“Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, (The Father of the light) in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.” ~James 1:17 ISV
I heard a preacher read this verse the other day and it blew me away. It says so much!
First their is no inconsistency in his light. No matter what direction it comes it is at a maximum brightness and so pure. There is no fluctuations or off white in color. It is pure brilliant white in every direction.
This verse also speaks of the direction, by way of the path his light comes from and therefore where he is present.
He cast no shadow for his light, his presence comes from above and below, from the left and the right, from this dimension and from others, from the natural and supernatural, from time and out side of time, and from within and without.
He is everywhere, the perfect light, the perfect presence.
There is not a speck of anything.. No micron of darkness anywhere to be found within this light except in the one place he has temporarily allowed it to exist. It’s in the heart of man and in the core of wicked spiritual entities.
But soon he will clean that one microscopic speck and his kingdom will be absolutely pure and no longer polluted by the effects of wickedness.
So if there is no shadow by his presence then darkness simply cannot exist in his presence except one.
The one speck he allows to exist would have long ago evaporated into nothingness by the power of his glory but by his grace he holds it there protected from light giving those without his light connected to darkness time to accept him before his holiness explodes with its full glory.
He holds himself, his true holiness back for you that you might still use this last opportunity to finally see his light and come to him.