The Fiery Glory
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
These are the words Jesus spoke to Martha when Lazarus died. They are just as true today for you and me as they were for her. If well believe for the glory, if well meditate on the Word of God until we develop our hope and begin to intently expect the glory, then faith will become the substance of itand well begin to see it. Does that sound wild to you? Well, its not! If youll go back and read the Bible, youll see thats what Christianity is all about. God intended for the Body of Christ to walk through this earth with such manifestation of His presence in our lives, that it would draw people into the kingdom of God! He intended us to live in such glory that sickness and disease flee at our presence. He intended us to have a foretaste of the resurrected body right here on the earth. The Apostle Paul was reaching for that in his ministry: [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him…and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection…that if possible I may attain to the…resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body] (Philippians 3:10-11, The Amplified Bible). Ive experienced little touches of that kind of glory. And more is on the way! There are evidences of it all around the world. A good friend of mine pastors a church where the glory of God manifest so powerfully that someone called the fire department. All they were doing was having a prayer meetingbut the glory of God settled in the top of that church and made it look like the church was on fire! When the firemen arrived, they crawled up in the attic and, sure enough, the fiery glory of God was still blazing up there. Those firemen couldnt figure it out. They knew it wasnt fire, but they didnt know what it was. They checked it out to see if it was the result of some peculiar ray of the sun shining in there. Finally they just left. It was beyond their realm of expertise! More and more, that kind of glory will manifest as we start building our hope, expecting to see the glory, and then releasing it with our faith. Sickness and disease will flee. Lack will go. And the manifest presence of God will flow from us.Ezekiel 6-7; Psalm 95I believe, and I shall see the glory of God. John 11:40
Bibelstellen: John 11:18-44