The Son is Always Shining!

by David J. Stewart

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." (2nd Corinthians 4:6)

        Most people's temperaments are affected by the weather outside.  Most people tend to feel happier when the weather is sunny and calm.  The same people may feel sad or blue when skies are overcast, or it is rainy.  Others may feel the opposite.  I myself like cloudy days.  I suppose it's because I'm more of a homebody type of person.  I enjoy being inside even more when it is raining outside.  I love the sound of the rain, especially thunderstorms.  Each person is different.  The important thing I have learned is that no matter what the skies may look like, the sun is always shining.  It is true!  The sun is always shining above the clouds.  We may not see the sunshine; but it is always there.  At night, the sun is shining on the other side of the earth.  Somewhere, at any time, the sun is always shining.

There's a spiritual application to this truth, and some very interesting things you probable didn't know.  The sun in our solar system represents the Lord Jesus Christ.  The moon represents Satan.  The Sun radiates it's own energy and light; but the moon only reflects light from the sun.  Likewise, Jesus Christ is the Light (John 8:12).  Satan APPEARS as an angel of light (2nd Corinthians 11:14); BUT, he is the prince of darkness, and an imposter.  Therefore, Satan is represented by the moon since he has no light of his own.  Satan tries to imitate Jesus Christ.  In fact, the moon is worshipped by Wiccan witches and also by Muslims in the Islam religion.  Many occult organizations, such as the Freemasons, also incorporate the moon.  The image to the left is of the Freemasonry god, Baphomet.  Carefully notice the moon in the upper left-hand corner.  The chart to the right is a witches' calendar, showing the phases of the moon.  Witches greatly revere the moon, which represents the feminine aspect of their false New Age god.  The "New Age" god is a homogenous god, a one-size fits all god, a take-your-pick type god, an undefined god--an impersonal energy force that holds the universe together.  In New Age, god is a force, and not a being.  In New Age, there are thousands of paths to "the light."  Clearly, that light is Satan.  Any light that is not the Lord Jesus Christ can only lead to Satan (Acts 4:12; John 14:6).  Also, today's Islamic religion has it's origin in ancient moon worship, clearly revealed by their required prayers 5-times a day in synchronization with the cycles of the moon.  Oh the darkness that so many people choose to walk in.  Jesus will save anybody (Romans 10:13); but few people will come to Him for salvation (John 5:40).  John 3:20 and 2nd Corinthians 4:4 tell us why.

The Devil can only imitate the Light of Jesus; BUT, he is NOT the true Light.  The Devil is a master counterfeiter, a deceiver!  The "Light" is simply another term for the Truth.  Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6).  The Word of God is Truth (John 17:17).  Satan is a LIAR! John 8:44 states, "Ye are of your father the devil ... for he is a liar, and the father of it."  Psychic John Edward's lies are of the Devil.  Psychic Sylvia Browne's lies are of the Devil.  Psychic Char Margolis' lies are of the Devil.  Oprah Winfrey's New Age lies are of the Devil.  Dr. Phil's humanistic and New Age advice is of the Devil.  The Da Vinci Code is of the Devil.  The Jesus Papers are of the Devil.  The Gospel of Judas is of the Devil.  Evolution is of the Devil.  Humanism is of the Devil.  Anything that distorts, attacks, or teaches doctrines contrary to the Word of God is of the Devil.  Of course, the heathen world laughs at such Biblical reasoning ... "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (1st Corinthians 1:18).  It's important that we continually look to the inspired Word of God for the answers to life.  Most people today look to the TV, to magazines, to horoscopes, to psychics, to heathen psychologists, to "experts" who are dumber than dirt concerning the truth, etc.  The wise believer will purpose in his or her heart to ANCHOR them self to the Word of God.  By the way, I only use the King James Bible.  All other modern Bibles have been corrupted. 

When storm clouds gather over our life--when our spouse divorces us, when our child dies, when we lose our job, when we are way over our head in debt, when a parent disowns us, when our health is failing, when we are living in physical pain, when our coworkers persecute us, when people hurt us, when friends forsake us, when someone we looked up to betrayed us, when we can't see our hand in front of our face--just keep in mind that THE SON IS ALWAYS SHINING ABOVE THE CLOUDS!  Jesus never fails!  I love God's promise in Hebrews 13:5, "...for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."  Others may forsake us; but Jesus NEVER will.  Psalm 23:4 so beautifully states, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me..."  If you are a child of God, God is with you!  Even if you've totally messed up your life, God is with you if you are a born-again believer.  God didn't say that He would never leave us if we live perfect.  No, He promised NEVER to leave us.  God never forgets that we are dust, "For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust" (psalm 103:14).  This doesn't condone sin, it just means that God never disowns His children.  Once a child of God, always a child of God!  Knowing this truth should cause us to love God enough to want to live a righteous life, to please God, and to walk closer with Him day by day.  No Christian can become closer to the Lord apart from the Word of God (John 1:1,14).  Therefore, we must live in our Bibles, thinking about Scriptures throughout the day.  If we choose to live in sin as believers, then God will judge us at the Judgment Seat of Christ one day, and we will never truly be happy in this earthly life.  Jesus never condemned anyone who came to Him for forgiveness, He simply asked them to do better in the future.  With the Holy Spirit's help, we all can do better. 

It is so wonderful to be a Christian--to comprehend the truths of God's Word, to know that Jesus lives within our heart, to know that our sins have been forgiven, to know that Jesus' shed His blood to take away our sins, and to know that one day we will be with the Lord forever.  Let us keep this truth in mind in this sin-cursed world--The Son of God is always shining!

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." (2nd Corinthians 4:6)


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