“Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” (Isa. 60:1 NIV)

For reading and Meditation: Isaiah 60:1-5

Psalm 30:5 gives us the assurance that no matter how thick the darkness is, joy must come in the morning. The morning time is the set time for the sun to rise and shine. Ecclesiastes 3:4 says that there is “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”. Child of God if you have been suffering and have been hindered by darkness, put your trust in the Lord because the word of God that we are considering today is calling on you to rise from the setbacks around you now and shine. Your rising and shining depends on some factors:

1. Resetting your mind. Some people are prisoners of the limitation of their thoughts. Even before an open door to freedom, the unwilling slave may still not have any reason to be free.

2. Come out of every form of darkness. According to the text, it is “the glory of the LORD” that shall rise upon you that will bring about the shining. If you live in darkness, the glory of God will not rise upon you.

3. Be ready to rise. Prepare yourself to rise when the set time of God for you to rise comes.

4. Get ready to shine. God has positioned us in different places so that we can shine His light wherever we are in this dark world.

Have you risen? Are you shining? It is God’s utmost will that we rise above every situation that is confronting us and shine His light across the whole world. As we enter the into the “Ember” months, may God Almighty give you the grace to shine.


1. Father thank You for saving me from January to the last week of this month of August and I know that you that have been saving me will The time to rise up from the sorrows of the night, the time to look beyond your situation and shine is now. Therefore, reset your mindset and be determined to shine. save me throughout the ember months.

2. I reject every plan of accident for my life and family members.

3. I refuse to cry for my enemies. May every sorrow that the enemies have packaged for me backfire now in Jesus’ name. Amen.

4. I will not die but live to declare the works of God. I therefore destroy the power of death and accident in Jesus’ name. Amen.

5. Evil arrows that are fighting against my life, by the power of the Holy Ghost I command you to brake now in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! Amen.

6. By the power in the name of Jesus Christ I cover the remaining months of this year with the Blood of Jesus Christ. No evil shall come near us in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.

7. Ask God to help you achieve all your new year resolutions. Tell Him that it is never too late.

8. Pray for all Divine Encounter ministers that God should protect and continue to empower them more and more in Jesus’ name. Amen.

9. Pray for all Divine Encounter members that God will visit them at the point of their needs.

10. Pray for Nigeria and ask God to take over all positions of leadership and cause His will to come to pass in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.


If God gives you light in your lamp don’t put it under a table rather on a lamp stand when it’s your time to shine.