Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord. Let the living rejoice. Let everything that has breathe, praise the Lord. Whenever I see another breaking of the day, I say thank You Lord, thank Lord. Whenever I see another breaking of the day, I say thank You Lord, thank You Lord.
Awesome God, we reverence You this day, blessed be Thy Name. Great is Your Faithfulness, Lord. Your Majesty is beyond the earth, heaven holds You in Awe, while the earth stands still in Your presence. Father, how Excellent are You, we are humbled before You.
Beloved, how are today? Hope you are good? Glory be to the One Who is and will forever be. In the Presence of God there is fullness of joy. That will be for you today and going forward in Jesus Name! The Lord will honour you today in the places where you least expected in Jesus Name.
He will go before you and open doors of goodness, favour, richness, mercies, grace, abundance, blessings, deliverance, healings, breakthroughs which ever you desire, He will grant unto you in Jesus Name.
What does it mean for the ‘glory of God’ to dwell among God’s people? What can necessitate such occasion? What are the result of such visitation? Have you ever experienced the ‘Glory’ of God individually or corporately?
Last week Wednesday, we considered that ‘Prayer is a preparation’ maybe it was not explicit enough but by His grace the topic before us will further throw more light on it. King Solomon did not merely wished for the presence of God, he prepared for it and God honoured Him by putting up His glory in the temple dedicated to His Name.
In different places and different occasion in the bible times, we read about the appearance of the God’s glory, the result of each visitation is usually remarkable. It is backed up with diverse miracles and it also delivers heaven’s agenda for an individual or and mankind as a whole (Ex 19:16-25; Gen 28:10-22; 1 King 18:37-39; Lk 1:28-35; 2 Chr 7: 1-3).
Therefore, as God’s own people, we must covet the glory of God, there lies the ‘Presence of God’. Each experience of God’s Presence has a life time effect and even to generation yet unborn.
Will you pray down His glory today as that will deliver many uncountable blessings that will outlive you and bless your generations after you must have long gone.
In the text before us “Sacrificial Giving” brought down the Mighty Presence of God ever known in the bible days. Our series on ‘giving’ for a while now is for your own blessings, your turnaround, deliverance and restoration as you will later read from our message today as we have at various time of such visits.
When Solomon finished praying, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.—2 Chronicles 7:1
The glory of the Lord is His presence. When God occupies a place, His glory is unmistakably evident! God has high standards for where He will make His presence known. He does not respond to our whims or come on our terms.
Solomon longed for God’s presence to be obvious in the temple that he had painstakingly built for Him. Solomon had spared no expense or effort in building this magnificent temple as a house for the Lord. Yet he understood that constructing a spectacular building was no guarantee that God would choose to inhabit that place.
So Solomon prepared himself and the people in the hope that God would look upon them with favor. The priestly choir sang and played instruments in reverent praise to God (2 Chron. 5:11–14). The priests sacrificed so many animals on the altar that they could not count them (2 Chron. 5:6). $>Solomon prayed, and when he finished, fire came down from heaven and consumed their offering. The glory of the Lord filled the temple! God’s glory was so overpowering in Solomon’s temple that the priests could not carry on their normal activities (2 Chron. 7:2).
There is no mistaking when God inhabits a place. God’s glorious presence fills a place, and it is impossible to carry on business as usual! The New Testament teaches that our lives are temples because Christ abides in us (1 Cor. 3:16). We cannot assume by this that our lives are pleasing to Him. Like Solomon, we must thoroughly prepare ourselves so that God will choose to reveal His presence in our lives. When He does, there will be no doubt that it is God!
Wow! Are you moved by this message dearly beloved? I was greatly touched, great fear came upon me and I longed for God’s Presence in my life and ministry in a new dimension. I believe that ought to be the same with you. We must desire His Presence daily to function efficiently and effectively.
As a minister of God as we later read in the next message, how well are you handling God’s people, God’s calling, and or the ministry placed in your care? Is very important you pay attention to how Samuel succeeded in his ministry as a prophet of God at his time and avoid what made Moses failed at his time:
“As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you. I will teach you the good and right way.”—1 Samuel 12:23
It can be tempting at times to give up on God’s people! They are so imperfect and can be so sinful, yet they are His people. Samuel had thoroughly warned the Israelites of the dangers in appointing a king over Israel. Yet they wanted to be like the nations around them, insisting that they were willing to pay any price. Almost as soon as the people were granted their desire, they recognized their sin. But it was too late. What was Samuel to do? They had ignored his warnings. Now they wanted him to continue to minister to them. It would seem appropriate for Samuel to abandon them and allow them to suffer the consequences of their actions.
Samuel knew, as Jesus knew, that God sends His servants to the sick, not the healthy (Matt. 9:12). Samuel did not take the people’s response as a rejection of him but as an indication of their walk with God. Samuel was serving God, not the Israelites. When God commanded him to minister to them, he could do nothing else, despite their resistance to his message.
At times people will not respond as they should to the message God speaks through you. Don’t become discouraged; it is a reflection of their relationship with God. You are God’s servant; if Jesus spent His time with the spiritually needy, you can expect Him to ask you to do the same. Don’t lose your patience with God’s people. Keep in mind that God loves them as much as He loves you.
May God bless this message in our heart today, may we not fall into error but follow Him as we should till the end of our journey here on earth.
Beloved, we will no longer labour in vain in the place of prayer. Going forward, our prayer must draw heaven’s attention, it will bring down God’s glory and the blessings will be ours forever amen.
Have a nice time in His Presence!!!
Remain blessed in the Lord.