The Sun and the moon
Isaiah 60:20 - Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
If you tell even a small child that the moon will be up during the whole day, he or she will not believe. They would think; who is this foolish person who does not know that the moon is associated with the night and the sun with the day.
The Bible in today's message talks about the moon up during the day and the sun not going down at all!
When believers read this scripture they think of the Lord as the sun. Please do not do the foolishness which many people do. It is only due to this people like the Muslims in their ignorance worship the moon; the word Allah which they claim is the creator actually comes from the name Al-ilah which is a moon god. Most of their rituals and practices also revolve directly or indirectly around the moon. They are spiritually not worshiping the moon but the mean of it and this is proved in their religious text.
The sun represents the source of light. If you read scriptures the Lord is called the Lord of Host (Heavenly bodies - stars). The Angels or Heavenly beings are compared to the stars, for the sky is compared to the Heavens - unceasing. The sun is one of the smallest stars of the universe, so that does not mean the Lord is smaller than the Angels.
The significance is not to the bodies but to the light. Life on earth exists due to light from the sun, like life exists only due to the Lord thus the Lord is the source of light like the sun.
The moon represents light which is reflected from the sun which means the anointed Men of God. When the Muslims are worshiping the moon it is not the moon which they worship, but in spirit it is their Prophet whom they worship. Therefore their religion is based on human efforts and human works.
The Lord is telling us in today's message when we come into acknowledgement of Who our God is, and who we are in Him, we will never see darkness. The Lord will directly guide us, while His anointed ones will also be there for us. All this is dependant on authority.
Do you and I know that we have authority in the Lord through Christ? What this authority means, we will only know, if we know our Lord and who we are in Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You are our Sun. You alone are light and life to us. Your anointed ones reflect your light unto us. We thank You for your light and also thank You for your anointed ones. Lord, help is to know You better and to know who we are in You, so that we do not see evening or night all through our lives...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Isaiah 60:1-4, 11-14, 18-22
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
13 The glory of Lebanon (means righteousness) shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity,
42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.
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