The illumination of the understanding

The illumination of the understanding Gen. 1

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Then:” the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Next: “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” and God said: “Let there be light.”

So it is when God begins to restore fallen man:

“For God who commanded the light to shine out of the darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (II Cor. 4:6)

This Divine illumination is not by dreams, visions, or mere feelings, but the revelation of things to his mind and soul which have been all along in sacred Scriptures. Now the blessed Holy Spirit removes the blindfold from his eyes and opens his heart to receive the written Word. (Acts 16:14) Then He begins to powerfully apply to the mind and conscience some portion of it. The result is that the one renewed is able to say,

“One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.” (John 9:25)

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