As I was preparing for my Sunday evening sermon Isaiah 30:26 took on a whole new light for me.
“Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.” Isaiah 30:26 (KJV)
I noticed that verses 18 – 26 have to do with the prophecy of the millennial kingdom of Christ on earth. It is not called that in the text, but it is speaking of a future day of blessing for Israel when they will all turn to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Messiah.
In our day we are being warned to not go out into the sunlight for too long at a time. “You can get skin cancer”, we are told; and that may be true, but look at the verse above.
I have for years thought this to be a part of the judgment to come on the earth due to mankinds rebellion against God and disobedience to His Word. However, I do see now that this is speaking of the sun being a healing agent during this wonderful time of Christ’s blessing.
Notice that it says the “Light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun”. The night sky will be so bright as to help crops grow even during the night. Also see that the “Light of the sun shall be sevenfold”. If that means seven times brighter during the day; just imagine the perfection of the sunlight during that time.
No more need to worry about the affects of sunlight, but there will be rejoicing, and healing in the sunlight.
Even in our day there is a need for the sunlight, and there has been much of it recently. Without the sun we would freeze to death, and not even exist.
Without the Son of God we would be forever condemned, and die and go to hell forever.
-Tim A. Blankenship