"The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night, but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, or your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.... I Am the Lord; in its time I will accomplish it quickly" (Isaiah 60:19-22).
You are the everlasting God, and You are my everlasting Light. You are at work in this broken, fallen world. And You are at work in my broken, fallen soul. But Your Spirit always lifts my eyes up out of the darkness and toward Your Light. Your Spirit always imparts hope and stirs up faith to believe the best is yet to come.
No matter how much darkness covers the face of the earth, no matter how much darkness covers the people who are blinded to the light of Your glory revealed in the face of the Son of God, Your light continues to shines and Your glory continues to come in the midst of it all (Isaiah 60:2). There is a remnant who will stand firm in the faith in the face of it all. There is a Bride who is being prepared for the coming of the Groom and the wedding feast. There is a people who will see all the prophecies and promises of God fulfilled in the earth-all "in its time," all in Your time. "Lift up your eyes and look around.... Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because of the abundance of all that will be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you" (Isaiah 60:4-50.
Yes, Lord. With the remnant of the faithful of Your people, with the Body and the Bride of Christ as one, I will persevere in faith by the grace of God. I will hope against hope for the fulfillment of all You have decreed. I will look forward to the day that all You have said will come to pass: "I will appoint Peace as your overseer and Righteousness as your taskmaster. Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise!" (Isaiah 60:17-18) You are the everlasting God, shining forth Your everlasting light, to lead us into the fullness of Your everlasting covenant. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
You're Invited to the Messiah Ministries Christmas Gathering on December 2nd! Please come join us for a festive time with all our friends, 7-9 PM in the Foyer at Centenary UMC in Lexington, 2800 Tates Creek Road. Please let Marilyn Walker know if you're thinking of coming to help with our planning: DirOfMinistries@aol.com or 859-317-1591
Please keep us in prayer, as Sylvia and I are in San Antonio, Texas to minister together this week with inner healing prayer and prophetic ministry. We've been invited to go with friends for a prayer gathering at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for 11-11-11. Stand with us in prayer for this spiritual significant day. Please let us know if your church or community would like to make arrangements for us to come to your area as well. God bless you!
Tommy & Sylvia Hays