“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” John 1:5.
God’s light has the ability to shine in the midst of darkness. The God kind of light does not simply survive, but it thrives amid darkness. As we glance into our rear-view mirror, we indeed see that some of God’s finest works were carried out in very dark moments in history. For example, in Genesis 1:1 when the earth was without form and void, and darkness covered the face of the deep, God simply said, “Let there be Light” and that settled the matter. Also, crucifying Christ initially seemed like a brilliant idea to the kingdom of darkness, but it wasn’t long before the Prince of darkness and his gang realized their grave mistake. About this episode, Colossians 2:15 says, “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross”.
So, we see from the holy scriptures that God is never moved or intimidated by the activities of darkness, but rather does some of His finest work in the midst of thick darkness, another example of this is found in Isaiah 60:2-3 which says, “Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance”. In addition, as we study the acts of the apostles, we soon realise that it was amid the persecution which the early Church faced that the Church grew in leaps and bounds. This is aptly captured in Acts 8:4-6 which says, “Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. Then Philip went down to [a]the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did”.
In conclusion, Let’s not be distracted by the activities of the kingdom of darkness in this final hour of the human experience on this side of eternity, the bible clearly tells us what to expect; 2 Timothy 3:1-5 says, “But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, [b]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
So, let’s keep our eyes fixed on what God is doing in this final hour, because while the earth is approaching its darkest hour, the Church is steadily approaching her finest moment.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear!