What if there is no light in the world? It would not be hard to imagine what the life would be like for the living things? They will all be like the blind, feeling the way with their fingers and stumbling and falling down by a small stones sticking out from the ground and being fallen into a prey for wild animals. The life would be unimaginably hard and difficult and almost impossible to live.
But according to the bible, this is the situation for the people living in the last days. Spiritually the world is in deep darkness with no light from the sun nor the moon or stars. Prophet Zephaniah prophesied about the last day:
Zephaniah 2:14 The great day of the Lord is near—
near and coming quickly.
The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;
the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.
15 That day will be a day of wrath—
a day of distress and anguish,
a day of trouble and ruin,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness—
16 a day of trumpet and battle cry
against the fortified cities
and against the corner towers.
17 “I will bring such distress on all people
that they will grope about like those who are blind,
because they have sinned against the Lord.
“The great day of the Lord” in the bible is the Day of Judgment which will take place in the last day. The prophet gives many characteristics of this day and one of them is that the day is the day of “darkness, clouds, and blackness.” Since it is dark, people cannot see things clearly and they act like as if they were a blind man.
And Prophet Joel tells us the reason why the world is in deep darkness in the last days.
Joel 2:31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
Joel let us know the reason why everything would be dark in the last days. He says that the sun and the moon will lose their light and there would no light from the sun or moon. Since there is no light, the world shrouded by a deep darkness. Everything is under the complete darkness. Since they cannot see, people stumbles, falls, are snared, or fallen into a prey for the wild animals.
The Christ Coming on the Clouds of Heaven with Great Glory
In this time of darkness, however, the bible says that God would come and bring salvation to his people by giving them light. Prophet Ezekiel says that in the last day when the world is in complete darkness, God himself would come to save his people from the darkness.
Ezekiel 34:11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 13 I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land.
This is a prophecy about the last day, the day of clouds and darkness and all God’s people got lost because they cannot see. All the people of God go scattered and they became prey for wild animals. At this moment of spiritual darkness, God said that He himself would come and save them by bringing them back to the Promised Land he prepared for his people. Then who would come and how will he save his people? To understand the salvation of God, first we should know about the one who would come to us to save us. To understand what is going to happen in the last days, let us take a look at some teachings of Jesus Christ he gave us about the last day.
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the distress of those days
“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
This is about the last day when there is no light from the sun or moon, but the world is in deep darkness and God’s people like blind men they would have been scattered and stumbling and falling. In this time of complete darkness, Prophet Ezekiel said that God himself would appear to save his people. But in the Book of Matthew, Jesus said that “the Son of Man” or Christ himself will “come on the clouds of heaven” and will save them. Through these prophecies we can see that in the last day the Christ who would appear a second time or the Second Coming Christ would appear and grant salvation to his people.
Then what does it mean, “coming on the clouds of heaven”? Will he ride on the clouds of heaven and come down to this earth? Many people says this would be the case in the last days that Christ would come down from heaven on physical clouds of the sky with his angels. However, as we have seen many times before, the clouds means flesh. Therefore, coming on the clouds actually meaning coming as man in the flesh. In short, in the last day God himself would come as man in the flesh again like 2000 years ago, and save his people and lead them to the spiritual Promised Land.
The Great Light or Splendor Christ would Bring
The Book of Revelation shows us about the Christ’s Coming and the salvation he brings in the time of darkness. What is the way he grant his salvation to his people?
Revelation 18:1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a mighty voice he shouted:
“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’
She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
3 For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
Who is the angel with great authority? All the authority, glory, and power was given to Christ and the Christ is the one who is going to come with great power and glory as we have seen in the Book of Matthew. Therefore, this angel with great authority is the Second Coming Christ. When he comes, what does he do? He “illuminates the earth with his splendor (or great light).” How can we guess the earth has been like before his coming? The earth must be in the deep darkness. In this state God’s people were held captive in the Babylon as slaves which is the place of demons and unclean spirit. Simply, we can say this place as spiritual Egypt where God’s people are kept as slaves. They have been working as the slaves of the Babylon because they cannot see or discern what kind of place they are in since there is no light. They are spiritually blind.
However, this time of deep darkness will end when the Second Coming Christ comes with great light and shines his light so that his people can see and distinguish what is good or what is bad. And through this splendor, he gives his people spiritual eyes to see the true identity of the Babylon they are in and lead them out by calling out to them, “Come out of her, my people.” (Revelation 18:4)
The Spiritual Light, the Words of God
Then what is this splendor or light which illuminates the earth and let people see and know the true identity of the Babylon? What is this light that would shine in the last day to give light to the people of God so that they could open their eyes to see their spiritual state? According to the bible, the light means the words of God.
Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
Or in the Book of Proverbs, King Solomon says;
Proverbs 6:23 For this command is a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
are the way to life.
In this sense, the sun and moon which would lose its light in the last day, which results in the deep darkness in the world are actually words of God. In the Book of Genesis, God created the Sun and the Moon on the fourth day.
Genesis 1:14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
This is not physical creation creating the sun and moon, but rather as we already know this represents the spiritual creation told in the form of parable. This creation of lights on Day 4 actually represents God’s establishing two words or covenants of God to his people. First, the less light is the moon light which represents the old covenant which was given to the physical Israelites as copy and shadow. And just as the light of moon is just a reflection of the light of sun, this covenant was not reality, but just a shadow to lead us to the reality, the sun light. The greater light or sunlight represent the new covenants which was given to the spiritual Israelites by Jesus Christ.
Therefore, the loss of light from the sun and moon actually represents the loss of the true words of God written in the Old and New Testament. Even though Jesus gave the sun light so that God’s people could see the way of the Promised Land clearly through his sacrifice, but ultimately this words of God or sunlight was taken away by the work of Satan after the death of Jesus and Disciples. The world became dark with no light from the sun or moon, hence the name the Dark Age came since it was the age of darkness without the sun or moon.
But the bible says that Christ would appear again in the last days and shine his light again. Then how would he shine his light? By bringing the words of God again and giving us the light of the sun and the light of the moon back to us.
The Second Coming Christ and the Light of Life
According to the these prophecies of the bible, the one who brings and restores all the words of God is the Christ who appears a second time as man in the flesh. Christ Ahnsahnghong came down to this earth and has shone the light of gospel by opening the seven seal of the bible and letting us know the truth words of God. And he restored the new covenant of the Passover and taught us the reality of the flesh and blood of Christ, our Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem, who also came down to this earth to give us the eternal life.
When the world was in darkness, we did not know where to go and that is why we were held as slaves of the Babylon without knowing what kind of place we are staying and what kind of destiny we are facing. But Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother are calling us now, “Come out of her, my people.” Open your eyes now and see yourself what kind of place you are in. Is there truth? Is there the new covenant of the Passover which gives us the forgiveness of sins and eternal life? If not, then what is the place you are staying in? That is the spiritual Babylon where people who have forsaken the words of God are following the commands of man such as Sunday worship, Christmas, Easter. That is the home for demons and a haunt for evil spirit. Come out of her, Brothers and Sisters and Come to Zion without delay.