Rise up. rise up men & women of God, for you are called to be a City on a hill, a beacon of hope for all to see. You have the heart and the arms or the lost and dying to run into. And through you many will find the hope that they are looking for.
Don’t consider yourself again, but lock eyes with the Lord. And stop seeing yourself as less than and start seeing yourself as more than enough for Christ is your light! You will hold out His beacon of light and life for others! For you are a wonder to behold. He has put His glory in you and has wrapped you up in it. So then why would you hold back? For He who is your life is shining out from you. The strength you carry is Him!
This is your day to arise and shine. For He has called you to greatness! It’s time to put all your excuses behind you, for with Him all things are possible and nothing is out of reach.
So quit rehearsing your failures for His arm is not shortened so that He cannot save. But His arm reaches out to take your hand and He’s lifting you up and saying arise. It’s time to be healed from yesterday. It’s time to turn from yesterday’s history so that you can come away with your destiny. For you are my dream and A new life is waiting for you. All you have to do is enter in. For I have purchased a new day for you and it’s glorious! Your future is awaiting you. Your dreams are awaiting fulfillment! Step into the new day! For I have called you to radiate my glory and to change the world around you. And I have destined you with greatness as my resurrection power takes hold of you!
Refuse to look at your limitations any longer. This is your coming out party! You are called with purpose. You are called with a plan! You have everything you need! Just embrace it now! Embrace the resurrection power of the one who is in you & the one who completes you. For His love works in and through you. And His joy works in and through you! Who can resist the power of His love! Who can turn away from His goodness! This is your day my beautiful church! He wants to show you off with your love so real and bold that it brings a lasting revolution! God has a dream and it’s alive & living in you!
My prayer for you is that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of His immense power as it works through you!
– Ephesians 1:19
Candice Simmons is a true spiritual mom in the body of Christ with a passion to see the bride of Christ awakened and brought into the full activation of their gifts and callings. She has been in ministry for 47 years mentoring both young and old, men and women. She received Christ in the early 70’s during the Jesus movement and immediately began ministering to the next generation of young people.
In the 80’s she and her husband, Brian were tribal missionaries serving in the jungles of Panama. They were field leaders and ministered to the Paya-Kuna tribe, living on the border of Panama and Colombia for nearly 8 years. In the late 80’s they returned home and established Gateway Christian Fellowship, a hub for revival and awakening in New England where they ministered for 18 years and established a network of churches called ARC.
She was a fore-runner in establishing the prophetic in New England and taught classes on the prophetic and established a prophetic ministry in their church called Impact. She is an avid dreamer and gifted in interpretation of dreams and uses this gift to minister hope and destiny to the churches.
Today they have an itinerate ministry (Passion and Fire), traveling the nations and internationally teaching and prophesying to churches. At the same time she is helping her husband with their new Bible Translation called the Passion Translation and has co-authored three books with him; The Sacred Journey, Throne Room Prayer and The Image Maker (soon to be released) and is currently working on two more books, The Stairway and The Dreamer.