“Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [erect in a dignified place], O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.” –  Isaiah 52:2

The magnificence of the coming Christ is gloriously proclaimed with the words, “Shake yourself from the dust, arise.”

Here is the full radiant revelation of the coming King, for in Christ we have entered into a New Covenant, a new relationship with God. A new day has come, a new dawn has arisen in the heart of mankind, for Christ heralds a new beginning for all.

And the declaration of God is his overwhelming desire that we shake of the dust. We shake off everything, every hindrance, and every lie that would rise up in our mind, thoughts and feeling and tells us that Christ is not enough. For Christ is the full manifestation of God, He is the full provision of our forgiveness, healing, redemption and life.

The finished work of Christ was a complete, once and for all eternal redemption.

God’s word is for us to arise and be everything that Christ has made us to be. To let his glory, joy and abundance flourish in our lives and we do this effortlessly by resting, accepting and delighting in all Christ has given to us. For we live in him because he now lives in us.

The abundant life of God has been deposited inside every believer, so shake of the dust of the past, the world, and arise and shine with the glory of God.