The Fiery Glory
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 we’ll believe for the Glory, if we’ll 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 it—and we’ll begin to see it.
Does that sound wild to you? Well, it’s not!
If you’ll go back and read the Bible, you’ll see that’s 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, amp).
I’ve 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 manifested so powerfully that someone called the fire department. All they were doing was having a prayer meeting—but 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 couldn’t figure it out. They knew it wasn’t fire, but they didn’t 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.
Speak the Word
I believe, and I shall see the Glory of God. (John 11:40)
Heiligschriftstudium: John 11:18-44