FAME FOR SHAME PART IV
God ordained the happenings in and around believers to be unmistakable, undeniable but inexplicable. Every believer is a product of transformation from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light.
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:” – Ephesians 5:8
There is nothing famous about darkness. Darkness in our context connotes evil, wickedness, shame, ignorance and things associated with it. Light on the other hand connotes progress, advancement, good and all that has to do with it. Light reveals colors, light is beautiful and light is famous. As a matter of fact, the Bible says that light is sweet and it is a beautiful thing for the eye to behold the Sun. Ecclesiastes 11:7.
Brethren, as long as you are joined to all the living, you are not just famous; you are a reigning star. Your reign as a star is progressive and continuous. Proverbs 4:18. This is not motivational speaking, this is the truth about your make up. Wherever you find yourself, your fame is to ooze out from where you are until it covers the whole earth. Our test today says that you have the responsibility to walk as children of light because you are now light in the Lord.
Friends, the fundamental thing to settle here is to go with personal conviction that you have been translated from darkness to becoming light in the Lord. You are not where you used to be; you are now where God wants you to be – light in the Lord! Do everything with the consciousness of who you now are – light in the Lord! It is impossible for the darkness of the world to overshadow you. No wonder God said:
“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. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” – Isaiah 60:1-3
If God says that I have what it takes to shine, then, I sure do have what it takes to shine to the world and shine I must to the world. Whatever is contrary to what God says about me is mere lie from the pit of hell. Shame is not allowed around me. I am a heaven citizen with divine mandate for global shining.
Remember, you need to say it to see it. Mark 11:13. You need to declare to have it delivered. As a matter of fact, if you cannot say it, it is an indication that you don’t believe it. You can only become what you believe. John 1:12.
Your global destiny will not be buried in obscurity. Your mountain-top heritage will not be caged in mediocrity in the valley. God says it, I believe it. I must experience it. I am not moved by what I see, I am move by what is written that I believe!
Scriptures for meditation: Colossians 1:13; Isaiah 60:1-22
Jesus is Lord!