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Glory Carriers – It’s Time to Rise

Our greatest calling in life is to be God’s Glory carriers. Whether we are an apostle, prophet, evangelist, teacher or preacher we are called to something greater. We have a higher calling. It’s great that we fit into these 5-fold gifts but above all God wants us to show His Glory. He wants to fill us with Himself. Therefore, when you became a Christian, Jesus came into your very being. He wants you to now live like He did on the earth. This is a humongous responsibility.

It is a great challenge but worth every minute of discovery. Think about it for a minute. God wants you to carry His Glory. This sounds like a lot for a mere human being. However, when you became a Christian you signed up to do just this. Many want to impact the world but for us to do this we need to carry His Glory. Each generation must experience God’s Glory.

Moses was a man who saw God’s Glory. He would often stay in a cloud to rest in God’s Glory. The Israelites didn’t understand why he stayed as long as he did. However, the more we grow in knowing God’s tangible Presence the more we want to stay there. I believe that in these last days God is calling us higher and wanting us to reach deeper depths of His Glory.

We can learn from different Bible characters and people in history who carried God’s Glory in great capacities. I don’t want to be left behind because I want to carry God’s Glory wherever I go.

If we want to be carriers of His Glory, we will need three basic things:

1. Have a desire to see His Glory

So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.” And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.” Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:17-23

Remember, Moses was part of the Old Testament. Therefore God’s Presence wasn’t just placed over anybody. It was rather reserved for certain times and people. However, God was allowing us to see a New Testament principal here. Moses experienced God’s Glory and so can we. What’s so amazing is we can experience it every day!

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Moses had an unquenchable desire that just needed to be filled so much that he would go to any length. God promised to send His Presence, but that wasn’t enough for Moses. He wanted His Glory.

Is this your desire today? You can carry His Glory. He wants to fill you more every day!

2. Develop a love for His Presence

Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells. Psalm 26:8

These are some words of David. He was one of the greatest worship leaders that ever lived. He had such a heart after God. More than anything else he wanted to be in God’s Presence. He didn’t want to leave His house or the place where His Glory dwelt. As a result, he was called ‘a man after God’s own heart’.

We must develop a heart for His Presence. This should be our greatest priority! I don’t know how Christians can be in a worship service at church and not enter in but so many do. As a pastor and worship leader myself this brings a great sadness to my heart. I’m like David. I love God’s Presence and I want more of it every time I can. Since I know the benefits I want everyone to join in as well.

If you can walk into a church service and just want to sit down or talk to a neighbor or a friend you haven’t seen for a while, it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities. Do you want to impact this world for Jesus? You can only do so by spending time in His Presence.

3. Be hungry for His Glory

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Psalm 63:1-3

Once again, David is pouring his heart out to God. He’s telling him his longings and desires. David talks about how thirsty and hungry he is to know God’s Presence. It was the most important thing to him. In addition, he says that he has “looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory” He searched for it in God’s house.

Do you have this same desire? Do you want to see his power & glory? It should be our greatest desire.

Let’s learn from Moses & David. Make it our aim to know God more. To learn more read another blog I wrote about being Addicted to His Presence.

STEVEN STOFFELSEN

AUTHOR OF “TRUSTING GOD’S TIMING

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