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The Shadow of God

Let the power of the sun shine over me and let me receive the benefits it gives me. Sun is God’s creation and it’s good for our body just do not overexpose. God bless everyone.

The sun has its own beauty, power, and authority.  She looks at us but we cannot look at her.  She hides her face in her very strong brightness. The sun reveals to us the shadow of God that we are made of and in His likeness which is the love of nature and all His creations. We can see the shadow of His face but we cannot touch Him; we can hear His voice through the rustling of the wind but we don’t know which direction it is coming from and where it heading.

Many are wondering why the sun is being addressed as a feminine gender and the moon being addressed as a male. Don’t think it is grammatically wrong because the gender being used for the sun is a Germanic language. If it is French it will be reverse and more romantic.

Christianity lacks symbols and if you think you found one, you can check by looking up the first occurrence in the bible. That would be Genesis chapter 1.

Genesis 1:14-19 “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”

“‘And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.’  ‘And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,’ ‘and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.’  ‘And the evening and the morning were the fourth days.’”

The sun does not symbolize anything but it defines the length of the day. The moon has its own glory, the power, authority, and beauty are beyond compare. He let us see who is hiding in the dark, he cools the night to lessen the aggressive heat given by the sun. He manages to reveal the shadow of God for us to be reminded that the Spirit of God is with us even in the dark. The moon works when we are sleeping by keeping his light on so complete darkness cannot overshadow our dreams; when we wake up in the morning we are refreshed and renewed and prepared for another good fight of faith.

Why does the sun go on shining and why does the moon calm the tides and give a rhythmic sound to help us relax and sleep better. These are all the creations of our Father in heaven. God’s love is immeasurable and He wants us to be part of His wholeness and fullness.

All of us have a task to do and I keep saying that I feel it is my assignment to share that the sun and the moon have great powers and a permanent message embedded in its existence. Let it be a blessing to you who understands.

Whoever acknowledges the Father (the LORD of Host) of His existence will receive a reward. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that He exists. Hebrew 11:6.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Highest will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1 NIV.

The shadow mentioned frequently in the Bible represents God’s protective presence in our lives: “I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand.” (Isaiah 51:16).

What is there to fear when we walk in the shadow of God’s love? When did your conscience speak to your heart having heaviness not to go to church because of the pandemic? Though the church ministers say that God will protect us, I have faith in God but are the priests/ministers telling us the truth? 

Let not your hearts be troubled to believe in God, and the Holy Spirit will guide you. Paul or St. Paul says “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Romans 13

Hebrews 10:11 “And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God”

Christians are ministers of the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ and share the Word of God to be a blessing to others. God promised that He will bless those who bless you.

To God be the glory,

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit in us. Amen

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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