I will sustain My people during the dark times, and I will light their paths through the night. I will make a distinction between them and the world as the church shines brightly like stars against the backdrop of thick darkness. I will keep their candles burning, and they will glow with My glory as they spend time in rich fellowship with Me. I will saturate them in the oil of joy that will keep their lamps burning through the late watches of the night.
The church will become more visible as the landscape of the world becomes darker. They will be as burning ones who are filled with hope, peace, and authority in this time of uncertainty. Many who have been desperately searching for solutions to the world’s problems will be drawn to My glory and goodness.
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.Psalm 18:28 (NIV)
Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the LORD rises and appears over you.Isaiah 60:2 (NLT)