Friday, March 25, 2016

It is Darkest before the Dawn..........

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.” Matthew 27:45.

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The light of this world was snuffed out as the spirit of Christ our Lord left His broken and forsaken body.  At noon the world went dark as night and did not brighten again for 3 hours.

As predicted by the Prophets Amos and Joel:

This miraculous darkness appears to fulfill a prophecy of Amos: “On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight” (Amos 8:9). Also, the prophet Joel foretells the miracle: “And I will work wonders in the heavens and on the earth…the sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, at the coming of the day of the Lord, the great and terrible day” (Joel 3:3-4).

Solar eclipse?

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Eclipses do not last three hours.  Nor do they happen with the full moon of Passover......

And it is not just the Bible that records this historical miracle!  ((click Here to see other records)

And the curtain that separates the Holiest of the Holies, the center of the Temple where God resides,

Is torn---Top Down..........

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Why is that significant?  If torn by man it would've been from bottom up.  

This is another miracle of the crucifixion.  Not only does the spirit of Jesus leave the body, but the spirit of God leaves the Temple.   No longer is God only accessible by high priests.  He is now accessible to all.   We do not need priests as intercessors.  We can connect directly to God ourselves.   And God no longer needs a physical temple in which to reside

He now resides in each of us.   We are His Temple.  

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And if this darkness did not terrify the people of the time, the Earth shook.  

And shook violently.

Rocks broke apart, Tombs were opened.   (Matthew 27:52)

And zombies roamed the streets.........

well, sortof........ok, not even close.........

The bodies of the saints (jews faithful to God) were resurrected and were seen in the streets of Jerusalem by many.

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This miracle confirms for us that we who live in Christ, and our Jewish brothers and sisters faithful to God shall also be resurrected!

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And many, many MANY people believed that day.  

They who mocked, scoffed and scorned Jesus of Nazareth now knew He truly was the Messiah.!!

Can you imagine the stories they shared with their children?  With their grandchildren?  All that they witnessed that day?

It is my opinion and theory that sadly by the 3rd & 4th generations this was quickly becoming folklore of the old.  And over 2000 years later we are once again mocking, scoffing and scorning those who believe.

We are again in dark hours

But remain faithful, because these dark hours will one day give way to a glorious dawn............

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For more info, please visit these sites;

The Shock and Awe of Good Friday
Three Hour Darkness
7 miracles-of good friday


  1. Beautifully conveyed, Happy Easter Jen and family.

    1. thanks, Rich, that means alot! Happy Easter

  2. Happy Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Tiggerkat!

    1. thank you and God bless you my colorful friend!!