There is an unrest and a searching in the true Body of Christ for more of God the Father and more of Jesus Christ. For those who are deeply desirous of becoming full grown mature sons of God, there is an expectation of more revelation. This is in the plan of the Father in order to fulfill the deep longing that resides in the heart of those that are desperately seeking more of Him. And, also, to fulfill the deep longing of the Father Himself to have mature sons and daughters with which to fellowship. Yes, He loves us much more than we know.
For those who have been crucified with Christ, those who have died to self and to the world, those who have made the deliberate choice to empty themselves and be filled with the life of Christ, the outpouring that the Father is preparing for us is at the doorstep. There is nothing in this world that is worth clinging to and there is nothing in ourselves that is of any worth at all. All ties to the things of this world must be broken. Only Jesus can reign over us and live through us to the glory of God.
But, when we do that, JESUS lives in us and through us. What a priceless privilege He has given us to be crucified with Him.
"Arise! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord) for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness all peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen on you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising." Isa. 60:1-3
The glory of the Lord shall arise upon you! This is a promise that is soon to be fulfilled! After he talked about the glory of God on the face of Moses when he came down from the Mount, Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:18 that "all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit."
Our Father reserved for the latter days some of the most amazing things. Things that no one has even imagined. Things that He is getting ready to pour out on His own beloved ones. He intends to win the battle with His own mature full grown sons and daughters.
Is this outpouring of light happening now? Has it happened at any time in history?
The answer is YES
During a visit to America, a pastor from Wales was asked about what had happened to some of the people who were in the Welsh Revival. His answer was that they could be recognized from blocks away before they got close to anyone on the street. When he was asked how this was, his answer was that they had an aura of light about them. He said that there was such a deep work of repentance within them at the time of salvation that they never went back from their commitment to God. They lived lives of holiness and purity until they were taken home to heaven. I thought of John Wesley and his warnings about "mental assent" to the gospel instead of a really deep repentance. The deep repentance of the Welsh Revival was brought about by intercessory prayer on the part of dedicated prayer warriors.
There is a tribe in the middle of Africa who have had such a deep reformation that they are called "The Shining Ones". They have the "Shining Light Anointing". They go immediately to the church for prayer if they feel the slightest loss of light. There is no sickness in the village and they do not seem to be aging. These two examples of the arising light are appetizers before the great outpouring. Again, it was intercessory prayer and great sacrifice that brought this about.
A man named Richard Wurmbrand was sent by God in the early 1970's to minister to the young people of Ethiopia. He had been imprisoned for his faith and brutally tortured for years. While he was speaking, some of the missionaries in our group decided to take some photos of him. Some were taken with flash bulbs and some with the natural light which was very dim. When the photos were developed, the ones taken in the existing dim light were brighter than the ones with the flash. There was light coming off of Richard Wurmbrand. Light hovered over his head and radiated from every part of his being. He had been sent from God to minister to the young people because they needed to be strong for the soon coming revolution. The light of the glory of God was the anointing that was given to each of them for the events to come.
Some years ago, I was asked to travel to another town three hours away to pray for a man that had just had open heart surgery and was not recovering, but getting steadily worse. After arriving at the hospital, I took the elevator by mistake to the floor above the man's room. I decided to walk down the back stairway to the lower floor. While coming down the stairs, a brilliant light shone on and around me. Thinking that there was a large window behind me, I continued down the stairs and then noticed the family of the stricken man in the landing. They were staring at me speechless with their mouths open. When I got to them, they said that they thought I was an angel. I looked back up the stairs and found that there was only a very small window on the stairway. I knew that the man was healed from that moment. And he was.
In this new Outpouring of Light, it will not be a matter of just replacing with a stronger light bulb. Forgive me, but we in the church have been sort of holding a "candle light vigil" as though someone just died. Every now and then, someone would ask for a larger candle. There would be nods of approval from others. Then, quiet and settling back down into the status quo.
God is finished with that kind of "status quo". The fact is that when Moses came down from the Mount, the light was so intense that he had to veil his face. There were great flashes of light coming from him that looked like lightning.. He had been with God for so long that he absorbed the light coming from God Himself. It began to diminish over time after Moses came back to the camp, but this was definitely not the status quo. This heavenly outpouring of Light is so close to being released now. But what will be the containers that will hold this Light? You can be one of those. How much of this Light will you be able to contain? Your capacity for the Light can be increased as you yield your whole self to Father God. The healing evangelist Smith Wigglesworth was often heard to say that he was a thousand times bigger on the inside than he was on the outside. He spent the majority of his time in prayer and study of the Word of God. He did not allow a newspaper to be brought into his home. Do not allow your spirit man to be addicted to the news. Decide to be for God and God only.
We can be cleansed by the water of the Word. The study of the Word can keep us cleansed and will build us up with the Light of Father God on the inside. Make a choice to leave the things of this world and follow God wholly and completely.
"In the beginning (before all time) was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and through Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. In Him was Life and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it. There came a man sent from God whose name was John. This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it through him. He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light. There it was-the true Light was then coming into the world (the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light) that illumines every person. John 1:1-9
"He (Jesus) is the sole expression of the glory of God (the Light being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine), and He is the perfect imprint and perfect image of (God's) nature, upholding, maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His word of power. When He had, by offering Himself accomplished our forgiveness of sins He sat down on the right hand of the divine majesty on high." Hebrews 1:3.
One of the Dead Sea Scrolls that is unlike any of the others is extremely interesting. It is called "The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness". This implies that the Sons of Light are on the offense. Each weapon had Bible inscriptions on it. It is a wonderful picture of the end times battle.
The place of intercessors is absolutely crucial for the victory in this End Time Army. Pray as you have never prayed before. Pray day and night. Increase your prayer time. This will be pleasing in the sight of our Father God and very productive. And, it will also be the communication instrument that will give you divine protection in these times.
What will you see when the Light is poured out? He tells us in Habakkuk 3:3-4. "God came from Teman and the Holy one from Mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of His praise. And His brightness was like the sunlight; rays streamed from His hand, and there (in the sun like splendor) was the hiding place of His power."
We have heard so often the verse from Isaiah 11:9 and Habakkuk 2:14. "But the time is coming (when the earth) shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." There will be billions of believers coming out of the Reformation that is even now beginning. Many of those will see and understand the purpose of dying with Christ and will embrace it immediately. Now, can you Imagine the Light that will cover the earth. Each time someone makes the decision to die to self and can become a body wholly filled and flooded with light, the light gets brighter, and a piece of the darkness dies.
The day of becoming a Light Bringer and a Light Bearer is very close. This is going to be an Army like the world has never seen. Beautifully fierce and powerfully arrayed with a faultless battle plan, and a mighty leader. The Lord God of Hosts is His warrior name. He never loses a battle! This destiny was yours even before the earth was formed.
You are destined to be one of the "Shining Ones".
Arise to your calling. Arise to your destiny.
Warriors of Light ARISE!
There is an unrest and a searching in the true Body of Christ for more of God the Father and more of Jesus Christ.