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Sunday, April 17, 2016

In Him is No Darkness at All


In Christ is no darkness at all, but that's after he takes you to his darkness. 

Before light, he makes you spend time in God's darkness, like what he did with Paul. Paul was blinded by God so that he remained seeing God's darkness for three days. In the same way, the Israelites spent days in the desert facing Sinai so they could see the dark clouds on top of the mountain before they could proceed deeper into the wilderness and cross the Jordan.

There's something about God's darkness that makes you see light more, and something about it to dispel the darkness in this world. After meeting God's darkness, you experience no darkness in Him at all. No wonder most men of God go through a dark phase in their lives---not the darkness of wickedness and sin but the darkness of uncertainty and hard trials---to break the earthen vessel they are in and come out shining as bright as Jesus the Light of the world.

Jesus himself entered that darkness before being promoted to the glory of resurrection. The darkness was such that he shouted, "My God, why abandon me?" 

The Word says God made Him to be sin who knew no sin. Can you imagine how dark that was? And God also sometimes makes you suffer wrong while being in righteousness---to make you tough. Secondly, so that God may have a basis how to judge people who do you wrong. 

These last days are days of martyrs in Christ, those who suffer while in righteousness, to get more of God's life and power. Some believers get more material riches but some get more of God's life and power.

No, God's Darkness does not promote poverty. We are all rich in Christ, the very reason why he opted to be poor, though rich. We may all be rich materially, as God chooses. But what we should be more excited about is getting God's riches in Christ. It is the treasure we should all desperately pursue after. 

And such riches cannot be ours unless we spend time with God in his darkness. God's darkness refines and purifies our hearts and souls so when the time comes for us to take hold of God's gold, we won't sell it for a bowl of soup as Esau did. Then, after God's darkness purifies you, then in God is no darkness at all.

And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! [Job 19,26-17]

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