There is a spiritual truth: we possess what our spirits see.
Jesus asked Peter "Whom say ye that I am?"
And upon Peter's confession of the revelation within, Jesus said "I will give unto you the keys...whatsoever ye bind..loose...shall be bound...loosed".
Jesus is saying "What you see in Me I give to you."
Paul declares to the Thessalonians (2Thess 2:8) that the Lord will destroy the wicked one...by the Brightness of His coming.
It may have been Campbell Morgan who said, that before preaching on a passage he would read it fifty times seeking to understand.
I wonder if we could contemplate the word Brightness in the same way until it dawn within us as a revelation from heaven.
There is a transcendant reality in God which we must perceive if we are to live in the realm of His kingdom.
It is the Brightness of the True Light ... a brightness beyond all earthly light.
The Brightness of the One Who fills all eternity, far beyond all that pertains to this realm of shadows.
The enemy-destroying Light, which causes all to be subservient to itself.
In our world we are surrounded by gloom and we need a vision of God's Brightness if we are to know Him.
Moses asked "show me Thy glory"... not just the works, the deliverances and the manna, but "show me Thyself."
We cannot live beyond our vision, and if we are satisfied with the things around us, we will never see beyond them, or live above them.
We live in a world wracked by the forces of spiritual warfare and it is time to lift our eyes above the shadows around us.
It is time to see the Ever-and-Ever Light of the One Who will bring all to its final destination...
It is time to walk, not in the light of earth but in the light of God's Brightness.
It is time to look with wide open eyes, quickened by the God-given vision, until darkness is done away and we walk our earthly pathway in the light of His Brightness.