Isaiah 60:1-6 “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth. And dee darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.”
If ever there was a time for the church to rise, it is NOW. Fear, loss, depression -darkness is covering the entire world. We need to be told our ‘light has come’ because we are not aware of this. Faith accepts as reality what the Word says, not looking at circumstances. The glory of God is upon the church right now! God has a ‘BUT’ for every negative situation.
The global recession, job losses, housing loss, all contribute to darkness in peoples lives – So this becomes the church’s greatest opportunity to ARISE & SHINE. The Lord will arise upon those who have ‘risen & shone’. His glory will be SEEN upon those people who ARISE & SHINE.
The church is a place of 1) Rising – people elevate in life. 2) Shining – it’s light and bright. 3) Glorious – the magnificence of God is in His House.