THE GLORY OF GOD MANIFESTED

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The  word glory is found throughout the Bible and can be used in various ways.  One of those is to describe God’s manifested and tangible presence in our midst.  This explanation is what I like to focus on today.

Moses encountered God’s glory when he stood before the burning bush in Exodus 3:1-6. God told him,

Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.”
(Exodus 3:5 NKJV)

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At the Day of Pentecost, those who were united in the upper room waiting, heard the sound of His glory as the Holy Spirit was poured out upon them.  Acts 2:2-3 NKJV

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.

They were able to HEAR the sound from heaven and SEE the divided tongues of fire. Their physical senses were impacted.
Hearing, Seeing, Touching, Smelling and Tasting

The glory of God was manifested when Jesus performed miracles, signs and wonders. The glory of God came to earth as it is in heaven.  Heaven invading earth and bringing the atmosphere and tangible presence of God.

People long to be touched by God in a tangible way.  Lord, my prayer is that everywhere we go, the glory and manifest presence of God would be with us and people would be touched and experience your love in a real way!

At a wedding, when Jesus turned water into wine during His first miracle,
His glory was manifested!

John 2:11 NKJV This is beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

 Now many of you have known this and studied it, yet it is important to revisit those truths.  These accounts of the Bible will stir up faith and wet ones appetite to stretch out and belief for more.  The Bible tells us in Luke 10:2

The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

HE IS GLORIFIED

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
1 Corinthians 2:4

In the past years, I have feasted on this scripture much and my heart-felt prayer has been for this kind of manifestation while I am preaching.  Not for my glory, but God’s glory!  In John 15:16, it states that we did not chose Him, but He has chosen us, to go forth and bear everlasting fruit for the glory of God…

John 15:7,8 Amplified Bible

If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.

When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

His manifested glory is seen in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power. When people are touched and are able to engage with His presence, and they sense His love:

HE IS GLORIFIED

When people are healed of all manner of illnesses and iniquity:

HE IS GLORIFIED

When people taste and see that He is good:

HE IS GLORIFIED

When people are set free from burdens

HE IS GLORIFIED

When people receive salvation

HE IS GLORIFIED

When people are delivered from darkness and translated into His glorious light

HE IS GLORIFIED

When people receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them

HE IS GLORIFIED
(you may like to add your own version of it…)

INTERCESSION AND EXPERIENCING THE GLORY

How do you impact a nation with the Good News?  If you are called to a nation hostile toward Christianity, where would you start?

Everything impossible for men becomes possible with God!

My main focus in intercession for the nations has been for a Great Awakening to explode and cause many to come alive to Jesus Christ!  This is one of the reasons I go to the nations, the Lord sends me.  Before I even consider making travel arrangements, I go before the Father in intercession and access His glory realm as I boldly come before the Throne room of grace and go through the open door in heaven (see Revelations 4), because I know He will reveal to me what I need to know and therefore, I will receive exact details on how to intercede and how to proceed with this mandate.

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As the Father’s perfect will is unfolded before me, I agree with Him and therefore I can walk out His purposes.  Remembering that I am only one piece in His puzzle (His body) keeps me looking around for where and with whom I need to be fitly joined for this endeavor.

In Ephesians 4, the five fold gifts to the body are outlined as Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists and Teacher, who are to equip and train the body to do the work of the ministry.  As a five fold minister, I know I need to equip and train, but also activate and release the saints to step into and function in their part of the puzzle (His body).

The saints are called to be Ambassadors for Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:20) revealing God’s kingdom and God’s glory wherever they go.

 WHY DO WE INTERCEDE?

We intercede for God’s kingdom to be advanced and for the knowledge of His glory to be seen all over the earth.  When you encounter the Lord’s glory and majesty, even as Isaiah did in Isaiah 6, you can never be the same again.  Of course, it is important to pray for yourself and everything that pertains to it, but this will never be your main focus again when you have encountered and seen HIM, because your heart is filled with the desire to do His will and to bring glory and honor to HIM!

It is my burning desire to fulfill my part so that Jesus will receive His reward, and this is what keeps me going, to see the nations come to Jesus Christ, and for the kings and leaders of a nation to bow their knees to the KING of kings and the Lord of lords!

Join me in intercession:

May the kings and leaders of nations have a revelation of who Jesus Christ truly is and bow their knees to Him.  May they have an encounter like Isaiah did (Isaiah 6), when he saw in the year when King Uzziah died, the Lord high and lifted up seated on a throne and the train of His robe filled the temple. He saw the seraphim who cried: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!  And just as Isaiah they will recognize their need to be cleansed, they will fall prostrate before the Lord and receive His salvation and purification by the blood of Jesus. Lord, baptize them with the Holy Spirit and fire and let them ask for Your will and purposes.  May they understand that they are chosen by God and are key people to influence the entire nation for the glory of God! May they be filled with a passion for the things of God.  Hallelujah!

~ Gabriele Gilpin
Soaring Eagle Ministries

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