The prophet Isaiah spoke of our day when he wrote:
"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." Isaiah 60:2
The word darkness always means "the lack of light". Jesus stated, "I am the light of the world." John 8:12. Today darkness is truly covering the earth, and gross darkness the people, because they have forsaken Christ their light. The light has shown upon all mankind, but the things of this life have replaced the light of Christ in many lives. Even those who call themselves by the name of Christ have turned from the light unto the things of darkness. Jesus declared:
". . . this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." John 3:19
When men's deeds are evil, they do not want to be convicted of their evil, so they shun the light, and continue in their darkness. But through the pen of Isaiah we have God's promise to those who choose to walk in the light of God. God is going to arise upon His people, and His glory will be seen upon all those who have chosen the light, and have turned from darkness. Jesus proclaimed:
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." Matthew 5:14
Those who walk in the light are the light of the world. They will make up the city that cannot be hid which is the Holy City, the New Jerusalem descending down from God out of heaven. Paul spoke of those who will make up God's Holy City:
"For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." Romans 8:19
The whole creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. The word manifestation means "the revealing of something which has been hidden". When the glory God has promised shines upon His creation, then God's true sons will be made manifest. Praise God for His glorious day that is directly ahead.
Other Related Books by George Kirkpatrick
Preparing the Bride
God's Glory Revealed in the Clouds
Vital Words to the Body of Christ Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give.
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