Judgement Will Come
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 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. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Revival and judgment often go hand in hand. Jesus Himself said that the city of Jerusalem was judged and set for destruction, although the actual destruction took another 40 years from His pronouncement, simply because they missed the day of their visitation (Luke 19:44). He, at the beginning, and notably in the midst of the greatest revival ever, announced judgement.
Judgment will come to America, and to the world. It must. There will be great revival, there will be great turning, but not all will turn. Many, many will choose the darkness, and many, many will persecute, and turn others from the truth.
The revival fires of the church are growing, and the hunger among the people is marked. Even as throughout history, the wheat and the tares within the church are growing side-by-side. But, wickedness is multiplying upon the Earth, and that at an pace that speaks alarm to anyone who knows that such living always incurs the wrath of the Lord.
Great light will be birthed upon this nation, and many souls will stream to the Kingdom blazing in its glory, but let us never forget that many of the greatest revivals of history also were either preceeded or followed by destruction, often of a vast scale. And, as in Jesus’ case, as a direct result of it!
Darkness does cover the Earth, and it is very gross. Yet, it is not the world upon which the light will come, but upon us, His bride. Further, scripture never says that the glory of the Lord will cover the Earth as a promise of some future thing. The glory of the Lord already fills the Earth, but rather, the knowledge of it shall be known.
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Many will see, and will turn away, for the same reason that they did at Jesus’ Words.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Those who do evil hate the light, and do not come to it (John 3:20). They set themselves against it, and come together to oppose it (Psalm 2:2).
But, the Lord will have His day. And, though revival will break forth on this nation, and the world, the nations and many who are in them, will be judged as if with fire.