Thursday, March 22, 2012


The Mystery of Darkness

March 23, 2012

“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle,

neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light:

and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5)

The Bible reveals that “God is light, and in him is no darkness

at all” (1 John 1:5), and also that, in the ages to come, there

will be no more darkness. God promises twice that there

shall be “no night there” (Revelation 21:25; 22:5), in the very

last references to night in the Bible.

Why, then, is there darkness, and where did it come from?

God gives the answer: “I am the Lord, and there is none else.

I form the light, and create darkness” (Isaiah 45:6-7). Light

was always in and with God, but the darkness had to be

created! And, it has a purpose, serving as a contrast to the


Men and women were created to love and have fellowship

with their Creator, not as robots but in freedom. Darkness

thus served as the choice that could be made against God

and the light, for those so minded. Satan and his hosts of

fallen angels and wicked spirits have become “the rulers

of the darkness of this world” (Ephesians 6:12). The

tragedy is that ever since Adam, men have “loved

darkness rather than light, because their deeds were

evil” (John 3:19), and so have been practicing “the

works of darkness” (Romans 13:12), and deserving

nothing but “the blackness of darkness for ever”

(Jude 13).

But our Creator has become our Redeemer. He

“hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous

light” (1 Peter 2:9), paying the great price for our

redemption on the cross. The Father “hath delivered

us from the power of darkness, and hath translated

us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13);

we are now free to enter into the eternal fellowship

with God that He had planned before the world began.

We should “have no fellowship with the unfruitful

works of darkness, but rather reprove them”

(Ephesians 5:11). HMM

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