When a light is turned on in the darkness, the darkness is NO MORE. Darkness cannot extinguish light, but light can cause darkness to immediately disappear. -JJ Dewey
Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in DARKNESS saw GREAT LIGHT; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death LIGHT IS SPRUNG UP.
Matthew SAW this, so he recorded it!
He writes: A light has come to earth… a great light!
And if a person could see like Matthew did… in broad daylight: LIGHT was coming to the DARK SPIRITUAL REGIONS OF THE UNIVERSE!
Matthew describes in his gospel message how he saw A GREAT LIGHT RACING IN TO THE LAND OF ZEBULUN and of NAPHTALI beside the sea beyond the Jordan River!
For light to shine on us… it has to shine by way of messages spoken to the natural man. (Romans 1:16 talks about this… (my own paraphrase) For I am not ashamed of the message about Jesus Christ, for it is the POWER of God that leads to salvation… in them that BELIEVE the message!)
In other words: For God to get his light into our spiritual lives, he sends a messenger of truth to bear witness to this light (just like John the baptist declared of himself when he said, “I am NOT the light, but I am a WITNESS to this light)!
So many times, humans cannot hear these messages… they cannot see this light… because their own reality of this temporary world is far too ENCOMPASSING, their attention to certain human relationships and certain physical obsessions… these things are blinding them from this LIGHT that gives real life! They have an altered reality… a false light that comes from the ANGEL OF LIGHT… a light that is really a trickery of darkness!
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath BLINDED THE MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should SHINE UNTO THEM.
It is our COMMISSION to take this LIGHT into the DARKEST places of the universe: to the regions of the shadow of death… and SHINE UNTIL the angel of light is SNUFFED out… and the LIGHT that gives REAL LIFE SPRINGS UP in our day too!
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
I realize todays blog is a bit DEEP! Read it a few more times, until you find the message inside the message! Simply spoken: you and I are commissioned to SHINE in the thick darkness. What a GREAT JOB we have! So, shine you guys… all day long! I will see some of you 10am @ Destiny Family Center… in person or on the LIVE internet broadcast! Have a BRIGHT DAY everyone!