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The gross darkness

Posted by appolus on November 11, 2019

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.(Rev 13:7)

This scripture alludes to the darkest time of all the ages. There is a coming war against the saints and the saints are overcome. The great tribulation to come will produce this situation which is why the Scriptures warn us over and over again that it is those who overcome, who endure to the end who will be saved. Let us consider a time in history where we see such a darkness over the earth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.(Mat 27:45) From the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was a gross Satanic darkness that engulfed the world. Somewhere between three hours and four hours. At the end of this Satanic darkness Christ Himself cries out my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mat 27:45) This is not only the darkest hour materially, but also the darkest hour spiritually.

We who are alive in the great persecution soon to come, will have to face this same kind of Satanic darkness, a period of time where it appears that we have been abandoned by God. It wont be for a few hours, it will more than likely be for a few years. Think not that if the Lord Jesus Himself cried out this agonizing cry in the midst of gross Satanic darkness, that somehow we saints shall avoid coming to this same moment. This three or four hours of Satanic darkness, I am convinced, symbolically represents the time alluded to in Rev 13:7. A time, when we have, just like our Lord, been handed over to our enemies. Judgement begins at the house of the Lord.

Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.(Jer 30:10) God Himself is the affecting agent on Israel as they are taken into captivity to Babylon. The Lord says in verse 11 that I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished. If judgment indeed begins at the house of the Lord, and it does, it is necessary for the Lord to do it. Imagine if you will a a man on your street who has spoiled undisciplined children. He then comes across your children doing something wrong and he severely disciplines them. He who does not discipline his own has no authority to discipline others.

God is not like men. He does discipline His children. He scourges those He loves. And so we see in Jeremiah chapter 30 that even although His children are going into captivity, He has not forgotten them. Even although they deserved punishment, lest they lose hope in the midst of their captivity,God promises them that He would save them from afar. At the end of the gross darkness on Calvary, the Lord cries out to God once more and He says “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” You see, He now addresses God as Father. The doubt is gone, the victory is won and the intimacy has returned. We too shall be driven into the deepest intimacy we have ever known as we pass through the valley, the deepest darkest valley ever known.

4 Responses to “The gross darkness”

  1. Shannon said

    The Lord spoke to me about 2 weeks ago while walking in the evening. He told I must start training, the darkness is coming. He repeated that the darkness is coming several times, and my heart was completely enveloped in an agonizing grief. The grief was so heavy, I bent forward as I walked and tears began to stream down my face. I tried to compose myself as I walked, was grateful it was dark outside. I have been waiting to hear from the Lord for ten years about this training, I had a powerful conversion and the Lord told me I was going into a war as a soldier. I have been through some unthinkable battles since He redeemed me, but I’ve known all along that those past events were just the foundation for the ultimate battle field. The coming darkness brings a terrible grieving for all of God’s creation, as if the earth will be like a black and white film, everything lifeless and empty in spirit. Yet most people won’t recognize it. It’s so terrible, just terrible. The Lord said it again today while I was mopping up the mud on the floor at work- The darkness is coming,don’t ignore what I’m telling you. I had to contain myself and told the Lord that i would meet with him tonight in prayer. When I checked my email and saw A Call to the Remnant’s post for today, my spirit within surged, and I knew that the Lord confirmed his word to me. Thank you for being such a willing servant of our mighty and majestic King of Kings. We who are chosen and honored to serve such a magnificent Lord will shine for God’s glory. God bless you.

    • appolus said

      Amen Shannon, amen God. God is a confirming God and the darkness is coming and the only light there will be from the saints who have oil in their vessels………………………bro Frank

  2. Robert Price said

    Hello Brother Frank, the Scripture speaks about the removal of the one who now restrains the evil one. If that one who is removed is the Holy Spirit, in what way does this removal figure into what you have written ? What I’m asking is that for the saints, what does that removal look like? The implication of your message is that the saint during this time of darkness where the evil one has greater impact and freedom will feel forsaken and alone from God. Is this removal of the Spirit at this time a part of that? I’m in agreement with what you are saying. I’ve often wondered what happens between the Spirit and the saints functionally during this time when darkness seems to reign for a “moment”. Is it just a period of the saints feeling forsaken during the Spirit’s “removal” or is it also a removal of spiritual power, etc. in the saint? Any thoughts?

    • appolus said

      HI Robert. Here is my thoughts on 2 Thess 2;6-7. He who now restrains, I believe, is the conscience of men. When the time comes, when the world is in a reprobate state as in Romans 1, and they are given over, that giving over is the searing or the losing of their conscience. At some point after most of mankind has taken the mark of the beast, they will come to know that they are now irredeemable, that there is literally no hope for them, they are, for a certain, going to hell. This is when hell on earth will be at its greatest, this will be the gross darkness of the sixth and the ninth hour that Jesus suffered on the cross. They will set about to kill every saint on earth and if the Lord does not shorten those days, there would not be any saint left. This is when Christ comes back…………………….bro Frank

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