“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
It's so easy to be distracted by the Darkness, and it's hard to see your own light, especially when it's dim or about to go out. Prophetically, God is speaking to us today. He is saying, now is the time to SHINE! Regardless to how dim or bright your light may be in this moment, not only is God giving you permission to shine, but He is giving you the GREEN LIGHT to do whatever is necessary to increase the light within you. Don't you know that God's Glory is inside of you? We have been waiting for Him to cause His Glory to come up and out of us, to the point that it rests visibly on us. What God is emphatically saying is, If you magnify the light, He...will magnify His Glory on and in your life.
I know, we live in a world where the Church, likes fast food rather than to fast from food! The Church today, wants to feel and look like it's done its religious duty by going to church and paying their tithe, rather than allowing the light of God shine in and through them, by conforming to the will and holiness of God! The people of God are not exempt from finding themselves lost in the DARK and without the Glory of the Lord rising upon us, the darkness will over take us all!
The book of Revelation warns us to strengthen that which remains (in us) and to remember from whence we have fallen... or else He will come quickly and remove the little light we still have burning within us. The tragedy is, that we've gotten so far away from God, that it is almost impossible for us to pinpoint just where we got off track.
The only way to strengthen or increase the light that it is within us, is to SUBMIT TO GOD, and allow HIM, to remove the blinders of deception from our eyes. Because truly God's people have been HOODWINKED, DUPED (to deceive by false appearance)! And we did this to ourselves.
The minute we lost our hunger and thirst for God, the minute when we stopped putting a difference between us and the world and the minute we became complacent; our light began to diminish! I know, it's not easy to turn down the King's MEAT and the King's WINE, but we must be like DANIEL! You see Daniel, was not of the Babylonians, he just lived there because he was in captivity, although he was free to obey the LORD.
Daniel never forgot, no matter how good life was in Babylon, he was not a Babylonian. The King in Daniel's day, represents the god of this world, and Babylon - represents the world's system. The King's meat and wine represents the things in which we, KINGDOM CITIZENS, are not to partake of. What restraints have you put on yourself, so that you are not defiled by the World's "Meat"?
So ARISE and SHINE, for your light has come! Can you not see it shining through the words on this page? Let the Light of God's Word, encourage and provoke you to return to your first LOVE, YOUR HOLINESS, KING JESUS! He is the Light of all Men. Begin to fill yourself with HIM, HIS WORD and allow HIS LIGHT to increase. And began to refuse the King's meat and wine so that your light is not diminished. If you have been eating the King's meat, it's safe to say you have not been Eating God's Word.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Mat 5:16). And the Glory of the Lord shall arise upon you and magnify your light so much so that people will be drawn to the light. And Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the ABUNDANCE of the sea (Sunken treasure) shall be converted unto thee, the FORCES (Wealth) of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.