Carry The Light
'Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 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. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.' ~ Isaiah 60:1-3
I love listening to stories from my grandparents, my parents and persons who are older than me, as they reminisce about growing up in Jamaica in the "ole" days, especially if they grew up in the country. One of the things I use to love the most about visiting my grandparents in the country as a little girl was drawing water from the well. You would take the empty bucket that was tied to a rope and lower it down into the well. Then you would make sure that it was full by moving it around with the rope it was tied to until the bucket was full, then pull it up.
As I reminisced on this particular memory, the Lord brought my attention to the fact that in order for the bucket to catch and carry the water, it had to be empty!! Trust God to give us a revelation out of anything, including a fond memory. As the word of the Lord continues to burn within me, I couldn't help but think about how the analogy of the empty water bucket ties in to us His people fulfilling His mandate for 2022. If we are to Carry the Light, then the Lord was clearly revealing to me that we first would have to be empty! Empty of self, empty of vain ambitions and our will, just EMPTY!! Only an empty vessel can be used by Him!!
The scripture Galatians 2:20 immediately came to mind:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." KJV
Jesus Christ is THE LIGHT of the world, the LIGHT and LIFE of men. When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, we die and Jesus Christ now lives in us. Our body now becomes the house of the Holy Spirit for Him to not only dwell in, but for Him to move and use for the purpose, glory and the will of the Father. That sounds very much like being emptied to me. This has always been the clarion call for those who follow Jesus.
Romans 8:29 says:
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." KJV
We are living in a time in history where gross darkness covers the earth and not only the
earth, but the people. Evil is being exalted as good and good is being called evil. We are also seeing the true followers of Christ emerge and the Harlot bride is being exposed. A clear line of demarcation is being drawn by the Father Himself. ( See more in my video below)
Now more than ever, the light bearers must ARISE and shine brightly than ever before. We have a promise that although there will be gross darkness, the glory of the Lord will arise upon His people. THE TIME IS NOW!!
The Lord is moving powerfully by His Spirit and these are the days of His power!! I URGE us to drop every weight and unclean thing that so easily besets us and FOCUS our gaze on Jesus, being steadfast and not looking to the left or to the right. I URGE YOU!!! The King is coming!! Are you ready to stand up and be counted. Beloved, arise and Carry the Light!!
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD , as the waters cover the sea.” KJV
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your kindness and tender loving compassion towards your people. I know that there are times when we get distracted and discouraged but I thank you for your word which is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Father I pray that we would return to our first love and that we would store up oil in our lamps, trim our wicks and that we would burn brightly for you. Lord I pray that we would be unified and be one as you and the Father are one. Holy Spirit of the Living God, may the spirit of boldness come upon your people in this hour in the name of Jesus!! Precious Lord, we thank you that you love your children with an everlasting love and you will never leave us nor forsake us. Grant us your peace and pour out your Spirit upon us a fresh. In Jesus Mighty name! Amen!
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