SPIRITUAL. I am a part of a wonderful fellowship of pastors, ministry leaders, and churches; and as we grow, I am more grateful that my resource base for great preachers and teachers continues to expands. However, most important is that it is a genuine fellowship, a fellowship of great men and women who love God; it is a great family.
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SPIRITUAL. Isa. 60:1 (below)
We have to “get up” in our spirits to righteousness. We have to “wake up” in our minds to truth.
The external cannot be our only pursuits because even if you put a CROWN 👑 on a CLOWN 🤡, it still does not make him or her a king or a queen. Royalty resides on the inside and it’s not the same as haughty pride. The world promotes the latter through lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. But, on the kingdom of God, to go up we must first go down. God wants to ensure our well is not springing up bitter and sweet, or rather, contradictory living. James 3:11, 1 John 2:16, Obadiah 1:3a, 2 Chronicles 32:26
The internal you is the true you. So, shine from within (eternal) not ONLY without (temporal). 1 Cor. 15:31, John 3:16, Psalm 51
“ARISE from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! [Zech. 8:23.]” Isaiah 60:1 AMPC
“Get out of bed, Jerusalem! Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. GOD ’s bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But GOD rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will come to your light, kings to your sunburst brightness. Look up! Look around! Watch as they gather, watch as they approach you: Your sons coming from great distances, your daughters carried by their nannies. When you see them coming you’ll smile—big smiles! Your heart will swell and, yes, burst! All those people returning by sea for the reunion, a rich harvest of exiles gathered in from the nations! And then streams of camel caravans as far as the eye can see, young camels of nomads in Midian and Ephah, Pouring in from the south from Sheba, loaded with gold and frankincense, preaching the praises of GOD. And yes, a great roundup of flocks from the nomads in Kedar and Nebaioth, Welcome gifts for worship at my altar as I bathe my glorious Temple in splendor.” Isaiah 60:1-7 MSG
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1 KJV