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18 He shall be driven [Hadaph] from light ['owr] into
darkness [choshek], and chased [nadad] out of the world [tebel]. KJV-Interlinear
18 'He is driven from light into
darkness, And chased from the inhabited world. NASB
The spiritually negative person is driven from truth,
which is represented as the light in the scriptures, to the darkness of
lies. The lies of every belief, every
philosophy, every attitude, every opinion, which excludes truth.
Who does the driving?
The negative person himself.
Each individual has the power to make decisions for
himself. Each individual has the power
to listen or not, to be interested or not, to learn or not, to have ambition
and drive for life or not, to approach life from the position of truth and
therefore reality, or from some other perspective.
Each person has the power to respect authority or not,
to respect the laws of establishment or not, to abide by normal and sane moral
standards or not. To choose a pattern of
life and lifestyle designed by God, or not.
The attempted bombings in London and Scotland in these
last couple of days, serves as a very good example of just how powerful the
lies of the world can be. Normal
criminals just want to rob you and then get away, but terrorists have fallen
far short of normal. They have already
driven their lives far into the darkness of lies. All they want to do is cause pain and hurt,
and death to anyone and everyone.
They have no real objective but to bully and destroy. They have no real loyalty to their religion
or any cause, for it is a lie anyway.
They don't want to improve life for anyone. All they have is their hate for everyone, and
their love for violence.
Isn't that somewhat similar to what Satan did when he
began this attack against Job? Aren't
the patterns of thought similar?
The inhabited world, or the civilized world, is the
world of truth and sanity. People who
reject truth, become wicked people by default.
A life of perpetuated evil drives one deeper and deeper into the
darkness and therefore the blindness of the lies of the world. Over time, the spiritually negative person
becomes divorced from reality and detached from the sanity of the world.
We see many extreme examples of this in the news, and
certainly when the Rapture occurs, and when the restraint of the Holy Spirit
withdraws from the world, then history will see the maximum result of a world gone
Today we are very lucky that we have some semblance of
restraint in the world, otherwise religions like Islam would overwhelm the
world with their evil insanity.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.