Heaven Pt. 22

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt.” Ex. 10:22 KJV     We are come into a portion of the Scripture where the word “heaven” is used in conjunction with the judgment of God.  The reality of our world is that for most of Earth’s population that is all Heaven will ever be…a place of judgment. As the Scripture attests:

     In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not….He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. John 1:4,5,10,11 KJV

It is mankind’s rebellion against God which turns the glories of Heaven into a hopeless darkness.

I can feel this darkness that is come upon the world and with each passing day I am more convinced that the darkness is “the wrath of God… revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” Rom. 1:18 KJV

Still I have hope. For though the darkness has come the church is still in the world. While she stands light will shine in the darkness. Like the picture of the night sky above all is not dark! We are the light! While we remain the darkness may grow but it will only become a better backdrop against which we can shine. As you feel the dark determine to shine the Greater Light!

     Let’s pray: Father God, the darkness does increase I can feel it. Let me feel Your light more powerfully in myself than ever before. Use me God to push back this darkness not from the world but from the souls of precious men and women who can yet be saved from the wrath to come! In Jesus name A-men!

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8 thoughts on “Heaven Pt. 22

  1. Thank you, Pastor J, for this really is powerful. I liked how you put it “the darkness may grow but it will only become a better backdrop against which we can shine.” This truly is a reality check because for our light to seem brighter to so many, especially our loved ones the world has to get darker. I pray that the brightness of our lights will draw them in and that the enemy will not blind them by the light. Lord, make our lights irresistible and may we increase the intensity of our light so that many will be come to know the Truth. Thank you God for the light you have put in me, may your will be done with it. A-men

  2. I agree the world is getting darker and darker. In fact, much entertainment – movies, TV programs, songs etc – is now described as “dark”.
    For many years there has been a tendency to eliminate the concept of black and white, with all shades of grey acceptable. Try to be definite and we are accused of being judgemental, narrow-minded, intolerant etc.
    It is easy to think that we are hopeless to change anything – and that is true. Of ourselves, we are! But we have the Light of the world and *HE* brings light into darkness when we allow His light to shine from us.

    • Your description of the world brings me back to C.S. Lewis’ description of Hell in The Great Divorce, as a place of eternal twilight always on the verge of night and rain but never either. An eternal world of grey lifelessness! That is I believe what the Lord would call lukewarm neither hot or cold black or white!

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