The dawn comes slowly. In the time of the darkest of night, ever so slowly, the horizon begins to lighten. Sometimes a dark red line appears that gradually lightens to orange, giving way to the light of day. Sometimes it is painted magnificently with hues of purple, pink, scarlet, orange, and gold. Sometimes it simply lightens to a dreary gray, but always it comes slowly.
This is the norm for revelation as well. You don’t have any idea of the depth of the darkness in which mankind is steeped. But I Am the “Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16). My light appears near your horizon to give you hope that the day will soon be coming.
I Am also the “Dayspring dawn, sunrise from on high” (Luke 1:78). I Am the light that slowly dispels the darkness. I Am that “spirit of prophecy” that Peter refers to in 2 Peter 1:19, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.”
I Am the daybreak that causes the shadows to flee away in the Song of Solomon 2:17, and 4:6.
I Am the “Son of Righteousness” that was prophesied to arise with healing in My wings (Malachi 4:2).
As the day gets brighter and brighter, the darkness loses its grip. The form that was so unclear in the darkness, or even completely hidden in obscurity, is revealed in the light of day. You hardly even perceive the gradual appearing of the noon day sun, once it is truly light. It takes hours to arrive.
The enemy of your soul wrestles to keep you in as much darkness as he can muster, but I have called you out of darkness into My marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).
In Me is Life; and the Life is the light of men (John 1:4).
Most experience revelation slowly, but because of the gross darkness that is upon the people, I need to arise upon you and let My glory be seen upon you (Isaiah 60:2 -3) so that the Gentiles, the unbelievers, will be drawn to Me.
Most revelation comes slowly, but now, in this era of the electric light, you can understand sudden revelation as though throwing a switch. Instantly the darkness disappears in the brightness of light. I am appearing to many Muslims, many pagans, many Jews, and in that instant, they suddenly know who I Am. That is how Saul of Tarsus met Me on the road to Damascus (Acts 9).
As it was on the night of My birth, the shepherds sat in the darkness when My messenger angel brought the word of My Advent, and suddenly a multitude of My heavenly host lit the blackness with their praises, so shall it be when My people arise with the high praises of God in their mouth and the two-edged sword of My Word in their hands. They will pierce the darkness even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, executing My vengeance upon the darkness that has kept them bound and those around them (Psalm 149:6-8, Hebrews 4:12). They will bind the demonic kings with chains and the demonic nobles with fetters of iron.
My people perish for lack of knowledge. They don’t know Me, the Light the world and the Giver of Life. You don’t know how much you are missing! Seek My face! Seek My face! Seek My face! The light of My countenance will deliver you from darkness to the degree that you seek My face.
In Quietness and Confidence by Sharon Buss
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