Every step we take in obedience to God is our suffering for Him and every time we suffer with Him and do His will instead of obeying the flesh, more Glory comes forth from us. The Bible is full of these examples. For example when Stephen was speaking to the Sanhedrin when He was about to become a martyred.
“Then all who sat in the council (Sanhedrin), as they gazed intently at Stephen, saw that his face had the appearance of the face of an angel,” Acts 6:15 (AMPC).
You see when we allow the Lord to do His will through us and lay down our own will, then He will begin to radiate through us in such a way that His Glory will be tangible to those around us! God is about to show forth His Glory in all who have been patiently doing His will!
“For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!” Romans 8:18 (AMP).
For all that have been suffering for the sake of the Gospel. His Glory is about to shine from you in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation! His Glory is seeping through your pores as you suffer with Him and many will be drawn to the light of God that is shining through you! We are seeing His Glory in tangible ways break forth from His people filled with the Holy Spirit!
It is happening in spite of the naysayers! They have come too late for me to say it is not real! His Glory is real and like Stephen we will die declaring it if we must because we know even beyond this life there is an even greater glory to be seen!
“For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising,” Isaiah 60:2-3 (AMPC).
~ 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.|