A little child had a vivid but frightful dream one night. She woke up weeping. Mama! Mama! Mama! It is very dark. The mother put on the lights and picked her up. Still, she cried out – it is very dark! Her mother consoled her and told her it was only a dream. She then asked her to explain herself – The little child said that she was playing in the garden in bright sunlight.
Suddenly she was overshadowed with a very large dark cloud that covered the sunlight totally. Her mother encouraged her with a song to let the light of Jesus shine through her and dispel the darkness.
…This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine…”
This world is in darkness brought by the Prince of darkness, the evil one who comes to kill, steal and destroy John 10 – sin, sickness, spiritual death, demonic activity negative thinking… in the neighborhood, families, and churches as well.
Those that are sensitive in the spirit can sense heaviness or lightness in the atmosphere amidst people or homes. People do carry that kind of atmosphere – negative, positive or in-between. Homes, towns, villages, cities carry atmospheres.
A Church can be vibrant or passive – depending on the atmosphere the pastor and congregation carry. No spray, scent, orderliness, screen exhibits or even thought-provoking sermons or organization can change the spiritual atmosphere – but there is good news. Dull heavy atmospheres can be changed! As a glory carrier, you can bring in the holy presence of God – that changes lives and atmospheres.
How will you do that?
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise shine for your light has come!” – How will you let the light of God within you shine? – Be a moving light not static!
Encourage, exhort, comfort and build.
Preach the gospel the good news to all around at every opportunity you get, it will change the atmosphere. Romans 1:16; John 6:63 – God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.. You were once darkness, now you are light…Live as children of light.’ Ephesians 5:8.
You have power to turn on the light.
Why sit in darkness? – You have power to turn on the light and see darkness flee. Be conscious of God’s presence all the time with you –read & speak the word. Be an oracle, a spokesman for God.
Jesus is the light and the Word of God is light. You are a child of the light…When you focus on Jesus and His Word, darkness will flee.
The city of Samaria, bound in deception and sorcery, heard the Gospel and there was joy in the city. Acts 8:8
Decree prophetic words of blessing – Many love to be doomsday prophets, they like to prophesy a critical atmosphere instead of an encouraging atmosphere. They say they have discerning of spirits. But all you find is a ‘fault-finding-ministry.’ The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.’ Proverbs 18:21 – You create your atmosphere with your words – Be a New Testament Prophet!
You need to decree prophetic life-giving words that would transform the atmosphere. Declare what the Lord is doing instead of what the enemy is doing.
Genesis 1 tells us that the earth atmosphere was dark and empty. God then spoke a ‘let there be’ word, the atmosphere changed and there was – Light and Life.
Jesus said, ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ John 10:10. When we speak in agreement with what Father is speaking, creative power is released to fulfill His plans. No word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37
There will be a shift in the atmosphere when we declare the goodness and purposes of God. When we decree blessing over people, situations and over ourselves there will be a life-giving impact. Even in the natural watch how situations change when you decree blessings on someone saying – You are blessed and highly favored; May you experience a big breakthrough in your business and so on. You need to declare what the Lord is doing instead of what the enemy is doing
We ought to learn to pray with praise and thanksgiving 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6
Let the people praise thee O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase and God even our own God shall bless us…and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. Psalms 67:5-7
What will you do?
You can shift the atmosphere from darkness to light so that there is joy in the world around you. All you have to do is…‘‘This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine…”
Let Us Pray
Father may I be a prophetic voice to the Church and to the Nations declaring your goodness and purposes, prophesying ‘atmosphere–transforming’ life changing words. May I let Your light shine through me that people may see the good works I do and praise and glorify You! In Jesus’ Name!