“Arise, shine; for your light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1)
I want to go on record as saying again there will be turbulent times this year and that is creating a context for great blessing for those who have eyes to see. God is raining extraordinary favor, but most do not see it. They do not believe it. They seem to relish the thought that God is getting ready to hammer America.
Make no mistake, hard times are coming, but in the midst of the darkness God is saying to you and I, “Arise, shine; for your light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” Do not miss this. This is our hour to shine. God wants to illuminate the world with His glory. He wants to shower favor upon you, but you will miss it if you do not believe. Without belief you will not be established (Isaiah 7:9).
Without faith it is impossible to please God. This favor is not so you can live luxuriously while everyone else suffers. With great favor comes great responsibility. Many of you reading this feel you don’t deserve His favor. You are correct. You don’t deserve it, but the good news is that favors are always and only handed out to the undeserving. If you deserve it, it is not a favor, but rather a debt and God is no man’s debtor. Your biggest obstacle in receiving the favor of God is less about faith in God’s ability to deliver on His promise and more about your inability to accept what He gives you simply because He loves you.