Treasures in the Darkness

The other day I was praying for a word to give and heard the words, “treasures in the darkness.” This is from a verse I heard preached in a prison years ago. We need to learn that in our darkest hour, the Lord can give us our greatest treasures. It was in the darkest hour across all time that the Father gave us the greatest treasure, His Son for our eternal souls.

Here is a portion of the word I got with some verses added:

We have this wrong idea that darkness is evil. It’s true that in the Bible it speaks of light and dark, where light is of God, and dark is the Devil. But the Bible also speaks of the things found in the darkness. The treasures in the darkness.

“And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name” (Isaiah 45:3 NLT).

The Bible also speaks that God is found in the darkest of clouds. It’s not the white clouds. A God-image is a dark and deep-filled cloud. It’s when a cloud becomes dark that it’s the fullest. The darker the cloud, the fuller it is.

“…the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. Then Solomon spoke: ‘The Lord said He would dwell in the dark cloud’” (1 Kings 8:10-12 NKJV).

As Jesus hung there on the Cross the lights were turned off. The angels stopped singing. Heaven held its breath as Jesus breathed His last. Treasures in the darkness.

“At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli,lema sabachthani?’ which means ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?’” (Matthew 27:45-46 NLT).

There’s a price for what you’ve done wrong. Glory to God that Jesus paid that price. Don’t ever forget it cost Him everything. Not just His life but His dignity. He was shamed. Don’t ever forget that. Treasures in darkness.

“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2 NKJV).

No matter how dark the times are that you’re going through yet the Lord God is with you. He is there to comfort you. He is there to hold you. He is there to help you through it. Treasures in the darkness.

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me” (Psalm 23:4 NLT).

The treasure is there even if you can’t see it. You just have to trust the Lord for it. That in the darkest of times, He is with you. He is right there. You don’t need to worry. You don’t need to be filled with so much sorrow. But only ask the Lord, what would He have you see in the darkness?

It was in the dark when Mary first discovered the tomb was empty: “Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance” (John 20:1 NLT).

Sometimes it’s in the darkest of times where you will come to know the Lord the deepest and the most, and that’s a treasure. It’s those things that bring us to our knees that pull us ever closer to a God who can help us. Treasures in the darkness.

“So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven’” (Exodus 20:21-22 NKJV).

Sometimes He will allow a circumstance that we would seek His help. Because when things are going good, we don’t seek God as much as when things are going bad. Consider that is why He allows them. Treasures in the darkness.

Even the return of Christ will be in the dark: “The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:20-21 NLT).

My prayer for you on this Resurrection Sunday is that no matter what dark times you may be in, that you will see the bright and shining light of the risen Lord, Christ Jesus. That His glorious hope would fill you and bless you from today and going forward into all of eternity.

“And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name” (Isaiah 45:3 NLT).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius


5 thoughts on “Treasures in the Darkness

  1. Thank you so much.. my husband of 30 years passed last February 2020 and then lockdown here in California happened I couldn’t even have a funeral for him… this past year has been indeed dark for me… but for Father God’s Holy Spirit I would have completely lost heart…. thank you for this word today… it is soo very good to my aching heart
    Blessings Janet

    1. Hello Janet, I am so sorry that you lost your husband. I can’t imagine all you have been through. I am so glad that you have the comfort from the father and His Holy Spirit within you to sustain you during this time. I pray God would continue to help you and hold you and then use you for the plans He has before you. Blessings to you, Paul

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