Praise and worship bring down heaven’s atmosphere to fill the earth and shifts the earth’s to conform to that of the heaven’s. Be mindful that all of heaven is filled with God’s presence where not an inch of darkness exists. Therefore it is a place where there is NO sickness and disease, NO lack and poverty, NO death or anything else that is of darkness. There has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the splendor and radiance of God illuminate it, and the Lamb is its lamp. (Revelation 21:23 AMPC) Everywhere is LIGHT! Everywhere is LIFE!
“In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
YOUR KINGDOM COME.
YOUR WILL BE DONE
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” (Matthew 6:9-10 NKJV)
Haven’t you noticed that a lot of people would always say … “Let Your will be done, Lord.”? But DON’T STOP THERE! Go on to say … “Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God’s will on earth is to be a replica of heaven. It is in His agenda to make the earth like the gigantic garden of Eden filled with His presence, filled with joy, filled with peace, filled with Light and filled with LIFE!
One of the ways to bring down heaven’s atmosphere to invade earth’s is through praise and worship. God inhabits the praises of His people. When He hears the sound of His sons and daughters calling out and lifting up His name in spirit and in truth, He cannot resist but respond. He comes! He moves! His manifest presence falls and shows Himself strong and be Who you desire Him to be in your life. Our praise and worship are invitations for Him and His kingdom to powerfully raid and invade us. That’s what love does. Who among you as parents won’t come rushing and running when your child calls upon you? If earthly fathers do, how much more for our Daddy God! He waits and delights in such moments when we call upon Him not only when we’re in need but more so when we call upon Him all because we desire to be with Him.
I have been in an arena of worship concerts. I believe you, too, have been to one. It so overwhelms me when thousands of believers come together to lift up the name of Jesus. If we come to a realization of seeing the whole earth full of worshipers, then we will see His glory, His light, His goodness invade and fill the earth as the waters cover the sea. How glorious can that be and how much will we cause pleasure in the heart of Daddy God?
Every man born into world is in a state of darkness but the GOOD NEWS is that JESUS Who is the LIGHT of the world came into this world and brought light and life to the spiritual body of mankind. He lights the way to eternal life. When one believes and accepts Him, He fills that person with light and creates a beacon through that person to the rest of the world lost in darkness.
You are I are co-laborers of what God has in His heart, to fill the earth with Himself. He desires all of us to know His love as HE FIRST LOVED US that gives us an open invitation to an intimate relationship with Him. Remember this … that when His LIGHT in us illuminates, it is not just for us but it influences the one next to us. When you have a flashlight to light your own path, surely such light will radiate and affect the path of the one nearest to you without you having to think about it. Or if you consciously desire to influence someone else, I picture this as lighting a candle you’re carrying that as you pass the light from your candle on to the one next to you, and the one next to you does the same until all of us carry light, how beautiful will the whole earth be?
The light of His presence in us can bring influence through God’s goodness flowing in and through us. It is when we stop for the one in front of us to bring hope to the hopeless, to encourage, to make someone smile, to give water to the thirsty and food to the hungry and to be a blessing however and whatever the need be. It is when we carry His goodness to impact, affect and touch people’s lives around us to awaken their knowledge of how good God is, how mindful our Heavenly Father is of them and how much He loves them. Yes, the Lord our God could have easily done it in His sovereignty BUT He chose you and I to be His love carriers in the earth. How privileged can we be to be called BY NAME and how honored can we be for Him to deposit His kingdom in us and diffuse heaven’s culture of love to the whole earth through us until everyone is lit up? Yield like a candle that gives off light at the cost and expense of its own life.
If you’re in a flight at 37,000 feet, you will see tiny sparkles of light at night when you pass over a city. I wonder how it would look when as far as your human eyes can see, tiny sparkles of light fully fill it? And imagine with me that if each tiny sparkle of light represents one person, it must be a glorious sight. How much more when we all are FILLED WITH THE RADIANT LIGHT OF JESUS, how glorious can that scene be? It will be a place without an inch of darkness which then is a reflection of heaven on earth.
Let your light shine TODAY and make a difference to the one next to you!
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV