When we are living in the Holy Spirit, we know we are right because He is right. When we are living according to the flesh, we need everyone to agree with us to be assured we are right.
Sadly, most professing Christians accept whatever is popular without question. Too many people would rather be popular rather than right. Being right shines the offensive light.
The fact is, the majority of professing Christians do not “shine” because they fear the repercussions. The ones that love darkness hate light.
Now that Christianity is nearing complete apostasy, everyone that shines will be quickly identified and attacked. Who will unflinchingly rebuke spiritual wickedness, and speak what is right to those who are guilty, and call them to repentance?
The answer is:
“Everyone that is living in the Holy Spirit.”
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” — Galatians 5:25
There are dark periods when God has only one person who will ignore the great majority, and the consequences of speaking and being right in a near completely wrong world.
When the entire world was wrong, Noah still built the Ark.
When 400 prophets prophesied and supported falsely, Micaiah still spoke the truth.
When an entire nation was wrong, Elijah still rebuked and exhorted them.
When Israel’s religious hierarchy hated the light, John the Baptist still called them a “generation of vipers.”
The multitude had a “light bulb” moment when Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, preached repentance on the Day of Pentecost.
“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?” — Acts 2:37
Who is willing and bold enough to speak today? They are the ones that have an unsatisfied satisfaction. They are satisfied that they are redeemed, but unsatisfied because Satan is gathering many souls into his kingdom of death and darkness. They are the ones truly living in the Holy Spirit.