"To Him who made great lights ... The sun to rule over
day ... The moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy
and loving kindness endure forever" Psalms 136:7-9 Amplified
Light penetrates, invades, overpowers all darkness. It can
never be overcome. God enthroned light to nourish, to warm,
to control (tides), to brighten the earth.
In His great mercy, God gave the sun to rule by day. He fashioned
the moon and stars to rule by night Psalm 136:7-9. He ordained
the sun, moon, and the stars to give their light in spite
of cloud or darkness; to shine without fail, without ceasing.
God made these great lights to enable mankind to find his
way here on earth. Man readily acknowledges these lights and
obeys the laws dictated by their rule in the heavenlies. He
orders his life by carefully recording and following their
every move and by noting their ways: sunrise, sunset, full
moon, half and quarter moon, eclipses.
Man has made it his priority to know all that is possible
for him to comprehend concerning these "great lights"
which merely speak in word pictures of the One Who Is Light,
the Light of the World, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is He to
whom even the sun, moon, and stars must bow the knee. Jesus
Christ is He who penetrates and overpowers all darkness throughout
the whole earth, including the earth which is mankind, for
man is made of dust.
"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness
it not ... I am come a light into the world, that whosoever
believeth on me should not abide in darkness" John 1:5,12:46.
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life. The Bible says
that His life is the Light of man (John 1:4, 14:6). If a man
walks with Him Who is Light, he shall not stumble in darkness,
but by Jesus' shed blood shall be cleansed from all sin and
enabled to walk in fellowship with his brethren (See John
12:35-36; 1 John 1:5,7 Amplified).
How precious, yet powerful and accurate is this Light, Who
is Jesus. The very spirit of man, which He created, is His
candle, a bearer of that Light, that God might search the
inward parts, the thoughts, the motives of the heart of man
(Proverbs 20:27). Jesus is that Light which lights every man
which cometh into the world (John 1:9).
It is only in this light, the light of the Lord, that man
may see and perceive true light, for there is also a light
which is false. Satan masquerades as light which is angelic,
heavenly, ethereal. The Bible reveals such light as truly
darkness. If one's light be darkness, how great is that darkness
(Psalm 36:9; 2 Cor 11:14; Matt 6:23).
When the One Who Is the Light shall reign in the new heavens
and new earth; in the heavenly Jerusalem (Rev 21:23, 22:5),
then the sun, moon, and stars shall be no more. How much more,
then, must man begin to truly acknowledge the One Who is the
Light. "In Him there is no darkness at all" (I John
Oh how marvelous that God would stoop, would condescend to
introduce this Light into the miserable plight of man's estate
by giving His own Son into the world. How precious that One
would so willingly become a man that He might "once for
all" break the stronghold of darkness upon all of creation.
How gracious yet mighty is the love freely expressed in this
wondrous act, that our Lord might bring a people "out
of darkness into His marvelous light" to become His children
of the light, "the people of God" (1 Peter 2:9-10;
1 Thess 5:5).
Truly, the Lord who is Light <B>shall arise<D>
upon His people in this last day that "His glory may
be seen" upon all who are in true fellowship with Him
Who Is Light. As "gross darkness" is covering the
earth, God is fashioning His people; forming them for His
very own (Isaiah 60:1-2; 43:21).
These with true abandon me t welcome and allow His light
to fully penetrate, overpower, and conquer all their darkness.
These follow faithfully the One Who Is Light, wherever He
may lead, for they rejoice in the "light" of His
judgments ruling within their lives.
They have chosen to "walk in the Light as He is in the
Light." They have "made themselves ready."
This people have come to acknowledge Him, to obey His rule,
to order their lives by carefully noting His ways and His
every move (Rev 14:4, 19:7; Psalm 48:11, 97:8; 1 John 1:7).
When one makes this priority to know the living God, He Who
is Light, such a one does not stumble in darkness, but "has"
the Light Who is his Life dwelling, ruling, and reigning within.
Jesus Christ the Lord, the Holy Lamb of God is this Light:
the Light of the world (John 8:12, 11:9-10).
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the
to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and
the Lamb is the light thereof" Rev 21:2