Today’s Mission, from The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn: “What darkness is in your life, the darkness of fear, of sin, of problems, of gloom? Today, turn away from it and to the light of day.”
S (Scripture) – Genesis 1:3-5, Psalm 30:5, Ephesians 5:8, 1 Peter 2:9, 2 Peter 1:19
“Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘day,’ and He called the darkness ‘night.’ Evening came and then morning: the first day.”
“For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.”
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light—”
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
“So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
O (Observation) – Lord, today’s lesson talks about how the world recognizes that each day begins with the dawn and ends with the night, whereas You meant for the day to begin in the evening and then end with the sunset of the following day (which is why all Jewish holidays begin at sunset; You followed this pattern during creation). The way of the world is that everything is darkening – the young become old, what is once strong becomes weak, and what is young eventually dies. However, Your order is different – in Your world, we “go from darkness to light, from weakness to strength, from despair to hope, from guilt to innocence, from tears to joy, and from death to life…and every night in our lives will lead to the dawn.”
A (Application) – Glorious Father, You bring life to those who need it, healing to the brokenhearted, freedom to those who are bound, and there is none like You. Isaiah 61:1 proclaims,”The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners;” Instead of hiding things from You as if You somehow missed something we did, may we run to Your light so that You can shine Your truth on the matter and deal with our hearts.
P (Prayer) – Lord, I don’t ever want to try to hide anything from You. I want You to shine Your light on me and expose anything in me that is displeasing to You. Thank You that You are in the business of restoration, and that all we have to do is ask and You will heal Your children.