“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1
We are at a place today in which the Holy Spirit is opening our eyes to the reality of many truths in the Word of God. He is delivering us from the traditions of men and doctrines of demons. He is helping us to refine our prayer lives and become accurate in the Scriptures. Most of these things have to do with the authority that God gave to man in the Garden of Eden and especially now, the authority that has been given to the body of Christ. One of the major areas that we are seeing and that we will see more clearly as time goes on has to do with the areas of revival and outpourings of the Holy Spirit. For so many years and for so many people the thought has been that revival and outpourings will come as we pray for God to release something that He “seemingly” is holding back until we get enough prayer mustered up to where He says, “Ok, I’m releasing My Spirit.” We must realize that His Spirit has already been poured out into the earth and the responsibility for manifestations of His Spirit is now in the hands of the Church, the body of Christ. This Scripture tells us that we are to rise up and shine because our light has already come. Other Scriptures also bear this out. We are to pray in the Spirit, pray the prayer of intercession for others, binding the spirits of darkness and releasing the light of God into the lives of others, and then let our lights shine so that others will see and experience through us the glory of God. We all are a vital part of this and the time has come for us to renew our minds to these things and become accurate so that we can properly function in the light of the Bible.
Scripture reading: Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 3:8-11; Philippians 2:13-16