KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:45 KJV “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour”.
As the Lord hanged on the cross, the scriptures said there was darkness over the land, from the sixth hour to the ninth hour. In Israel there was a twelve-hour day period, and a twelve-hour night period. The day begins at Six am.(6am) and ends at 6pm.The sixth hour from our key scripture is 12 noon today’s time. The skies were darkened. This event was not a solar eclipse (an eclipse is a period that the moon comes in between the sun and the earth, making the earth go dark) of the sun. Jesus was crucified at the Passover, when it was the full moon. The full moon means the sun and moon were at opposite sides, making it impossible for the moon to come in between the sun and the earth. Secondly this darkness lasted for three hours, which is not possible for the moon to stay for such a long time between the earth and the sun, knowing the earth keeps rotating and revolving. What caused the darkening of the earth? It was obviously the power of God that caused the elements to acknowledge the dying of the Son of God.
This event also teaches us that, God never forsakes His servants in the times of crises. The Lord Jesus was bound to go through that moment of suffering yet, the father expressed His presence and control over the whole situation. Dear child of God, never feel deserted under any condition. He has said, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age. The controlling of the elements of space shows God’s almighty power. It also tells us the devil does not have all the power.
Let the experience of our Lord, inspire you, never to be worried or afraid at whatever may come your way. Isa 43:2 KJV “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. “God cannot leave you to face any crisis all by yourself. The reason is that, we represent Him and so, it is His glory that is at stake 1st Samuel 17;47. Secondly, He has assured us never to leave us nor forsake us. Go about your activities in this life always with your shoulders up, your head raised and your heart very joyful. You and God cannot be defeated
THOUGHT: ” GIVE NO PLACE TO FEAR”
1Samuel 17:47 KJV “And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands”.
Hebrews 13:5 KJV “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.