In order to write this Blog about “human unawareness” I must make a contrast between Christ the Saviour…and fallen man. This contrast points to reasons why Christ came and why man is so unaware of Christ’s person, His power, and His presence that morally changes the human being.
The human mind and human understanding are both darkened by man’s evil inclination, “inherited from the sin of Adam”. The conscience is darkened by this root of sin. Human consciousness to sin and rebellion is controlled by darkness. Human consciousness to Christ is darkened. Most religions in the world recognize mans evil inclination; however many religions do not realize God’s Grace found in Christ that can rid man of this “corrupt root of sin”. Christianity, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the truth of God’s Word found in the Bible, teach such doctrine and truth.
Men are unaware of the power of God’s Grace because they are blind to the truth about Christ…who is Saviour and redeemer of the entire human family. Darkness causes men to reject the light that flows from the cross. Christ was not man only. He is God and was God in the flesh. Only light reveals such truth. Men are unaware of the fact that just simply drinking alcohol (a little sin in the beginning) can lead to a ruined marriage, a loss of job, and/or an uncontrollable habit that can actually take over a man’s health and physical life. Living in darkness is subtle and deceiving. Darkness deters men from the light found in Christ.
Men are unaware of Christ until they hear about who He is and the miracle working power that He can give the human soul through belief and trust. Forgiveness is found in the person of Christ. Men learn the reason why Christ came to suffer and die (for fallen man) when they hear the Gospel message about Christ…preached. Preaching stirs the human soul and conscience. Conviction sways a darkened man’s thinking. Preaching “breaks” the human will. A broken man can believe and trust Christ enough…to find forgiveness.
Men are unaware of truth because they are in darkness which darkness is caused from a corrupt heart. Darkness is sin caused from the sinful nature. Sin blinds what men are aware of. Consciousness to Christ is darkened by the rebellion that man is born with. Men are rebels by nature. Men are unaware of Christ in the night. The light (truth about Christ) only comes to the ears and heart of fallen man through the ministry of Christ that is “preached”. The light of the glorius Gospel shines in dark places and in dark hearts. The light “breaks” the will of fallen man to repentance. Repentance allows man to believe and trust Christ. Christians become children of light. The light makes men aware of Christ and His saving Grace. The light makes men sober and right in the eyes of God. Children of the day are sober and do not desire strong drink or alcohol. Wine is a mocker and decieves men into darkness. Jesus said men love darkness more than light…
Thanks be to God we’ve been called out of darkness and put into His marvelous light. Christians walk in the light as He is in the light and they are aware of who Christ is. This heart is prepared for Christ’s soon return and I’m glad. I’m ready for Christ are you? I’m aware of Christ’s presence in my life… are you? Are you prepared and ready in Singapore? Are you conscious and obedient to Christ’s presence? Don’t wait.