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I will give you the treasures of darkness.

Posted by appolus on November 26, 2014

I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. (Isa 45:2-3)

In the life of each saint there are crooked paths. There are gates of brass and there are bars of iron. The saint knows that the path that she or he has been called to is narrow and difficult. He takes up his cross each day and he dies to himself and to this world and to the flesh. In the midst of this dying the Lord is slowly revealed. What is working death in our flesh is by the same token releasing spiritual life. Isn’t wonderful that God is working on our behalf and has promised to us that He will straightened out the crooked path. When life seems to take us down a road that seems impossible to navigate, God promises that He has gone before us. There are no surprises to God, He is in it all and we will overcome because He has went before us. The greatest example of God going before us is exemplified in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Each saint will also encounter gates of brass and bars of iron. These will be specific situations that requires the hand of God to overcome. In the flesh there would be no solution but by the hand of God these ” gates of brass,” and ” bars of iron,” are broke in pieces. And so we are able to continue our journey down the same narrow, seemingly crooked path which the Lord is actually straightening out by going before us. Now just as the individual saint has to encounter crooked paths and gates of brass and bars of iron, so does the Body of Christ as a whole. It also has had a journey, it also has encountered many difficulties and a seemingly crooked path. It has encountered gates of brass, seemingly barring the way forward, yet the same promises made to the individual saint has also been made to the Body of Christ, praise God. He is working, always working on our behalf and He never sleeps. We can call upon Him night and day for we can be assured that He is with us and has went before us.

Now, in every situation faced by the individual saint or the Body of Christ as a whole, there is treasure promised in the midst of the darkness of our obstacles. In fact, the greater the darkness, the greater the treasure. For the Lord raises up a standard when the enemy comes in like a flood. So, when darkness threatens to overwhelm or consume us, we have this promise that the light of God would come to our rescue and overcome the darkness. What is this treasure that is promised?

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.(2Co 4:6-7)

The treasure of God is the light that shines out of darkness. Imagine being consumed by total darkness and crying out to God and suddenly a light appears and it reveals the face of the Lord Jesus. And as we keep our eyes upon Jesus we are filled with the knowledge and the glory of God. 11 Cor 4 goes on to talk about being troubled on every side but not distressed. Being perplexed but not despairing. Persecuted but not forsaken, cast down but not destroyed. Brothers and sisters, can I suggest that the Body of Christ is about to face being troubled on every side? It is about to be persecuted as it has never been before. It is about to be utterly confused as to what is going on. It will seem that is has been cast down and that it will certainly be destroyed.

No, it will not be destroyed. The gates of brass with its bars of iron which make up the gates of hell will be broken in pieces and cut to shreds by the mighty hand of God. We must stand fast in the sure knowledge that God has went before us and that God knows and never sleeps. We must cry out to God for the treasures of darkness. The greatest darkness that man has ever known is at the door, it surely comes and there is no stopping it. It will engulf the world and will come against the Church of God with such a fury as has never been seen before, indeed if God will not shorten the days that are soon to come then there would be nothing left. Yet, by the same token, the greatest light that man has ever known shall shine out of this great darkness. The ultimate irony is that the very power and fury and darkness of the enemy, who unleashes everything that he has, is actually the secret power of the saint for it demands of the saint a complete dependency upon God which then unleashes the treasures of light into a dark world.

We know that Jesus is coming back for a pure and spotless bride. The purification of the Church, although already achieved by the death and resurrection of Jesus, will be fulfilled by the second coming of Christ and the culmination of all things. The intensity of the darkness will separate and refine God’s Body. Just as the darkest day in history brought forth the greatest light at Calvary, so the darkest day for the Body of Christ will bring about the greatest treasure that the Church has at its disposal. This treasure is the light of God in the face of Jesus. Where is it to be found? In the midst of darkness in earthen vessels.

Brothers and sisters, you are those earthen vessels. Within you lies the greatest treasure that exists. It is the light of the knowledge of the glory of God. In this world, men treasure gold and silver and diamonds. There is a great cost to extracting them from that which contains them. Yet, men are willing to go to almost any lengths, literally move mountains and cut into the earth to recover this treasure. Will you allow God to reveal the treasure that lies within you? Jesus willingly went to Calvary to reveal the love and the glory of our heavenly Father. Will you willingly allow yourself to be broken and poured out so that the treasure within you will be revealed to a dark world? So many saints down through the ages were willing to do just that individually and sometimes groups. Now the time is upon us, the end of all ages, and God is calling the Body of Christ as a whole to allow itself to be separated outside the camp, to be broken and poured out for His name’s sake so that the glory of God can be revealed. And as we stand as one and the glory of God is revealed then the world will know that God truly sent His Son. And then the Son shall come in all His glory with the saints in the sky and every knee will bow, of those in heaven and earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

6 Responses to “I will give you the treasures of darkness.”

  1. I literally just sent an email regarding this topic. Even quoted “..crooked paths straight…” Feels like a confirmation.

  2. KMH said

    Welcome back Brother Frank!
    Hope your trip was a blessing to all!

  3. Mal said

    This is a mighty word brother!

    “He that hath the key of David…..” Rev 3 v 7

    Every blessing

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