Over the last two months of 2015 I heard the Lord say that I was to cease from all works and enter into a time of rest in Him. During this time I heard a discussion about the present chaos in the world and the agenda of the powers of darkness to bring chaos through sinister groups and political powers. The Lord seemed to be highlighting the word chaos to me. I knew the meaning of this word but as I pondered over it, I felt led to look to search further and was surprised that one of the definitions listed was: formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe. Immediately the Lord took me to Genesis chapter 1:1:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”
THE VOICE of the Lord spoke, “LET THERE BE LIGHT,” the Spirit of the Lord then moved to inhabit the Word causing it to burst forth into reality, “AND THERE WAS LIGHT.” God began to highlight the fact that in the midst of chaos the Spirit of God was moving with intentionality and purpose, brooding over the DIVINE WILL. God was not surprised, disturbed or distressed by the chaos! He was actually working to bring forth a spectacular and Glorious plan!
THE VOICE of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.
THE VOICE of the LORD is powerful; THE VOICE of the LORD is full of majesty…
THE VOICE of the LORD divides the flames of fire.
THE VOICE of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
THE VOICE of the LORD makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare;
AND IN HIS TEMPLE EVERYONE SAYS, “GLORY!”
The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, And the LORD sits as King forever.
The LORD will give strength to His people; THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE.
God has promised in His Word that He will shake everything that can be shaken; this means that things may take on a chaotic appearance that can easily deceive those not in union with God in heart and mind—that He is not in control. However, God says His ways are much higher than ours! Therefore, in times of shakings we must lean in to Him and hold onto His word and His promises, as He has promised us a kingdom that cannot be shaken! When God speaks HIS VOICE has power and will shake things up!
I heard the Lord say that His word for 2016 is, “LET THERE BE LIGHT.” He is raising up an apostolic prophetic army Like Jeremiah, in whom He puts His Word in their mouth, “If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth.” God has something to say and in this hour it is important to give Him His platform to say it! This army will be sent into the darkness of situations, events and circumstances to declare with authority, “LET THERE BE LIGHT,” and light will be released to set captives free, TO SHINE ON THE HARVEST and release it from the enemy’s grip! And NOW, in this kairos moment of His-story, God is also saying to THIS HEADSTONE GENERATION, prepared for this hour, “ARISE SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!”
“ARISE SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME, For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise OVER YOU, And His glory will be seen UPON YOU. The Gentiles shall come to YOUR LIGHT, And kings to the BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR RISING. Isaiah 60
IT IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE! – The Hebrew word ‘ôr translated as shine means LUMINOUS GLORIOUS, SET ON FIRE, SHINE.
THE LORD SHALL ARISE UPON YOU! – This word is zaw-rakh meaning to irradiate or shoot forth beams, TO RISE AS THE SUN.
HIS GLORY SHALL BE SEEN UPON YOU! – In 2016 the Lord will rise like the Glory of the Sun on a prepared army of humble servants. His Glory shall be seen and be noticeable on these laid down lovers of God. The word used is Kabod and represents His weighty glory that shall appear on you! Within this Army resides great deposits of His LIGHT! We each have been given Light that is unique to each of us—gifts and treasures of Himself reflecting a particular work He has been fashioning deep in our inner man, to be brought forth at opportune times. It is your time to shine, to release the supernatural Life of Christ resident in you prepared in your being to reflect His Goodness!
Arise shine for your light has come!—Your light is ready, is coming forth, it is arriving on time to bless the Body of Christ and the world in the mountain you have been assigned. It is God’s Glory arising upon you with purpose, to bring forth an ordained and desired outcome, to release innovative solutions in the world, in our cities and in our circumstances.
Arise shine for your light has come!—It has come to release fresh and timely revelation to move the Body into alignment with the movements of God, and to build Yahweh’s House! I heard the Lord say that it was time to build Yahweh’s House according to His blueprint!
Every year the Lord gives a scripture for the year and this year on January 1st He gave me Revelations 3:7-8 for 2016:
“This is the message from the One who is holy and true, the One who has the key of David. What He opens, no one can close; and what He closes, no one can open: “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed My word and did not deny Me.”
God’s mighty Arm will open to His great army, “A GREAT AND EFFECTIVE DOOR,” this verse goes on to say, “yet there are many adversaries,” this army is therefore one that has learned to stand and hold the ground God gives (1Cor. 16:9). This Army of Light-Bearers are fashioned in the character of Jesus who ran, “like a champion rejoicing to run his course,” (Ps. 19:5) The Word admonishes us to LET your light shine!
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, SO THAT EVERYONE WILL PRAISE YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER.” Matthew 5:14
In this passage this word LIGHT means also to make manifest like fire (translated as fire in another passage) and to shine means to radiate brilliantly! THE LIGHT OF THE GLORY OF GOD IS JESUS! HE IS THE LIGHT: “I am the light of the world,” (John 8:12).
“For God, who said, “LET LIGHT SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS,” made His light shine IN OUR HEARTS to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Cor. 4:6
Darkness works in chaos to promote an evil agenda—BUT God also works in chaos to shift circumstances to His agenda, to change seasons, to re-build, to re-align, to re-order, to re-structure, to lay new foundations and to restore the ancient paths of righteousness. The Holy Spirit broods over the chaos and will bring forth the WILL OF GOD! GOD UTTERS HIS VOICE AND SPEAK INTO THE CHAOS TO RE-CREATE ORDER AND RIGHT.
When we, as His Temple speak under the unction and anointing of the Lord, to declare His word with authority, we call forth what is not as though it were, causing the future to collide and crash into the present! God’s word moves purposefully with strength, faster than the speed of light, as the Source of Light—Jesus Christ, is present in the NOW, is outside of time and enters time at will!
We are not to fear the darkness or be disturbed by the chaos as we are God’s solution prepared for the hour! The Time is now to decree His Word.
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. NIV
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them. The Message
YOUR LIGHT has come and it is YOUR TIME to decree in the midst of gross darkness –
“LET THERE BE LIGHT.”