The moment that I make this statement many will be excited…”There is a wave of Glory that is coming to the Body of Christ.” Sadly the excitement will come from the reality that many will not adhere to what God is doing. Rather the excitement is merited in their mind because they will hear a statement and force that statement to fit in their life how they need it.
The word Glory is used in the Bible to describe God’s majesty and splendor of who He is. According to the Bible, God is described as a sovereign king whose kingdom extends over all the earth. We know that in the beginning, God created man in His image and His likeness. Part of that creative process was to be able to share in His glory, enabling mankind to honor Him with their lives. Sin entered the world when Adam and Eve decide to live for themselves instead of submitting to the will of God.
The challenge for man to live a life that would bring honor to God’s Glory can be recognized throughout the entire Bible. The Old Testament details the inability of mankind to live according to God’s will because of their willingness to embrace a sinful nature. Instead of glorifying God with their lives, mankind has gone through many trials where shame was offered to God, rather than honoring the Lord, simply because of their sin. Granted, God glorifies himself by providing a way of salvation through Jesus, therefore, redeeming mankind and renewing the mind of those who are willing to once again honor God with their lives.
With that said, we are in a critical time and season for the Body of Christ. For many generations individuals read the scriptures and were unable to imagine, much less have an understanding of what some of those passages may end up looking like. And yet here we are…
Ephesians 4:14 (NASB) — “As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of people, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NASB) — “For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”
1 Timothy 6:3-5 (NASB) — “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, 4he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a sick craving for controversial questions and disputes about words, from which come envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, 5and constant friction between people of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.”
Matthew 7:15-16 (NASB) — “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they?”
1 Timothy 4:1-3 (NASB) — “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.”
“There is a wave of Glory that is coming to the Body of Christ, it isn’t about new mantles or fresh revelation…it is a wave that will crash down against the grains of sand that will transform individuals through genuine repentance. The Lord will move upon individuals and their lives will appear to be going through difficult transitions, however, those transitions are how He will transform individuals by breaking off their selfishness, greed, lust, disobedience, and hard-hearts. Repentance will be the fruit of the Glory. There is a Holy Spirit day of reckoning coming to many in the Body of Christ!”
This is not about punishment. This is not about condemnation. This wave of Glory is about a necessary alignment for the Body. This wave of Glory isn’t a public spectacle of guilt and shame. This wave is about positioning individuals to adhere to the conviction of Holy Spirit to return home to The Father, and no longer remain a part of the world for cultural acceptance. God is not pleased nor is He glorified by our sins. He is magnified in genuine, humble, full repentance. When we bring him the proper sacrifice, our sin is redeemed and His Glory is revealed throughout our lives.
Many will not refuse to hear the word of the Lord, but the truth is, it is impossible to experience the supernatural Glory of God when you refuse to repent for embracing a sinful nature. Impossible! If this is the case (and it is), then what are we seeing happen when we attend meetings, services, and conferences? Let me be clear…this is not a broad stroke across the board, it is just a possibility…it could be what you are defining as “the anointing” which is nothing more than the charisma of a dynamic speaker. Excitement can produce a movement that isn’t from Holy Spirit. Today, if you were to attend a Taylor Swift concert you could find individuals worshipping, “slain in the spirit”, and feeling a power throughout their bodies. Those feelings are real, but it does not mean that those things occurring are authentically from The Lord.
When speakers have a lot of energy and charisma, individuals get excited by what they are saying and doing. The problem is that excitement can easily get defined to be a moving of Holy Spirit when it is nothing more than our flesh. In our day, excitement has become the marker of His Glory, when in reality one of the most authentic ways to recognize (according to scripture) that the Glory of God is evident, is through repentance. We have become a people who will bend over backward to be sure that we do not offend anyone, but think nothing about offending God through our disobedience. There is still a standard, and that standard must abide by the written Word of God. No matter the “revelation” or the “fresh word”…if it is not Biblical it is in error.
Do not reject, nor deny the Wave of Glory that is coming. Embrace the alignment that God is bringing to individuals. The reckoning isn’t about God being angry with you. It’s the reality that God loves you so much, that He wants you to be with Him so much, and that He is willing to break you (and me) in such a way that transformation will be our journey back to the heart of The Father. Repentance will involve a genuine conviction of sin through Holy Spirit, a remorsefulness over the offense to God, a turning away from the sinful way of life by changing the way you think about sin, and finally, returning to God in an honoring way of living.
Revelation 2:4-5 (NASB) — “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and I will remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”
There is a wave of Glory that is coming…