What is sin and where did it come from?
Have you ever been cold? You can describe the word cold, but when you do some research on cold you’ll find something interesting. Cold does not really exist. The definition of cold in the encyclopedia is the absence of heat. Absolute zero is -460 degrees, which means there’s no more heat in the environment. This means we have created the word “cold” to describe how we feel if we have no heat.
How would you describe a hole in the ground? Say you want to plant a shrub and you need some peat moss, fertilizer, and a hole. But you can’t just buy a hole. To get the hole, you have to remove the dirt where you want to plant. A hole is just the absence of dirt. A hole is not a thing. It is the absence of something.
In my study, they said that evil does not exist. At first, it seemed that if God created all things, then evil had to have been created by God. God created good, true things. However, evil is not a thing. You can’t have a box of evil.
My definition of evil is the absence of God.
We are the only creature that God made that can step out of His will and still exist. God created us to worship Him, to be His friend, but you can push God away and exist for a little while. People do it every day. During that time God will draw and tug on your heart. God gave us free will to choose. Nobody can be evil when they are full of God. No one full of God is going to want to harm someone.
Darkness. 1 John 2:11. John 3:19-20.
Darkness does not really exist. The only accurate way to measure darkness is to measure the absence of light. We can study light with our prisms and break up the colors of white light, but we cannot study darkness. Darkness is man’s word to describe when there is no light present.
The devil will not leave you alone because you are a good person. His plan is to destroy you. The only thing the devil is afraid of is the light. The only thing holding darkness back is the light. The light in you holds back the darkness in your family. If the devil can get the light out of you, he can take over a whole community, a whole lineage, a whole generation. All the lights don’t go out at the same time. Just look how bad our schools have gotten since America has taken God out little by little. Stop reading the Bible and the enemy creeps in. Stop praying and he creeps in some more. To reject the light is to choose darkness. You cannot turn the lights off and keep the darkness at bay.
You can scream at the darkness and tell it to go away all you want. And you can plead with the sin to not pull on you. But the only thing that is going to drive the darkness back, is the Light of the World stepping into your life. You aren’t big enough or strong enough or good enough to do it yourself.
You are not an exception to the rule.
If you push away the light, the darkness will take over. It doesn’t matter how good you are or how much you love others. satan isn’t looking to see if you take drugs or if you drink. he’s looking to see if you are empty. Has the light moved in? Is Jesus in your heart? And if the Spirit of the Lord hasn’t moved inside of you, that devil is going to get him seven others and they’ll come back. Your end will be worse than your beginning.
In this day it’s so dangerous to only go partway with God. How much filth do you allow in your home? Do you get up and say, “Jesus, we are going to do some things we don’t want you to know about. So, would you just leave our house for about 30 minutes so we can laugh at the wages of sin? But come back after a while because we might be sick or in trouble.” Jesus is not always going to knock at the door. You keep playing with the devil and he’ll move in and when he does that, he’ll take over and destroy.
What do we do?
This is not paradise. This is not Heaven. We aren’t home yet. We live in a world where Adam fell and satan has been released. We are going to get hurt sometimes and get angry with people, but we can’t get mad at God. Even if you have to cry all night, hold on to God.
We must get close to God; He’s the light. Love Him again, pray again, seek Him again. This race isn’t to see how fast you can go and beat everyone else. You have to keep walking when you’re tired and keep praying when you are weary.
This is an endurance race. Live right in hard times when Hell’s raging and stay in church or the light goes out and the darkness takes over.
Is there light in your house?
–Pastor Anthony Wynn