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Glory to God in the highest.

Posted by appolus on March 4, 2015

Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. (Eph 1:16-19)

I give thanks this morning for the Body of Christ, the saints around the world, His remnant people. There is one thing that I have noticed as I have met genuine saints from every conceivable background. They have ” eyes of understanding.” Not head knowledge, but eyes of understanding. Notice what Paul is praying for here; that they may have a deeper wisdom, a deeper revelation, an understanding that is more enlightened. His focus for the saints is that they have an even greater revelation of the riches of our inheritance. Is that how we pray today brothers and sisters? Do we have our eyes of understanding so focused on the riches of His glory that our prayers for the saints is that their understanding of the riches of His glory simply increases? Very rarely if ever do we see the Apostles pray for an alleviation of circumstances, no we see that the prayers are for a greater revelation of the glory of God and the eternal world to come. It is in this revelation that we are empowered to stand in the midst of any circumstances.

Too often the prayers of the saints are focused on the alleviation of the immediate physical circumstances, not realizing that the true power of those who walk the Kingdom walk, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit, lies not in an alleviation of circumstances but an elevation of Spiritual awareness. And who gives us this elevation of Spiritual awareness? “The Father of Glory.” The very essence of glory, glory itself. God the Father is not glorious, He is glory itself. Just a glimpse of His glory elevates us high above the circumstances of our lives. We see this when Peter steps out of the boat in the midst of a raging storm. As His eyes are focused upon God, He is elevated above the storm. That which was sent to destroy him, now simply becomes a vehicle to bring glory to God. Right now, in the midst of your circumstances, what would bring God the most glory? We already know that God can calm any raging storm at any time, yet He bids us come up higher for His glories sake. He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. While they rage with all of their fury, we sit in peace in His presence and this confounds the enemy of our souls and brings glory to God, and in this, goodness and mercy follows us all the days of our lives.

3 Responses to “Glory to God in the highest.”

  1. jacqui said

    that they may have a deeper wisdom, a deeper revelation, an understanding that is more enlightened ….. I have reading and shall be reading until the end of March Ephesians, I study with the LORD using no man-made stuff now, tried them all!. This is my prayer at the moment to get to know Jesus more and more. Keeping our eyes fixed upon him and not on the world really does help us overcome any obstacle, not easy, but God lifts us up! Thanks for posting this …. jacqui

    • appolus said

      He does indeed lift us up Jacqui, God bless you in your studies of the Word. I would recommend this to anyone, spending a whole month in one book and just let it soak into you as you allow the Holy Spirit to open it up to you………….bro Frank

  2. amongtheforgotten said

    Yes, that default mechanism which says, “Get me outta here” or “Make this go away” God is truly a misunderstanding of the highest order. Sure, there may be times when we’re in the wrong place or situation (by our own doing) and there are also circumstances we find ourselves in that are the result of our own choosing. But our Father is good, He is merciful, and will use either our own foolish choices or His divine settings to teach us more of Himself. Our Father is not at our beckon call when life seems to go crazy or become unraveled. There is always more to the story is their not?

    I think I’ll pass this message along to someone I know who needs it. She’s going through a tough time and fighting it all the way. The end of that is just misery. No wonder she has no peace!

    Bring what you may Lord, and give us grace to stand therein. Do teach us beyond what we see and lift us above the very things that cloud the joy of knowing and following You.

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