In this time of chaos and confusion, fear and anxiety, I want My Church to stand up and boldly shine her light. (Math 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.)
Therefore you need to go deeper in Me.
Like a tree that on purpose stretches out its roots into deeper water (Jer. 17:7-8).
In your encounters with me, new fresh water is released. Like the roots of a tree that sucks up fresh water, I want you to be in My presence, to suck up My truth, My love, My compassion. Fresh water will flow through your roots and penetrate your entire being and light will come out of you. Then you will shine out your light, so that your Father will be glorified.
In Math 5:16 it says that people will see ‘your good works’. But these are NOT works of your flesh. But works that spring forth from that place of intimacy and cleansing in Me.
Good works with a wrong motivation behind it, will NOT shine out light.
I want you to intentionally check your motivations. I want to purify. So that your good works will be inspired by the Spirit and will bring forth Life and Truth.
This is the time I want you to boldly shine your light, to shine My light through you. You will be so full of light, that there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed. Great wisdom and revelation is given to My Church. My light shall penetrate darkness and you will bring Truth on the earth. My Church is to stand up and boldly confront powers of darkness. Do not be afraid, for greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. I have given you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
Church, I need you to rise up and take your place. Look at Me and don’t be impressed by the enemy. I am proud of you, My Church.
Mat 5:14-16 NKJV
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Jer. 17:5-8 NKJV
5 Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his [a]strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
By Ruth van Mierlo-Alexander
Joyful Life Network (www.yib-women.org)
De Bazuin familiekerk (www.debazuin.info)