“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you….”Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal Peor; for the LORD your God has destroyed from among you all the men who followed Baal of Peor. But you who held fast to the LORD your God [are] alive today, every one of you….take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, ”[especially concerning] the day you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and [that] they may teach their children.’ ”Then you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.” Deut 4:1,3,4,9-11 NKJV
Glory, (faith hope and love manifested physically) is the predominant quality of Heaven. It was this quality that came forth on Horeb in the cloud and the thick darkness that reached to Heaven. It was in the context of glory (faith hope and love manifested physically) that the Israelites heard the word of God and began to fear the Lord.
I have tasted a little glory in my time as a Christian. Always the taste has left me completely undone, on my face, unable to do anything other than speak the Name. Always as the glory receded I was left overwhelmed by the wonder of what I experienced. This feeling of being overwhelmed, awestruck is the fear of the Lord (at least in part). These moments have left me wondering what will Heaven really be like. What will it be like to dwell in that place where the glory never recedes? It certainly helps me understand I Cor. 15: 50 “What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.”
Have you experienced Heaven’s glory here on Earth like the Israelites did? What was it like?
I experienced God’s glory the day I was healed of a peanut allergy. Our whole household was doing a Hallelujah dance and the day my sister was healed of her heart disease in which she no longer needed a pacemaker. God’s glory was in both of these situations and you ask what was it like? We were all filled with so much thankfulness and excitement but I think the best part was that our kids experienced it with us. We had a celebration of faith, love, and joy. We all were over the top with joy but I have to say my faith has increased a tremendous amount. There is nothing He can’t do. A-men!!!!
These were great moments of rejoicing I was glad to experience with you Deb! What powerful testimonies! How much greater will HEaven be when every need is met, every hurt healed and every heartache wiped away?
You know they really should put the share bar a little further away from the like bar on these posts! Oh brother pushed the like button by mistake! 😉
That’s OK. If you don’t ‘like’ it yourself, you wouldn’t post it would you? We turn the heat on ourselves before challenging others.
Hello Pastor Jelillie
Being in his Holy presence is so awesome! I just want to dwell there forever,then it’s over.We can only imagine what it’s like to dwell there forever! “Wow”!!
So so true! I long for the day when the experience of glory will never end!
Hi Pastor J,
“In His presence is fullness of joy.” I have experienced His glory, on numerous occasions!
(I don’t know why my comment jumped into the comment stream prematurely.) The Lord has moved tremendously, by His Spirit, in so many of our worship services! Last week, my older sister and I were talking about some of the awesome services that we’ve had, over the years! 🙂 God bless you Pastor J!
Looking back it is incredible to realize the thread of His presence and how it runs through the lives of His worshippers! I’m with you in remembering the great moves of God over the years. I am also looking forward to the move that lies shortly ahead!