Isaiah 60:1 (AMPC) says, “Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.” The word Arise in the Hebrew means “appear on the scene.” And the word shine in the Hebrew means “send out beams.” Now let us super-impose the words based on the definitions; “appear on the scene and send out beams.” In other words, it is time for every Christian to appear on the scene, and send out beams of Gods love and grace in their context, amen. I strongly believe this is a prophetic word to every one of us, ‘It is time for you to come on the scene, because Gods presence and power has been revealed unto you.’ Hallelujah. Coming unto the scene in the power of God in whatever context you find yourself makes you unstoppable. Selah. Why? Because Gods light has come. Glory to God.
We live in societies, and we can see all around us poverty, lack of basic amenities, people dying and not being able to have a roof over their heads, or are being chased from their communities due to ethnic cleansing etc. The more reason my friend for us to Arise! I believe, there is a reason and a purpose why God tells us to Arise! Watch this beloved, as you take the bold step to Arise (appear on the scene), thousands, if not millions become beneficiaries of your action to Arise, and as you appear on the scene, you become the beam of light to those whom you have been called to. Hence, the Bible says, “You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.” Read Matthew 5:14 (TLB). This is an awesome scripture. Listen to what it says about you, “You are the worlds light, therefore, don’t hide it, let it glow, radiate such that people miles away can see it and be attracted to the light of God you carry. Hallelujah.
As a reminder, the Bible is our foundation and pillar of truth, therefore, when you consider the life and ministry of Jesus Christ; our model example, you will observe, wherever He went, He brought something with Him – the gospel of the grace of God, hence the scripture says, Jesus, “Full of grace and truth.” Read John 1:14 (CEV). In like manner, when we come unto the scene in any place, we are carriers of the anointing and power of God, dispensing the fragrance of His goodness to humanity.
The word Arise does not suggest passivity, instead it demands passionate action to accomplish the task God has assigned to you. This is going to get even more interesting as we dig deeper into Gods word.
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