Summary: God made everything in GLORY.The purpose of life is to manifest that glory.
This year we are on a journey to discover our destinies. Meaning that there must be a movement. However, we need to know that;
Movement is not progress.
Direction movement is progress because with you now have what to measure your progress with.
And nobody can move beyond the vision they see.
Therefore, catching a vision is the first step to progress.
This morning God is calling you not us. He is calling you to come up hither.
I pray that we answer the call of God this morning and fulfil our destinies, Amen.
The Title of my Massage this Morning is MADE FOR GLORY.
Text: Colossians 1:27
Glory is the goal of life. There is no greater purpose in life than to manifest your personal glory. It is a fact of creation that every living thing possesses its own glory and exists for the purpose of manifesting that glory. If the greatest tragedy in life is not death but life without a purpose, then the greatest shame in life is not revealing your true glory. The cemeteries of earth are filled with the glory of many who failed to access their true selves, and left the earth without ever showing their real worth.
I believe that this issue of glory is the most important aspect of creation and that it holds the key to fulfillment of our destinies.
What is glory? What do we mean when we speak of the “glory of God” or the “glory” of the sun, moon, and stars? The Hebrew word for “glory,” as found in Psalm 19:1 and Isaiah 6:3 (and nearly 200 other places in the Old Testament) is kabod, which comes from a root word with the basic meaning of “heavy,” or “weighty.”
Kabod also carries the idea of “fullness” or the “full weight” of something.
When used in the phrase, “the glory of God,” kabod most often refers to “a visible manifestation of God” that is “directly related to God’s self-disclosure and His intent to dwell among men.
The word glory in its fundamental meaning connotes such concepts as “full weight,” “true nature,” “full essence” or “true reality.”
God made everything in GLORY
Therefore, the glory of a thing is its true essence and nature. The Creator designed all things with their glory, or true essence, buried within.
Glory is the hidden truth of all created things. The purpose of life is to manifest that glory.
You and every one of the people on this planet are walking containers of glory, and it is the Creator’s desire that each one release that full glory and fill the earth with the glory of their Manufacturer.
It is time for us to realize that all men possess glory and have this hidden treasure of their Creator crying out for exposure.
It is my belief that the Creator desires all men everywhere, male and female, to manifest their glory. Only He has the ultimate prescription for its full release.
I dare you to move to the next level of your life and decide to go from glory to glory. You owe it to yourself and your Creator.
Let men see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven (Matt. 5:16).
Yet the question is: How do you accomplish this?
THE NATURE OF GLORY
1. All of Creation exists
to manifest the glory of God. Not just humans
King David the psalmist wrote,
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands (Psalms19:1).
The apostle Paul referred to the glory in all things when he wrote to the Corinthians,
(1 Corinthians 15:40-41 KJV).
2. Glory Is the Full Expression of God’s Nature
The greatest and ultimate display of God’s glory on earth was in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, of whom the apostle John wrote, “We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” ( Jn. 1:14b). “Through [Jesus] and through His presence in the church, God’s glory is indeed filling the earth.”
In the New Testament, the basic Greek word for “glory,” as in First Corinthians 15:40-41 and John 1:14, is doxa, from which we get our word doxology. Essentially, doxa refers to the attributes or true nature of a thing. The “glory” (doxa) of God refers to the characteristic qualities of His nature, which are best seen through the person of Jesus Christ and the lives of believers.
To put it another way, the glory of God is the full nature of God on display.
God is a Creator by nature, and His creation displays His creativity.
Creation manifests God’s glory.
The Four Principles of Glory in Creation
1. God created everything with glory. (Gen. 1:1).
Because God is a Creator by nature, it is only natural that His creation would reflect His glory. Everything God made has its own unique glory, which reflects His glory. Birds, cats, dogs, ants, mosquitoes, trees, flowers, sun, moon, stars—each have their own unique glory.