2: The Sun, The Son
Posted: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014Print
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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.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Psalm 19:4b-6 NASB
The sun is the radiant center of our little sphere of the universe. The blazing, fiery sun is the source of all that lives. And all that lives, lives only at the behest of the sun. Light is essential-life to all that lives.
But for the sun, the “great light,” all would be darkness, therefore…dead. All people, all plants, all living and even unliving things would die without the sun. This life-giving sun spews in fire from which pour light and energy, but the sun is also a magnet, drawing and keeping its followers on their course and in their line. Safe and moving. It is a signal, a beacon in the heavens, showing the centrality and power of the Sun of Righteousness (Mal. 4:2).
Zacharias, filled with the Holy Spirit at the birth of John, declared the Coming Sun…
Because of the tender mercy and loving kindness of our God a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit us.
Luke 1:78 AMP
Sun: a sign and symbol of the Son, Flaming Son of God, Savior of mankind as the sun is savior of earth. Magnet of power He is, drawing all to God’s supremacy. Light of all lights He is, shining into shadows that curse the world, ever killing death with life.
In a strange leap by revelation, the Psalmist saw the sun as Son, but also Bridegroom. The Son is a Bridegroom. Ultimately and Then, He is Husband to the bride of His love. And from heaven’s union tent, sent from her worship and robed in her love, He goes forth as champion – “strong man” – to out blaze darkness, and run His electrifying race against the enemy’s pitch-dark!
As Divine-Husband joined to humanity-wife, He shines – with “her, the Church” – into the spiritual gloom and disorder of earth and vanquishes the oppression of illegitimate darkness.
…and His face was like the sun shining in full power at midday…
Rev. 1:16 AMP
John at Patmos saw Jesus in His shining…as He is…NOW! Matchless Son, whose brightness is beyond the power and glare of the sun. On That-Day, all will see Him as an ignited fire, intolerable – burning the whole earth.
He will be seen as more blazing than the sun that merely hints at Him. He will appear as the hidden Source of life, unworshiped, unknown, yet faithfully rising, as the sun. The bright inferno of His flaming eyes will find every shrouded corner of every evil thing and the earth will melt before HIM!
Glory beyond belief! Light unendurable! The Mighty Son of God!
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning and the elements will melt with intense heat!
2 Peter 3:10-13 NASB
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