“Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.” Psalms 24:7-10 NKJV.
There is more to the Glory than gold dust and gem stones, even though that is awesome when it happens! In fact, I have seen gold dust many times and even gold teeth. It is wonderful, but the word “Glory” in the Hebrew language is the word for “heavy weight.”
Glory, in Hebrew: כָּבֹד or כָּבוֹד, kâbôd, kaw-bode’
Literally, when the glory of God begins to manifest, there is a thickness to the atmosphere around that can’t be denied! I have seen people stuck to the floor in the Glory! I have seen them fall under it and lay in one position for hours, in trances and visions, I have seen the cloud of his presence with my physical eyes as the Glory manifests when we have been in worship.
He Comes For His Lovers
God inhabits our praises as we lift our head as in Psalms 24. He comes in to throw “His weight” around for those that Love Him!
When a person throws his weight around, it simply means that, he is throwing all that he is and all that he has around, to influence those in attendance! We use to say, “That guy came to town just to throw his weight around to influence people…”
He Shows Up As We Show His Love
His Glory shows up many times as we allow Him to love others through us. As we press past the naysayers and the critics to Love that one that God is saying to go love on or give to the one that He told us to, then He shows up in His glory!
It is then that the atmosphere becomes thick with His presence and Person because part of Him throwing His weight around is God loving on His people, because He is love!
The Old Man At The First Baptist Church
I remember when I was going with my mother to “a denominational church” here in our city, and I had not yet fully committed my life to Him. We were sitting there and you have to understand, that this was not yet a “Spirit Filled” church that believed in all of the gifts of the Spirit, like some of us Charismatic types, but there was an old,old man in this church and when they started singing that day we all were sitting there very proper and stiff and suddenly on the third verse of How Great Thou Art during the Chorus, “this old man stood to His feet and lifted his hands to heaven, in front of all those that never did this in church!
When he did, it was as if something heavy entered that atmosphere and swept across the congregation! I began to weep as a knot came up in my throat. I could hardly breathe as the Holy Spirit began to deal with my heart.
\I knew right then that if and when I ever gave my life to the Lord that I wanted to be like that man. I wanted to not be ashamed of loving on God, even if everyone else thought that I was crazy! His glory came in that day and I was never the same! His glory came because someone chose to press past the embarrassment of the crowd and worship God! His Glory came in, as that old man lifted up his head! His glory came in, to respond to one of His lovers….
The Word Of The Lord…. Will You Be The One To Let Me In?
I believe that the Lord would ask you this week,
“Will you be the one who presses past the crowd and worships Me?
Will you be the one who lifts up your head and allows the King of Glory to come into your midst?
I long to enter your congregations in all of My glory!
I long to come in with my army of Angels and throw my heavy weight around in your midst, but I must have someone who is hungry enough for my presence and desperate enough for me to come in, that they will press past all the shame and those that would look at you in disgust and just worship me and love Me.
Shut your eyes and just love Me and when you open them, you will be surprised at what will be happening right there in your midst for I will show up and throw My weighty glory around and you will begin to see your lost loved ones come in and your bodies healed.
I will show up in my weighty presence and miracles will begin to take place because of My glory. Signs, wonders and deliverances will be a part of this glory!
Yes, I myself will show up in the midst of My people that have abandoned their self to my will in this day and hour. Yes, won’t you be the one that lets the king of Glory in?
Lift Up Your Heads!”
~ 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.|