Rev. Wayne Sanders
Arise, Shine: Part 1
August 11, 2020
Any time that we move from darkness to light we are going to see a great change. I have repeatedly said this all throughout this year of 2020, that our vision is being restored to us who are believers. The Bible says that the enemy has blinded the eyes of the unbelievers.
2 Corinthians 4:3-5 (NKJV)
3 "But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4 "whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
5 "For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake."
Praise God! We are no longer blinded by the god of this world, and this should cause a great shifting to happen by us from being idle to going into action. We should rise up and come alive out of the grip that death had on us through the glory of God shining through us.
We have no light of our own. The light that is in us originates from God. Here is the definition of “Arise” found in the Pocket Oxford Dictionary: to “originate, result, come to one’s notice, emerge, or to rise, especially from the dead or from kneeling.”
Thank You, Father, that although we can do nothing in our own strength, we are equipped to rise up and stand before the circumstances that hover over us at this moment and be an overcomer. I praise You, Father, for making the darkness bow its knees, and then fall on its face as it slithers away from Your glorious light. You are our confidence, and you maintain an alertness in us to pay attention to the important details that come to us on a daily basis. Help us to continually be a light in the world. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.