It's a joy to introduce you to Michelle Dyett-Welcome. Michelle a valued friend, and a wonderful spirit-filled lady who's many talents amaze me. Thanks Michelle for challenging me to be a better writer.
"Battling the Light," is one of her Overcomer series.
M. J. Welcome is a Christian public speaker, copywriter, proofreader, and author. Her books include Overcome Secret Sins in 15 Days, Battling for the Light, The Adventures of Charmaine the Cockroach, Bella’s Dream, Debate Handbook: The Smart Way to Exercise the Mind! (Volume 1), Excuse Me! Let Me Speak…A Young Person’s Guide to Public Speaking, The Excuse Me! Let Me Speak Teachers Manual, The Excuse Me! Let Me Speak Student Guide The Easy Way to Write and Deliver a Great Speech! , and The Smart Guide to Public Speaking.
Michelle is also a publisher and editor at Smart House Publishing located in Far Rockaway, New York. She lives with her husband Dwain and their two sons.
NOT OF THE NIGHT
“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Why did Paul specify that we are not of the night?
According to the Greek meaning of the word night, it is the time set for deeds of sin and shame. It is the period of death and the season for moral stupidity and darkness, the time when people get drunk and fall into a slumber unaware of the progression of time or the approaching of light.
As children of light, we are not to operate in moral stupidity. We are not to sow seeds of sin and shame. We are not to return to our vomit (Proverbs 26:11, 2 Peter 2:22)!
Why? Because Christ has entered into our lives, therefore we are no longer asleep. We are alive, awake, and sober (Ephesians 2:5, Romans 13:11, 1 Peter 5:8).
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”
"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Our activities are to reflect the reality of life at all times.
Satan masquerades as an angel of light as does his children. But as children of light are not to be dissemblers we are to be the genuine article.
The light of Christ within us is to meet the eyes of onlookers. It should chase and overcome all forms of darkness. It is to expose evil and wickedness. It is to make an open mockery of the things of Satan.
“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:15
When we walk as children of light, we expose principalities and powers we cause them to be seen for who and what they are. Furthermore, it is our standing as children of light, which allows us to triumph over workers of darkness through Jesus Christ.
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