships between the brothers and sisters, those assembling their own gangs, they are living even deeper under the influence of darkness, they are living within the bondage of Satan. Those having an abnormal relationship with God, those always with extravagant desires, those who always want to benefit from every situation, those who never seek transformation in their disposition, such are men living under the influence of darkness. Those who are always sloppy, not serious in their practice of the truth, not seeking to meet the desires of God, those only satisfying their own flesh, these are also men living under the influence of darkness, and they are shrouded in death. Those who employ trickery and deception when performing work for God, dealing with God in a perfunctory manner, cheating God, always thinking for themselves, such men are living under the influence of darkness. All those who cannot sincerely love God, those not seeking the truth, those not focusing on transforming their disposition, they are living under the influence of darkness.

Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh

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