LIGHTS IN THE DARK WORLD (1)

“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. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: The man that is born of God (that is, the new creation) is an embodiment of God’s glory.

By saying “Lights in the dark world”, it will be out of place to think that this means that the world is literally dark in terms of absence of electricity or power supply. Hence, “Lights in the dark world” will connote a spiritual truth, that is, a reality in this physical world we are living in. Isaiah was a prophet in the Old Testament and the crux of the words or utterances of the prophets was concerning Christ or concerning God’s promise to be fulfilled in Christ. Jesus supports the above fact in Luke 24 where he says “Then he said unto them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophet has spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:25-27). Observe:

  • In verse 25 of Luke 24 “O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken”.
  • Then in verse 26, he explains this “all that the prophets spoke” as:
  • The sufferings of Christ.
  • The glory that should follow.

Jesus summarized the Old Testament in those two statements of verse 26 above. Furthermore, in verse 27, Jesus began at Moses and all the prophets (which include Isaiah) and what he explained was things concerning himself. The Old Testament has within itself Christ centered utterances. And you can equally call the Old Testament a book of prophecies and promises concerning the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow. Jesus’ words in Luke 24:25-27 was supported by Apostle Peter in 1Peter 1:9-10. The sufferings of Christ simply will be his death, his sacrifices for sin; all he went through by taking our place in death. The glory that followed afterwards which will be found in his resurrection will be the born again man found in him. In other words, the glory that followed or came out of his suffering is men. Thus, the born again man came out of his sufferings as his glory. We are thus, God’s glory; you are the glory of God. Hallelujah!

INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge who you are.

CONFESSION: I declare today that I am the embodiment of God’s glory. I live, walk and dispense God’s glory daily. Glory!

QUOTE: The man in Christ is an embodiment of God’s glory.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LUKE CHAPTER 24; EVENING: 1PETER CHAPTER 1

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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