“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it,” John 1:5.
Imagine a world where there was always light and there was never any problems of any kind.
We would become so accustomed to it, that perhaps we would take it for granted and expect that every day would be the same.
God created everything good in the beginning ,and then with the fall of man, sin entered into the world. But even before that event in time, we know of the fall of the most beautiful angel Lucifer.
“How l you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the o mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High,'” Isaiah 14:12-14.
We know that with the fall of Lucifer, one third of the angels fell with him and ever since that ancient event, they have lived in the deepest caverns of darkness hidden from the very light of God.
And yet in the beginning, if indeed we can say that there was a beginning, all was in harmony and God’s light and radiance was manifested in the heavenlies.
But evil lurked in the heart of Lucifer, because he wanted to be like God himself.
So then with the ever-present awareness that we live in a world of both good and evil, we are of course given choices.
What I am saying here is that perhaps, without the influence of evil, would we be drawn to the light?
For then would we be drawn to the Light of God without the Darkness?
Would we somehow know that the light is the light without the contrast of its absence?
I realize that these are seemingly theological concepts that are only hypothetical, but perhaps it bears examination.
We live in a world of disease, evil, and all kinds of corruption, and yet we see the higher purpose because of the higher ground of God’s light and love.
You see, we need a contrast in order to know what goodness is. Perhaps we need the night to know that the following day that the sun will rise.
We know of the story of the patriarch Job and how Lucifer came to the throne of God, and then approached Him about Job.
The enemy tried as he could again and again, with all kinds of trials and tribulations, but in the end the patriarch chose to honor God in spite of all the harrowing ordeals that he encountered.
You see, the many ordeals that we encounter in this life with its pressure to cause us to go against God, actually can drive us to His throne.
Just like gold in the furnace, the impurities rise to the surface and then in the end, it becomes the most pure and elegant of medals.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?