Discipline Of Darkness
I want you to take God's precious holy word, open if you will please to Isaiah chapter fifty, and then look up here for just a moment., Isaiah chapter fifty. And if you ever paid attention to a message I want you to pay attention to this one because this message is going to deal with something that is going to happen to you if it has not already happened to you. One of these days you are going to find yourself plunged into dark, dark, dark despair. You're going to be perplexed. You're going to have problems and confusion and all of your little formulas and all of your little outlines and all of the little things that you've counted on before are not going to work. And you're not going to understand what God is up to. It will be so dark in your life, you won't even be able to see your hand before your face. You can get to the wall as close as you want and you won't even be able to tell what color it is . You are going into what some of the old theologians use to call a dark night of the soul. And you'll wonder what has happened. You wonder if God died or if you've lost your mind or if maybe the whole things is just a fairy tale, maybe there's nothing to it, you'll say what on earth happened. You'll get out all of those sermon outlines brother Rogers preached and none of them make sense and nothing will work and you will almost be at the point of despair. You'll think that God has forsaken you. I want to speak to you to day on the DISCIPLINE OF DARKNESS, THE DISCIPLINE OF DARKNESS. Take your bibles please and look with me in Isaiah fifty, beginning in verse ten. "Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness," underscore that, "that walketh in darkness and hath no light?" That is, not even a pinpoint of light, not even a ray of light and hath no light. "Let him trust in the name of the Lord and stay upon his God. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yoursel ...
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