I saw this scripture this morning, and could not remember ever seeing it before. But I was struck by the significance of this for those of us who are prepping in obedience to the Lord's direction to "get ready". Since I fully believe the Word when it says that God never changes, my favorite saying is "if you want to know what God is going to do, look at what He's already done".
So when read that the land was covered in such a thick darkness that no one moved for three days, I immediately thought of several ways in which our land could be covered in a "thick darkness":
- Symbolically the darkness of unrestrained sin
So what's the significance for us today? Is it possible that in the event of a massive power outage, such as an EMP, that there will be some Believers who will have a miraculous power in their homes? That while their neighbors have no power, they are able to flip the switch and somehow have power? In our human understanding, we might say "No"...however, I believe it is entirely possible...afterall He's done it in the past.
Or is it a symbolic meaning? That as sin increases and becomes more and more oppressive, that as Believers we will have the Light of the world, Jesus Christ, providing light in our lives? That's already the case, isn't it? While that's miraculous, that's not a visible light.
No, I really believe that we might want to take a relook at some of the amazing miracles God performed on behalf of His people throughout both the Old and New Testaments. Here are just a few, off the top of my head:
- During the 40 years in the desert, shoes did not wear out
- Water in the desert
- Light in the darkness
- Paul and Silas freed from jail
- Jesus' feeding of the 5000
- The cruse of oil that didn't run out for 3 years
- Three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace
- Daniel in the lions' den
- A prophet being fed by ravens