First we need to recognize that our emotional walls are sections of our emotional strongholds. Second, our walls are open before the Lord. He knows every layer that we deceptively believe in. 1 John 1:5 was Jesus’ message that John wanted his readers to understand. It says, “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”
Psalm 139:12 says, “Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.” Our walls of darkness are illuminated before the Lord’s eyes. John 3:20 says that those who walk in darkness are practicing evil. Wait! What about a believer?
Negative thoughts are dark, because they are against. Either they are against ourselves, others, or our circumstances. They are classified in Matthew 15:19 as evil. It says, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts…” We are born again in His Light. Colossians 1:13 says, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
John 3:20 says, “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed.” Did you live in a night-life before you were saved? Then you might remember how dark that darkness was. Then His Light of the gospel penetrated that darkness, and you were instantly transported out of that darkness!
2 Corinthians 4:6 says, “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our heart to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:13 is an apt description of our experience. It says, “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”
Here is how we walk INTO the Light for deliverance from our emotional walls and strongholds. Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Verse 14 says, “…put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts.”
We ‘cast off” and ‘put on’ at the same time when we follow the Holy Spirit INTO the Light that He is. He is the Spirit of Truth. The only way that we will be freed is through experiential truth. We experience God’s truth when we make it our own. We put it on like we put on our clothes for the day. Ephesians 6:14 says of this piece of God’s armor, “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth…”
I love the picture in 1 Peter 1:13 which says, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind…” Here is the note in my Bible: …comes from Orientals necessarily gathering up their long robes with a belt to prepare for action. Our thoughts precede our actions. Epehsians 4:23 Amplified says, “And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).” Renewing our mind with truth is walking INTO the Light.