The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,
for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
“The murderer arises at dawn;
He kills the poor and the needy,
And at night he is as a thief.
“Until the cool of the day when the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle
Or a young stag on the mountains of Bether.”
In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats
Their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to them, “Be gone!”
Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
And he *said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.