After all the Great I Am had done for them, once again, they were sent into captivity. Heaven went silent.
Assimilation and annihilation seem to be Israel’s end. But God is faithful to His Word. He is the Covenant God and will not relent. He does not leave—we are the ones who go astray.
The light had gone out in the Temple and they once again found themselves oppressed and ruled by that which cannot comprehend the light: the world. The result of this loss of light was a darkened condition:
- Listening but no understanding
- Looking but no perception
- The heart becomes dull, no response
- Ears barely can hear
- Eyes become closed
This is what happens when the world begins to make its way into our lives, as we begin to be assimilated and stray from the path God has set for us. When the word does not light our way we begin to wander and lose our way. Once again, It takes the light of Heaven, God’s great mercy, to bring the conviction of the Holy Ghost touching our dull hearts.
More of Jesus is more light. The more of His light brings forth the fountain of life and life more abundant. A spring, not a well, but a continual, everlasting flow. Not running out.