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who’s afraid of the Dark Night?

Posted by dturn on February 24, 2009

It is interesting how the enemy is so successful in the dark.
The night seems to be his “comfort zone”.

Some of our best “dirt” is done undercover.
We try to hide what we do from God, but He still sees it all.

The enemy encourages us to forfeit our futures and destroy our destiny.
He wants you to trade in your treasures of life for the temporary and ungodly.
What he offers in the night is a counterfeit, a fake.
Sure, it looks real in the shadows of the night.
But, in reality, it is nothing more than the shallow replacement for God’s blessing.

Why is it that he offers it to you in the night?
Why doesn’t he come face to face to you in the middle of the day?

He wants to come to you when he thinks you are most vulnerable.
He wants to approach you when he thinks your guard is down.
You are relaxed. You may even be exhausted.
He figures this is a good time to make his move.

You see, the night is not just a particular time on the clock.
The night may be when your child has left home in anger and rebellion.
The night could be when your closet friend has died tragically.
It could even be when you are passed on the promotion that you were promised.

The night reveals our insecurities and fears.
It gives the enemy the opportunity to make an offer that we seemingly can’t refuse.
He gives us the opportunity to rid ourselves of pain and regret.

Thank God that He shines His light in the middle of the darkness.
He gives us a path to freedom and healing.
You don’t need to fear.

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3 Responses to “who’s afraid of the Dark Night?”

  1. chilly said

    “perfect love drives away ALL fear”

    ~ it’s never a fear problem, it’s a LOVE problem.

    You’re the man, Dturn!

  2. marybethstockdale said

    Great insight on different instances of “night”.

  3. Julia Boyd said

    David, this is the best article you have ever published and they are all great. I heard recently that the devil will make you rehearse your old behavior. I experienced this yesterday and I was sick and got thrown off easily. We all need to head your warning in our lives. Focus on Jesus Christ and His LOVE. He wants us to have ORDER, so we can handle the disorder. AMEN!

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