We were designed by God to manifest His glory. When God is personally present in our lives, we are able to live fully. When we abide in the Holy Spirit, we shine, we glow, we reflect God’s glory to the world. On the other hand, Sin and Rebellion Causes His Glory To Lift.
God desires for His glory to be manifested through His people here on earth. His desire to seek out and raise up a nation of people was so that through them the earth could be filled with the glory of the Lord.
At its very core our ability to manifest His glory and exercise authority on the earth - flows naturally out of who we are as sons and daughters of God - and as we walk in an intimate relationship with God, walk in submission to Him, and fulfill responsibility He has given us. The ‘weapons of our warfare’ we use are tools to express the authority that flows from these.
Glory is the atmosphere of heaven just like air is the atmosphere of earth. Although God in His Being resides in heaven, His Presence administers His glory everywhere. We study various instances in the Bible where the Glory of His presence is described.
Glory is used to refer to the very substance of His Person - a manifestation of who God His (His character, virtues) and what He does. For God there is no distance and no time. He dwells in eternity. He is omni-present. In the glory there is no distance. In the glory there is no time. Stay tuned to part 1 of this series.
The names/titles of the Holy Spirit given in the scriptures aren’t meaningless. They are synonyms for the third person of the Trinity. Rightly understood, these names provide tremendous insight into the will, ways and work of the Holy Spirit.
Every believer can have rivers of living water - rivers of the presence, power and working of the Holy Spirit - flowing through him/her. We must by faith step out and minister the flow of Holy Spirit. Let the power flow!
The gifts of the Spirit are given to all believers - every man/woman. These gifts are a “manifestation” of the Spirit. They are an expression of Him (the Spirit). An operation of the gift of the Spirit is the Holy Spirit expressing Himself. He always glorifies Jesus. Watch part 8 of this series.
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit or the baptism in the Holy Spirit is for all believers and is accompanied by supernatural manifestations – praying in other tongues being the most common. On this episode we learn about the baptism in the Holy Spirit followed by a time of prayer and ministry for people to be baptized in the Spirit and activated in praying in the Spirit.
Even before we come to the Lord, it is the Holy Spirit that first draws us to Him. There are several ways the Holy Spirit moves in the heart of a believer. Watch part 6 of the series.