How great is a man’s darkness when he believes the darkness that is in him is light. How great the darkness when he loses the eternal purpose and single view of God upon all he does but lives a stolen life by investing his efforts into all that will rust and corrupt. When he declares that he is experiencing liberty, he is actually bound and enslaved to himself, the devil, or the world. He is ordered by what he serves.
Many people live letting the world, the flesh, and the devil usurp an authority over their existence. Situations dominate people with regulations, causing them to conform to the need presented and standard demanded. For example, friendships are ordained by God to serve us, to convey love and to communicate peace, hope, and comfort, to bring out the best in each one of us. But when these friendships become masters instead of servants, they violate Calvary. Two people can be so intimate in their friendship that they go against the government of God, the Word of God, the Body of love, and the reality of truth just to preserve one another. The friendship becomes a master and the Word of God has to serve the friendship at its own level instead of it serving the Word of God to bring forth the love of Christ. And that which God created for our comfort and for our good becomes evil, mastering our lives and serving the devil’s purpose.