Made for the Glory of God

God can do whatever He wants, whenever He wants it, wherever He wants it, and how He wants it – if its according to His will!

by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo

Q? What is the Glory of God? Is it just a theological concept that we hear about in the Bible? Is it only for the past?

Many people would say that they know about the Glory of God, but they can’t seem to translate it to our situation today – it is abstract and they cannot elaborate on it!

TRUTH: The Glory of God is a gift of God to mankind; it is part of our inheritance and not just a theological concept that we hear, but a reality that we need to experience continually!

Glory in the Hebrew word is “kabowd” (kaw-bode'). This word has more than 25 meanings. Some words in its definition include heavy, rich, honorable, majesty, and power.

The dictionary defines Glory as magnificence, splendor, beauty, wonder, grandeur, brilliance!

In simple terms, the Glory of God means the manifested presence of God; God manifesting into the senses, into the now – not just into the past, but for us today, here and now!

Glory is the Presence of God, and the Presence of God is the Glory of God – when God’s presence comes, it is always accompanied by His Glory!

It is demonstrated in the now and it is beyond human imagination.

Things We Need To Understand About The Glory Of God:

1) The Glory of God is in the realm of the eternity.

2) It is eternity revealed in the now.

3) It is infinite, boundless, and without restrictions.

4) It is beyond the imagination of man.

People say, “ I can go to any church, anyway God is everywhere” – that is both true and false!

By virtue of His Nature, God is Omnipresent – He is everywhere, so that’s true; but God does not manifest His presence everywhere!

For God to manifest Himself, you need to have knowledge and revelation of His Glory!

God also manifests Himself when the people worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!

Manifest means God coming from the Spiritual, invisible realm and showing signs, wonders and miracles in the physical realm!

God can do whatever He wants, whenever He wants it, wherever He wants it, and how He wants it – if its according to His will!

In His sovereignty, He does not need the permission of anyone to do what He desires!

Yet, in many churches today, God is grieved because they don’t allow Him to manifest Himself, they don’t allow God to be God – there is no knowledge of Him, and the people don’t worship Him in Spirit and in truth!

In such places, God does not manifest Himself!

The people are not hungry for Him!

The Presence of God is a demonstration of God Himself – in the visible!

The Presence of God cannot be provoked, hyped, manufactured, or stirred up – it is beyond any person, any faith, or any anointing!

For so long, churches have tried to manufacture or even invent ways to bring in the presence of God – lights, soft music, loud music, pep talk – but the Presence of God can only be attracted!

What attracts the Presence of God?

Worship of the hungry spirit for God – worship in Spirit and in truth! Many worship today in just the opposite, in the flesh and in pretention!

The Presence of God is not attracted to emotions, because the Presence of God is not emotion, it is God Himself; but it does involve emotions!

You need to have that desire and hunger for His Presence, He is seeking for you, He knows He will be celebrated when He shows up in your gatherings!

John 4:23-24 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF THE SUPERNATURAL:

1) FAITH (Heb. 11:1)

Faith is the ability given by God to the believer to believe the impossible; to go beyond reason!

Faith is the legal access into the Supernatural, it is the legal entrance into eternity – eternity does not mean ‘long time’, but a state of being!

You can’t understand and you can’t walk in the Supernatural until you understand ‘FAITH’!

Witches and warlocks are able to move beyond the natural, but their access is illegal!

Heb 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” NKJV

Faith is NOW!

The SUBSTANCE of faith is:

1. The Love Of God;

2. The Power Of God

The EVIDENCE of faith is “God’s Word”, because He said so and God is not a liar!

If we can believe this, then we can access into the Supernatural to receive whatever we need on earth, to manifest in the visible what is invisible.

2) ANOINTING

Faith is not the anointing, and the anointing is not the Glory!

The ‘Anointing’ is the power of God for you to serve God and to do His works, anything done without the anointing of God is but ‘works of the flesh’ and unacceptable to God (strange fire).

The anointing is an aspect of God-called power; the Glory is not an aspect of God because the Glory of God is God Himself!

The anointing is God doing the works through us, Glory is doing His own work, without me and without you! (Hebaraki – not by my faith or anointing, but by His Glory, He just showed up!)

God will anoint you according to your calling, according to your purpose; anointing and purpose go hand in hand!

If you are called to be a pastor, teacher, apostle, singer, you will be anointed according to your calling and not according to what you want!

When you find your calling, when you understand your purpose, then and only then will you find your anointing!

If you are doing, or trying to do what you were not called or assigned to do, you will not be anointed! You may have “PUSO” in giving worship, but not to lead!

3) THE GLORY:

Before God created the trees and the animals, He first created the land – plants and animals belong to the land – take them away from the land and they will die!

Before God created the fish, He first created the waters – the fish were designed to live in the waters – take the fish out of the water and they will die!

Before God created man, He first created an environment suitable for us; His Presence – if you remove man from the presence of God, he will die!

We were made for His Glory!

But mankind left the Presence of God and we fell from His Glory – that’s why people die, that’s why people get sick, that’s why people are full of stress and pain and hardship!

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God!

But the plan of God – through the finished work of CHRIST at Calvary – was to bring back mankind to his natural, designed environment --His Presence!

We need to understand this: many are struggling and depressed because you are not in your water, the Presence of God!

Ps 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.

God doesn’t want to be a mystery to His people, that’s why He sent His Son Jesus for us to believe in a Supernatural God, so He can bring us back to our waters – His Presence, which is in the realm of rest!

As you live in His Presence, He also wants you to be a carrier of His Glory, that’s when you receive your anointing!

Matt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. KJV

The Kingdom is the Government of heaven; the Power is the ability of heaven; the Glory is the environment of heaven; God meant for us to live in such an environment and to carry it wherever we may be!

God can transfer wealth, heal, restore – He runs the government, He has the ability, this is the atmosphere we should live in!

But many would say, “Pastor I have a problem, a crisis” – be hungry for God and worship Him, His Kingdom will come and bring His power and His Glory!

We must not be addicted to the gifting of man, we must be addicted to God!

The last move of God will be the move of His Glory!

Isa 60:1-2 "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

You cannot fake the Presence of God; you can’t manufacture it, or hype it, or provoke it – we can only invite Him to come!

By His will and sovereignty, when He smells the hunger and the truth; by any and all means, He will manifest!

His Presence is beyond your faith and your anointing, but never beyond your hunger and desperation!

WORSHIP HIM – IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH! GOD WILL COME!