“For the earth will be filled With The Knowledge of The Glory of THE LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14.
“‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My SPIRIT remains among you; do not fear!’…….
…….‘The Glory of this latter Temple shall be greater than the former,’ says THE LORD OF HOSTS. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says THE LORD OF HOSTS.” Haggai 2:5, 9.
The Glory of GOD which He has prophesied and promised for thousands of years, yes, for centuries, starts NOW!
From this Pentecost. GLORY Hallelu-YAH!
But what exactly is The Glory? It is All The Goodness of The Person, The Power and The Presence of GOD.
And what exactly does It look like? The most notable example was when THE LORD JESUS “received from GOD THE FATHER Honor and Glory when such a Voice came to Him from THE EXCELLENT Glory: “This is MY BELOVED SON Son, in Whom I am well pleased.” (2 Peter 1:17).
The following is the full account of what happened and how It happened.
THE LORD had been briefing His disciples about how He,
“THE SON OF MAN will come in The Glory of His FATHER with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see THE SON OF MAN coming in His Kingdom.”” Matthew 16:27-28.
“Now after six days JESUS took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. H is Face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
Then Peter answered and said to JESUS, “LORD, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three Tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold, a Bright Cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a Voice came out of The Cloud, saying, “This is MY BELOVED SON, in whom I AM well pleased. Hear Him!”
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
But JESUS came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but JESUS only.” Matthew 17:1-8.
So, The Glory came, and, in It, GOD THE FATHER revealed, affirmed and confirmed HIS SON to mankind for us to receive and obey Him, so that He GOD will Tabernacle with us forever.
Right on cue, Peter said (by THE HOLY SPIRIT) “to JESUS, “LORD, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three Tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
He was speaking the Eternal Desire and Plan of GOD.
“It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24.
While Peter was still speaking, GOD took him up on the offer, for it has been His very Plan before the foundation of the world, that if man listens to His SON (i.e OBEYS Him), GOD will Tabernacle with him.
And THE LORD expressly taught the mechanics of how to experience His Glory:
“He Who has My Commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves ME. And he who loves ME will be loved by MY FATHER, and I will love him and manifest MYSELF to him.”
Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “LORD, how is it that YOU will manifest YOURSELF to us, and not to the world?”
JESUS answered and said to him, “If anyone loves ME, he will keep MY WORD; and MY FATHER will love him, and WE will come to him and make OUR HOME with him.”” John 14:21-23.
GOD loves and longs to Tabernacle with us both now and forever.
Peter’s HOLY SPIRIT-led utterance was a present reverence as well as a present reference to a future reality: when GOD will Tabernacle with man forever.
“….For you are The Temple of THE LIVING GOD. As GOD has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their GOD, And they shall be My People.” 2 Corinthians 6:16.
“Now I saw a New Heaven and a New Earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw The Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from GOD, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud Voice from Heaven saying, “Behold, The Tabernacle of GOD is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His People. GOD Himself will be with them and be their GOD.” Revelation 21:1-3.
“Look upon Zion, The City of our Appointed Feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet Home, a Tabernacle that will not be taken down; not one of its stakes will ever be removed, nor will any of its cords be broken. But there THE MAJESTIC LORD will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars will sail, nor majestic ships pass by (For THE LORD is our JUDGE, THE LORD is our LAWGIVER, THE LORD is our KING; He will save us).” Isaiah 33:20-22.
GOD has made and saved us SPECIFICALLY to house The Glory, be The House of Glory, yes, The Temple of Greater Glory (Haggai 2:5, 9) now and forever, as written, “and that He might make known The Riches of His Glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for GLORY, ” (Romans 9:23).
Now is THE SET TIME which THE LORD has prophesied and promised to make known The Riches of His Glory on us the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for GLORY.
“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a Sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of Fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT and began to speak with other tongues, as THE SPIRIT gave them Utterance. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
And when this Sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs — we hear them speaking in our own tongues The Wonderful Works of GOD.”
So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day [9.00 am]. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says GOD, That I will pour out of MY SPIRIT on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out MY SPIRIT in those days; and they shall prophesy…….
…….Therefore being exalted to The Right Hand of GOD, and having received from THE FATHER The Promise of THE HOLY SPIRIT, He poured out this which you now see and hear.” Acts 2:1-18, 33.
JESUS CHRIST is the same yesterday today and forever. As it happened during the first Pentecost, so it will happen during the 2021 Pentecost.
Brethren, I speak by THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD: this first day of the week, 23 May 2021, when The Day of Pentecost has fully come around 9.00 am your local time, expect a Sound from Heaven; expect to be baptised with THE HOLY SPIRIT and Fire! Expect THE GLORY.
Pray for THE GLORY. Wait for THE GLORY!
When in The Presence of THE LORD, focus on JESUS, speak to Him. Don’t be distracted by WhatsApp messages, Facebook, Instagram, etc.! Don’t be distracted by your electronic devices, or anything else!!
As I said in previous Words, Satan is aggressively using electronic devices for his devices (Ephesians 4:27). Beware and give no place to the devil. Rather, give all place (your attention, your life) to THE LORD for His Glory.
And when worshiping and praising, if The Glory of GOD comes in a particular song, stay with that song. Keep singing or playing it as long as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Likewise, if you are leading praise and worship in a fellowship and The Glory of GOD comes in a particular song, stay with it. Keep singing it as long as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Learn to nurture The Glory; don’t neglect it by rushing out of It, or distracted from It.
As Matthew 17:1 noted, JESUS “led them up on a high mountain….”
We must follow His High Call, His Lead, to see The Glory. However He leads, we follow.
Pastors, leave your Church programme if THE HOLY SPIRIT comes with His Programme of Glory during a service. JESUS said, “I will build MY Church…” (Matthew 16:18). The Church belongs to HIM. Let HIM build It by you letting Him have His Way.
Ask for The Glory. Expect The Glory. Receive The Glory this Pentecost and forever.
And stay in The Glory for more of The Glory. Like Peter, speak with The Utterance of THE HOLY SPIRIT to THE LORD in The Glory. And He WILL release more of The Glory.
“Ask THE LORD for rain In the time of the latter rain. THE LORD will make Flashing Clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass [flourishing success] in the field for everyone.” Zechariah 10:1.
GLORY! GLORY! GLORY!
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1).
As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.