TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, DRESSED IN THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.
As I was joining with my granddaughter and a friend for dinner in Neptune Beach, we walked into this beautiful lit-up street, where all the palm trees are wrapped in different bands of light, dressed to shine – reminding me of trees of righteousness, flourishing like palm trees in the house of the Lord!
“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish.” (Ps. 92:12-15)
My spirit leaped inside of me with such a childlike joy and the picture has been speaking to me ever since, being very conscious of God’s glory light! Then, unexpectedly we came across a wonderland of lights decorating a neighborhood. This Word being confirmed twice?!
Many of God’s children have had a very tough year (or more), but as God is promising that He is doing a new thing, I believe that deliverance and breakthrough into victory is at the door of the new year, with 17 spelling VICTORY through a fresh anointing of the Spirit of the Lord about to be poured out:
King James 2000 Bible: Is.61:
“To provide for them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”
We, as born-again believers, walking in righteousness (walking in right standing with God and with men) are lit up on the inside with the light of God’s Presence, but at the same time we are taught to be clothed in love (Gal.3:14) and the armor of light. Light and the weapons of righteousness (2 Cor.6:7) are very closely connected here. Light has no communion with the works of darkness, so let us ask the Holy Spirit to shine His light on any spot or wrinkle in our bridal dress, taking the blinders off where we cannot see, purifying our hearts by the Spirit to unfeigned brotherly love – then fervently love one another with a pure heart (1 Pet.1:22)- unconditional and always forgiving. What freedom!
The free gift of Christmas is God’s love. Freely we have received, let’s freely give!
“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Rom.13:12 KJV
Then we are also to arise and shine, for His glory is risen upon us (Is.60). We cannot do anything else but to shine when we tap into God’s glory Presence, where there is fulness of joy! (Ps.16). I believe the content of our shining is being wrapped in Light, in the Christ, resounding with joy!!
So it is shining from the inside out and then becomes armor of light around us, protecting us from the arrows of darkness. What a joyous praise song arises and in the spirit realm that glory light is intimidating to the enemy, carrying the sound of the Lord’s victory!
Enjoy the feast of lights (Hanukkah), starting on December 24th, coinciding with the celebration of the true Light that came into the world, taking us right into the year of victory!