LIGHTS IN THE DARK WORLD (4)

“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: You don’t ask God for his glory; neither do you seek for God’s glory. Rather, you affirm and acknowledge that you are God’s glory.

Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 43:6-7 makes it clear that God created us for his glory, it reads “I will say to the north, give up; to the south, keep not back; bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even everyone that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him, yea, I have made him”. Notice in verse 6, God talks about his sons, and that obviously will be the believer in Christ today who is a son of God. Hence, the next verse now says “Everyone that is called by my name” and that will be the believer; thus, explaining the sons and daughters of verse 6.

Apostle John in 1John 3:1 says that “we are now sons of God”. So, we that are born of God are God’s glory. Sons of God (male and female) are created in Christ as carriers of God’s glory. In Isaiah 46:13 where we have another prophecy where Israel is used figuratively or prophetically for the church or the new creation; Isaiah says “Israel (the new creation or the church) is God’s glory”, it reads “I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory”. Zion and Israel used here is prophetically used for the church or the new creation in Christ. Recall, the glory that came out of Jesus’ suffering is in the resurrection where Zion (the church/the new creation) is found in him. So in the resurrection, Isaiah 46:13; Isaiah 43:7 and Isaiah 60:1b was fulfilled. Today, we are God’s glory revealed; we are the inhabitants of God’s glory. We don’t pray and ask God for glory because we already have his glory; we are his glory. Rather than pray to God asking him for his glory, you affirm that you are his glory, giving glory to his name for making you his glory. Hallelujah! 

INSTRUCTION: Always be in the affirmation of what God says about you.

CONFESSION: I affirm now and always that I don’t seek God’s glory; neither do I ask God for his glory because I am God’s glory in Christ Jesus.

QUOTE: Always affirm with your words God’s promise that was confirmed in Christ.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ISAIAH CHAPTER 46; EVENING: ISAIAH CHAPTER 42

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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