READ YOUR THURSDAY RHAPSODY OF REALITIES

YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE

Pastor Chris

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid (Matthew 5:14).

This present world is a world in spiritual darkness. It was the same in the days of Jesus. Recall at His arrest, He said, “…this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns” (Luke 22:53 NLT). After Jesus ascended to heaven, the world remained in darkness. But you’re the solution to that darkness. We read in our opening verse that you’re the light of the world. You have to shine ever more brightly in these last days, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our world isn’t for the devil; it’s for the Lord. He put us here to run this world with His light and righteousness from the realm of the Spirit. As you walk in faith, putting the Word to work and insisting on your divine rights and heritage in Christ, you’re making your light shine.

It doesn’t matter the darkness in the world—the sickness, disease, poverty and insecurity ravaging this world—you’ve been empowered to rule and reign in Christ, through the Word. Others would see you and understand who a true Christian is; they’d see the glory and excellence of Christ in you.

Isaiah 60:1-2 says, “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.” This is your moment to shine as the light in a dark world by walking in righteousness, prosperity, health, soundness of mind and body as guaranteed in the Word of God.

PRAYER
I’m the light of the world, a city set on a hill to bring illumination to my world. The glory and righteousness of Christ are manifested in and through me; I walk in prosperity and blessings, soundness of mind and body, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY
Isaiah 60:1-3;

Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see.

For the glory of the LORD rises to shine on you.

2Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth,

but the glory of the LORD rises and appears over you.

3All nations will come to your light;

mighty kings will come to see your radiance.

John 9:5;
5But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Philippians 2:15;
15so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
5For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Ephesians 1:15-2:1-10 & Isaiah 13-14

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Timothy 6:17-21 & Jeremiah 42

EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional

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