Jesus, his life, death, resurrection and ascension really happened in time and space. It is the most documented Historical fact in the ancient world.
Yet people choose to ignore the facts and choose not to believe. In fact people are so busy in their daily lives trying to build their mini empires of things, things that they will leave this world without; that they will not even take the time to understand the God/Man who came back from the Dead.
This darkness is not a physical darkness you can see, but darkness of the soul and mind causing us to see life through a mirror dimly. God has said, the time will come when we will see everything that is wrong become right and what is right become wrong. It refers to a moral decay, whose time has now come.
In the Judeo/Christian Bible the God who created everything provides us a summary of mankind’s history …past, present and future. It represents man’s beginning as a corporeal being to his becoming a spiritual being that will live forever.
Genesis 1 & 2: God created all things and established His
Authority over all mankind and His creation.
Genesis 3: Mankind rebels against Gods Authority.
Gen. 4 – Rev.: God moves through history to re-establish
His Authority over all mankind.
That history includes the pre-flood era. When mankind walked in such darkness, and Sin that God chose to destroy all mankind except 8 people. When the Book of Revelation mentions “and the Sea will give up its dead”; I believe it is referring to pre-flood humanity.
The Book of Revelation speaks about the destruction of mankind again. This time it will not be by water, but by fire. But instead of only 8 people surviving, God in His mercy and grace has spared a Remnant of people throughout history, billions of people throughout time that will inherit eternal life in heaven through faith in his Son. God has given us the equation to understand the difference between the Few who are saved and the Many who will perish. The Lords Salvation Equation is 1/3 will gain Eternal Life and 2/3 will gain Eternal Death.
The book of Zechariah makes it clear that only 1/3rd of the nation of Israel will “look up and cry out to HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED” and be saved. While the remaining 2/3rds will follow the Anti-Christ, the False Messiah down into Hell.
Zechariah 12:10 “ I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It will come about in all the land,” Declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it. I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’
Who but God could have come up with it…. GOD BECOMING A MAN …so HE could rescue some of us. “Some of us”, because His word tells us there will only be a Remnant (a few), who will take HIS outstretched hand and be saved.
Darkness fills our time but we wait for the Glorious day when time is no more and the Dawn of Eternity will break.
We wait patiently, in peace of mind and heart, able to Stand Alone in Faith awaiting our coming King….because we believe that the Bible IS God’s Word…and God never lies!
Are you part of the 1/3 Remnant who have been Born Again and have Eternal Life? Or have you chosen to be part of the 2/3 that will have Eternal Death? The paradox is that the CHOICE is yours…God will only confirm YOUR CHOICE in the end.