Isaiah 60:1-3 (NKJV) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
The Light which Malachi had spoken of has come. Through him God sent His message, “But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves” (Malachi 4:2 NKJV). The Lord Jesus Christ said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12 NKJV). Jesus was the Light of the world in His first coming. And He will still be the Light of the world in His second coming. Jesus is the Light. “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people.” Jesus’ second coming, again as the Light of the world, is necessitated by the deep spiritual darkness that will cover the earth and all the people of the earth. This spiritual darkness is slowly covering the hearts of people today. In spite of the fact that the gospel has been preached in all four corners of the world, there is a wider circle of darkness covering the world today than ever before. The day of judgment is coming. The Light will expose their lies, deceitfulness, and wickedness. Judgment must precede the future blessings in Christ’s Millennium Kingdom. The Sun of Righteousness must rise over the wicked in judgment in order to bring in the Millennium Kingdom. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Light. Life and death was given to Him, and the day of judgment has also been given to Him as well. We need the presence of our Savior, our Redeemer in Zion. He will judge the wicked, and He will gather the remnant of Israel along with all believing Gentiles from afar into His Millennium Kingdom. It will be a day of great revival of the nation of Israel and believers from all around the world.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.