BIBLE READING: LUKE 1:79; ISAIAH 42:6-7; ISAIAH 49:8-9
The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Genesis 1:2-3(NKJV).
When God wanted to create, the first thing He introduced was Light. He took care of darkness. The Dominion of darkness is what must be resolved before things can get better. Illumination means the action of supplying or brightening with light or the resulting state.
The Word of God is the Source of Spiritual Illumination. (Psalm 119: 105) “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. (Psalm 119: 130) “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (John.1:4,5) “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
God’s people are destroyed because they lack Knowledge and it also disqualifies them and their children from being effective in God’s service. (Hosea 4:6) “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
There are many people who are saved who are doing without their inheritance.
Christianity is loaded. There is so much God has in store for us and many are doing without it. Many Believers are sick, many are poor and are living without the provision that Jesus Christ died on the Cross to purchase for us. The major reason for these issues is the Blindness of the eyes. If the devil can succeed in blinding your eye, he will prevent you from enjoying your inheritance.
In Acts 26:18, the Bible mentions 3 responsibilities for Believers as we fulfill the Great Commission:
(a) To open the eyes of people which is achieved by preaching the gospel and getting them saved.
(b) Turning people from darkness to light which is achieved by teaching believers what has been accomplished for them in Christ.
(c) To deliver people from the power of satan.
The first two issues mentioned are under what is called satanic programming and the third is under satanic power. Satanic programming is more powerful than satanic power.
When the devil wants to destroy a man he uses deception. If the devil only deploys his power he will not be able to get one percent of the success he is getting on earth. The major strength of the devil lies in darkness (deception and ignorance). The devil is an expert in mind games.
The size of your world is determined by the size of your mind and the size of your mind is determined by the quality of information in it. Behind the problems of men is the blindness of the heart that is the absence of certain Light, Truth or Revelation.
There are 3 dimensions of knowledge namely:
You can move Knowledge from information to understanding by engaging in meditation and prayers.
You can go from understanding to Wisdom through the application of Knowledge.
There are two major ways to access Divine Illumination:
(a) The Study and meditation of God’s Word. (Psalm 119:99) “I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.”
(b) Prayer. (Ephesians 1:16-17) “Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”
Time does not change things, it only reveal things. We have to radically seek an encounter with God’s Word in this season(Revelation Knowledge).
Lord enlighten my darkness (Psalm 18:28b). Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy laws (Psalm 119:18) in Jesus Name.