Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Darkness in the land

Exo 10:21  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.
Exo 10:22  And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
Exo 10:23  They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

The LORD brought plagues to Egypt. Each plague was an object that the Egyptians worshipped as a god. Their highest god was "Ra", the sun god.  "Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt." There was darkness over Egypt except in the dwellings of the children of Israel. The darkness was so thick in Egypt that it could be felt.
Have you ever experienced darkness that could be felt? I see this as a feeling of oppression, as an attack from satan. Even a Christian may feel this darkness. A missionary friend felt this spiritual darkness as her passenger jet flew over communist East Germany during the cold war. If you feel the darkness, speak the name of Jesus and the darkness will flee.
When the Children of Israel were given the law of Moses, if they kept all the commandments they would be blessed, but if they turned away from God there were a number of curses that were given; one of the curses was gross darkness. I see this spiritually in America.
Deu 28:29  And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

Part of Hannah's prayer was for the saints and against the wicked.
1Sa 2:9  He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
The LORD is our light

Mic 7:8  Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
Jesus is the light of the world

John 8:12  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

We are to let our light shine
Mat 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

LORD God help us to be your light in a sin darkened world. Open the eyes of the spiritually blind so that they may escape the coming judgement. In Jesus name, amen.

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