Glory Chapter 7

The Glory

Glory, the glory,
entering — filling — overflowing —
Glowing —
overcoming, flowing
leaving everything different.
Clean, pure, loving —-
beyond all the wonder of infinite

Aware of every hair —
every grain of sand – –
creating every rain drop.
Living in the company of angels,
cherubims and seraphims.
Roiling clouds of Glory –
a stream of fire.
The shouts of ten thousand times
ten thousands of thousands —
all praising Him.

Wonder of wonders–
He knows me–
He loves me
I am His
As in the presence of His glory
consumes me
beyond speech

beyond explanation —
not beyond experiencing!
in His infinite glory
the value of earthly treasure
is as void
Yet His glory is not just something
to experience
it is a life to live in.

But He is God.
Ever ready to manifest
in spectacular wonder when He chooses.
Sometimes the manifestation of His
glory is slow, calm like the
evening breeze,
a ripple on a calm sea –
at other times
like fire and smoke upon the
shaking the earth —
the glory is there in the
loving heart of the one holding
the hand of the feeble dying.
The glory is there in turning
the other cheek and forgiving the
worst injustice.

The glory is there when we
meet the naked and give
them our own clothes and we
tremble in the cold instead of them.
the Glory–
the Glory,
as Jesus is preached
to a sin ravaged world —
glory — on earth —
making heaven rejoice
when a sinner prays
the glory
the glory.

Unleashing deep within the
fountains of love —
that make us strong – yet tender.
filling us with Himself,
indwelling human flesh – and
calling us His own!!!
Sending us His son —
dripping in Calvery blood —
resurrected and ascended.
Sending the Holy Spirit —
for me!!
in me!!

I want to drown in Him,
dead to the world,
a live in the Spirit.
Washed in the blood of Jesus.
And living in the eternal but
yet present glory of God.
And where do we find this
glory ——
in the face of Jesus.
Oh my Lord and my God
wash me, cleanse me, fill me,
heal me, send me.

And I know Thy promise is true
as surely as I live, all the
earth shall be filled with the
glory of the Lord.

Even though the Bible shares about us experiencing the glory of God . . . there is yet . .. so much more! Beyond any explanation.

There is the sovereign revelation of His Glory! – – – That leaves one speechless . . stunned . and
forever in awe. The following excerpts from the Bible I will let speak for themselves without explanation or interpretation.

May even now, the glory of God cover, fill, cleanse, and change.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1).

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (Genesis 3:8-9)

And Enoch walked with God. . . and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty five years; And Enoch walked with God; and he was not; for God took him. (Genesis 5:22-24)

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Noah was a just man and upright in his generations, and Noah walked with God. (Genesis 6:8,9) And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. (Genesis 8:20-21)

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him… and it came to pass, that when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram. (Genesis 15:12, 17, 18)

And the men turned their faces.. and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. And Abraham drew near… (Genesis 18:22-23)

Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said, What is thy name? And he replied, Jacob – – and he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. (Genesis 32:24-30)

And he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire, out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. . . And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM. (Exodus 3:1- 6,14)

And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. And the Lord spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee . . . Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and five. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shall stand upon a rock: and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen. (Exodus 33:9, 11, 13- 23)

Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys. (Exodus 40:34, 35, 38)

And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you. (Joshua 3:5)

And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. And the Lord said unto Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle… And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. (I Samuel 3:10-11, 19)

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brethren; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. (I Samuel 16:13-14)

David said, As the Lord liveth, the Lord shall smite him (Saul), or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish. The Lord forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the Lord’s anointed… Then said Saul, I have sinned… behold, I have played the fool and have erred exceedingly. (I Samuel 26:10, 11, 21)

But will God dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! (II Chronicles 6:18)

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house. And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house. And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord. (II Chronicles 7:1-3)

Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. (I Kings 19:11-12)

Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from you. Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, You have asked a hard thing, nevertheless if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so unto you; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and cried, my Father, my Father! the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof, and he saw him no more. (II Kings 2:9-12)

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. His servants said unto him, My Master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not, For they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he might see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw! and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. (II Kings 6:15-17)

Neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee. . . The Lord said, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s . . . For the Lord will be with you – – – and Jehoshaphat bowed his head, with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord. And he (Jehoshaphat) appointed singers unto the Lord, that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. (II Chronicles 20:12, 15, 17,18, 21)

And Job… fell upon the ground, and worshipped. And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. (Job 1:20- 22)

Oh you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame?… (Psalm 4:2)

Search me, Oh God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24)

To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. (Isaiah 61:3)

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth: so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. (Isaiah 61:11)

They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lay down with the kid; and the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling together.. . and the cow and the bear shall feed. (Isaiah 2:4 and Isaiah 11:6,7)

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)

I saw as if it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face… (Ezekiel 1:27, 28)

And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east, and his voice was like with his glory . . . and I fell upon my face . . . and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. (Ezekiel 43:2-3, 5)

I beheld till the thrones were cast down and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: judgment was set, and the books opened . . I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: . . . I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. (Daniel 7:9-10, 13-15)

Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me . . . Then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground And a hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands: And he said unto me, Oh Daniel a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. (Daniel 10:8-11)