Summary: Today there are so many lost Christians because they do not have a prophetic understanding of where God is taking His church in this present season. God reveals Himself through His glory and His glory has to do with the tangible, localized reality of
The Six Glories OF God
Today there are so many lost Christians because they do not have a prophetic understanding of where God is taking His church in this present season.
God reveals Himself through His glory and His glory has to do with the tangible, localized reality of His presence. Moses used all the different components that were compounded together that he used that to anoint holy vessels in the tabernacle. We also have better understanding of Jesus as the sacrificial lamb when we study how the Israelites took a spotless lamb and sacrificed it and shed its blood for the sins of the people. When Jesus came, He shed His precious blood and became the sacrificial lamb so that we no longer have to sacrifice animals.
However, God used that physical, tangible method in the Old Testament so that we can understand the spiritual value of salvation.
The same applies when we study the coming glory of God. The church is about to step into a new season of God’s Glory and in order to have a better understanding of this prophetic coming move of God, we need to once again look at the type and shadow of the glory of God which was manifest tangibly and physically so that we can build up our faith for what is about to be released upon the earth.
1. The glory of Moses
Exodus 24:16-18 - Now the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
Exodus 33:18 - And he said, "Please, show me Your glory."
Exodus 40 – (Extracts) - And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up. So Moses finished the work. Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
2. The glory of Solomon
1 Kings 8 – (Extracts) - Now Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the City of David, which is Zion. then they brought up the ark of the LORD, the tabernacle of meeting, and all the holy furnishings that were in the tabernacle. The priests and the Levites brought them up. Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD. Then Solomon spoke: "The LORD said He would dwell in the dark cloud. I have surely built You an exalted house, And a place for You to dwell in forever."
God allowed Solomon to build the temple in Jerusalem which would be a permanent home for the Ark of the Covenant and a place of worship for His people. The temple took seven years to build. The Ark contained nothing except the two tablets of stone which God had given to Moses. God’s glory filled the temple and the priests could not minister because of the cloud. We tend to carry too much spiritual baggage. If we are to experience God’s glory, the only thing we should carry within us is the anointed Word of God. Things like traditions, cultures, and opinions should be put out as they do not belong in the holy places of God.