Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, Shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you”.
By implication the word “Arise” conveys that one must change position to a more elevated place. While at the same time “Shine” carries clear meanings as something distinguished, eminent, clear, without blemish, and an accurate image. Contrary to what modern Christianity has told us, we were not designed to reflect the Son. We have all probably heard the metaphor “Be like the moon and reflect the sun (son)”. However, the scripture says to “Arise & Shine” not “Arise & Reflect“. God never intended us to be an echo. He always wanted us to be a VOICE. Therefore, the kingdom is about representation not reflection!
1 John 4:17 “As is so are WE in this present world!”