Isaiah 60:1-2 “Arise, Shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness covers the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you.”
This year of 2016 is fraught with prophetic fulfillment as no other year has been. On the horizon, within sight we are seeing the aligning of nations in preparation of the Psalm 83 war. We are seeing the threat of terrorism rear it’s ugly head within nations that once thought they were well insulated from such diabolical deeds. We are seeing the failure of leadership in our governments and the wholesale selling out to the spirit of perversion and apostasy at an astonishing speed.
In the face of this, the year began with falling markets throughout the world which has only increased since the beginning of the year. Banks are warning investors to pull their monies out of markets because a crash is coming. The once thriving international market of trade and consumerism has come to a screeching halt as people are fearful of what they sense coming. For the first time in history over 85% of all cargo ships are sitting empty and anchored offshore – carrying no goods to the nations.
If it sounds like I’m painting a bleak picture – I am – for the world! As believers in covenant with Messiah we are about to see the most astonishing demonstration and manifestation of the presence and glory of God that has ever been witnessed in human history.
We have been clearly hearing that in the midst of judgment His glory will be revealed and the Spirit of the Lord is saying that for those who are endeavoring to walk in intimacy with Him, this is the year of Isaiah 60 coming to reality in their lives!
Too often in todays lukewarm seeker sensitive approach to the gospel christians refuse to believe that the Lord is a covenant keeping God and that actions have consequences. They devoutly state that a loving God would not bring judgment and that His only purpose is to release blessing and prosperity.
The sad truth is this spirit of delusion has set up a large majority of the church for a very rude awakening! Scripture has always portrayed a righteous holy God that judges rebellion and sin. Yes, He is merciful, and yes, He is loving, and it is because of this very fact that judgment comes – to bring us back to our senses and to the standard of His holiness.
Profound insights that will challenge religious paradigms will be released in this hour – with the full understanding of what “as it is in heaven so shall it be on earth” really means! There is a unique synergy that is taking place between heaven and earth and that interaction will manifest as God’s people move into the revelation of His glory this year. We are about to see our light coming and His glory resting upon us to such an extent that the nations will take note of this unusual manifestation of the coming forth of the mature sons of God.
Now is the time for all who have been standing in faith for that “new thing” that has been so elusive to be realized. The Spirit of the Lord is saying, “No longer shall it tarry, but now it shall spring forth.”
I want to encourage all who have grown weary and discouraged in hoping and standing to see the fulfillment of their promises – this is the hour of your promise springing forth!
Bruce D Allen
Still Waters International Missions