No light without the law

In the context of dark geopolitical (and obviously geospiritual) times, the God of Heaven gives a message to Isaiah for the faithful (and faithless) upon the Earth:

“And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

Isaiah 8:19-20 NKJV

Without the law there was no light. Without the law there was no dawn of hope. Without the law there was no promise of deliverance because without the law the people were without a relationship with the living God. The governing law of God was the only guarantee of a guide who had the people’s best interest in mind (Isaiah 9:6-7).

A powerful lesson shares the roots of Isaiah’s message and still resonates with true fruit to this day. If we want a hope filled light that has its source in the God of Heaven then we must trust the word that shares the origin of the trustworthy hope, for the building blocks of hope are only as strong as the foundation they rest upon (Ephesians 2:19-22, 4:4; Revelation 22:14-16).

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:16-21 NKJV)