Arise and Shine – 31 December 2014

Isaiah 60:1 – Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

Isaiah 60: – 10: Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion. (NIV)

It’s time to pick yourself up. In 2015, shine for your light has come.
For the glory of God has risen upon you.
Not the Shekinah glory but heaviness, meaning wealth, prosperity and integrity.
The glory that people can see.

Genesis 31:1 – And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, “Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and from that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory.” (KJV)

When you’re poor people don’t recognise you.
Your gift will make room for you and lead you before great men.

Isaiah 44:26 – That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

God wants glory to rest upon you. Some of you in March next year will have your own franchise.
The very thing you’ve been looking for will come knocking at your door.
God wants to bring to Christians because pagans with money lack respect.
You must replace pagans in leadership positions.

God says, “Some of you went through a lot last year, but this year he’s going to show you mercy.
Mercy is knocking at your door.” The very thing that was pulling you down, God is going to use to lift you up.

The glory of God shall be seen upon you. You’ve been eating bread with tears but things are turning now.

Haggai 2:4-8

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts:
According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. (KJV)

Don’t be discouraged, the days of failure and poverty are over. The spirit of the Lord is upon you.
You don’t have to fight, God will prepare a place for you.

Isaiah 45:3 – I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.