Let’s face it, in the world - life without Christ is dark and hopeless. It is especially true for so many during the holidays. Without hope it causes one to stay stuck in worry and fear which opens the door to stress, anxiety, confusion, depression, oppression, sickness, and all manner of sin and trouble.
Even for those in Christ we can still get in our own way when we focus and meditate on the wrong things. The good news is that God did not bring us into this world to leave us hopeless! God told us, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Mathew 6:33 NJKV. He also said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NKJV.
It’s time for an adjustment and realignment, particularly as we head into the Christmas season! Recently my thoughts started going in a negative direction. Holy Spirit quickly redirected me with this life-changing prophetic word. I was so grateful He led me to take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. I chose to turn them around to God’s way of thinking which in turn led to right being and doing! I trust this will give you a whole different perspective when you think about or hear the words lighten up!
“If you say yes to Me I will say yes to you and lead you all the way through your abundant eternal life. I am the way the truth and the light. My desire is to fill you to overflowing with my light and My Spirit that I may cast out all darkness and everything that is not of Me and that hinders My perfect plan and purpose for your life.
“I tell you to LIGHTEN UP! See yourself as a Christmas tree all lit up, full of My resurrection life, and adorned in My dazzling armor of light, beauty, and glory. You belong to Me and I belong to you forever, lock, stock, and barrel. I bought you with a costly price by the blood of My dear Son and brought you out of darkness and into my marvelous kingdom of light. I made you valuable and priceless.
“You are in Christ and Christ is in you. We are one and we have and are in covenant. What is mine is yours and what is yours is mine. Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing, is fully yours and operational in you. I am the vine and you are the branches in my eternal evergreen tree of life. I abide in you, so choose to abide in Me and allow absolutely nothing to hinder the fullness of My life, way, and light to have its perfect way in you so you can be and live fully enlightened, empowered, and flowing in My Anointing and Holy Spirit.
“In Me you will lighten up. In Me you will ascend the hill of the Lord and have rich unbroken fellowship and communion. In Me you are rooted and grounded in love and will bear much good fruit for My glory. In Me is your hope of glory. It is not a wishful hope but an expectant hope that produces abundant life full of My glory.
“As a living Christmas tree, stay plugged into Me. I am your light source. Allow me to shine through you and use you to draw all men to My brightness and glory. You are a unique and well-designed ornament on My tree of life. You decorate My body and heart and are an outward expression and testimony of My perfect sacrificial love. There is no other one created just like you and you are rare and priceless in My sight with a story to tell of My goodness, grace, and transforming power.
“When you abide in My vine and living Word by faith you will continually lighten up and be filled with truth and revelation. I want you to know and to walk in your full identity and covenant in Me. My perfect love casts out all fear and causes you to be rooted and grounded in Me and the fullness of My glory.
“My light keeps you radiant and free from being dull, tarnished, and ineffective in the earth. I have commanded you to rise and shine, for My glory is upon you and is drawing all men unto Me. You have a purpose and bright future to simply shine for Me and be in intimate communion with Me.
“I am your great reward and to know Me, really know Me, is your true fulfillment in life. In the knowing, walking and talking with Me, as Adam and Eve did in the garden in the beginning, you will come to know the fullness, beauty, and wonder of My mysteries and great plans and purpose for your personal life and for your part and place in the world.
“When you lighten up and are filled with My light, wisdom, revelation knowledge and understanding, you will begin to see through My eyes. You will be empowered to see My heart and desire for My creation and all of its inhabitants.
“When you are enlightened with My glory and essence you will be filled with My great love, compassion, and passion for people and all I have created. I will cause you to walk in fullness of purpose and destiny so your life and joy may be full.
“I bring you back to the thought of seeing yourself like a Christmas tree. I am the living risen Christ and your living Christmas tree. When you say yes to Me I lead you all the way through your abundant eternal life. I lead you into all truth and show you things to come. I give your life meaning and purpose. I give you everything you need to live that abundant life I promised you for all eternity with Me.
“I carried that tree of life on My back. I became sin for all mankind and was crucified on that tree to give eternal life to whosoever will accept Me. I was resurrected from the dead and became your eternal Christmas tree.
“My passion and sacrifice tore the veil so you could see and take your priceless place and position in Me on My tree of life. Now shine for Me in all of My glory and be a living witness and beautiful ornament for the King of Glory and Savior of the world. Shine on, Beloved. LIGHTEN UP as I so lovingly designed and created you to do, so I may show off My handiwork and draw all men unto Myself. I love you and am well pleased with you and the brightness of your shining. I am yours and you are mine. All is well as you stay rooted and grounded in Me.
“Merry Christmas, My child, all year round… I gave you My very best and Peace on earth and Joy to the world! Forget not the joy of the Lord for I Am your strength and your Great I Am! Selah.”
Love in Jesus,
Nancy Slocum A pen in God’s hand giving Love a voice
You are blessed for God’s full intention over your life to be manifested!