Over the last few weeks, I have been hearing over and over again, by the Spirit of the Living God, "...Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:40 NKJV.)
ONLY BELIEVE! Don't give in or give up; if God has said it, it is already done in eternity, and He is looking for those whose hearts are perfect towards Him to show Himself strong on their behalf (2 Chron. 16:9) – those whose hearts are perfectly positioned in faith towards Him.
Perceiving the Glory of God
Faith is the currency of Heaven! John 11:4 tells us that Jesus had sent word to Mary and Martha that Lazarus' sickness was "not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby" (KJV). "Might be..." Perhaps seeing the glory of God in a situation is contingent on our faith. Not that the raising of Lazarus was based on their faith, for it wasn't, but perceiving the glory of God might be conditional.
Your situation may look impossible; it may seem some things are dead and buried, but God says to rouse up your faith and look with eyes on Him, for this is not a situation unto death, but unto His glory! That dead dream, that prodigal son or daughter, that foreclosure, that bad health report...every situation that looks dead and buried is ripe ground for new life to spring forth, for the glory of God to be seen.
For this is the God we serve – One of new beginnings, one of life from the dead, one who says, "I turn darkness into light, the breaking of dawn after the cold of night; to the blind I bring sight. Even right now, look unto Me and you will see; it shall be as I said it would be."
Even for our nation, what seems impossible is nothing for God. In the midst of the darkness, His glory will come forth. No matter how the enemy has connived and lied, God will have His way; He will not be denied!
Stand still and see the salvation of our God (Ex. 13:14)! The words that God speaks do not return void (Is. 55:11); His purpose will stand (Is. 46:10). All things are possible with GOD (Matt. 19:26)!
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Abraham began his faith journey by hearing God tell him to go out from all that he knew unto the land that God would show him, even though he didn't know where he was going. He heard God, believed it was God and trusted He would show him the way. Then later when God spoke and said that Abraham and Sara would have a child, it seemed impossible. They were old and their bodies were as good as dead, reproductively speaking. BUT GOD! (Photo via Flickr)
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a virgin when the angel of the Lord appeared to her and said she would be with child. She wondered, "...How shall this be, seeing I know [been intimate with] not a man?
"And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God" (Lk. 1:34-35 KJV, emphasis added).
In the natural, this doesn't even make sense. The world wouldn't understand, even many of the religious community would not believe. But Mary heard by the Spirit and responded: "And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her" (Lk. 1:38 KJV).
There are miracles happening even now, signs and wonders that many will not believe, and greater works for the glory of God than we have yet seen.
"Behold, you despisers, marvel and perish! For I work a work in your days, a work which you will by no means believe, though one were to declare it to you." (Acts 13:41 NKJV)
Will we see, or will our eyes be dimmed by unbelief?
Believe and you will see the glory of God! God is calling forth the courageous to the battle for the Kingdom in our midst...those who will look with eyes of faith and hearts that trust God as He speaks. I decree an opening of spiritual eyes, as the eyes of Elisha's servant were opened to see the army of God even as the enemy was encamped about them (2 Kings 6:17).
Don't give in or give up; if God has said it, it is done. We are called to be patient in well-doing, standing and believing as we rest in the Lord, trusting His timing, and waiting for His instruction.
"Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God." (Is. 50:10 KJV)
Will You Be His Glory Carrier?
We are being given a great opportunity in this ongoing shaking of everything that can be shaken – for the Kingdom of God is rising, and He is looking for glory carriers to bring forth the new in every moment. The new wineskin must be a wineskin of glory as we go about the Father's business, sent by the leading of the Holy Spirit; not looking to man, or the structures we have set up in our earthly understanding, but moment by moment relying on the voice of God to speak to us and through us.
Lord God, may we perceive Your glory in the midst of gross darkness in the earth, shake off every old mindset and walk in newness of life, bringing Your Kingdom to the earth and glory to Your name!
"Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you." (Is. 60:1-2 NKJV)
The darkness that the enemy brings is setting the stage for the greatest outpouring of glory that has ever been seen. There is a desperation that can only be met by the glory of the King shining through His Kingdom carriers! I am keeping my expectancy high and faith strong during this season of short days and long nights, to keep my lamp burning and allow the glory of the King to be seen through me. I am believing that God is doing a mighty work in our nation, and standing on what He has spoken to me and others. (Photo via Piqsels)
I encourage you to read the whole chapter of Isaiah 60 and let your faith arise. Keep your expectation high; believe and you will see the glory of God! The nations shall come to the light of God's glory, and kings to the brightness of His rising...through us!
The Rise of His Glory and the Wealth of the Nations
As God's glory arises through His people, the wealth of the nations will come forth – every resource necessary for the building of the Kingdom. It doesn't matter the state of the world's economy, for the Creator of all things, the One to whom belongs the gold and the silver, the cattle on a thousand hills, the rivers and mountains; all things are, and shall be, from Him and through Him and to Him (Rom. 11:36)!
I hear the Lord saying, "The wealth of the wicked is laid up for My people; the forces of the nations shall bring forth the supplies as they see My glory arise. For in that day they will realize, yeah, My glory shall open up their eyes. For I have prepared and ordained from before, and all that is needed is held in store, and I will open every door. For I am moving; I will not delay; it will come forth just as I say. Believe and arise in My glory today. Darkness is coming, but My light will shine, for I am calling forth those that are Mine."
Our God is greater than all the machinations of man, those under the influence of satan and his minions. Their time is short, and they are doing all they can to steal, kill and destroy. But our God has determined from the beginning (nay, before the beginning of time) – and the clock is ticking – that His eternal glory will be seen and known. The world is prophesying lack, fear and doom, but I say it is setting the stage and giving Him room.
I saw stones being rolled away from tombs. I heard the Lord say, "Many think they believe, but their hearts are bound up in a cold, dark tomb of pain and fear; unbelief has closed the womb. Now, in the darkness, now in the cold, the light of My glory is opening that grave, and My love is moving and healing. Now, arise and be filled with My glory. Cast off the old; the dawn of a new day is upon you.
"My Spirit is moving, revealing false mindsets and breaking strongholds. Lies and worldly systems that have kept My people from seeing the truth are being exposed, and the enemy is being deposed. Now, behold, for I make all things new. There is nothing too broken; receive as I have spoken. No one is too old, no heart too cold; believe and My Spirit will make you bold!
"Do not say it is too late, for I am outside of time; and I say, I will have all that is Mine! Come up higher and I will show you great and mighty things which you have not known. Things may look the same in the natural – for a time – but believe and you will see from the realm of My glory, through the Eternal Spirit I am bringing forth a new story."
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Eternal Truth Now Ministry
Alane Haynes¬†was radically saved in 1981, when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to her; she immediately received salvation, deliverance and a supernatural healing of her body and mind. An apostolic and prophetic teacher and speaker, Alane has authored four books. The first, "Moses – Shocked in the Desert," was birthed from a prophetic dream and many nights of Holy Spirit waking her to "Write what I tell you." Alane and her husband Kerry are co-founders of "Eternal Truth Now Ministry," and are broadcasters on Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (hsbn.tv). They are passionate about the power of God’s word and desire to see people fulfill their God-given destiny and bring His Kingdom to the earth. When they are not ministering, Alane and Kerry enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, and outdoors enjoying the beauty of God's creation.
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