Born to Shine



adjective \ˈrā-dē-ənt\

: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.

: bright and shining

: sent out from something in rays or waves that you cannot see


 Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on upon you!  (Isaiah 60:1,2 Amp)


In our western culture there are those whose light has gone out.  Dense darkness has covered the radiance of God because we the people have been subject to the lie.  We have agreed with the world that it is necessary that we begin to slowly burn out and our radiance ebbs away until we are of no value but to die.  The dense darkness referred to in this passage means depression, sickness and death. This is the exact opposite of what God is telling His beloved church to do and be which is to be radiant.


As babies we were born to be the light in someone’s life, and to be the mirror of God’s reflection to the earth.  Alas we were told that all we must do is say a prayer and wait to die.  Is it any wonder the whole world is depressed?  We are all waiting to die!  We have replaced our hope and expectation with dread of darkness, decline, depression and death.


How long does it take to quench the light of a beautiful child and make them believe they have no expectation but to die?  We concentrate on the world’s system of darkness and then send them off to the world to try to refresh their light.  We believe the diagnosis of the world and then inflict that diagnosis upon the next generation.


We have wasted so much of God’s precious plan by waiting for the ax to fall.  Waiting to grow up, waiting to wane and then waiting to die to receive some sort of reward for our waiting.  My friend I tell you it is time to wake up!  It is time for God’s beloved Bride to shine, to be radiant, to lead His creation out of this dense darkness.  We are born to SHINE, not die.  We are born to be free and wild, not chained to a system that holds us down. 


The lion, when it is in its natural setting is the mightiest of all beasts.  It is fearfully and wonderfully made.  However, when it has been caged and imprisoned it becomes less and less powerful.  God is calling His Lions and Lioness’ to awaken and become the mighty force we were created to be.  We are to arise and radiate the goodness and the glory of God! We can no longer accept the diagnosis of the world.  The world itself lies in this gross darkness waiting to be set free! 


We are approaching a time in history that has never been seen before.  It is the same with all history makers, they do not know what is to be seen but they are compelled to shine the Light of God to lead the way to God’s kingdom that shall be reigning on the earth.  It is time to wake up and roar!