To all you God-chasers out there: Are you hungry for more of Him?
It comes naturally that whoever has tasted of God’s glory will have a burning desire to experience even more of His glory.
An extremely important key to receiving more of the glory of God that is often overlooked is:
GIVE IT AWAY!
God loves you and wants to bless you abundantly, but His glory is not just for you to receive and keep. It is also for you to give away.
Once you have received His glory, it is important that you pray for people, preach the Gospel of the Kingdom and heal the sick and cast out demons in the name of Jesus (see Mark 16:15-20).
God’s glory is for the harvest.
Revival begins with the Church, but when we take His glory beyond the four walls of a church building and into the community, the spiritual blindness of unbelievers is lifted. They begin to see and understand God’s goodness and are attracted to Him.
For us to do this means that we will take signs and wonders into the communities we live in.
I support all forms of evangelism, including evangelism in the traditional sense of preaching the gospel. But I also firmly believe we are commanded to take God’s glory into our communities by releasing His presence and His power through signs, wonders and prophecy.
THe full power of the gospel
Through 2,000 years of praying the Lord’s Prayer—“Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”—it is evident that the Church desires God’s Kingdom and glory to come. Jesus Himself tells us,
If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” – Matt. 12:28
If signs and wonders do not follow the gospel we preach, then we are preaching only part of the gospel.
There is more to the gospel than salvation from sin. The full gospel includes baptism in the Spirit, speaking in tongues and the release of signs and wonders, such as healing and deliverance.
God wants His Kingdom, His power and His glory to accompany the gospel wherever we go.
taking god’s glory… to the carwash!
Here is a testimony I shared in one of my Sunday messages of how God healed a woman of degenerative bone disease, just while sitting at a carwash:
That testimony is a personal example of what God is calling us—the Body of Christ—to do. We are to take His glory outside the four walls of the church: to our work, our school, a restaurant, even a carwash.
When we give His glory away, we open ourselves up to receive more from Him.