One Inch of Glory

I was deep in worship lying on the floor at a service when, suddenly, I was caught up to heaven. I found myself instantly at the entrance of heaven, just inside it’s front gate. Everything is alive and filled with God’s glory in heaven!! Every single thing is alive, there is no death in heaven, no death anywhere!!! Death does not exist there at all!! Glory to God!!

The life and glory of God is e v e r y w h e r e, it is in every single everything!

I just literally entered through the front gate and was so struck by the power and presence of the life and glory of Jesus Christ, I fell to my knees and then onto my hands as well in awestruck wonder. The tangible power of the life and glory of God is so overwhelming, there are not enough words in all the languages in the earth combined to begin to even try to adequately describe its intensity. The life and glory of God has a sound, I felt His heartbeat. It was wild, crazy, intoxicating, blitzed by the life and glory of God all around me, in me. The frequency of the life of God is immeasurable. No one, nothing, no devil, no man can stand against the Lord God Almighty, no thing, He is the Greater One, beside Him there is no other, NO other. Jesus Christ is Lord, period.  How we don’t want to miss heaven! We don’t want to ever miss heaven!!

As I was on my hands and knees, my eyes fell onto a one-inch square of the floor of heaven right under me. My eyes locked on this one-inch tiny square of the floor of heaven. I was completely undone at that very moment as I realized the very flooring in heaven is alive with the life and glory of God! Not only is the floor of heaven made of pure gold, it is alive gold, living gold, filled with the life and glory of God gold!! I was so hit by the living power of God at that precise moment I thought I would become completely unglued. I was stuck there, staring at the floor of heaven, a one-inch square, screaming with utter joy, trying to grasp the reality that every single square inch of the flooring in heaven is alive with the life and glory of God!! There is so much life and glory of God in everything!! That is all just a one one-inch square of heaven!  I can’t imagine grasping the volume of life and glory of God existing in two inches of the flooring of heaven, oh my gosh how we so need glorified bodies to withstand His glory!!  And yet, how He loves us so!! Us!!! He loves us!! He wants us!! The living God who created every single thing loves us!!  He wants us there with Him forever!!

I have no idea how, because I had no strength to stand in and of myself, I found myself standing at the front of this crowd of beings, angelic hosts. They were all different sizes, some were small, others larger.  As I looked, one angelic host’s head alone was so large it could fill an entire room with just his head, these are massive beings.

I realized as I stared at these varying in size fantastic incredible angelic hosts of heaven, they were each positioned in a lunging position, facing the same direction, all eyes fixed, bodies positioned in a ready stance, still, focused on one thing and one thing alone, the One who sits on the throne.  I followed their gaze to the left of me and there sat King Jesus, oh His majesty, His beauty!!! All eyes in heaven are fixed on the One who paid it all!!

I felt such joy I began to dance and leap on what looked like to be a walkway between the throne and the angelic hosts. I unzipped myself and began stepping out of my earth suit.  That is the only way to describe it, I was desperate to climb out of my earth suit!

Suddenly, the angelic host whose head is as big as the room I’m in right now, took his hand and gently pushed me to the side, without taking his eyes off the Lamb of God.  I knew immediately that I was in the way of their gazes, and that no one, no thing, stands in the way of all eyes being on Jesus Christ! All glory belongs to Jesus Christ, He alone is worthy! The focus of the angelic hosts on the King was amazing, it was as if they were staring at His face without blinking, waiting to be commanded. It was if they could not wait to be commanded and to instantly obey and to go do exactly what He told them to do.

I then found myself back at the one-inch square of living gold flooring only this time, I was sitting upright on the floor, in a straddle position with long bars of living weighty gold glory in front of me. I was instantly hungry to eat the long bars of living weighty gold glory, I could not chew and swallow them fast enough, so instead of eating them with my mouth, I opened up my neck, I did! With my left hand, I opened the bottom of my neck and held it out and open, and with my right hand, I began to shove one after another of the long bars of living weighty gold glory into my being, I can’t count how many I dropped inside of me but it was a lot. I never wanted to stop being filled with His glory, I just wanted to stay there receiving more and more of the life and glory of God.  I felt such hunger, to be filled with more. I just want more of all things Jesus Christ!  I cry out oh Lord for the more even this very moment!!

I now know that there is an inexhaustible amount of God’s life and glory available to us!!! We can be filled with as much as we want!!! We have access to everything in Him!! We have full access, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, to the Kingdom of heaven, without limit!! He never says that’s enough, you’ve had too much of me, stop taking it, there’s not enough.  NEVER EVER EVER!  THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH OF HIM FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US ON THE ENTIRE PLANET EVER IN THE HISTORY OF ALL MANKIND OR FOR THOSE YET TO COME!!  THERE IS MORE OF THE LIFE AND GLORY OF GOD FOR US, THERE IS MORE!! All of it, everything He has and is, He has given to us, it is our’s for the taking!! All that He is, He has poured out for us, He gave us Himself!  It is His joy to give us of Himself, He loves us so so much!! It is His pure joy, His great great pleasure to give us the Kingdom!! Take it! Receive Jesus Christ!! Here, take Him!! Take it!! Take the more!!

#eatmoreglory 🔥

 

 

 

His Glorious Reputation lives in you!

Posted by DTM Church on Sunday, February 19, 2017


Sermon Notes


[Exodus 34:29-35 NLT] 29 When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD. 30 So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses’ face, they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called out to them and asked Aaron and all the leaders of the community to come over, and he talked with them. 32 Then all the people of Israel approached him, and Moses gave them all the instructions the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil. 34 But whenever he went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he would remove the veil until he came out again. Then he would give the people whatever instructions the LORD had given him, 35 and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his face. So he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the LORD.

Background

  • In between the Tablets
    • Moses brakes the original 10 commandments
    • God wants to destroy the Nation and start over
    • Moses intercedes and God relents
    • Because of concern for the people, God decides to not to travel with them
    • Moses starts to panic and requests an encounter with God to see his Glory
    • “But you have not told me whom you will send with me.”
    • For reassurance Moses asks God to show Moses God’s Glory
    • Moses got to see the only the Glory from behind, after God had already passed by him, and was not allowed to see the Father’s face
  • Moses spends 40 Days in God’s presence receiving the ten commandments
  • He (Moses) wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant (glowing, shining)
  • This caused Aaron and others to be afraid of Moses’s appearance
  • Moses decides to wear a veil to cover his face when speaking to the people, but takes it off when speaking to God in the Tent of Meeting.

[2Co 3:7-8 NLT] 7 The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. 8 Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?

[2Co 3:13 NLT] 13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away.

Paul shares that the Glory on Moses’ face was temporary, and it was destined to fade.

The GLORY of the New Covenant –

  • Glory in OT was Kabad – Weightiness of his honor. His reputation.
  • Glory in NT was Doxa in the NT always a good opinion concerning one, resulting in praise, honor, and glory 3) splendor, brightness

 

V 8. – Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?V 9. – The NT Glory give us right standing with God. Where the OT produced death, and fear

  1. 10 – The Glory of the New Testament is overwhelming better,
  2. 11 – and does not fade away, but remains forever!

v.12 – This new glory produces confidence and boldness in us.

Paul shares that the veil was symbolic of hardening of hearts and not seeing the truth of the Glory of God.

  1. 14 – Only Christ can take away the veil when they turn to the Lord
  2. 18 – You can’t come to Christ, unless he removes that veil so that you can see the true glory of his Face
  3. 18 – This makes us more and more like him, being transformed into the image of Christ.

Why is the Glory needed?

[John 8:12 NLT] 12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

  • We are commissioned to walk in the light that leads to life and not in darkness.
  • Our very nature begins to change, as we follow Jesus, we become more and more like him.
  • The Glory (NT Doxa – Splendor, brightness) of God shines through us.

Jesus called us Children of the Light

[Luke 16:8 NLT] 8 “The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light.

There is a transfer of the Glory of God’s splendor that is imparted onto us when Christ removes the veil that hinders us from seeing and being the truth.

Jesus said:

[Mat 5:14-16 NLT] 14 “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

    • Our good deeds shine like lights in the midst of Darkness, always drawing attention to our heavenly Father and not to us.
    • Your lamp is lit, and God has placed you in a strategic place to Shine for His Glory (his splendor and brightness.

Destined to bring God Glory by producing fruit for His Kingdom and increasing his reputation all over the earth!

[John 15:3-8 NLT] 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. 5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

  • V3 – We have already been pruned and purified by his Word
    • Pruning (getting rid of the dead parts that will not produce life in you) and
    • Purification (holiness) are both needed to produce fruit.
  • V4 – Remaining in HIM will keep your source of your light shining for all to see, maximizing your capacity to produce fruit for him.
  • V 7 – If we remain in him and his word remains in us, then we can ask for anything and it will be granted.
  • V8 – Producing much fruit is evidence that we are true disciples.
  • Doing good works for the Father, increases his Glory here on earth!