For Your Dew O Lord Is a Dew Of Light

When Israel wandered the desert in those forty years, God fed them mana, which descended in the dew of the morning. Every morning Israel would wake up to the dew of that new day filled with sustenance for them. It reminds me of the Prophet Jeremiah’s words: It is because the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not; they are new every morning; great and abundant is Your faithfulness (Lam. 3:22-23). Israel experienced the richness of God’s dew every morning when receiving their sustenance from heaven; they also experienced renewed faithfulness, and compassion. Poetically, the psalmist expressed dew as dew of youth: In holy array, from the womb of the dawn Your youth are to You as the dew (Ps. 110:3b). Dew is symbolic of new things, as it arrives with the dawn of a new day. Moses, the man of God used the word dew to symbolize fertility when blessing Joseph in Deuteronomy 33:13: And of Joseph he said: Blessed by the Lord be his land, with the precious gifts of heaven from the dew and from the deep that couches beneath. And in Zechariah 8:12, the prophet speaks of dew in terms of prosperity: For there shall the seed produce peace and prosperity; the wine shall yield her fruit and the ground shall give its increase and the heavens hall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things. Dew is a symbol of spiritual blessings In Hosea 14: 4-5 we read: I will be like the dew and the night mist to Israel; he shall grow and blossom like the lily and cast forth his roots like Lebanon… A small word with such broad meaning, dew opens our understanding of its resource and benefits we were not aware of.

But the most important meaning of dew is the one embedded in the word resurrection found in Isaiah 26: 19: Your dead shall live; the bodies of our dead shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For Your dew [O Lord] is a dew of light; and the earth shall cast forth the dead. This is related to the resurrection of the believers in YAHSHUA who will experience life (dew of light) with YAHSHUA forever more.  As the apostle John said, we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He is (I John 3:2). That is the time when death will be swallow up [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces… (Isaiah 25:8a). Paul echoed these words many years later saying, And when this perishable puts on the imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts on freedom from death, then  shall be fulfilled the Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up; O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?  (I Cor. 15:54-55). In Daniel 12:2 the Prophet Daniel makes the distinction between the two resurrections that will take place: And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some to everlasting life (the dew of light) and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence.

YAHSHUA taught about the two resurrections in John 5: 29: Do not be surprised and wonder at this, for the time is coming when all those who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, and they shall come out- those who have practiced doing good to the resurrection of life (dew of light), and those who have done evil will be raised for judgment. YAHSHUA said, Blessed is the person who takes part in the first resurrection! Over them the second death exerts no power or authority, but they shall be ministers of God and of Messiah, and they shall rule along with Him a thousand years (Rev. 20:6). The dew of light will take place in an instant. Fast, very fast! Even nature, in their frail state, knows about it and waits with anticipation for the dew of light to happen when God’s sons will be revealed, for when this happen nature too will be set free from the bondage of decay. The dew that will bring life to those who died in Christ is a dew that will sparkle resurrection all over the world. The entire world will experience sparkling life through the universal resurrection of all God’s saints. The sky will light up with life, as they will be taken up to heaven to meet with their Savior and Lord YAHSHUA. Those who now dwell in the dust will sing for joy at the fulfilment of God’s promised redemption, when their bodies will take on the uncorrupted body in the dew of light, never to die. Earth will let go of God’s dead people, at the sound of His voice calling them to life; it was to this hope that we were saved. That’s the mystery Paul talked about in I Corinthians 15:51-55. Here he describes how the sparkling dew of light will happen: in a moment, in the twilling of an eye, at the last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed, for this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable and this mortal must put on immortality… Death will be swallowed up in unto victory (I Corinthians 15:52-54b). That’s God’s manifestation of dew of light in the resurrection of His saints.

We wait expectantly for that day, for in that, we, who are alive at that time, will be changed into our uncorrupted bodies, too. That’s the hope that keeps us strong amidst our trials in this world. My friend, if you do not have such hope, there is still time for you to receive it. For God so loved the world to the extent of offering His Son as a sacrifice to save you and give you the hope of eternal salvation- the sparkling dew of light. All you have to do is receive this gift and hope will be given you through faith in the Lord YAHSHUA the Messiah- God’s Son.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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