Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021, marks the first of the four Sundays of the Advent season. Houses of worship will light their candles preceding the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The candles on the traditional Advent wreath represent hope, love, joy, and peace. They are lit in that exact order, commencing today. This custom is also related to the lighting of the candles celebrating the Feast of Dedication which is also known as the Festival of Lights. The prophetic stirring that I received from The Holy Spirit pertains to your spiritual light assignment during the next month.
Historically speaking, it was during the Feast of Dedication when Jesus initially revealed that He is the Messiah. More importantly, He affirmed that He is God in the flesh which answered the challenge presented to Him as to whether or not He was the Christ. Jesus also spoke one of the greatest assurances of all times to Christian believers in that He is the Shepherd who knows His sheep who hear His voice.
“Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, on Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, ‘How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.’
“Jesus answered them, I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.’” (John 10:22-30)
God’s Omnipotent Light.
We don’t have to read too many verses in the first chapter of Genesis to discover the origin of light.
“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.” (Genesis 1:3-5)
Through God’s omnipotence, He created light and spoke it into existence. Light is a continued theme from the beginning to end of the Bible:
(a) Genesis 1:3-5 – God created spiritual light. He divided the light from the spiritual darkness.
(b) Genesis 1:14-19 – God created physical light.
(c) John 8:12 – God sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be the light of the world.
(d) Revelation 21:23 – At the end of this present world, darkness will not exist at all. There will only be light.
It’s interesting and noteworthy that the timeframe in which to traditionally light the candles during the Advent season is when it gets the darkest early in our neck of the woods. Sunset is around 5:15 p.m. Alas, after December 21st, the days will begin to lengthen once again.
God exists outside of so many of our earthly dimensions including light and time. I’ve often wondered if the Apostle John was given revelation at the time of his writings concerning the subject of light. If you read 1 John through 3 John, there appears to be an emphasis upon light. Maybe John was given a glimpse into the spiritual and physical dimensions of light as he penned the words via inspiration from The Holy Spirit.
Prophetic Symbolisms For Light.
Light symbolizes Jesus Christ, God, revelation, illumination, your life, the word of God as a guide (Psalm 119:105), fellowship, walking in the light, God’s glory, and a righteous way of living.
Can you think of other aspects of light that are not listed above?
I purposefully chose this week’s prophetic blog post image featuring red candles inside the Advent wreath since red is symbolic of Jesus’s shed blood on the cross for the remission of our sins.
Perseverance For The Project At Hand.
In parts of the world, some of us are so blessed to live in a dispensation of time where we have access to such everyday conveniences as a light bulb. Here’s a link regarding the invention and ongoing development of the different kinds. As you can tell when reading about just one commodity, it took a lot of perseverance to accomplish the projects.
Applying a prophetic application, your spiritual light assignment may require a lot of perseverance. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9 – NIV)
Here’s another blog post with the continued theme of light. This pertained to a prophetic vision I received on September 5, 2021: https://sheilaeismann.com/new-light/
Candle In The Dark
Prophetic Insights For Daily Living.
#1. This is a call to action regarding your spiritual light assignment.
What is the darkest situation, circumstance, or region to which you are being called right now?
Is it your:
Or something else?
If you’re unaware of any of this or believe it doesn’t necessarily pertain to you, pray and ask God to show you. Perhaps you’re called to co-labor with someone else and his or her spiritual light assignment.
Teamwork makes the dream work! A three-cord strand is not easily broken, i.e., you, a fellow believer, and Jesus Christ, the light of the world. (Ecclesiastes 3:12 and John 8:12)
Just as God spoke light into existence, pray and ask God to speak light into the darkest situation.
#2. The strategy will not be a one-size-fits-all for your spiritual light assignment. Our internal flame fueled by The Holy Spirit who resides within each of us produces our light flow. Stay closely tuned to His stirrings and directives. Record what is downloaded unto you in your prophetic journal including any specific scriptures and prayer directives. Be mindful to watch for results.
#3. God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit will be with you in your spiritual light assignment. It’s an exciting adventure if you choose to look at it in that light!
John 10:22-30 – Jesus’s sheep hear His voice and follow Him. As you listen for His voice, He will impart His strategies to you.
The following are some ways in which God communicates with us:
An audible voice
A voice in your mind or thoughts
Something you just firmly know in your spirit
A prompting or stirring to do or say something
A passage of scripture
A sign or wonder – a supernatural event
#4. All of God’s creations are initially drawn to His light. Some people will look at a light for a considerable amount of time before they begin to earnestly follow it. This is a good exercise in patience and longsuffering.
#5. The candles on the traditional Advent wreath represent hope, love, joy, and peace. Please plan to walk in these four Christlike virtues as you fulfill your spiritual light assignment. Ask God to fill your light assignment with His omnipotent light. I would encourage you to not stress over the difficulty of your assignment as God will be faithful to release the amount of light needed to help overcome the degree of darkness that is present in the situation.
#6. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
In what ways will you let your light shine to others?
May God abundantly bless all of you as you continue to walk in His light during this Advent season and fulfill your spiritual light assignment!
Sheila Eismann, Prophetic Seer, Blogger, Author & Teacher, publishes her weekly blog posts endeavoring to encourage others through God’s word. Her writings include teaching and instructions on how to apply prophetic insights for daily living.
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