I dare say most churches know nothing about the Glory of God. I grew up in a church that defined the Glory as sharp bolts of light that surround God. But remember what I wrote in the first page, God’s Glory is His manifest presence. God wants to display His Glory in all the churches that call Him Lord in sincerity. Some churches would be destroyed by the Glory of God, they would make a “religion” out of it.
Ephesians 5:27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such things; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
The Lord has been busy grooming His church into a house that will welcome Him and His Glory. Some houses of “worship” scarcely acknowledge God at all! Their religion is so scripted there is no place for God let alone His Glory. God could walk down the aisle in a pure white suit, with His Name monogrammed on the front and they would treat Him as a mere man. God must drive out all the “riff raff” before He can be appreciated and received. Who are these spots and riff raff that hang out in His church?
Jude 1:10, 12 These speak evil of those things they know nothing about. These are spots in your feasts of charity, they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear of God.
Spots and wrinkles are people who hang around in churches taking advantage of the benefits but having no regard for the things of God. These folks don’t care even one iota about the Glory of God, in fact, they speak against it. God says those folks have no place in the glorious church He is preparing for Himself. I have met many of these folks and most of them are pretty nice until it comes to obeying the Spirit of God. They become very critical of people and things they don’t understand. Their way is the right way and they cannot be persuaded any other way.
Mark 4:15 These are they by the wayside, where the Word is sown; but when they have heard, satan comes immediately and takes the Word that was sown in their heart.
When people join themselves to a church but they have no foundational Word, they can become spots and blemishes. They resist and argue with those who love the Word of God. How is the devil able to steal the Word out of peoples hearts? It’s because they don’t value it, when you value something, you protect it and guard it from thieves. When folks in a church place a high value on God’s Word, they will become a Glorious Church. If a church welcomes spots and riff raff, the sincere saints who seek God’s presence will need to move to a new body.
The early church recorded in the book of Acts was a glorious church. The Glory was so rich in manifestation that when Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Ghost they dropped dead. Great fear came on the whole church, this is why the spots must go before the Glory comes. I often wonder how many of us can survive the Glory of God and how many don’t want to try. Irregardless, the Glory is here and He’s intensifying.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.