September 20, 2020
We are in a dark place. You need a light. Jesus is the light that shines in a dark place. The inky night obscures the starry heavens with blackened blankets, charred of hell, smothering hope, and keeping silent the fearful and afraid. This is the cloak of the great deceiver, and Satan is on the loose. He is the most devious perpetrator of all time. He is a gleeful killer that is never satiated. He seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. He is a poisonous breath from sulfurs of evil. He is a snare to dreamers and a web weaver to the arrogant. He is darkness. But light shines in a dark place. Back off demons, the lamp of truth just walked through the door. Run for your nebulous cover of mischievous domains, and hide in your night-crawler cellars of eternal indignity; you are bested by the Daystar, you are banished by the fire that burned in Horeb’s bush, you are burned in the radiant shafts of Holiness that stream down from a throne situated above all sickness, sin, and death.
Jesus can deliver you from the shadows of fear, cast against the midnight walls of dread. He can take your hands and lead you out of darkness into marvelous light.
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Some men won’t get out of the darkness, because they love darkness rather than light. They would rather stumble in the night with devilish creatures and sightless assurance only a few feet from the edge of eternity; they would rather do that than walk on the lighted path of safety, security, peace, and everlasting prosperity. They whisper their perverted secrets in the dark, but at the shout of a Coming Christ they will be exposed and grief stricken.
You see, at the day of the Lord, the sun is rising and the sun is setting at the same time. How can that be? Sunrise in NYC was at 6:37 this morning; half way around the world at roughly the same time, within a few minutes, the sun was setting at 6:37 PM in Hong Kong. So, my friend, when the Lord comes you can’t be on the wrong side of the Word, on the opposite side of His will, half way around worldliness, living in time zones of iniquity and lawlessness. You need to be in sync with Him. For there will be a sunrise for the saved, but a sunset for the unsaved; at the same time. It is the great & terrible day of the Lord. Listen now…