His presence & glory
Daily Word➖Sept.12➖Pastor Sheliah
“The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea,” (Habakkuk.2:14)
Yes! Yes! From the Creation our Father spoke of His “Glory,” and Exodus records that the “glory of the Lord appeared in the clouds.” But NOW just as the prophet wrote many are “acknowledging His Glory” (Hab.2:14)!
NOW – That which defines us is the Glory of God! His appearance in and through us in fullness and power! In His Presence we are changed, and thus it is true what we say: “As He is, so are we in this world.” (1John.4:7)
NOW we can see it, NOW we can taste it, NOW we can hear it, smell it, and feel it! NOW we are experiencing His Presence. (The “one-man-show” is over.) Now it is the Glory of God being revealed through the Body - the Body of Christ!
IT IS MORE THAN WE HAVE KNOWN
Though we’ve had “tastes” of God’s glory—NOW it is time that it become our everyday experience: Not just in church meetings but in home, streets, grocery stores, schools, businesses, hospitals etc.
The unity and the glory Paul described is happening! “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, ARE BEING transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Cor.3:18)
“Are being“ is a presently active verb form! NOW is the time! We are the people! We have not yet experienced all that God for us.
But now ... “The fragile and fading glory of the flesh is dwarfed into insignificance by the unfading glory of the Spirit.” [In Christ the idea of distance and delay is cancelled.] (1Corinthians3:11 MB)
Allow Him to be “presently active” in your life and you will experience His Manifested Glory!
We become “the voice of one shouting – PREPARE the way of the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wastelands for our God! Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places made smooth.
“Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all people will see it all together! The Lord has spoken!” (Isaiah.40:2-5)
➖YES NOW➖the whole earth IS being filled with the KNOWLEDGE OF HIS GLORY! (And we are the “carriers” of His Glory in this Earth!)
~ Shelia Hart Artt