"For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the Lord , O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.” Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord . For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth."
Our God is great and powerful, mighty and awesome! It is time we learn to fear His might, and stand in awe of His great power again. Many know Him as Father, but they have never experienced Him as King and Judge of all the earth. That is why they have a wrong concept about His judgements, and what it means to truly fear the Lord. This is also why we have such sin, perversion and deception running rampant in the church right now. There is no true fear of the Lord! We are to worship Him in the beauty of holiness...we are to tremble before the great and mighty I AM. We are to know that we cannot continue in our unconfessed sin and live any way we want before a holy and just God!
When we begin to get a sense of His greatness, we begin to feel as David did, astounded that He would be mindful of us...and so very grateful of His great love and mercy! Then we cry out as David did in Psalms 51 - "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me."
His awesome power and might are just as powerful as His great love, and when we can see Him fully for who He is - Father, Friend, Bridegroom, but also King and Judge - then we will be able to worship Him with a full revelation of the great God we serve!
Many say they want His Glory, but His Glory is a manifestation of truly who He is..the fullness of who He is. When that is revealed, believe me, you will be astounded and awe-struck! You will stand in awe...you will be unable to speak and even sometimes unable to move, at the Glory of His majesty! Wherever His Glory manifests in scripture, you see the people overwhelmed and completely undone by what they see, sense, and experience. They tremble in His Presence, they stand in awe of the One true God!
If you ever experience Him like this, you will never be the same, and you will know that you have truly been in the Presence of the King of Glory! You will know what the fear of the Lord truly is, and you will have a different level of honor and respect for Him, and for His Presence. You will have a reverential and holy fear of the Lord that will almost consume your entire being! It is not something to be taken lightly. We wonder why the world has no reverence or fear of God? Perhaps it is because His church and His own people have lost the reverence and true fear of the One whom they serve.
I am sad to say that much of what is being passed off as "the glory", is not truly the Glory of the Lord. Gold dust, feathers, even fog...are not the Glory. These can show up at times, (and yes I have seen them some) when the Glory shows up...but they can also be a part of the "lying signs and wonders" that can manifest to make people think they are experiencing something they are not. If you have seen these things in a meeting, and have NOT experienced the tangible, awe-inspiring, overwhelming Presence of the Lord, and the holy reverence and fear of the Lord that comes with that, then I would dare to say that you were probably not in the Glory, and I would even say, His Presence was not there.
You may have experienced a "lying sign or wonder". It is possible to be deceived. If those things become what it is all about, then the enemy can easily replicate those. But when His Glory is all about experiencing Him in way that changes who you are, and how you see Him, then the enemy can do nothing to replicate that.
I believe the enemy has been able to deceive many with the counterfeit for a time, because so many had never experienced the true, authentic "Glory of God". You only know something is a counterfeit if you have experienced the real.
Now, here is the thing about the Glory of the Lord, His awesome Presence...it is the great equalizer. You cannot hide who you are, you cannot hide anything in His Presence. You are totally naked before Him. Anything that is not of Him, or is of the wrong motive, the wrong spirit, will be dispelled when the true Glory of God shows up. Not the anointing of man mind you, but the true Glory of God.
When this happens, you will see those living in unrepentant sin crawling out the back door (it has happened!) if they are not ready to repent. When His Glory shows up, you will be very aware, as Isaiah was in Isa.61, of your own unworthiness, of your own state as a faulty human. You will want to say "Whoa is me, for I am a man of unclean lips...for my eyes have beheld the King"! In comparison to His holiness and greatness, what else can we feel? But..His grace always makes up the difference in those moments, and He assures us that He is covering us, if we are willing to repent and turn from our ways. It is a time of unveiling, of true revealing, but yet it is oh so sweet..and you can't wait to be back there again!
Lord, it is time for Your true Glory to be felt and known in Your Church once again! It is time for Your people to truly experience the Presence of the Almighty One, and feel Your Kabod resting on them! It is time for the reverential and holy fear of the Lord to encompass Your body once again, that will mark them forever! Lord, let Your true Glory return, and let us worship You, the Almighty God, the King of Glory, in the beauty of holiness! Let Your name be revered and holy among Your people, that the world may see and know who You are, and fear Your great Name! Let Your Glory truly cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea! 🙏🌎
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction." ~ Proverbs 1:7
"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.” ~ Isaiah 6:1-5