A Change is Coming
August 10, 2020
Last week the Lord took me to Isaiah 60:1-19, and I want to focus on the first two verses for a moment if I may. I want to point to two words that stand out in the opening verse: Arise, shine! There is a change coming, and it’s coming in a very positive way. I believe that this change will help improve the quality of your life until Jesus comes. Praise God!
Isaiah 60:1-2 KJV
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."
Just before these words were spoken in Isaiah you can look back at Isaiah Chapter 59:9-10 and see that Israel was facing very dark times. It was a time when life was filled with a strong sense of hopelessness. It did not mater if it was at noon day or in the middle of the night, they groped through life like blind men in desolate places. As Isaiah said, they were "like dead men."
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Do you understand what He is saying to us today? Even in the darkest of times, we can arise, and shine for the glory of God has risen upon us. Darkness is being forced to lie down, right now!
Both words, ARISE and SHINE, reveal to us a change, or improvement, of life for us. Read Jeremiah 29:11 and 3 John verse 2. We will look closer at these two words starting in tomorrow's devotional.
Father, thank You for Your life sustaining words that help encourage us and exhort us in better preparing us for the glory of Your coming as we walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen!
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.