We are not to be ones who are afraid of the dark. We are the ones who are called the light of the world, the city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14). We are not to be afraid of the dark, no matter how dark it is. Our forefather David declared, “Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You” (Psalm 139:12). If we know God, who is LIGHT, we should not be afraid of the dark, the dark should be afraid of us. John said, “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:5). The darkness does not understand you because you are light, it does not understand Jesus because He is the Light of the World. We have no reason to be afraid fo the dark.
In prayer this morning, the Holy Spirit spoke through me so I could hear myself as I said, “I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK!” As these words crossed my lips, tears began to fall from my eyes. This has been a dark season. Not sin kind of dark, but not knowing the timing of when a promise is going to manifest, not sure who something is going to happen kind of dark. As I declared, I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK! The Holy Spirit burst in my spirit with verses that confirm we are not to be afraid of the dark. Then the Holy Spirit revealed to me that the reason it is dark, is not because we are clueless to what God is doing, but because when we are hidden under the shadow of His wing, it is dark under there. It is dark in the shelter of the Most High, no scary dark, but protected dark.
One declaration that came from me but was not of me, changed my perspective immediately on why it seems to be dark. When you know God, you can say “I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK!” The power of that statement cannot be denied, for we know “It is to the glory of God to conceal a matter…” (Proverbs 25:2), that means it may be dark for us, but the glory of God is shining brightly in ways we cannot see right at this moment. My friends, we are called the light of the world, we are not those who are afraid of the dark in the world and we are not afraid of the dark which is God’s protection, because we know our God and He is LIGHT!