Our planet is experiencing troublesome times. The prevalence of iniquity and it’s accompanying darkness is rampant in our society and in the world systems. The spirit of anti-Christ seeks to usurp the authority of God and His kingdom at every opportunity. It takes every advantage of ignorance, innocence and rebellion in any shape or form to gain a foothold.

Indeed these are troublesome times! The devil and all his minions seek to destroy the beauty and purity of God’s creation in mankind and the earth, but let us encourage ourselves in God! The Indwelling Christ in a Believer is released in the “mystery of godliness” as we walk humbly with Him in a yielded life. In the divine plan of God, the devil is in permission, not purpose. His power was destroyed at Calvary through the substitutional sacrifice of Jesus Christ, (Colossians 2). The only power he now has is if I give him a permit to trespass back into my life. If the devil finds me operating in fear, unbelief, lies, deceit or pride then he will obtain a foothold back into my life as he is the father of lies, John 8:44, “….for he (the devil) is a liar and the father of it.” The devil, the legal father of all of these, will claim “visiting rights” to all of his “children” on the afore mentioned list.

Now let us consider the greatness of our God….

Isaiah 59:19 ” When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”

Psalm 103:19 “God’s kingdom rules over all.”

Isaiah 12:6 “Cry out and shout thou inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”

The unseen hand of God rules our planet and the universe and His redeeming love is always at work on behalf of His beloved creation. God is ushering in the “7th Day” in His final plan for mankind. We may have only just crossed the threshold but the signs scream at us as prophecies are being fulfilled. God wants to tabernacle with us. We can live in His presence as we submit to His authority in our lives.

There is a shout in the heavenlies that quickens our spirits. In response to His voice, our spirits leap!…..

Isaiah 60:1-2 “Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.” This is the calling of God on our lives at this time. As we respond to the call and walk with Him in truth and humility, siding with God and all He declares, disregarding the voice of reason when it is contrary to His word and refusing to “eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” then we will be established in His “rest” and through the power of the Indwelt Christ, we will unconsciously fulfil and demonstrate the fulfilment of the call…”Arise, shine…….and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!”

For further reference read Isaiah 11,
Isaiah 60:18-22
Isaiah 61……this is the commission God has called us to!