The darkness cannot contain the Light

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

John 1:5 ESV

Life's greatest struggle with death took place in the space of a few decades when God entered man's world in the likeness of sinful flesh. The combined fury of the demonic host sought to overcome the lamb, but even death could not hold him. Given every advantage to prove God's love fraudulent the enemy failed and by so doing sealed his own fate. Jesus perfect life and selfless death reclaimed this lost world and signaled the hope of a new heaven and new earth.

The enemy of our souls has long been working to engulf our planet in total darkness. But try as he might he has been unable to stamp out the light of life now shining through the faith of the redeemed. Heaven has successfully maintained a presence upon the earth in the lives of God's children. Though dimly burning at times the light has never been overcome.

After gaining control of earth on that fateful day in Eden the deceiver sought to instigate hatred and contempt through characterizing God as a harsh and exacting deity. The oppression such a concept of God brought to the earth was devastating. 

          But truth was not left to languish indefinitely. With the light of the reformation God again began advancing a true knowledge of himself in the earth. Mercy's final appeal will be attended with such power and clarity that every last child of God will discern it and step clear of evil's demise. All who are willing will be delivered from the confusion which has enshrouded God's true nature from the fall until today.

         Even now the light is advancing through clearer revelations of the author of life. Men and women from every nation, tribe, tongue, and people are awakening to the possibility that God is infinitely better than they ever dared dream. The world is full of hungry people looking for proof that such a God exists. May we join the hungry in tasting and seeing for ourselves just what kind of a God it is that offers us life in infinite abundance through a relationship with himself. 

Still Seeking His Face,

Pastor Andrew

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