Light shines out of darknes
Darkness only served to birth the Church of Jesus from His bleeding side 2000 years ago. Once again God shall cause darkness to give birth to the next eon of His purpose.
When the Chief priests sent armed guards to arrest Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus said to them-
"this is your hour and the power of darkness".
Luk 22:53 When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
Darkness always thinks it has won, that it is more powerful than the light...yet this is only delusionary. Jesus knew that His hour had come. It was time for Him to be transformed through death and resurrection. In order to die, darkness was called upon to afflict His body. He died with all our sin upon Him. But God raised Him from the grave, to die no more. From His death all trespasses and sins were forgiven. By His resurrection all are assured of the same. For even as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. All mankind died in Adam...all mankind shall live in Christ...but each in their own rank or order.
When the darkness had it's hour of opportunity against Jesus it only served to produce many more just like Him. From that day, many millions have been born again into the Kingdom of Jesus. But there are still many more unsaved than their are saved, what of them?
Paul tells us that all creation groans waiting for the revealing or the manifestation of the sons of God.
At this time in His-story, at the end of the current age, darkness will again rise to cover the earth just as it did when Christ hung upon the cross. Deep darkness shall cover the earth but the glory of the Lord shall be upon you.
Again darkness shall bring forth the travail and the birthing of a manchild. The sons of God shall be manifested fully upon the earth and in the heavens. These ones shall take charge and put down the powers of darkness, triumphing over them in Him.
A new day, a new era, a new age or eon is upon us...but it shall look like darkness has won. Even as it looked like the devil had triumphed over Jesus so it shall look that way to those who dwell upon the earth.
But our God loves drama...He loves to surprise.
The sons of God shall come forth and be revealed to all creation, setting all creation free into the glorious liberty of Christ. So do not fear the fire...the darkness of this present age...for our God is with us, He shall keep us and protect us from the evil. Even as one drives through thick fog, staring intently straight ahead, peering into the gloom in hope of seeing something...so we do in this time. We do not look at the gloom..or the darkness as if it will defeat us....but we look ahead, knowing that just up ahead is the clear daylight.
It is God who causes light to shine out of darkness who has also shone in our hearts.
This shining forth is accomplished as we look not at the temporary things, nor listen to the raging of the enemy who says "war, war, desease, earthquakes," etc...But as we look to the Spirit and rest, fully assured that what He has said He will do...for he who called us is faithful Who also will do it.
All things are working together for good--ALL THINGS.
No matter what it looks like, all these things must happen, but the end is not yet.
When the end is here, then Light will be all there is...the darkness will have been
spent and used up...having fulfilled it's purpose...which was to usher in the New Day.
Look up my friends, look up! Look to the Spirit...look to the rock from which you were hewn. God is about His business and you are the apple of His eye and the treasure of His heart. So fear not what the situations do bring, only believe!
Only believe. God is able and He will do it.