Perception gone wrong
I had to first make clear the premises upon which darkness was created before I could expand on the essence of darkness. Darkness has most often been perceived wrong, and most definitely has led to wrong assertions and conclusions concerning what darkness is, and also what darkness is pertaining to God. Darkness is perceived as an entity which an enemy of God. The idea of most people is that God is in ‘this’ limbo of misery and pain where he constantly has to deal with the works of darkness in the form of ‘unrighteousness’ and ‘manifestations of hardship, confusion or strategic works of demonic activities’. God is considered to be eternally stuck with darkness in a cycle of pain and misery.
Therefore, whenever we perceive darkness, or darkness shows up, we are led in the direction of believing that God is probably hitting himself on the forehead and saying – “Oh shoot! Not this again”. No! Not so. Let me come again, No No No!
The workings of the Holy Spirit
When darkness shows up once again in or during the activities of God, when darkness becomes manifest to conceal the works of God, when darkness once again appears; and often appears to be disrupting the plans, activities and purposes of God, let me say; it is not just being manifest to disrupt as it appears to us, it is being manifest so the spirit of God could go to work. The spirit of God broods over every darkness. You would come to understand that the presence or the entrance of the Holy Spirit brings ‘understanding’, and understanding brings ‘light’. The Holy Spirit is constantly brooding over every darkness in every form and manner of its manifestation, and he is converting them to light.
Darkness is an avenue for God to work; it is an avenue for the spirit of God to work and make the glory of the Father evident. Darkness creates a workshop for the Holy Spirit to perform his wonders and reveal the glory and excellency of God. The Holy Spirit is excited to engage darkness. In fact, the Holy Spirit is leaping for joy when he has to brood over every darkness.
As long as the Holy Spirit is brooding, there will be light. However, let me add; for the Holy Spirit to keep brooding, there has to be darkness.