I had an interesting encounter with God this morning, when I was putting on my makeup in the bathroom.
I use a cover-stick to fix some flaws that I have, and it usually does a fairly good job. But I also have this thing that is like a brightening powder, that causes light on the places you put it and there is a shine to it.
It is kind of like the brightening button on Photoshop, but for real. When you put it on for some reason, it causes the wrinkles to not be quite as noticeable…. hallelujah!
Suddenly the LORD spoke and said, “The more My people wear My glory, the more they will look like me and their flaws (spots and wrinkles) will disappear to the world and they will begin to be clothed in light and shine forth in the kingdom of their father!”
“….and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him,” Genesis 5:24.
A Vision of Enoch
I once saw a vision of Enoch and the LORD showed me Enoch as he was walking with Him. He showed me that the generation that Enoch lived in, was a very wicked generation, but Enoch chose to walk step by step, minute by minute, second by second with God.
He then showed me as he was walking, the glory began to come forth from him, little by little, until finally he was clothed completely in it and suddenly, he disappeared in this glory!
The LORD then told me that this was a type of His people in the end time, that would walk so close to God, that they would become the Isaiah 60 generation!
“Arise, shine; for your light has come!
And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and his glory will be seen upon you. The gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising,” Isaiah 60:1-3 (NKJV)
For a couple of years now, the LORD has been showing me a lot from 2 Corinthians 4 and how that this Glory comes as we suffer with Christ, and by that I do not mean sickness!
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed, always carrying about in the body the dying of the LORD Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you,” 2 Corinthians 4:6-12.
More Obedience, More Glory
You see, what we are going through on a daily basis is causing us to have to make choices to either give into our flesh or die to self. It is causing us to be be clothed in his glory as we choose to walk with him step by step as Enoch did.
Each time we choose to suffer (walk in the spirit), more glory comes forth from our life and as we die to self it also causes us to walk in resurrection power and this is the reason that God has been testing his people!
God does not tempt his people to do evil but in the test, (which is intended for your promotion as a test would in school), the enemy tempts you to give into your flesh and quit!
All the while each test that you pass brings the life of Christ (resurrection power) to those who are on the receiving end of what you have been through! Thus God is glorified through you and it works life!
Your light affliction is working for you!
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 2 Corinthians 16:16-18.
I love this! Our afflictions have been working for us! How? It has been working a more exceeding weight of glory as in my vision of Enoch! It works as we look on the eternal things or the big picture and not on our circumstances!
A Company Arising, Clothed in Glory!
I am telling you that there is a company of people who will be clothed in the glory of God, who are arising in this hour and they are about to disappear into this glory and the result of it will be resurrection power, light, and life!
Death will be swallowed up in victory! They will have such an impact on the world that there will be a confrontation with the powers of darkness that will turn all eyes upon the God of glory and he will be seen in and through his people in the earth as when Moses brought the children of Israel out of Egypt and when elijah confronted the prophets of Baal!
The LORD is saying:
“These are they who walk with Me in the earth, those I call overcomers. They will be clothed in white garments (the glory of God).
These are they who know me and who walk and live in the Spirit and are not walking in the flesh!
The more they walk in love, when they should hate, the more My glory will be seen upon them.
These are they who follow the lamb wherever He goes! They follow Me because they love Me and obey Me because they trust Me!
They are arising, clothed in My glory in the earth and they will do great exploits before the powers of darkness, and the powers of darkness will have to bow the knee to the God whom they serve, for I AM going to show Myself in this day, as the God of all glory!”
“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed,” Revelation 3:18.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.