Luke 23: 44-45 It was now about the sixth hour and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, because the sun was obscured and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”

From 12pm to 3pm there was darkness on that holy of holy days.

Know that this was no eclipse, for the Passover season was at the time of the full moon. The moon was on the opposite side of the sun from the Earth.

The prophet Amos recorded hundreds of years before that,

“It will come about in that day, declares the Lord God that I will make the sun go down at noon, and make the earth dark in broad daylight.” (Amos 8:9).

What caused the darkness?

It was the hour of the power of darkness. And God’s Judgement of man’s sin in Messiah fell due. And so the sun was obscured.

The three days of brooding darkness that hung around a rebellious people many years ago, leading up to that first Passover in Egypt, here became just three hours.

But, there appears to be an additional reason why it was this supernaturally dark, as indicated in the next part of that verse (45),

“becauseand the veil of the temple was torn in two.”

So the other reason for the abnormal darkness therefore, was due to God’s previously darkened room of the Holy of Holies, now being exposed, made open, unto all who would dare approach boldly…available because of the perfect and complete sacrifice for sin in Jeshua, now and for all time.

But only through the body broken and the shed, pure blood of He who was, and is, the Sun of righteousness.

This Sun, now having risen, with healing in His wings.

Go tell someone.

Be the light of the world.

Shine in Darkness.

Do it.

For three hours…

Three days…

Three years…

For even…

Three score years and ten.

Amen.

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