Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Arise and Shine


When we ARISE, we are allowing the Lord to shine and be seen as he has already done! The glory of the Lord has already arisen upon us. It's time to arise and be of strong courage like Joshua and advance the Kingdom of God! It's not time to be sitting around waiting for something to happen!

We are in a new season of advancement where the body of Christ is arising.

In that arising we are diminishing the ability of the devil to advance the kingdom of darkness!

Praise God saints! It's time to Arise!  When you arise, people will come to you. The glory is already here!  


Don't let your enemy keep you in a place of fear and intimidation! Arise, shine and proclaim with a loud voice what he has done for you! It's time to advance the Kingdom of God! Many do not advance because of fear and intimidation.  Be of good courage and take a step forward doing all he's called you to do!  God is already with us and already inside of us.

Your arising and walking forward puts fear in the devil and diminishes his work! As you arise in Christ, darkness flees and diminishes!  

People are in darkness but they see light in you!  They come to you to take part and be in the light they see in you!  All you have to do is shine! All you have to do is arise!  All you have to do is let Jesus live through you!  However, this is about more than JUST living the life.  People respond to a message heard.  Faith comes by hearing. We must be in the business of both living AND proclaiming. The gospel message was designed to be told.  

When Jesus came on the scene, those around were told to "God and tell!"

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.  2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people;  But the LORD will arise over you,  And His glory will be seen upon you. 3  The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.    4 “ Lift up your eyes all around, and see:   They all gather together, they come to you...

Like Jesus says to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your sick bed and walk," so it is time for us to get up and move forward in the Word of God!  We are not sick!

We are full of the presence and power of Jesus himself!  It's time to arise and move forward.  When we move forward, we diminish the motion of the devil. Remember, the devil can't multiply.  

That's why all he can do is try to hold people back from serving God! As you move forward and win hearts and minds for Jesus, you cut off the devil!  Praise God I want to be in the business of diminishing the devil!

Look!  God told Joshua, "Don't worry!  I'll give you the slain and you will hamstring the horses.  You will burn their chariots with fire!"  What God was saying was, "Go forward Joshua! Don't fear and don't worry!  I will make you victorious!  In your forward motion you will cut off your enemy's vehicles and you will cut off their ability to multiply! As you move forward your enemy will diminish!"  

Joshua 11:6

6But the Lord said to Joshua, Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow by this time I will give them up all slain to Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.

I could expound on what it means to "hamstring" a horse but let's keep it simple. A hamstringed horse can no longer multiply!  

That's good news!  That means these enemies would be limited in number and ability!

In that day horses and chariots were vehicles by which the enemies of Israel came against them.  By hamstringing the horses and burning tClosehe chariots, their ability to multiply and their ability to move forward was cut off!  What has God put in your heart to do?  We are to go into all the highways and byways.  These are the roads the vehicles travel.

Whatever your highway and your avenue is, use whatever vehicle you have in your hands to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ converting the hearts and minds.  

Now is the time! Now is the season! We can not take lightly or miss this opportunity to advance!

Spreading the gospel and taking over hearts and minds is the New Testament truth of the Old Testament foreshadow of taking land!  I don't want to diminish the promise that the land of Israel is also important and God does have a plan for that physical land but that's another subject.  We are to be in the business of advancing the territory of Jesus in the hearts and minds of people!  Arise and shine and do not fear. Be of good courage and rise up to become all he's called you to be! Take your place in the body of Christ and let the light of Jesus Christ, the very glory of God be seen upon you! Praise God, it's time to advance and take over every highway, every avenue and every vehicle for getting the gospel message out! Be blessed today in Jesus name! Amen! 

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