Like a blind cyclops
by Ken Pullen
ACP — A Crooked Path
Friday, March 8th, 2019
All Scripture in this posting is from the King James Version Holy Scriptures except where noted:
The world, those individuals walking in darkness upon the earth are like a blind cyclops. Without exception. None have an excuse.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
As genuine Bible-believing, Bible-living disciples of Jesus the Christ and Saviour, the only way to the Father and eternal life in heaven it is imperative we do not lack discernment and spiritual wisdom, that we do not get ensnared in the terminology, the ways, the beliefs, the philosophies, the erosion, the sin, the darkness — the blindness of the people of the world.
The people of the world may appear lovely, downright healthy, beautiful, radiant even — but if they know not Jesus, if they refuse God, if they mock, scoff at, ridicule and deny the inerrant living and active word of God? They are like a blind cyclops. They are no different inwardly no matter their outward appearance, their cunning smooth words, than the illustration above of a blind cyclops.
Lacking depth perception.
The eye, though single in appearance is not single in heart, mind, and who it serves and inwardly ‘sees’ and ‘obeys’ is only darkness, darkness, darkness — leading to death of the spirit.
Lacking any light coming within the eye to the heart, spirit and soul.
Do not be deceived.
Do not be seduced as Eve was in the Garden by the most beautiful serpent, the Evil One, who appears as an angel of light, as does his ministers and minions with toxic, deadly, eternally deadly honey dripping from their lying lips to seduce and confuse the ways of the Truth, the Light, the Way, and the Life.
Do Not Be Unequally Yoked
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
The world and its ways, what it believes ENSLAVES, is NOT freedom, joy, happiness, LIVING as it deludes itself … but is the path leading to the SECOND DEATH …
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
What Defiles a Man
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
And what are genuine disciples of Jesus Christ the Lord to do?
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Salt and Light
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Jesus Fulfills the Law
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:16
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Psalm 145:10-12 — English Standard Version Bible
My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1 Peter 3:15
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2 Corinthians 4:13
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 1:8
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
Of our own deceptive power we can do nothing. Of our own will we are at a loss and going against the word of God — but if we be of the Light, leaving the darkness, if we be of faithfulness and obedience? If we be His and not this world’s? We are to then be the light of the world, like a city on a hill, not hidden. We are to be the salt of the earth, flavoring our words, preserving our words with the word of God and our faith.
We are to be witnesses. Watchmen on the wall. A voice of truth, a vessel of God’s to be used in His service to speak boldly, firmly, faithfully His inerrant word, relying upon, asking the Holy Spirit for the words to say while we maintain the full armour of God continually. Looking to heavenly things. Believing. Trusting. Never doubting the power of the Spirit of God to remove the scale and darkness from a blind cyclops of the world giving them Light, Truth, spiritual depth perception and salvation!
May each one, dear beloved brothers and sisters be ever faithful, ever prayerful, in the Light, never turning from God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or the inerrant living word of God. As a light unto the world, seeking purity of heart and spirit daily, as the salt of the earth, a witness in the darkness trusting in the power of the Spirit of God, not our will be done, but God’s will be done, on earth, as in heaven.
Hallowed be His name.
His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord the Light of the world.