Emanna for 09/03/2017
Turn from Darkness to Light
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me. Colossians 1:13 Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.
Words of Ministry
Acts 26:18 speaks not only of the opening of the eyes but also of the turn from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God. This turn is what we mean by a transfer. To turn from darkness to light is to have a transfer from darkness into light, and to turn from the authority of Satan to God is to be transferred out of the authority of Satan into God. What a great transfer this is!
Darkness is a sign of sin and death; light is a sign of righteousness and life (John 1:4). The authority of Satan is Satan's kingdom, which belongs to darkness. Hence, Satan has his kingdom, the authority of darkness (Col. 1:13). According to 26:18, we are transferred from the authority of Satan to God. Actually, to be transferred to God is to be transferred to the authority of God, which is God's kingdom belonging to light. Formerly we were in darkness and under the authority of Satan. But we have been transferred out of darkness and the authority of Satan into light and God.
Darkness is actually the authority of Satan. Whenever we are in darkness, we are under the satanic authority. Light is God Himself (1 John 1:5). Therefore, when we are in the light, we are in God. The greatest transfer we can have is the transfer from darkness to light.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 600-601. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.