Salvation is not just about Forgiveness,
nor is it just about Heaven.
Salvation is supremely about Life and Light.
Today I was thinking of the Transformative power of Light.
Salvation is a going from Darkness to Light.
We come "out of" Darkness, and "into" Light.
What is Darkness?
It is the place where everything disappears;
a place without horizons,
a place where there is no form, nor color, nor proportion,
no distance - no near nor far.
It is a place where all is an unknown, and unknowable, oneness.
Spiritual darkness in the Bible is a place of fears and uncertainties,
a place of every kind of undefined dread,
a place of the presence of evil,
a place inhabited with every negative and destructive thing of the kingdom of the enemy.
Jesus said, "Believe in the Light, that ye may be the children of Light."
Salvation is a coming into a place of Clarity,
a Place where all is clearly seen, and the hidden things of darkness can no more oppress.
Paul, the apostle, says, "Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light." (Eph. 5.8)
The Old Testament speaks of the path of the just being as a shining light,
that shines more and more unto the perfect day. (Prov. 4.18)
This is God's gift - a Place where the "more and more" is unveiled in ever greater measure.
God's gift is a path which knows no shadows,
a place where we are forever delivered from the pursuing darkness,
a place of Life, of Victory and of Rest.
Here - "my cup runneth over." (Ps. 23.5)