We Are Not Of The Night

Lily Among Thorns Song Of Solomon 2:2 In the Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

Shape Up and Fly Right, Chapter 2, Page 61

With the drive seemingly lasting a lifetime and a half, I was beginning to feel both emotionally and physically spent, and to my benefit, a feeling of numbness began to sink in. Surprisingly, I found myself grateful for this newfound sensation, because with it brought a relief from the pains and horrors of this night.

These thoughts and observations, which came to me for the moment, were only really a temporary diversion to the realities of the bigger picture. The most unsettling of all would have to be the rigid and uncompromising fear of the unknown. My trepidation toward the uncertain future was soon intensified when the truck began to slow down and came to a sudden screeching halt.

Author’s Commentary

The horrific chaotic events of the night over shadowed Lily in bewilderment. This obviously left her pondering how she had gotten into this ridiculous predicament in the first place, and was now left to the goofy pawns of that ‘Aged Old’ enemy,  That Old Serpent’ as it is written in Revelation 20:2, And he laid hold on the dragon that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.

No more could she come and go as she pleased. A thought so incomprehensible to Lily, it left her in dire straits. The question arises quite often in her mind as to how this could be happening to her, which is answered in Scripture as it is written in 1st Timothy 1: 9, 10, Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for the sinners, for the unholy and the profane, for murderers of fathers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.

But no matter how many a time she may have replayed the horrid  free-for-all that landed her right smack dab in the center of the enemy’s evil lair. She was now stuck but good in an dystopian nightmarish world once historical commonplace in the  barbaric  ancient pagan world. The Bible so vehemently opposed within the pages of the Holy Scriptures as it is written in Ezekiel 16: 21, 23,  That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? 23,  And it came to pass after all thy wickedness. (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord God;)

Lily desperately looks to the ‘Blessed Hope’, the Lord’s Jesus’s soon appearing in the clouds as it is written in Mark 13:26, And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Which to Lily’s way of thinking. The Lord’s second coming cannot happen soon enough to bring all this hoodoo to a screeching halt! But in the meantime, Lily was living in a constant state of panic not knowing what perils could be lurking from day to day as it is written in 2nd Timothy 3:1, This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. And also as it is written in Matthew 24:21, For then shall be great tribulation, such as not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 

This was a calamitous predicament for Lily indeed, thrust into a perpetual spiritual realm of darkness fueled by the grief of its innocent victims. The only light Lily now processed is the spiritual light within, and looking to the promises of God for a bright future as it is written in Isaiah 2:2, And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

Bible Study

Holy Scriptures As It Is Written 

Old Testament


Psalms 63, 1-11, O God thou art my God; early I will seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better then life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go in the lower parts of the earth. They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in God, every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Holy Scriptures As It Is Written,

New Testament


1st Thessalonians 5:1-8, But of the times and seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are night in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of the light, and the children of the day, we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night, and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for and helmet, the hope of salvation.

1st Thessalonians 5:5, Ye are all the children of the light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, not of darkness.

Holy Scriptures, King James Bible

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