We serve a God of glory (Psalm 19:1). Whenever you see God, you see His glory; He is not trying to manifest it but that is who He is. Stephen declared Him as the God of Glory in Acts 7:2 and just before he was stoned to death, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God. The glory of God is tangible; it can be seen and should therefore not be hidden in our lives. As you fellowship in God’s presence, your life should always radiate the His Glory. God created you in His own image to show His glory. In other words, you are created for glory, nothing else will suffice. You have to manifest the glory for which you are created; you are not created for shame or errors. You need to identify and understand God’s agenda of wanting the whole earth to be filled with His Glory (Numbers 14:21). Therefore you and I have to walk this earth carrying and manifesting His glory.
Isaiah 62:1 – 2 is God’s prophecy concerning us and we must believe it.
“For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. 2 The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will name”.
WHAT IS GLORY?
- In the scriptures, glory connotes the presence of God. Several places in the scriptures, the word ‘glory means God’s presence. When the ark of covenant was carried into a situation, the bible tells us that the glory of God was carried into that situation; meaning the presence of God had come. The presence of God does tangible things. The bible tells us that God was with Joseph in a strange land and he prospered. It was the presence of God with Joseph that made a difference in the land of Egypt. When God is with you no one can be against you.
- In John 11:40, Jesus said “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” He was talking about the glory agenda. The glory agenda talks about the presence of God, the super natural working power of God. As you behold the glory of God, you will see the supernatural working of God.
- Glory means the revelation of the essence of God. Isaiah 40:5 says the glory of the Lord shall be revealed. It talks about unveiling of the essence of God. God is always in the midst of His people. When the glory of the Lord comes there will be a revelation, there will be unveiling and peoples’ eyes will suddenly be opened like Jacob who said: “The Lord is in this place”. You have known God as a provider, now he will be unveiled to you as a healer, deliverer and the LORD.
- Glory is used in scripture for heaven. When you pray and say we want to see God’s glory, it means you want to enter heaven someday. You want to enter the place where God has prepared for you (John 14:2-3).
- Glory stands for splendor; beauty; brilliance; magnificence and exaltation.