Night Comes When No One Can Work … walk in the light pt 8

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. ( John 9:4-5)

Over and over again we are told in scripture that a night is coming to the world. It will be a time of the eclipse of truths that were introduced into this world by the Judeo/Christian revelation, which led to the greatest civilization ever seen.

We in the modern world have taken so much for granted, which has come from the Old and New Testaments and their impact on our societies. Concepts like human rights, defense of the weak against the strong, protection of women and children, the sanctity of life itself, all spring from the spiritual light diffused through Moses and then through Jesus and the gospel.

Although He is not a Christian, the pundit, and Jewish Rabbi Dennis Prager makes this point in discussing what he calls the original sexual Revolution,

When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah’s prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. 

Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. 

This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of love and eroticism within marriage), and began the arduous task of elevating the status of women. 

It is probably impossible for us, who live thousands of years after Judaism began this process, to perceive the extent to which undisciplined sex can dominate man’s life and the life of society. Throughout the ancient world, and up to the recent past in many parts of the world, sexuality infused virtually all of society. (Judaism’s Sexual Revolution)

( I am impelled to note that I take this quote to be referring to the impact of the Law of God revealed to Moses on Mt Sinai, nor to the later ruminations of Rabbis and sages. Obviously it wasn’t the nudism of today or as it developed(in apostasy over the centuries) but the Judaism of Jesus and the prophets, and as revealed by the LORD himself. In no way do I endorse modern Judaism, which I regard as apostate).

All of those gains are currently giving way to a wave of sexual anarchy such as we have never seen before. We have no way to calculate the profound confusion brought upon our young generation, which is being propagandized in schools and popular entertainment to accept such abominations as transgenderism, gay marriage and pedophilia. Darkness is descending upon us in a thousand ways.

Light is being eclipsed. The Light of the gospel is being dimmed by a combination of false preachers, bad doctrine, the infiltration of churches and seminaries with apostates and infidels, as well as external pressures coming to bear on the church, hemming it in, silencing it, and even persecuting it in a good many cases.

We do not realize many of the blessings we once had, by virtue of the fact that they were negative blessings. By that I mean we once lived in lands where there was no such thing as female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, honor killing, child trafficking, Ancient rivalries such as the Sunni Shia feud, Juhad, no go areas, Rape as a religious policy,(Rotherham).

Those were brighter days, indeed. We have never lived in a perfect world, but we had no idea that such things as the above existed, and thus our world was much brighter for the lack of such things. Or I shoaled say, it is much much darker since those things have poured into our once judo Christian lands, due to our ‘leaders’.

The darkness is intensifying to the point that most of us have to admit, that our own children would never recognize the world that once was, and in fact are propagandized to think that everything of the past was dark, grimy, racist and unloving, compared to the shiny new world our cultural elites, “the Kings of the earth and their rulers” have constructed on the ruins of the old world they destroyed.

 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalm 2:1-3)

The Bible tells us that it is these “Kings of the earth and their Rulers”, who have conspired against the LORD and his Christ, who are responsible for the darkening of the world. They have taken their counsel directly against the Lord and His Christ, and are leading the world in a kind of ‘liberation movement’ away from all of the “bands and cords” by which the LORD and His Christ once bound the world.

These are not just political leaders, but this term includes all cultural leadership, the movers and shakers and opinion makers and formers in education, religion, the Arts, government, entertainment, and culture, Law, since, medicine, etc, they are the blind leading this world into the darkness and ultimately into the pit of hell.

Night has come upon us now…this is their hour and the very power of darkness…

Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. “But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” (John 11:9-10)

We must witness and love and share as much as we can, while we can, a terrible night is setting, upon the whole world. Truths which once blessed even unbelievers, because they were of God and evident, are being repudiated and denied now. Did you see the statehouse of New York stand up and applaud the right to kill babies without any restriction? Have you seen the Irish people cast off the same restraints with hearty joy?

Weeping may endure for the Night, But Joy shall come in the morning light…

H

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12 Responses to Night Comes When No One Can Work … walk in the light pt 8

  1. Lisa says:

    Yes, pretty sad what the lawmakers are passing but then again Jesus told us lawlessness will increase. 😥

  2. DMarie says:

    Governor Cuomo (NY) had the Empire State Building, as well as other landmarks, lit up in “pink” lights… to “celebrate the victory”, as well as to “light the way for the rest of the nation” to follow.

    The Lord’s mercy and long-suffering are astounding… but this will not last forever.

  3. DMarie says:

    And here’s a verse in regard to that:

    “…the land of darkness and deep shadow,
    The land of utter gloom as darkness itself,
    Of deep shadow without order,
    And which shines as the darkness.”
    Job 10:21-22

  4. suzanholland says:

    sorry, but this quote by Prager is blasphemous!! Do you KNOW what “Judaism” (the Talmud) teaches about sexuality?? This alleged “Jewish sexual revolution” is a complete FARCE. God, Himself, instituted “sex within the confines of marriage” in GENESIS–NOT in the Mosaic covenant and certainly NOT in “Judaism” (which is NOT the religion of the Tanakh!!).

    Frightening that you should pass this along to “the Body”–I appreciate a lot of what Prager says (as a “sound conservative voice”), and certainly understand the “reaction” to the recent NY bill and all the gender issues –but THIS? This is essentially promoting “Judaism” …and making the claim that “Judaism” is responsible for the rise of “western civilization”??? WOW–really SHOCKED that you would pass along this outright exaltation of unBiblical teaching and material. Perhaps if you had qualified–something like “Even D. Prager acknowledges that societies which take sex out of its proper context in marriage will begin to decline into grave immorality/contribute to the moral downfall of society… [again qualifying] “even if he misconstrues the role of ‘Judaism’ in the rise of West. Civ. and his idea of a “Jewish sexual revolution” is not in line with Biblical teaching”–something!! But to just put this in here like this (as if it were true)…shocking.

    “Judaism” did not exist until the Babylonian captivity–and it emerged as a FALSE religion mixed with so-called oral tradition (rabbinical nonsense!), kabbalistic teachings, occult pagan practices and all sort of sexual depravity of its own!!!

    That God brought Israel out of captivity in Egypt and gave them Torah and set them back onto a “Kingdom track” in line with His will and righteous living is a far cry from what Mr. Prager is indicating (and taking credit for) in this quote!!

    “Judaism” is what Yeshua called out as “doctrines of demons” and “traditions of men”… brood of vipers and other such designations for the “synagogue of satan” are also quite in line with “modern Judaism”, so you REALLY might want to take more care in promoting such blasphemous content (even though I know your intentions were “good” and your desire is to point out the craziness/immorality that is going on in society–bad choice of supporting commentary :/ )

    A devoted follower of Yeshua,
    shalom

    ________________________________

    • billrandles says:

      Suzan yours is an important point I had not considered before. I took Prager’s point to mean that the Torah reveald to Moses instituted a sexual revolution in thiis benighted world which flowed into the Christian revelation, and gave us Western civilization. This is what I thought Prager reffered to as “Judaism”. Anyone that reds anything I write knows I am not promoting the false Judaism of the Rabbis.

    • billrandles says:

      Susan I have amended this article as a partial concession to your point, and appreciate greatly your input. I do not refer positively , ever, to apostate Judaism. Thanks for the input.

  5. Crystal, UK says:

    No promotion taken Bill!!!!
    In my lifetime I have seen a sense of shame removed from society. My mum was divorced when I was little (in the 60s) and because it was much more rare we were looked down upon and I could sense it keenly. I was also illegitimate and that was shameful too and there was an unpleasant name for people like me. I have a half-sister (mixed race) and this was also deeply shameful. The only place you could get alcohol was an ‘off licence’ and they were seen as dens of iniquity and pubs were never frequented by women. All these things and more were understood to be deeply shameful and were either never talked about or only in whispers!
    In my lifetime, things have completely changed….there is no sense of shame, over anything and Molech has triumphed it seems in NYC (and Ireland). That people should applaud and cheer over such a thing in such a blatant way is so terrible and disturbing.
    Thank you for the constant reminder Bill that God is in control and He has blessed us with telling us these things in advance. I fear for my little grandaughter. May the Lord’s favour continue to be upon you as you seek to teach His truth. Amen.

  6. RealHope says:

    Thank you for your blog brother Bill. It helps me feel less alone. And I am listening to your sermons too. Clearly God has gifted you to teach. It is a blessing to those of us who have no access to a real church.

    Susan, thank you for your very important comment. I only recently learned about the horrors of the Talmud, and that those who say they are Jews but are the synagogue of satan are very many and widespread in leadership positions. 😦 Seeing the matrix of lies we were born into is a shock, but knowing that God is Faithful and True helps us face the truth humbly as he exposes the web of lies to those who seek understanding with a heart and mind set on bringing Him glory.

    For 50+ years I was asleep in the matrix, so to speak. It was the rainbow lights on the Whitehouse that jolted me awake, and I have since been on a mission to discover reality so I can honor God by walking in the Truth. What a tangled web. Sadly, nobody I “fellowshiped” with woke up with me. And I soon grew frustrated with the fake, compromised, infiltrated church that refuses to face and address reality. In fact I began to view it as a dangerous place for my daughter… lukewarm, worldly, corrupt, humanistic, entertainment minded.

    Brother Bill, I appreciate the truth contained in the overarching theme of this post about the rapidly encroaching darkness. These are definitely days of mourning. The strength of the LORD is our joy. (Psalm 21:1) “Thy Kingdom Come! Thy will be done!” screams from my very heart and soul. But I know this is not a time to faint… we must redeem the time (Ephesians 5) each day as the Holy Spirit directs, helping them find the Truth about their need for salvation and about Jesus the Savior. There are still souls searching for truth, for light… who are appalled by the rise of paganism, who are confused by the darkness. Many of them were raised Catholic or “high church” or “liberal church” which has clouded their understanding of Almighty God. However, their openness to Truth is in direct contrast to the sleepers in the church who tell me if their plans for grand-babies and retirement. Refusing to open their eyes, and loving the world, they make me sick in heart. But I pray for them to awaken.

    Carry on dear ones— don’t forget to armor up Ephesians 6 style, praying constantly. God help us stand firm! Hosanna!

  7. Marthe says:

    I live in Norway and Im in shocked that our media has not covered the news about the new abortionlaw in New York. Isn’t there a memorial for the victims of 9/11 right beside the Trade Center? Some babies that was still in their mothers womb was listed as victims there.
    And now they light up the Trade Center Pink to celebrate this new abortionlaw? What!?
    This world’s spirit is whispering a lie into mankind ears and the lie is “Human life begin at the end of your Comfort zone”

  8. anne says:

    I think mentioning Prager also was a mistake. I don’t listen to him because he wrote and is writing about the Old Testament being unsaved himself, you could call him a type of psychologist trying to explain the evils of this world, in politics and other areas of life. He is quite popular and many are being deceived by him. Only a born again Christian can give the truth of the gospel. This world is seeing mixed message from us. There is so much false teaching everywhere that people are so confused, so confused in face that ‘fake news’ has permeated their thinking through brain washing. I call Dennis Prager false prophet. Though I love the Jewish nation~just sayin’

  9. Mike Kines says:

    Thank you brother. Indeed, the night is coming, and we should work while we have the light. I feel an urgency as well to make the most of every opportunity and let my conversation be filled with grace and seasoned with salt. May the Lord help us to be the salt of th earth and the light of the world in the last of the last days we live in.

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