I believe that we are living in the final season of time on this earth. Its evident that wickedness and evil are multiplying across the planet, Isaiah 60:2 says gross darkness will cover the face of the earth.
Things are and will continue to decline morally, and spiritually in the nations, but the church will reveal Gods glory.
Arise, shine for your light has come and the Glory of the Lord has risen upon you
Prophetically this verse and this chapter speak's about us the church, the people of God, that the Lord is raising up in our day and generation. Its a church that will experience, more than revival or renewal, it will carry Gods glory
For the one thing that distinguishes Gods people in Isaiah 60, that becomes the magnet that is the great attraction for those living in darkness, is the living, abiding and shining glory of Jesus that will rest upon us.
Now what is glory, what do we really mean when we mention that word?
The Hebrew word for glory is the word Kavod, it can mean splendor, it can mean brightness, majesty, but it means heaviness, the primary interpretation is weight, the weighty presence of God. It's the tangible presence of God, which carries an unusual heaviness of God upon his people, another word is Shekinah Glory, Shekinah means to be seen, it's the visible presence of God.
One writer put it like this, she said its the very atmosphere, the oxygen of heaven that God wants us to breathe in and breath out.
You put that together, and basically its the visible weighty heavy presence of God is seen and shinning through his church.
God has promised that his glory will fill this planet, As I live says the Lord, the whole earth say be filled with my glory Numbers 14:21.
If the whole earth is to be filled with his glory it firstly has to be seen in the church, this is what Isaiah was prophesying, about our day.
I believe we are in a season of increasing glory, your life is about to go from glory to glory, and that weight of God, the tangible depths of knowing this realm of his presence, is going to transform you forever.
We need to realise that the glory of God is already here, it's been given to us by Jesus.
The glory you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
The glory of God is here, that's the inheritance that's been placed in us the saints.
We are not waiting for it to come, its here and we need to have faith, and expect to see a manifestation of his glorious presence now.
I believe before we see worldwide awakening in the nations, we will see a manifestation of Gods full glory in the church.
The glory of the Lord will bring Christ to the centre of the church again, as well as release unprecedented signs and wonders, and enable us to reap an end time harvest, not of millions but billions.