Bright Light1 Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme? 
2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,
3 Let us break their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast their cords [of control] from us.

Psalm 2:1-3 AMP

 

Have you ever inadvertently looked into a bright light and experienced an excruciating pain that it causes?  Ever notice after that experience, that you can still see the negative effects of the light, appearing to be in front of you, long after it’s off or you’ve looked away?

I’m not a doctor. However, let me try to explain that experience. Our pupils are responsible for the amount of light that enters the eyes. Too much light causes the pupils to constrict, adjust, and allow only the necessary light. The opposite occurs, when light levels are minimal; our pupils open wider to allow more light. Essentially, the fleeting blindness we experience when we look into a bright light happens because our pupils are caught off guard, and are unable to constrict quickly enough. The effect of the light is similar to that of a film’s negative. Now if you were born after 1990, you may be lost here which can linger for several minutes after the event.

This is a metaphor of what the world experiences when the Shekinah Glory of God reflects from His chosen ones. It causes a “blindness” of their spiritual eyes. It is too bright for those in the world! Just as you and I would do naturally and shield our eyes from the bright light, so the world runs from or attempts to shield itself from the light of God.

The world (system of government and way of life for the unsaved) does everything within its power to exclude the light of God from their operating arena. Fifty years ago, Madalyn Murray O’Hair successfully argued before the Supreme Court, in Murray v. Curlett, for the suspending of Bible reading to children in public schools. This decision came one year after another landmark decision, Engel v. Vitale, which called for any prayer, which made reference to Almighty God, to be taken out of public schools.  Since those two landmark decisions, our public schools have become increasingly dangerous, our children more difficult to instruct, and the campuses have become breeding grounds for gangs, and riddled with drugs, guns and school shootings.

It is a known fact that when the element of light is removed from a space, that space reverts to darkness. The world is such a space. The fall of man in the garden was the catalyst for the dark world we now call home.  God is now, and was then, well aware of Satan’s devices. Some would argue that point, or deny the fact that the world is on its way out. 

In the cult favorite movie Gremlins, we see the effects of light being removed. Gizmo the Mogwai could not stand to be in the bright light, and would cower in its presence. He was thought to be a soft cuddly creature, but lurking under that cute exterior lie a raging monster, capable of destruction and murder.

This same attitude or character is in those that fail to understand the power of the light, and flee the power of its presence.  Jesus declared in Matthew 9:37 that the harvest is plenteous but the labourers are few; the world cannot be expected to correct its own actions and this is where you and I come in.

We, the chosen are the bearers of Gods Shekinah Glory and are expected by reason to cause a change in the atmosphere, according to Matthew 5:16. Light is the greatest power that has ever and will always exist. We are Gods change agents, our purpose is to flood the earth with his light and cause those living in darkness to receive sight.  I encourage all that read this blog to look within yourselves, too determine your station in this world; there are only two powers in this world, light and dark the choice is yours.