We THE PEOPLE of THE LIGHT
After a long time of silence, I felt the release to start writing again. As I was praying about what I should write first, the Holy Spirit reminded me of an experience I had in early 2020.
I feel like it is a foundational revelation that the Lord wants to lay in our lives. We need to start cultivating this principle as a habit.
Willingly Position Yourself in HIS light
In early 2020 we went away for a few days. Close to the place where we were staying was these beautiful woods with very tall trees. One morning I decided to go out into the woods to spend time with the Lord. As I sat down and looked up a beam of sunlight shone straight into my eyes.
I was about to move because it was uncomfortable. But, at that moment, I clearly heard the Holy Spirit saying, “Willingly position yourself in My light.” As I looked around, I realised that there was ample shade around me and I was seated directly under the only spot the sunlight came through.
That morning the Lord spoke to me about intentionally choosing to position myself in His light. To open up the dark and hidden places in my heart and to allow Him to shine His light into every dark corner. To purposefully bring the dark areas of my heart into His light so that He can purify and transform me into His image.
There are many dark areas in our lives: sin, offence, broken relationships, unhealed wounds, unresolved issues, unforgiveness etc. To bring these things into the light isn’t always easy. To allow our issues to come to the surface is uncomfortable and often painful.
It takes courage and vulnerability. We need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable before Him. Vulnerability leads to freedom. He can only work with that which we bring into His light. The parts that remain in darkness will remain unfruitful and we will never gain victory in those areas.
“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
~1 John 1:5-7
It’s All About Reflecting HIM
As I was seated in His light that morning, I felt that the Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2) will arise over me and that He is faithful, to not only purify me of my sin and unrighteousness but also to heal all my wounds.
It is in His light that He frees us of sin and binds up our wounds, so that we can become a victorious people, a pure bride! This is how we are transformed into His image.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
~ 2 Corinthians 3:18
As we are being transformed into His image, we are becoming a transparent bride that reflects His nature.
If I choose to remain in the shadows, I cannot reflect His fullness. The only way I can reflect Him is when I sit in His light and allow it to transform me into His image.
Christ our Inheritance
In 2019 I heard a beautiful teaching from a friend about bringing every part of ourselves into Christ. Every part of us that we bring into Christ will gain an inheritance. The parts that remain in darkness will gain nothing.
When I heard these words, I felt my spirit longing to become fully one with Christ. That every part of me is destined to be one with Him and that no part of my inheritance in Christ should be wasted!
This is what Jesus prayed in John 17. That we should be fully one with Him and His Father:
“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”
~ John 17: 21-23
This is the desire and prayer of our Lord: Oneness with Him, gaining the full inheritance that He paid for on the cross.
Preparing the Highway of Holiness
One day while I was praying, I saw a vision of people coming out of the woods and they went to stand on both sides of a road. I knew that these people coming out was going through a process of repentance and choosing to abide in His light.
As they were being transformed, they came out. As more people came out, they formed a line next to the road. It was like they were preparing a way for the return of the Messiah. I got the impression that the people were becoming a highway.
I then understood that as we repent, come out of darkness and are being transformed, we join to form part of the Highway of Holiness. The Highway of Holiness that will usher in the return of the Messiah.
“Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.”
~ Isaiah 40:3
”Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’” And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”
~ Isaiah 62:10-12
This Highway of Holiness that we will be a part of, is a path of light! This path of light is so pure and so transparent that it only reflects the Son.
On the one hand, the Son of God is being revealed in us, for the world to see Him (Joh 17:21). On the other hand, it also stirs the Bridegroom to fetch His bride! Finally, after much purification, she will look like Him, a bride that reflects His image.
This bride will carry the gentleness and meekness of the lamb and the intensity and boldness of the Lion. Nothing will stop her from preparing herself for the One that values her the most. This is the hour she has been waiting for.
Let us align our hearts with Christ, let us push deeper into His presence, abiding in His Light. Let the cry of our heart be: LORD, REVEAL YOUR SON IN US!
“The Bride has made herself ready.”
~ Revelation 19:7