Daily Devotional



16th April 2023

Scripture Reading: ZECHARIAH 4: 1-9


“And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:” (Zechariah 4: 2)

In Exodus 25 vs. 31-40, God told Moses how He wanted the golden lampstand to appear. God told Moses to create the lampstand after the similitude of almond blossoms. Notice that almonds, in bible times, had the tendency of sprouting too early. It can be planted and literally sprout within the same day. God wanted to create light for the temple, and He ordered that it be made in the similitude of a fast riser.

Friend, you may have waited for your light to shine in time past, but in this season, your light will shine early. Your light will manifest earlier than expected. You will see light in every dark area earlier than expected. You will shine faster than you bargained for. You will receive light in every area of your life earlier than expected. You will be counted amongst them whose shining began early. You will be counted amongst early risers.

God would not order that lights in the temple be fashioned in the order of a fast riser, and then allow your own light to show up late. Hear me as I hear the Lord: henceforth, your light will not be delayed. Your light will not come late. Your light will be counted amongst them that rose early. You will be counted amongst the early achievers. You will be counted amongst them that hit their targets earlier than expected.

You may have expected certain results to show forth much later in the year, but as surely as the Lord lives, they will come your way earlier than expected. The things you imagined would take time will only take the grace of God. Let your light shine forth earlier than you calculated. Let your profits arrive earlier than you imagined. Let your results come early. Let your manifestations come earlier than you planned.

You are not that burning and shining light that was wired to shine late. You are that burning and shining light that was wired to shine early.


My light will shine earlier than expected, in Jesus’ name!

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“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90: 14)

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