1 Arise, shine; for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
2 For darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the LORD will arise upon you,
and his glory will appear over you.
ARISE is a proactive word, it is necessary to shake off the heavy weights and oppressions and rise up in faith and obedience to accomplish the will of God.
The various english words that are translated from the Hebrew and the Greek, all give the idea of something that must be done, an action. It is not a thought or a prayer only, but a grasping of thoughts and words and actions that cause a response both in the Spirit and in the physical.
It means to take action, defend what you have, even rise again as from the dead, and collect your faculties.
In Isaiah chapter 60: 1&2, God is calling upon His people to take the action of arising, in their thoughts, words, actions and faith, because His glory is upon them but as they arise in that strength, then his glory will arise upon them to a greater degree, and flow out to others
English Words used in KJV include,
up (stood, rise etc… up)
These translations come from a primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) :- abide, accomplish, × be clearer, confirm, continue, decree, × be dim, endure, × enemy, enjoin, get up, make good, help, hold, (help to) lift up (again), make, × but newly, ordain, perform, pitch, raise (up), rear (up), remain, (a-) rise (up) (again, against), rouse up, set (up), (e-) stablish, (make to) stand (up), stir up, strengthen, succeed, (as-, make) sure (-ly), (be) up (-hold, -rising).
(Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary)
Isaiah 52;2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
We arise and take action as God leads us, then we sit in our spirits, in a place of peace and trust, because we obeyed Him and He is working in ways we can’t even imagine.So we have the confidence to wait, but not in a passive way, but a resting in faith way.
Jesus did the will of His father on earth, and is now seated at the Fathers’ right hand Ephesians 1:20, Romans 8:34
Our actions release His actions.
Jesus demonstrated this when he took the hand of the young girl who had died and called on her to rise up from the dead. His touch and His words release the power to rise from the dead, but she also lifted herself up using that spirit power.Her spirit responded to His words and anointing.
The word translates from the greek as;
Arise, Arose, Arouse, Raise, Rise, Rouse, Awake, Lift, Raise (up)
It conveys the idea of collecting one’s faculties); to waken (transitive or intransitive), i.e. rouse (literal from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figurative from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) :- awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-) rise (again, up), stand, take up.
When we arise we should, Bind the spirit of delay
If you have circumstances being delayed beyond reason, blocked in weird ways, confused and twisted, then you may have a spirit of delay working against you.
So arise from the oppression which has come upon the world, loose your circumstances from the spirit of delay
We are not wrestling against flesh and blood but about spiritual wickedness in high places
So use your spiritual armour and your spiritual weapons to pull down spiritual wickedness and the spirit of delay, and stir your self up in your most holy faith!.
God is for you and not against you, he has trained your hands for war and your fingers for battle, let not apathy sit upon you and control you.
Your God says “ Fear not because you are mine, I have redeemed you and will keep you and walk with you and deliver you from your enemies. You are my beloved, I sing over you with love, I purchased you with a great price, never forget that price, and stand upon my word to pull down the giants that would intimidate you.I AM, your righteousness and your strong and mighty warrior battle partner.”