Posted by Bishop McDuffie | Posted in default | Posted on 22-09-2012
Tags: God Who, His Spirit, LORD, Lord Jesus Christ
By Larry Ollison, Ph.D.
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:14-16).
There is a key to the glory of God that we so often miss. The key is this: The glory of God is the goodness of God.
When Moses wanted to see the glory of God, God said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you (Ex. 33:19). The scripture says that Moses saw the goodness of God. Then later we read where Moses says he saw the glory of God. That lets us know something. – The goodness of God is the glory of God.
All the good things that God has for you is in His glory. When a king walks out in his kingly robe with his jewels and crown and surrounded by his servants, people say, “Here comes the king in all of his glory.” What do they mean? They are referring to his abundance.
The Hebrew word for glory is kabowd. The word kabowdmeans weightiness; that which is substantial or heavy; glory; honor; splendor; power; wealth; authority; magnificence; fame; dignity; riches and excellency. The glory of God is goodness. What did Moses see go by? He saw the glory of God go by. He saw God in all of His goodness.
The devil is a liar. In John 8:44 Jesus said the devil is a liar. He always has been and always will be. He has lied to the church. If Satan can get you to believe his lie, he can destroy God’s work in you. Much of the church has believed that in order to be holy, glorious and sanctified, we must be poor. We may not say it like that, but that is the mentality that has been in many people of the church.
That thought is not true! That thought is from the devil, who is a liar! God wants to give you abundance. “Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, ‘Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant’” (Ps. 35:27).
When we think about the things that God has for us, we don’t want to limit God. It’s time for no more limits. It’s time to take away the bondage that we have had.
God is the God who prospers us. He’s not the one who makes you poor. Satan is the one who makes you poor. Jesus says in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
God is not the one who makes you sick. He says in Psalm 103:3, “I am the Lord your God Who heals all your diseases. He’s not the one who beats you down. Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted, to restore sight to the blind and to preach the good news to the poor (Luke 4:18).
What is good news to somebody who is poor? It is that you don’t have to stay poor!
God is the God of abundance. He’s the God of prosperity. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and God will impart His will for your life. Submit to Him and His plan. His plan is abundance for you.