Sunday, October 20, 2019

Will Be Glorified

Will Be Glorified
John 12:28  "'Father, glorify Your Name.' Then a voice came out of heaven: ''I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.'"
October 21, 2019

The Lord is all powerful and worthy to be praised. the Lord says very clearly that if you will not praise Him, then He will have the rocks cry out in worship. Worship, however, is not always standing there and saying, "worthy is the Lord." That is the passive manifestation of humanity's song. Aside from standing there and making the declaration, it is not an action-style concept of worship. An active-style worship is dedicating a sacrifice to Him, significant works or gift, something costly to the giver. But what is more than active-style worship is the Glorification of the Lord. Glorification of the Lord is an active situation, in which the Lord's physical power or might or redemption is displayed. Either it is a direct manifestation of the Lord's power over something, or revelation of the  Lord's power and might in someone's life.

Several examples of this might include closing the mouths of the lions when Daniel was thrown into the lion's den. Another example is when Daniel's friends were thrown into the fiery furnace. The Lord spared them and the Lord was glorified. Other scenarios in the Bible include time and again when the Lord rescued the children of Israel from the hand of a formidable foe. There were plenty of times when a powerful army was standing against the children of Israel but the Lord caused them to prevail. It was, and is, a situation in which no explanation can be given to science or man's own effort, but only in the physical manifestation of the Lord's power at work. The Lord was glorified when Jesus was crucified and then risen from the dead, a miracle that only can be accomplished by a display of the Lord's power and might. 

Jesus prayed that the Lord would be glorified in what was about to transpire over his pending death. The Lord replied from Heaven that His name was already glorified but that He would glorify it again, meaning it was of no problem to continue in the miracles of His own plan. The Lord had no intention to prove Himself only once, but again and again in people's lives. The Lord did not stop when He pulled the Israelites out of slavery through Moses and He did not stop when David triumphed over Goliath and He did not  stop when He rose Jesus from the dead and He has not stopped today. His goal has always been to continuing glorifying His name, through the demonstration of His power. The Lord delights in bringing His power in place to overcome the frailty of humanity. 

The Lord's name will be glorified through the demonstration of His power and might. In your own situation, it may seem a difficult road, an obstacle that the Lord can be glorified through, but the Lord would say that despite your understanding of the outcome, the Lord will be glorified.  It is not a matter of if the Lord can be glorified, that is a given. The Lord WILL be glorified and He delights to do that time and time again. Whatever your facing right now, it will be brought to completion and when it is over the Lord's name will be glorified. This is an opportunity, not to pray that He will be glorified in what you are facing, but an opportunity to thank Him in advance of what He is about to do, whatever it looks like. It also works on the reverse. If you refuse to glorify the Lord, then He will come against you and make sure He is made known.

Don't take my word for it; look it up:  Ez 28:22, Dan 5:23, John 12:1-30, John 15:8 

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