TODAY’S TEXT: " If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified’ (1 Peter 4:14)
TODAY’S WORD: THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT IS THE KEY TO THE EMERGENCE OF OUR GLORY
Today as we pray the Spirit of Glory will rest upon you. The Supply of the Spirit leads to the emergence of our glory! After Moses spent 40 days in his presence we were told after He came back that the glory of God rests upon Him insomuch that the children of Israel couldn't look into his face!
‘And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come nigh him.
The Supply of the Spirit brings the glory of God which leads to the emergence of our glory. Glory means the manifestation of the full essence of a thing. When the Spirit is supplied the full essence and true essence of who we are begin to emerge.
‘But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord’(2 Corinthians 3:18)
Our change from glory to glory is affected by the supply of the Spirit. First God’s power is manifested and then His glory is revealed. When Jesus was teaching on the Lord’s Prayer he gave a sequence of prayer to follow:
‘9 after this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
His power comes before His glory.
Even when the master was talking about His second coming, He maintained the same spiritual sequence: ‘And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory’. It His power before His glory; you first catch His power and you will experience His glory. That was what David cried out for in Psalm 63:1-2, ‘to see thy power and thy glory’
Today the Spirit of God is filling your life with His power and then His glory!
TODAY’S PRAYER: Lord let my status changed by the working of your Spirit. Let me experience thy power and thy glory.
TODAY’S THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Glory means the manifestation of the full essence of a thing. When the Spirit is supply the full essence and true essence of who you are begins to emerge.
OTHER SCRIPTURES: Luke 4:6, 1 Chronicles 29:11, 2 Thessalonians 1:9