One morning as I sat with the Lord, He told me a story.

A Princess was locked in a tower of the King’s Castle. She was royalty and what she said had authority in the Kingdom because of who she was. But she had suffered from many who became jealous and became deceived. They shut her ideas and thoughts down so many times, she began to give up on fighting to speak with her authority. She became tired and listened more than she spoke and influenced. Eventually she was locked in a tower where her influence was minimal. She could have fought to get out but over time she got tired of fighting without gaining freedom. 

But the King of the Kingdom came for her. Her father took her out of the small room that she’d become gradually accustomed to. He gave her the Kingdom… all of it. All that was his was also hers. The King said,

“My beautiful daughter, no longer are you confined to these small spaces. You have a voice and you have authority… MY AUTHORITY, and now I give you keys to all of my Kingdom. You will never be locked away by those deceived again. Look around, everything that’s mine is yours. Receive your inheritance! Don’t ever settle for the confines of one room again.  You are my daughter and my ambassador.  Go and tell the people of my great love. Beloved, Arise and Shine!”

““Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. “Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms. Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.”

Isaiah 60:1-5 NASB

Jesus used to tell stories and parables as he taught the people. Everyone loves a good story. But this story is an illustration of something that has happened to many of us at some point. Has your voice been shut down in this last season? Or maybe fear has had a hold on you. Maybe you are still trying to wrap your mind around sonship and who God says you are to him. Your Abba Father is breaking off the lies of fear, rejection, and inadequacy in this season. He is drawing you in close, to breathe His love into your heart and establish truth about your identity. Will you listen as He calls your name?

Then I heard the Father say, 

“My child. Permission to shine. Send my love to this world. Show them who I am. Demonstrate my love and power and radiance to every person you meet. Everyone needs to know me. Don’t hide your light. You are not bound- you are free! Walk in my freedom and power.”

He went on to say, “If I am for you, who can be against you? Yield to me, and I will come through your living gateway in ways you’ve never experienced before. Trust in me. The King of Glory rises through the brightness of your rising. ” 

“So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you.”

Psalms 24:7 TPT

“Rise up. Believe me.

I will do new things through you that make the former things look silly. Look into my eyes beloved. Here you will find strength when you think your heart is weary, love when you feel none, and power unlike anything you’ve seen before. All is found in me.

Focus. On. Me.

I will give you keys to every door. Wisdom for every situation. Receive your inheritance… And get ready to SHINE!”