Jason B. Ladd

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Hands of Light: Be Careful What You Reach For

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Are you a casualty of hands of light?

You don’t have to be shot; and you don’t need shrapnel wounds.

You don’t have to have PTSD or a traumatic brain injury; you may still have all your limbs.

You can still be torn to shreds by a powerful force: Deception.

The light of your life can be dimmed by a darkness masquerading as light.

You may be a casualty of spiritual warfare.

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The darkness may have touched your life and taken captives.  The attacks may have been “danger close,” and although you survived the assaults, you may now live with permanent damage.

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Hands of Light

The Enemy’s hands of light wield many tools:

  • Darkness
  • Deception
  • Division
  • Destruction

He uses these tools to attack one of our greatest sources of strength:

The family unit

First, the enemy blinds the target with welcoming hands of light.  The resulting darkness makes it easier to deceive.  The deception causes division, and division ends in destruction.

A common lesson from false teachers is that “we have forgotten [insert ideology here],” and once we remember [insert ideology here], then we will be “enlightened.”

Many lies contain a kernel of truth.

They have one thing correct: we have forgotten–but not the recycled false teachings they espouse.

We have forgotten 2,000 years of wisdom given to protect us from 20 years of false teaching.  

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Those who are deceived by hands of light fail to heed the warning of 1 John 4:1

“Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Those who are deceived by hands of light

“Have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.  They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. (1 Timothy 1:6-7)

Those who are deceived by hands of light

“Will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.  Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

I pray that those who are deceived by hands of light realize that:‎

“Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”  (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

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None of us fare well if we get what we deserve.

That is what makes the atonement so significant.  All of our wretchedness was nailed to a cross so Jesus could take the punishment we so rightfully deserve.

We cannot save ourselves.

We must look not inward but outward to the One who truly is the way, and the truth, and the life.

Jesus reaches for us with true hands of light.

Even if you are a casualty, you are not out of the fight.

  • You can fight to restore the eyes of the blind.
  • You can fight to keep families together.
  • You can fight the Enemy in every clime and place.

There is a continuous search-and-rescue mission in progress for those taken prisoner, and the On-Scene-Commander has everything under control.

They are not forgotten.  We will bring them home.

Have you lost someone you love to deceptive hands of light?

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About Jason B. Ladd

Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.

10 Replies

  1. Michael Thompson

    Thanks for this Jason! It’s amazing because I just posted a free image with a hand and light theme. I posted it and then checked my email and found your post. 🙂 I appreciate anyone who stands and fights against all of the deception in the world.

    1. Michael, I like your hand and light art. I will keep it in mind for future posts! Thanks for your comment, and your support.

  2. John Paine

    Jason, another fine post. I particularly appreciate how you use Scripture to make your points. There’s obviously a lot of study behind your writing. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, John. I am always amazed at the power of Scripture to describe reality.

  3. Laura Maxwell Ex Spiritist

    Many thanks for that article Jason and also for listing my blog in the further reading section. God bless you! Laura Maxwell, co-author of Dancing With The Devil.

    1. Laura, I was glad to find your website. I’m ordering Dancing With the Devil for my Kindle now! Feel free to share my links so we can continue trying to save others from unnecessary heartache. Glad to connect with you.

      1. Glad to connect with you too Jason. Yes, I’ll add your links to my blog. I’ve saw most of them before but two are new to me. Thanks for that!

  4. Sam Hall

    Provocative!

  5. barry wax

    It is imperative that families stick together. That is the crux of so many problems in the world today. A mother has a beautiful baby and yet years later with no male influence he is running the streets doing things that he knows better not to do. As a teacher I saw it so many times it was frightening. I once sat with the supposedly parents of a child. It turns out it was the stepmom and the stepdad. His real parents had abandoned him. He was a good kid with bad breaks.

    1. Barry, Thank you for your years of service as a teacher. Some of the few people who had a major impact on my life were teachers. What can we do to keep families together?