Arise and Shine
Arise & Shine! Your Light has come. The glory of the Lord has risen upon you in great manifestation! This is the hour of the Church. All will see Her glory and draw near to Her.
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 (KJV)
You are a member, in particular, of the Body of Christ. This makes you unique on the face of the earth. You are a different class of creation. You are a child of the Most High God.
Old things have passed away and all things become new as concerns you. You are a new creature in Christ. Now you are more than a conqueror and an over-comer in the sight of God.
All of this did not only come to pass so that you could be saved. God was, in Christ, creating a whole new race of people that would go forth into the world and do exploits for Him. A people that would plunder hell and populate heaven by proclaiming the glorious gospel.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
Arise And Go
We now have a purpose, a cause, that is greater than any other on terra firma. We are the Ambassadors of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our calling is to reconcile fallen humanity to its Creator. This will only be accomplished as we each take our place in the local church.
Every ministry should be sent out of a local church. Every minister should have a pastor. Only the rebellious, pride filled, or ignorant go alone. Search the Scripture and you will see that even Apostles were submitted to a local church and sent.
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:15 (KJV)
Once we find our place of calling in the church God will begin to send us out to do exploits for Him. We will go forth with our own supply of the Spirit and the anointing of the house mingled in supernatural power. We will go as the Armor-bearers of God. He will take us into the fray at His side. We will win every battle. Great will be our success.
Let God plant you in the local church. Allow Him to call you into its communion. Yield to the leadership and flow with the vision that God has given. As you do you will realize the great freedom that your soul desires, the wonderful sense of belonging that moving in unity brings.
. . . I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1 (KJV)
. . . Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1 (KJV)