September 3, I was driving down the boulevard along the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day with very few clouds. I looked into the sky and watched the clouds passing in front of the sun, temporarily obstructing the light of the sun’s rays from coming through. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “We are in a season of a “Solar Eclipse.” I know what a solar eclipse is, but I wasn’t sure what the Lord was showing me. Is he saying that the darkness was going to overtake us and then bring us into the great tribulation? I pulled into the beach parking lot to do some research on my mobile phone.
The first thing I found was that a solar eclipse is a temporary dimming, overshadowing, or cutting off of light. During a solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the sun casting a shadow over it. It also causes the temperature to drop. There are different types of solar eclipses. A partial solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, and a total solar eclipse in which the moon completely obscures the sun. My first thought was that the Holy Spirit was showing me the signs of the end times that Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 24.
It tells us that the sun will be darkened, the moon won’t give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then I looked up the scripture in the book of Revelation chapter 8 that speaks about the fourth angel who blew his trumpet, and one-third of the sun, the moon, and the stars were struck, causing one-third of the day and the night to become total darkness. I knew that wasn’t the correct interpretation, either.
As I pressed in for clarification, the Holy Spirit gave me a revelation of His anointing that He’s placed upon believers to walk as Jesus walked in times of darkness. We are called to do the same works that He did. We have the same glory that Moses had when his face shone so brightly with the glory of God that the people were afraid to go near him. It is that same anointing that his apostles had when they healed the sick and raised the dead.
The Lord said: “As we see darkness approaching, tell the people not to be moved because just as an eclipse, the darkness is temporary and will soon pass over.” Although it appears as if we’re going from a partial eclipse to a total eclipse, do not fear the darkness. The world is about to see the brightness of His glory radiating upon the bride of Christ. We are coming into a new day where this generation will walk in His authority, power, and demonstration of His kingdom. Jesus is looking for believers who know how to dispel the clouds of darkness and release His glory in this coming season. He is raising up those who will drive out the evil inhabitants of the land and usher in His glory in the days ahead.
He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.
Isaiah 60:1–2 TPT
“Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you! Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of his glory appears over you!” “Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day.”
He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on A Word in Season