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Darkness All Over the Land

April 20th, 2019

Darkness All Over the Land

Matthew 27:45 (KJB) Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

This onset of darkness, along with other significant events including an earthquake, made this day much different than any other day.

Why?

Because first, it was daytime, more specifically it was late morning moving into the middle of the day.

Secondly, it was in a time of Passover, a crowd of people had gathered in the area, and this event always occurred in a time of a full moon.  The moon is never naturally eclipsed in a time when it is full.

Third, no other crucifixion had brought about such remarkable darkness.

This occasion of darkness and gloom was enough for curious onlookers to know that something special was taking place.  God has supernatural power over both creation and the created, and He uses them for bringing about His plans.  This day He used nature to “speak” through a time of darkness, lasting for three hours.

There is no doubt that this darkness was supernatural in origin.  It went along with the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.  Nothing similar has ever taken place on this earth and mention of it is found recorded in the Bible and among contemporary writings penned in ancient times.

 

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