TEXT: Isaiah 60:1-3
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee for, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Yesterday we found out that we’re the change that the world is waiting for. But take notice that the world is not just waiting for us, they await our MANIFESTATION. Unless you manifest as a Son of God, nothing will happen. In fact, you will he affected by the darkness that covers the people and Satan may continue to have a nice time in and around you. But when you begin to manifest, you can save the whole world.
God says arise, shine for your light is come. The eternal life that is in you is the light of the World. According to John 1:1-5, in Him (Jesus) was life. The life is called eternal or everlasting life. This life of God is what we receive when we receive Jesus (John 3:16 & 36). The life is said to be the light of the world which shines in darkness and cannot be overcome by darkness.
God is saying that you should arise and shine because your light (eternal life) has come. No wonder Jesus says we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). This is just as He was the light of the world while he was on earth (John 9:5) What is remaining now is for us to let our light so shine. The responsibility of making our light shine is ours. God has made us light and He has enough sense not to put us under a bushel. He has strategically located us to light up our world.
You are the light of your family brother! You’re the light of your office sister. It doesn’t matter where you find yourself. It doesn’t matter the evil or decadence around you. You were strategically located by God to lit up that place. They may not know it, but the truth is that if things are going to improve there, it is up to you. If premature death must cease from your family, if poverty must end in your home, if corruption must stop in Nigeria, we must arise and shine.
LET US PRAY
Thank you Father for making me the light of the World
I declare in agreement with the Word of God that I am the light of the world. I am strategically located by God to lit up the World
The light of life is shining in me. I shine in darkness and darkness comprehend me not!
I am the solution to the problems of my generation. I declare that men are coming to my light and kings to the brightness of my rising
I refuse to conform to this world. I make a change for good in Jesus Name
Father let this understanding arise in your church and cause us to take our place in your agenda in Jesus Name
We rebuke the darkness in this country and cause the Light of God to manifest everywhere through the church in Jesus Name.