When we are born, our soul is a huge blank hard-drive that needs to be programmed to interact with its creator. We will spend the rest of our lives recording and storing events, conversations, smells, tastes and feelings. This is done through our five senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing and seeing. This hard-drive then becomes our personal data bank from which we draw information to make the decisions that control our destiny. This vital data flows from two spiritual sources: one we call light, and the other darkness. The source of darkness is Lucifer: the god of this world system; and the source of light is Yahweh: the God of eternity. Our entire education was meant to come from the realm of light, maturing us so we could fellowship and converse with Yahweh: the all-knowing omnipotent, omnipresent God. He is our creator!
However, Lucifer is an arc-angel who was removed from fellowship with Yahweh. Why? Because his nature was contaminated by a corrupt communication called flattery. Flattery is a counterfeit of praise that produces a virus known as pride, with an outworking called rebellion; this is the source of all contention. Once Lucifer’s presence caused contention, this demanded his removal from heaven for the sake of peace. He now seeks to inject the same virus into our belief system that will also separate us from our creator.
The Apostle Paul spent most of his time teaching those that made a decision to reconcile their life to the Light. They did this by accepting Jesus as their doorway back to fellowship with Yahweh and forsaking the teachings of darkness. This is made clear when Paul gives his testimony before king Agrippa in Acts 26:12-18,
“While thus occupied, as I journeyed to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, at midday, O king, along the road I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me. And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’”
This should be the purpose of every true minister of the gospel.