Shadows are the appearance of something but not the substance of it. Shadows lack weight, they lack authority, they lack power, all they have is the allusion of something, they are not the substance of it.
In the movie the Wizard of Oz, once the travelers reached Emerald City, they encountered the shadow, the allusion of something powerful and they were frightened. However, once the curtain was pulled back all saw the reality which did not in anyway match the allusion.
The Lord is about to release a storm that is going to remove not only the allusion but also the ones who are behind the curtain and when He does the righteous will be rewarded and rejoice. How do I know? Because my prayer partner this morning, Psalm 58 says so and God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19).
Psalm 58:9-11 “He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike. The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”
A storm is coming to cleanse the earth of wickedness and establish righteousness!