Delivering thee from the people, and from the gentiles, unto whom now I send thee.
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.
This was Jesus’s commission to Saul on the road to Damascus. Saul has been dramatically called out of his comfort zone, away from his people, and now being sent out to the Gentiles to preach the gospel. If you look at Saul’s conversion you will notice that most of his trouble came from his own people.
The number one fear of people is public speaking, but when we peel back this fear, we can see the real fear is not the public speaking but the fear of ‘Ostracization’ it means to be excluded from society.
This is especially true when it comes to Muslims who convert to Christianity, they lose everything, family, friends, and even their life. Satan used ostracization to build his empire and he will use it against you too.
Typically, when a Christian first gets born again they will face adversity from their very own well-meaning family members. They don’t understand the transfer of power.
Satan’s power is hate based and God’s power is Love Centered, centered on you. What does Jesus mean when he says; “and to turn them from darkness”
The word darkness comes from the Greek word: Skotos , which means Obscurity.
Obscurity is the state of being unknown, inconspicuous, or unimportant. Just the place where the enemy wants you to be, but God wants you to be a light that all can see,
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.