“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer then when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” (Romans 13:12)
It seems so easy in this day and age to walk in the same direction of those that do not know the Lord. After all, if we blend in with them, they won’t talk about us or stare at us as if we are from another planet. (1 Peter 2:9)
They will basically leave us alone. It is easy. Just do what you want, when you want, how you want without thought of the consequences. And why should we consider the consequences when we see others everyday getting away with ungodly acts without consequences. (Galatians 6:7)
But wait! This scripture tells us to “Wake up!” Wake up because our salvation, our rescue is near. We are then given instruction to “cast off the works of darkness”. We have been given power by our Lord Jesus to put away and lay aside works, acts and deeds opposite of the character and nature of Christ. We are not to engage in it any longer.
You may think it is hard to make the decision, but you are strong in the Lord and He will help you follow His Word (Ephesians 6:10). He also told us to put on the armor of light. One translation tells us to put on the “full armor of light.”
Praise the Lord! When you put on the full armor of light no part of your body is exposed. No part of your mind is exposed. You are completely covered in light! (Matthew 5:16) Make this a daily confession, “I cast off the works, deeds and acts of darkness and I put on the full armor of light in the name of Jesus!” Amen. Allow the Lord to show you how to do this day by day or moment by moment. (Proverbs 3:5-6) You will be amazed at how easy it really is to walk in the light!
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I make a commitment to cast off the acts and deeds of darkness in my life. I declare that I will put on the full armor of light every day. I thank You for showing me how to continuously walk in the light. In Jesus’ Name I pray.