“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, thou beareth record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.” John 8: 12-14

Since it makes no difference as to whether men believe the Word of God or do not believe the Word of God, because it is the Word of God. Not believing does not change the Word of God; it just makes a person a non-believer. That being a truth, it follows that any person who is not saved, any person that does not know the Lord Jesus Christ in saving grace, has not been born again is of his father the devil. There are only two kinds of people; lost and saved.

John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

It would do us well to understand these two great truths from the Word of God. That God loves us and the devil hates us. He, the devil, is the enemy of our Lord and of all of us that are saved by the grace of God.

I Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”

For the saved person, the devil cannot possess you, but he most definitely can influence you. God would have us to resist; steadfast in the faith. That means striving for the mastery, striving to live a life that would honor God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the light of the World; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness. What a great passage of encouragement.

Bro. Forde