For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you. - Isaiah 60: 2
The prophet Isaiah thousands of years ago has prophesied about the days we are living in. There is a cover of darkness over the earth today. This is the reason we are witnessing such bloodshed on the earth as never before. Sin is seen in the open in all perversion. But the greatest comfort we have is the glory of God is also visiting His people as never before.
? they say to you, "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter." Isaiah 8:19, 22
Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
The reason for the darkness covering the earth today is, people have neglected the one and only true God and have turned to necromancy, occultism, witchcraft and many such things. There is a rising interest among the people to communicate with the dead and to experience the supernatural regardless of the dire consequences. Satan has succeeded in his efforts to capsule these things in novels, music, movies and other entertainment stuff blinding the eyes of the people toward the harmful influences that occur.
The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119: 130
It is only God's word that can bring light in any situation. Apart from God's word there is no direction. Sadly people have rejected the Bible and turned to spiritists, mediums, fortunetellers, tarot card readers, and zodiac signs etc. to seek direction for their lives. They have not realized that the end is gloom and doom.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light? Isaiah 9:2
In this verse darkness signifies sin. Sin is rampant in the world today. Sin no longer is termed as sin. There is no longer any remorse for sinful acts committed. Many seek ways to justify their shameful acts and wrong doings. Hence, darkness has covered the earth and deep darkness the people.
....there is no justice in their ways.
?there is darkness! ? we walk in blackness! - Isaiah 59: 8-9
There is no justice on the earth today. There is oppression everywhere and it seems as if the wicked alone can survive in this world. The righteous, the poor, the helpless, aged, children, orphans and widows are afflicted everywhere and injustice toward them is prevalent. This also is one of the major reasons for darkness to blanket the earth.
And the LORD said, "? the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and ? their sin is very grave? Genesis 18: 20
Sodom and Gomorrah were two cities in which people had rejected God and were living an ungodly, sinful and awry lifestyle such as the one we have seen above. As a result the wrath of God was on their threshold. Darkness was looming over them.
And the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?"
?Abraham stood before the LORD. Genesis 18:17, 22
The Lord revealed to Abraham what He intended to do with Sodom and Gomorrah. It was not pleasant news to Abraham because Lot lived in Sodom. Therefore Abraham stood before God for the cities. He pleaded with God, tarried in prayer before God. The main concern of Abraham's prayer was Lot's deliverance.
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt. Genesis 19: 29
Abraham's prayer held God, Abraham's prayer put God in a stay from destroying the cities until He had sent Lot out of the zone of destruction. Lot escaped the catastrophe. And he escaped only because of Abraham's prayers and nothing else.
Yes, precious one there is nothing that we cannot achieve with God through our prayers. God never overtakes the praying person, the true intercessor. You could have been waiting long for the salvation, deliverance or healing of your loved one. You could have waited long for your financial situations to turn around. You are weary. Maybe you are on the verge of giving up. But wait! Don't give up. God will never overlook your prayers. He will remember you. He will surely bless you. He will certainly bless your dear ones. These are the days we have to be persistent in prayer. God still answers prayers. May God answer every one of your long pending petitions and requests and bring joy and gladness to your longing heart.
? Message by Bro. John Mohana Prakash B.E.,