Commentary By: Gordon King
I was recently speaking to a woman who I know is not a Christian, in fact she despises Christians! She is of this world, following the ways of the world. I have seen her wearing jewelry consisting of Satanic symbols, and I have heard her denigrate Christians in general.
She asked me if I drink alcohol, and I replied “No, I don’t”. Then she asked me if I was a Christian, and I looked directly in her eyes and said “Yes, I am!” The really strange thing about this was while I was looking directly into her eyes as I responded to her, the irises and pupils of her eyes disappeared for a split second! They became solid white, and I mean all white, no blood vessels, nothing but white! As this was happening, her entire body seemed to freeze, as if time had stopped, just for a second.
I don’t know about you or anyone else, but I have never in my lifetime experienced anything like this!
Just what happened and what does it mean? How could something like this occur? While the bible does not say that our eyes are the windows to our soul, it does say that our eyes are the lamps of the body.
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!“
Our eyes often determine the state of our being, by what we look at, how we see the world around us. We can sin with our eyes, we can lust after people and things, we can seek out what is unholy and unrighteous. On the other hand, we can see what is good, we can seek out what is holy and righteous. We can abstain from lusting after the flesh and worldly goods.
We can seek after the things of God and heaven above, and be full of light, or we can seek out the things of Satan and this world, and be full of darkness. When full of darkness we tend to see what is good as evil, and what is evil as good!
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!“
The bible even goes as far as saying if your eye causes you to sin, then pluck it out!
“And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.“
I don’t believe that the bible is telling us to actually pluck out our eyes! If it did then all of us would be blind! However, it is telling us before this verse not to cause a child to stumble and sin, for if you do then it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Scripture is telling us about the seriousness of sin, that we should not sin, and that the consequences of sin is death, being cast into hell fire. The only way to the kingdom of heaven is by repenting of our sins and believing in Jesus Christ!
So what does all of this have to do with the experience with the woman who I first mentioned. Well, we see with our eyes, and I believe that the eyes are the windows to our souls. This woman’s soul could not stand the fact that I am a Christian. When I told her that I was a Christian, then the windows to her soul became non-existent, for a split second, without her looking away or closing her eyes.
Christians are filled with the Holy Spirit, and when she looked into my eyes she could see the truth of God. And I believe that it was not me, but the Holy Spirit looking within her soul. When her eyes changed and her body froze, I could feel the tension and disgust that she had towards me and God, I could feel a rebellious spirit.
I have only heard of people seeing others with solid black eyes, not white. I have heard about the “black-eyed children”, about these people being demonically possessed or maybe even demons themselves. Could this woman actually being demon possessed? I am not going as far as to say that, however, she is definitely under the power of the evil one.
She sees evil as good, and good as evil, just as stated in the book of Isaiah. She is putting darkness for light, and light for darkness. She is “anti-Christ”. She is under the power and influence of the ruler of this world, Satan!
And this is where we are in the world today, a spirit of anti-Christ is spreading throughout the earth. Where darkness is seen as light, and light is seen as darkness! Where bitter is now sweet, and sweet is now bitter, good is seen as evil, and evil is seen as good. The twisting of the truth, and the further rebellion against God Almighty! Deception is at an all time high, Satan and his demons are working at full force, and the darkness is attempting to over power the light.
But, I feel the presence of the Holy One, I see the workings of Jesus Christ in the world and in my life. The power of God is also working throughout the world, and His children are at the forefront of a great battle. This is a battle between darkness and light, not of flesh and blood, but of spirits. A spiritual battle between good and evil, of the angels in heaven and the demonic spirits of the underworld. We as Christians are part of this great battle, we have been chosen to participate in the greatest battle ever known to man!
The light will be made known to all, and the darkness as well. Darkness is being exposed, and the light of the world is being shone forth.
Have you ever been somewhere and the lights are turned very low? So low in fact that you could hardly even see where you are walking? After being there for a while, you can actually see. It doesn’t seem so dark anymore. This is how the world is. It’s dark and evil, but after a while it doesn’t seem so dark anymore because you are living in it. You become accustomed to the dark, to the evil, and it doesn’t seem so bad. The evil just seems commonplace, and tolerable.
This is why we are not to walk as the world walks, but in the spirit. When we walk as the world, we become like the world. We must walk in the spirit and be like God, holy, righteous, and pure. When you walk with God, you see the evil for what it is, you see the darkness as being dark and evil, you also see the light for what it truly is!
We must be very careful and aware of how we live in the world, and not become a part of it. We are to live in the world without being of the world. This is very important for the times that we are living in.
Expose the darkness and call it what it is. Proclaim the truth and stand for what is righteous and holy. Our time is short and the return of our Savior is near!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!