Proverbs 28:5 “Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.”
Since last November (2017) the Holy Spirit has been putting Job 12:22 and Daniel 2:22 on my heart.
Job 12:22 “He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.”
Ver. 22.—He discovereth deep things out of darkness. By “deep things” are probably meant the “deeply laid schemes” which wicked men concoct in darkness (or secrecy). These God often “discovers,” or causes to be laid bare. Dark, murderous schemes, on which lies a shadow as of death, which men plan in secret, and keep hidden in their inmost thoughts, he can, and often does, cause to be brought to light and made manifest in the sight of all.
22 A hymnic refrain is added at this point to assert that nothing can be hidden from God, not even in the deepest darkness. God reveals deep things (ʿămuqôṯ, in the plural for intensity), i.e., dark secrets, and brings to light deep darkness. The two words for darkness, ḥōšeḵ, “darkness,” and ṣalmāweṯ, “deep darkness,” stand for the thick darkness of a cave or the dead of night (cf. 3:5; 10:21). The line implies that the great leaders have been overturned because they have expected to outwit God by devising clever plans in dark places where they thought God could not see them. Nevertheless, God frustrates their mischievous plans by exposing them to the light.
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22. Referring to conspiracies which God suddenly unmasks.
v. 22 “the deep, dark things have been explained as hidden plans and conspiracies of men”
Ver. 22. “He brings forth into the light all the dark plans and wickedness of men which are hidden in darkness;” comp. 1 Cor. 4:5 [“Deep things out of the darkness, עֲמֻקּוֹת, must mean hidden tendencies and principles, e.g., those running under national life, descriptive of the profoundest secresy. These secret tendencies in national life and thought—never suspected by men who are silently carried on by them—He detects and overmasters either to check or to fulfil.”
Verse 22. The plots and stratagems of wicked men, conspiracies that were deeply laid, well digested, and about to be produced into existence, when death, whose shadow had hitherto concealed them, is to glut himself with carnage.
Verse 22 the dark things, which are being brought to light, are the schemes and ambitions of rulers and statesmen.
v. 22: He discovers deep things out of darkness. Plots closely laid are discovered and defeated; wickedness closely committed and artfully concealed is discovered, and the guilty are brought to condign punishment—secret treasons (Eccl. 10:20), secret murders, secret whoredoms. The cabinet-councils of princes are before God’s eye, 2 Kings 6:11.
v. 22 (Dan. 2:22) Hidden plots and conspiracies planned by men in secret, are brought to light and exposed by God.
There is a great move of God exposing deep darkness–corruption, conspiracies, and schemes in the US and around the world. This is exemplified by all the sexual abuse being revealed, i.e., Harvey Weinsten, Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer, Russell Simmons, Kevin Spacey, etc.
I believe the recent shake-up in Saudia Arabia was about God (using the Trump Administration) exposing the flow of money from Saudi princes to US politicians, corporations, and lobbyists in exchange for access and favors that threaten our country’s sovereignty, and the stability of the entire world.
I caution any who would put their trust and faith in President Trump (Jeremiah 17:5-8)–while the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel glorifies God, any peace plan to divide Jerusalem will result in judgment (Joel 3:2).
There is a lot going on but I believe God is raising up His people in the midst of unrest, hostility, division, and uncertainty for an extraordinary awakening and harvest of souls for Christ.
Let’s pray for every soul involved in corruption, human trafficking, and ungodly schemes; that Father God would draw them to Jesus; that they would repent and receive redemption, the forgiveness of sins. That a wave of repentance and faith in Christ Jesus would abound. Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”
Repent. Believe. Stand on truth. Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with the LORD your God.
Pray without ceasing. Position your heart with His. Align your will with His perfect will. Endure. Overcome.
Father God, Your kingdom come, Your will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Show us Your glory, O my God.
13 “With God are wisdom and might;
he has counsel and understanding.
14 If he tears down, none can rebuild;
if he shuts a man in, none can open.
15 If he withholds the waters, they dry up;
if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
16 With him are strength and sound wisdom;
the deceived and the deceiver are his.
17 He leads counselors away stripped,
and judges he makes fools.
18 He looses the bonds of kings
and binds a waistcloth on their hips.
19 He leads priests away stripped
and overthrows the mighty.
20 He deprives of speech those who are trusted
and takes away the discernment of the elders.
21 He pours contempt on princes
and loosens the belt of the strong.
22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness
and brings deep darkness to light.
23 He makes nations great, and he destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and leads them away.
24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth
and makes them wander in a trackless waste.
25 They grope in the dark without light,
and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.