Jewels from the River: Nations Will Come To Your Light
January 11, 2011
As I was journaling on the 9th of this month, I suddenly saw myself standing at a bend of the River. The last time I was here it was pitch dark, but today it is so bright my natural eyes would be blinded. (lastpost) The light dancing on the River is so brilliant and dazzling! Every ripple in the water is magnified as it reflects beams of light. It reminds me of when the sunlight hits the facets on a diamond and its refracted light is seen on nearby surfaces. The River is lit up and reflects glimmering light on nearby trees and rocky cliffs. It is beautiful; however, I do have to allow my eyes, even spiritual eyes, to adjust to such brilliance. I think of a song and cannot help but sing aloud:
You are Beautiful, Marvelous, Excellent, Radiant
I am astounded by Your brilliance
The One who is Faithful and True are You
The One who is Faithful and True – are You
As I sang, it sounded like many voices joined me, but I look around and don’t see anyone. The Lord reminds me of the revelation that believers are all seated together in Christ and the voices I heard were saints all over the world worshipping God in spirit and truth. Pondering this while looking at the River, it seemed that each light I saw bouncing off the water represents those who carry His light. They are in the flow of the River – the flow of what God is saying and doing. They go where He tells them to go even when it feels like they are being swept away.
I see the Lord caring for each light and I stand as a witness that the light is carrying God’s brilliance. These are the ones who bring the Light of the world to the ends of the earth. They flow with the will of God and they flow with the Word of God; they rest as they know He is the One who carries them.
I ask the Lord if He would speak a word of encouragement to His “Light-carriers” and He says,
“Tell those who carry My light (i.e.: My love, My hope, My peace, My righteousness, My word) that they must stay where I Am flowing. If they move to the edge, they will be caught in an eddy and eddies run contrary to the flow of the River (which is contrary to My will). It takes a huge amount of effort to free oneself from an eddy. This is also where debris gets trapped. Debris represents the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches. In the eddy one is trapped with and defiled by such things.
“They must stay in the midst of the flow of My flow and if they do, they will shine with the light of My glory. They will continually be My Light-bearers. This also requires them to rest in Me and allow Me to carry them to the fulfillment of their destinies. There are individual and corporate destinies and they work hand-in-hand. I say again, “Arise shine for your light has come – the glory of the Lord has risen upon you and will appear around you. Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Scriptures to ponder:
Isaiah 60:1-3; Psalm 19; John 4:23, 24; 9:5; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 4:19; Ephesians 2:6