From the very beginning God had a plan to destroy the works of the devil and get man restored to Himself. The Apostle Paul called God’s plan a mystery. The mystery was hidden for generations, it was not hidden from us, it was hidden for us. At some point in Paul’s life he was caught up into heaven and given some major revelations. The revelations were entrusted to Paul because the Lord wanted them shared with ALL believers, Jews and Gentiles. As Paul began to preach the revelations a messenger of satan was dispatched to stop him. The devil sent men to beat Paul and even kill him but God sent His grace and Paul was divinely protected.
Colossians 1:27 God would make known what the riches of the Glory of this mystery among even the Gentiles; which is Christ in you the hope of Glory.
I think this revelation is more clear to the devil than the people of God! The devil is doing his damndest to keep this revelation a mystery and keep God’s people from understanding it. It is by no means complicated, when a convert invites Jesus into their life, He becomes their hope of seeing Him manifest the supernatural. The Glory has been all around for centuries but we don’t recognize it until we first recognize the Glory giver. I have seen His Glory, I watched Him save, heal, deliver, prosper, protect and transform lives right before my eyes.
Haggai 2:9 The Glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former saith the Lord, and in this place I will give prosperity.
We see the Glory in the miracles performed on behalf of Israel but God says He will do more in the new covenant church. Remember what He told Martha? If we will believe, we will see this Glory. The more I read His Word the easier it becomes to believe because the Holy Spirit is the teacher of the church. We have seen demonstrations of God’s Glory, but we haven’t seen all of it yet. The Glory comes in degrees and it is intensifying. Oral Roberts, the great healing apostle, said before he went home to heaven, the healing anointing is coming back big time.
Isaiah 60:2 The Lord will arise upon you and His Glory will be seen upon you.
I don’t know if these folks will understand the Glory of the Lord but they will see it upon those who believe. Not everyone accepted the miracles of Jesus but they couldn’t stop them except in their own lives. We need to nurture and honor Christ in us the hope of Glory in the earth today. Some men will be testifying of the Glory and promoting it, while others will be out to discredit it in their ignorance. Paul said this: if they be ignorant let them be ignorant.
Isaiah 60:3 The godless folks will come to your Glory.
We have a responsibility to the world to let God’s Glory come upon us and remain with us. Many new believers will be converted when they see His Glory. They may not readily understand but they will know it’s the goodness of God. Glory to God.