Is. 60:1-5 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
2 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.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
Time To Shine
Just like we spoke of last week...
Anybody ever been in West or South Texas in the middle of nowhere? Then all the sudden you can see city lights literally 20+ miles away?...and you start praising God cause you forgot to get gas 50 miles ago!!!
Matt. 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
The sun rises; bringing light and a new fresh day. The fresh day and its beauty is seen upon His creation.
This “arise time” on a Hill Country morning is a miracle in its own. Truly.
We have to be the “light” in this world; just like these miraculous Texas mornings.
People must see the beauty and attractiveness of Jesus IN US!! We must stand out!
“ARISE”, WE SEE “LIGHT” AS THE DETERMINING FACTOR:
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 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.
REVELATION Of JESUS CHRIST AND THE PROMISES OF GOD’S WORD IS THE KEY ELEMENT IN OUR ABILITY TO ARISE as a powerful Church Community in the Hill Country!
THIS LIGHT TRULY SHINES THROUGH US IN THESE DAYS OF DARKNESS AND EVIL. ITS THE TRUE HOPE... HOPE IN CHRIST.
WHAT IS THIS ‘LIGHT’?
2 Peter 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
EVENTUALLY DAY WILL START TO DAWN---THIS ‘LIGHT’ WILL START TO RISE IN YOUR HEART (PROGRESSIVE PERSONAL REVELATION).
His Word will start becoming a reality to you... it’ll hit you at times... “Like WOW, that made sense to me. That was some truth right there!”
AS BELIEVERS WE MUST:
ARISE = to become established---valid, proven, and fulfilled
SHINE = allow a “dawning” (daybreak) to begin in your spirit...
To welcome and reflect the light of God’s progressive revelation in your life. Allow the Word of God to change you
GOD IS REVEALING THE WORD OF HIS GRACE TO HIS CHURCH in these times we are in... He calling us RIGHT NOW!
When you start to get a grasp of the Bible, as you come hear the Word taught and read and study it on your own... a light will start to shine and people will see the change in you!
Jesus Christ will shine from your life into others, producing amazing miracles and thus fulfilling His will; true purpose in our lives!