Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. – Isaiah 60:1
Looking at all the darkness (wars, lack, insecurity, joblessness, failed relationships, wickedness, etc.), in the world today, it is safe to say that Isaiah’s prophecy is already taking place right before our eyes. However, there is an assurance in this prophecy for the believer; which is, “The Lord will arise over you and His glory shall be seen all over you.” This means that, regardless of the darkness that covers the earth or the deep darkness over the people, you will always shine because of the glory of God that lightens your path. In other words, you have a God-given covenant of exemption. You don’t have to partake in the evil happening around you. You can be in a desert and have water; you may find yourself in a war-torn zone, yet escape with your life, and when ‘there is a casting down for others,’ for you, ‘there shall be a lifting up.’ (Job 22:29).
By this prophecy, God is saying to you that, His light which represents revelation will arise upon you so you will not grope, or no longer grope in the darkness that is in the world. This light will give you direction, it will lead you in the right way, and it will show you the right doors to knock on which will bring you success.
Light is also illumination. In light, what has been concealed is revealed. This means, as a result of this light, you will see opportunities you never saw before; and you will see the next thing to do that will take you forward in life.
Lastly, because of the light of God upon you, people who never saw you before will also begin to see you. Where life’s troubles have concealed you, this light will expose you to your helpers. Where you have been in obscurity, this light will put you in the spotlight. People will begin to consult you; they will begin to seek you for the solutions you can offer, and every gloomy situation in your life will be reversed to joyfulness because of is the light of God upon you.
According to Psalm 112:4, “Light arises for the upright in darkness.” So, don’t be fazed by the darkness; it is your season for light, and I pronounce the light of God upon you and your family in Jesus’ name. Arise and shine!
+ Thank God for translating you from darkness into His marvelous light.
+ Declare over the areas of your life, where you want the light of God to take you from obscurity to limelight.