Every human being who exists on the face of the earth is either living for the kingdom of darkness or for the Kingdom of Light. The battle for dominion on the earth manifests through the various sectors of influence in nations, i.e. government, media, education, arts/entertainment, business/economy, church, and family, and through people who are either yielding their lives to advancing the kingdom of darkness or to advancing the Kingdom of Light.

Whoever/whatever sits on the throne of one’s heart determines whether the world and its people’s interactions with one another are viewed, responded to, or reacted to, through the eyes of darkness or through the eyes of Light. When self – political, theological, sinful or ideological agendas, jobs, materialism, entertainment, rejection/hurtful wounds both present/past, or whatever one’s life priorities revolve around – is on the throne of our hearts, influencing our worldview perspective, we will see it all through the eyes of darkness.

The only way to view these many facets of life through the eyes of Light is to surrender ‘self’ (die to one’s self focus) to loving God and loving others with a sacrificial, supernatural love available only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. When we believe, receive, and confess Christ as the only way, the only truth, and the only life (John 14:12), and as the Lord of our hearts, then and only then, will the Holy Spirit dwell within us and empower us to view the world, its people, and life’s circumstances through the eyes of the Kingdom of Light. Our daily actions and words will arise out of whichever perspective we choose to live this life we’ve each been given, and they WILL impact others on all levels.

“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5

“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” Isaiah 9:2

“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12

I challenge you to do a study on light in the Scriptures. There’s a famine in our land impacting all of the nations. There’s a shaking going on in our nation and in nearly every other nation. When the storms of life surround us, we need to be able to see our way through with eyes of light. The darkness will not bring us through into the light, but rather the Light will dispel our viewing the world today through the eyes of darkness, and help us to see clearly the path we are to travel on. There are approximately 145 Old Testament references and 82 New Testament references to light. We are called to not only view this life and others through the eyes of the Kingdom of Light, but we are also called to BE the light…to carry the Light…and that is the truth, plain and simple.

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16