WHAT KIND OF ECLIPSE WILL WE ALL HAVE TODAY?
By Wayne Mack
“Have you ever witnessed an eclipse? The first eclipse I observed was in March, 1978. I was in seventh grade and it was during school. I remember looking out the big classroom windows at a beautiful crisp morning, when all of a sudden, this eerie darkness began to grow. My grandfather was a local dairy farmer and he told us that although the cows had just been milked, they began to come back to the barn. It wasn’t because it was time to be milked again, but because they are subject to light and to darkness, and when darkness came, it confused all of creation.
When the Lord saves you, He fills you with His Holy Spirit. God does not eradicate your human nature. He doesn’t kill the wolves, coyotes, and the predators of the night, or the works of the flesh. But when the glory of His gospel and the light of His love, His grace, and His mercy begin to shine in your life, the creatures of the night have to go to sleep; the lying spirit has to lay down; the lusts of the flesh have to leave; doubt, fear, unbelief, condemnation, all go to sleep when the light of God’s glory and his purpose comes into your life.
This is what happens when you have the courage to stand in the light. All the dark things must go away, automatically. “Greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world.” —John 4:4 Your spirit only responds to light and to darkness; it doesn’t matter what time it is; it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in church. The creatures of the night, the fallen man, only respond to light and darkness. The apostle Paul taught that things may not be unlawful; they may not be illegal; but they may not be expedient to the gospel.
When you pick up bad habits, and they begin to circle and go into the orbit of your life, they can come between you and the light. This is when a spiritual eclipse occurs. The light doesn’t quit shining, but something has come between God and you, and shadows are able to enter.
When I see some of the terrible decisions people make, I wonder, “What were you thinking?” I question how someone can do such things. Many times, these are people who have allowed the creatures of the night to stalk their souls. They have lost the ability to live in the clarity and strength of the light. Their souls have experienced a spiritual eclipse. For every man, woman, and child, the body is subject to time, but your spirit is only subject to light and to darkness.”
Today, as a nation, we are all going to experience a natural solar eclipse. My prayer is that the glory, purpose, power of God’s light and love shines on all of us, and no matter what the world does around us, we are never in darkness, because of a spiritual eclipse. Shine on us all Oh Lord with your wonderful Light…….