12: The Opening of Light
Posted: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014Print
About Heaven's Rule Series
God set lights in the heavens for ruling, and Heaven does indeed rule. This series looks at the deeper meanings and roles of LIGHT and its affect on our world, our lives and our destinies.
Light and Darkness are entities, spiritual beings, with God being Light and Satan, Darkness.
Darkness stalks humanity and Light pursues mankind. If Light is not illuminating, Darkness will be extinguishing. If Light with all its blazing danger is not the choice, Darkness will take over by default to overshadow and ultimately overpower.
The unending conflict of the universe, from the greatest nation down to the simplest and smallest life is this terrible combat of utter opposites – Light and Dark.
And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Hebrews 4:13 ESV
(also reading Isaiah 5, Psalm 36)
Light is excruciating. It shines not on me but within me and finds the closets of my secret musings. Light goes right past my wordings, straight through my thinking and splays open my tricky heart. In the Light I see as God sees…me.
Light names everything in transparency. In blank realism. Yet ever and in all ways, humanity prefers darkness…
We can ever shine amply on the darkness of another, yet that may not be light…at all. It can be darkness naming darkness.
To uncover another’s unenlightenment means I must stand exposed under the same penetrating scrutiny of a holy searchlight. My blindness cured. My ignorance uncovered. By the solution – Healing Light.
I see by my own seeing.
I can only dispel darkness by an extremely personal, austere exposure to the Unimpeachable Light.
In Thy light we see light.
It is possible – in fact it is typical – to resist the Light and claim to see. It is possible…and typical to call darkness by the name of light.
Woe to those who call evil good who put darkness for light and light for darkness…
Isa. 5:20 ESV
There is a terrible “woe” that comes forth by such a deliberate perversion of real light.
so their root shall be as rottenness and their blossom go up like dust;
and their corpses were as refuse
One thing to be in the darkness of ignorance, quite another to have hated light enough to viciously rename it…darkness.
The ultimate darkness: death.
Copyright © 2004 Martha Kilpatrick, Heaven’s Rule