For the LORD will be your Everlasting Light – Isa. 60:19-20
Welcome once again to 2013. Aside from the word the Lord has given us for the year, HE has also said that this first month of year 2013 will be the MONTH OF SUNSHINE. Now what does this really mean? Let us try to define ‘Sunshine’ by separating the words. What is ‘Sun’? It is: “The splendid orb or luminary which, being in or near the centre of our system of worlds, gives light and heat to all the planets.” What does ‘Shine’ mean? It means “To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit lightness or splendour.”
Our passage of scripture for the month makes it clear that: “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for the brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.” – Isa. 60:19.This passage is giving us the assurance that those that will trust God completely in 2013 will not need the natural sunlight for anything because HE will make you an everlasting light. In other words, HIS hand upon your life will cause you to “beam with a steady radiance” that does not rise in the morning and sets in the evening like the natural sun.
God is calling us in this year of ‘Divine Acceleration’ to a place where we will “beam with a steady radiance” and He is saying HE is ready to cause you and I to “beam with a steady radiance” if we will let HIM this year.Just imagine the Creator of sunlight saying HE will now be your everlasting light from this day forth! The light and glory of Jesus Christ is far superior to any sun or moon. This fact is reflected by the words of the prophet in Isa. 24:23; and also amplified by John the Beloved in Rev.21:23.
This everlasting light is wonderful; it possesses a radiance that is beyond description; it is purer than any light ever created; it is the splendour of HIS majesty; it is perpetual; it reveals and disgraces darkness; it brings into plain sight whatever is hidden; it is irresistible and more.
I want to encourage you in year 2013 that you give the LORD Jesus Christ HIS rightful place in your life right from the beginning and let HIM be your everlasting light and I guarantee you that 2013 will truly be a year of ‘Divine Acceleration’ for you. God truly bless you.
God bless you.
Pastor Edmund Abekhe