Have you ever prayed with the idea that you had to convince God to help you? Many Christians think that way…whether they realize it or not.
When I first started this adventure and journey of faith 49 years ago, my wife, Carolyn, and I were broke financially. I thought I had to somehow convince God to meet my needs.
I’m so thankful for my friend in ministry, Kenneth Copeland, who helped me realize that it was actually God’s idea to bless me and I didn’t have to convince Him of anything.
Similarly, there are many Christians today who are trying to figure out how to experience more of God and His presence. Well, let me declare to you today that it’s one of God’s greatest desires to reveal Himself to you and demonstrate His GLORY in your life!
The word glory is the manifested PRESENCE of God, the manifested POWER of God, and the manifested GOODNESS of God.
The Lord recently revealed a powerful truth to me concerning His glory; Everything about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is glorious.
The apostle Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus saying, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…” (Ephesians 1:17).
In other words, He’s the source of glory and that glory emanates from Him. And since we are the children of God, then obviously it is His desire for us to experience His glory.
When Moses asked “Show me Your glory” in Exodus 33:18, God didn’t deny him. In fact, the very next verse says that God replied with, “I will…”!
“I will” shows that it was the will of God to show them His glory.
There are many instances of God’s glory, His manifested presence, appearing to Moses and His people (Leviticus 9:6, Numbers 14:10). God continually manifested His presence in their midst!
And God even declared through Moses that, “All the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD” (Numbers 14:21).
That’s God’s promise that this would not end with Moses and the children of Israel. It’s God’s desire to display His glory in your life today!
The Bible also refers to Jesus as, “The Lord of glory” in James 2:1. The author of Hebrews explains, “The Son perfectly mirrors God and is stamped with God’s nature” (Hebrews 1:3, THE MESSAGE).
Jesus embodied all that God was and is. He came manifesting the glory of God by demonstrating God’s presence, God’s power, and God’s goodness!
And as we read further in the Word of God, Jesus instructs His followers to receive the Holy Spirit and be filled with power (Acts 1:8)!
The apostle Peter wrote concerning the Holy Spirit saying “The Spirit of glory”(1 Peter 4:14). And he goes on to say that it, “rest upon you”.
Think about for a moment. The Holy Spirit, the spirit of glory, is resting upon you! The word rest means to abide and to remain upon.
The Holy Spirit is the carrier of God’s presence, God’s power, and God’s goodness in your life.
Do you fully understand what this means for you?
You have the Father of glory, you have the Lord of glory and you have the Spirit of glory. This means that you have access to the presence of God, the power of God and the goodness of God all day, every day!
How can you be defeated? How could you ever lose?
The presence of God guards and protects you from all the enemy’s plans and schemes. The power of God enables you to heal in every area of your life and live in total victory. And the goodness of God provides for everything you will ever need!
Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon formed against you will prosper…this is the heritage of the servants of the LORD”.
You are extremely blessed and highly favored! Psalm 3:8 declares “Your blessing is upon Your people.”
The blessing is the empowerment for you to prosper, to succeed, to increase, to rise above, and to excel!
Don’t limit God any longer. Begin to dare to believe BIG! Rid yourself of small thinking and go for everything God wants you to be and to do and to have!
Let me encourage you today to speak in faith and boldly ask God, “Show me Your glory!” Just like with Moses, God’s answer will be, “I will”.
I’m praying for you to experience God’s glory this year to a greater degree than ever before. I’m expecting the presence, power, and goodness of God to be revealed in your life, your family, and your finances!
You are so special to Carolyn and me. We are grateful that the Lord has linked us together to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your faithful financial support is enabling us to “cover all the earth with the glory of God.”
Because of you, the Good News of Jesus is being preached in America, Europe, Africa, Australia and hundreds of other countries around the globe.
Thank you for believing in God’s call on my life and helping reflect God’s glory to a world lost in darkness. Together, we are reaching people and teaching them to be the winner God has called them to be.
Will you give your best faith-gift today? Time and time again, being a generous giver has positioned me to experience God’s goodness and unlock His blessing in my life. The same can happen for you!
When you give this month, as my thank you to you, I will send you a powerful, detailed message I taught titled, The Glory of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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God desires to show His glory in your life and on your behalf. Refuse to accept anything less than God’s best! I’m praying for you and standing in faith for God’s presence, power, and goodness.
P.S. The Psalmist proclaimed, “The glory of the LORD shall endure forever” (Psalm 104:31). This means that God’s presence, power, and goodness should be a constant reality in your life. That tells me that you will always overcome, always be victorious, and that no weapon formed against you can prosper!