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25 Therefore I tell you, stop being [v]perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?
28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and [x]learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?
32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
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5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!
Verse of the day submitted by Travis Connally, Texas
3 Now Peter and John were going up together to the temple complex at the hour of prayer at three in the afternoon.[a] 2 And a man who was lame from birth was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple complex, he asked for help. 4 Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, “Look at us.” 5 So he turned to them,[b] expecting to get something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” 7 Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong. 8 So he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 All the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.
11 While he[c] was holding on to Peter and John, all the people, greatly amazed, ran toward them in what is called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Or why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you. 15 You killed the source[d] of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in His name, His name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. So the faith that comes through Him has given him this perfect health in front of all of you.
17 “And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, just as your leaders also did. 18 But what God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets—that His Messiah would suffer—He has fulfilled in this way. 19 Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,[e] 20 and that He may send Jesus, who has been appointed for you as the Messiah. 21 Heaven must welcome[f] Him until the times of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about by the mouth of His holy prophets from the beginning. 22 Moses said:[g]
The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you. 23 And everyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be completely cut off from the people.[h]
24 “In addition, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, have also announced these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, And all the families of the earth will be blessed through your offspring.[i] 26 God raised up His Servant[j] and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.”
The subject we will discuss today is a sore spot with me. I have to be honest with you. There are some people who believe the only time you can experience the glory of God is when you are in church. That IS one place you definitely experience the glory of God, BUT that is not the only place. According to Ephesians 1:22-23 “ And He put everything under His feet[l] and appointed Him as head over everything for the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of the One who fills all things in every way.” He fill us with ALL things in EVERY way! Everything Jesus is filled with, so are we! Jesus is definitely filled with glory, therefore so are we! Many Christians today do not know how to RELEASE the glory! It isn’t that they are not FILLED with it. We release the glory through PRAISE! Again, to minister to the Lord is to PRAISE the Lord! No wonder His glory comes forth during our praise and worship times. We should worship and praise in church and release the glory of God, BUT it is just as important that we do this during our own private prayer time. God tell us HOW we are to approach Him. He says to come before him REJOICING! We are to ENTER HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE! Whether it is in your car, in your prayer closet, your bedroom, or walking the floors of your home you can release the glory through your praise! When we get to church, releasing the glory of God through praise should just be a carry over of what we do every single day of our lives when we are all by ourselves! It is a state in which we are to live, not just occasionally visit!
At this point I am going to quote Bro. Hagin directly! I love the way he puts this and I cannot do it the justice he does.
“Believers can usher in the glory of God as they join together in prayer and praise. In the Old Testament times it says that the glory of the Lord filled the temple where people were gathered to pray.
2 Chronicles 5:6, 7, 11-14
6 King Solomon and the entire congregation of Israel who had gathered around him were in front of the ark sacrificing sheep and cattle that could not be counted or numbered because there were so many. The priests brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the most holy place, beneath the wings of the cherubim.
11 Now all the priests who were present had consecrated themselves regardless of their divisions. When the priests came out of the holy place, 12 the Levitical singers dressed in fine linen and carrying cymbals, harps, and lyres were standing east of the altar, and with them were 120 priests blowing trumpets. The Levitical singers were descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun and their sons and relatives. 13 The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the Lord with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the Lord:
For He is good; His faithful love endures forever.
The temple, the Lord’s temple, was filled with a cloud.14 And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the Lord filled God’s temple.”
2 Chronicles 7:1-3
7″ When Solomon finished praying, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. 2 The priests were not able to enter the Lord’s temple because the glory of the Lord filled the temple of the Lord. 3 All the Israelites were watching when the fire descended and the glory of the Lord came on the temple. They bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground. They worshiped and praised the Lord:
For He is good, for His faithful love endures forever.”
Did you ever stop to think about when the glory of the Lord filled the temple? It was when the glory of the Lord filled the temple. It was when all the people were praying and singing praises unto God out loud and in one accord. The glory cloud of the Lord filled the temple so that the priests were not able to stand and minister. A white cloud came in and filled the temple. That is what united prayer can do!”
During times like these I have seen where every single person who came down for prayer whether it was healing, deliverance for their children, healing of marriages, or financial miracles every single prayer was answered and the evidence showed up that very night! I have with my own eyes seen the “glory cloud”. My church just had a tent revival. I was so excited, I had not been to one since I was eight years old. I took my phone and began to take pictures. We do that, just for nostalgic purposes at times. In one of the pictures, and all were taken at the exact time of day at the same angle, you can see the glory cloud visibly covering a lady. It was so beautiful I could not help but weep. We have heard stories of the early revival of the 1900s where children literally would play hide and seek in it, it was so thick. My husband and one of my friends has seen it in our church covering the ceiling of the church from front to back. It looks like a white mist or a cloudiness.
What does “glory” represent? What does all of this mean? The definition of “glory” in the Hebrew is ‘honor, splendor, power, wealth, authority, magnificence, fame, dignity, riches, and excellency”. You can find it in Isaiah 60:1….it says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord shines over you.“
When you are in the glory, all these things surround you and are readily available to you! How do you usher in this glory? By ministering to the Lord through praise!!
Blessings in abundance, precious reader!! I will see you next time!