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Where our God reigns.

Posted by appolus on January 13, 2021

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
(Luk 1:79)

The world is a dark place. It always has been. If you dwell in the world there are various degrees of darkness and shades of grey. Various degrees of sin and pain and tragedy that adds to the existing darkness. To live a life in shades of grey mistakenly considered to be light is perhaps the greatest tragedy of them all. There is a great light in which there dwells no darkness at all. This great light came down from the treasures of heaven to walk among the darkness of men. To lead them and to guide them away from the darkness of the sin that shapes them and keeps them from the light. To open up the eyes of the blind. There is only eternal death dwelling in the shadows. One can be found in the depths of darkness or dwelling on the outer edges in shades of grey, yet it is all the one kingdom. There is one kingdom of darkness and one Kingdom of light. Each kingdom has a king. You can only have one king. You cannot serve two kings. When you die, you dwell eternally with the king that you served here on earth.

The Lord has not abandoned us to the darkness. He came from the light of heaven and traveled to the very center of the kingdom of darkness and there confronted its king on our behalf. There He was abused, tortured and killed yet He overcame it all and conquered the power of the kingdom of darkness and took captivity captive. He triumphed and He has given light to those who dwell within the kingdom of darkness. He beckons all of them to follow Him and dwell within the Kingdom of light and of peace. He stands like an immovable lighthouse that illuminates the way for those caught up in the darkness. Though the storm beats upon and ravages the lighthouse, it cannot be moved for it stands upon and is built on solid rock. Christian, you are that light. It is the very reason that you exist. May the light that dwells within you lead many up and out of the Kingdom of darkness into the marvelous light of the Kingdom of God where our God reigns.

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