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Written by Erskine Hand   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 17:29

The Sun (Glory)
The Moon and Stars (Hope)
Light and Darkness (Revelation)

 

The sun: Genesis 1:16; Isaiah 60:19, Malachi 4:1; Matthew 17:2, 13: 43, 24:29; Revelation 1:16, 6:12, 10:1, 12:1, 21:23.
The moon: Psalm 136:9; Revelation 6:12 (turned to blood); Isaiah 13:10, 24:23, 30:26, 60:14, 60:20; Acts 2:20.
The stars: Psalm 8:3; Genesis 1:15-16, 136:9; Matthew 2:2-10 (represent hope and light); Job 3:23, 10:22, 18:5-6.
The light: Isaiah 60:1; Matthew 4:16; Luke 1:79; John 4:1.
End of subject: Revelation 21:23-27.

Genesis 1:14-16 and verse 4, "The evening and the morning were the first day." Many things seem to be represented in the light and darkness. "He made the stars also." The stars surely represent the hope of the saints of God, then. Darkness is covering this world not only now and throughout all time, but especially during the dark time of the law when the saints dropped around only under dim light of the moon (the law) and though the dim light of the moon gave a dim hope, it also represented light of a bright day afar. And, when the moon did not shine, and when it now does not shine, the stars shine brighter and we are not left without a hope.

During the stormy times the starts also are hidden from our sight, yet we know they are still in the heavens, which is where our hope is anchored. The law was our schoolmaster to bring us under it's dominion, unto Christ. We were still under the dominion of Christ, in bondage under the law, which was under His dominion. "The law made nothing perfect but a better hope." Leaving off the supplied words, the law did perfect what it was ordained to do, for by its divine justice being executed, it brought death; therefore was fulfilled and brought in a better hope, a new day, a brighter day, a day of the sun, a day of Glory, a day of rest, a day of peace. "Behold now the day of salvation," leave out the supplied word is.

The moon gives only enough light to grope around until morning. Only a few could see the end of that dark time. Abraham was one. "Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings" (or in His rising), Malachi 4. After the rising of that sun John saw the woman at church, the new Jerusalem clothed with the sun (Revelation 12:1). In the brightness of that sun the moon or law goes down "that which is waxed old is ready and does vanish away when a child of grace sees the great light, Matthew 4:16, Jude 14. "And we beheld his glory," (light) and then a child of grace has had that light shine in darkness. The couple inherited it not , he sees the reflection of that free light in the moon (the law); he becomes under the dominion of the moon. It rules the night; it is lesser light. He, the recipient of that true light, comprehends it not. He has the law (the moon) and is subject to it. Until that true light shined in his heart he was not subject to the law, even though he was under its dominion and in Matthew 4: these are the people divided as sitting in darkness - they see clearly when a light shines. The Sun of Righteousness , when we believe that He is risen from the law and death for us. We know that we note he is under the law or night or moon.

Sometimes the moon appears to us and we now rejoice in the holiness of that law, but rejoice that we are no longer under the justice of it, which would be death and hell. (The hope) the wise men followed the star , if we follow our star of hope it will lead us to Jesus.

 

Elder Erskine Hand



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Taken from In The Master's Service Volume 12, Number 12

 


 


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