TEXT :* 2Corinthians 3: 18 " But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."
Glory is the opposite of shame, like sin, poverty Proverbs 3: 35 the wise inherits glory, the fool inherits shame. Sickness is shameful, health is glorious
Glory is God's manifesting His presence
The power and goodness of God Exodus 33: 18
Glory of God is not abstract or far off.
God desires His glory to be upon us - Isaiah 60: 1-2
THE GLORY OF GOD SHALL RISE UPON US IN JESUS NAME
A new thing is something fresh , not seen before, brings new testimonies.
There are different levels of glory.
Healing is a great level, permanent divine health is greater
A higher level still is becoming an agent of healing - Acts 5: 12-16 ; Acts 19: 11-12
MAY GOD TAKE US HIGHER IN GLORY IN JESUS NAME
WAVE could mean 'from nowhere God takes us to experience fresh wave, through a valley and unto a higher level of glory. (Hill, valley, high mountain)
Elijah was brought from obscurity to limelight of glory.
On Mount carmel he experienced accelerated answer to prayer. Isaiah 65: 23-24
Elijah was able to make a whole nation bow before the true God 1Kings 18:39
Elijah took and slew all the Prophets of Baal.
From the high wave, Elijah went into a valley experience, frow bravery to cowardice / despair before Jezebel 1Kings 19: 1-4
WHY DID GOD ALLOW ELIJAH TO RUN FROM JEZEBEL?
1. As we walk the CHRISTIAN pathway, we may not always experience high spiritual encouragement, but also of discouragement.
David experience his at Ziglag weeping until he could weep no more, but arose to recover all.
*Sight is limited in the valley.
On the mountain, Sight is full.
Prophet Jeremiah was also in the valley of house arrest by Babylonian king Jeremiah 32: 1-2
WE WILL LAUGH LAST IN JESUS NAME
John the Baptist was beheaded
GOD WILL DELIVER AND RESTORE US IN JESUS NAME
2. God says there is time for everything, a time to flee and a time to stand Exodus 2: 1-2 Moses was hidden by his mother at birth Exodus 12:21-22
Israelites hid in their home to escape death.
1Kings 17: 1-3 Elijah hid by Brook Cherith
There is a time to lie low so God can take charge of the battle Isaiah 26:20; Psalm 27: 5
THERE IS A TIME TO HIDE
There is also a time to run, as Jacob did in
Genesis 27: 41-45; David did in as he ran from Saul's javelin - 1 Samuel 19: 9-12
Jesus was taken from Bethlehem into hiding in Egypt to escape Herod's evil - Matt 2: 13-15
Beware of false brethren.
3. The best time the devil likes to attack us immediately after a victory 1 Samuel 18: 5-11 David and Saul battle started after defeating Goliath.
BE VIGILANT, EVEN IN CELEBRATION
The Lord did not leave Elijah in the valley for too long
EVERY HIDDEN STAR SHALL BE REVEALED IN JESUS NAME
Elijah bounced back and confronted Ahab on Naboth's Vineyard overtaken - 1Kings 21: 19 - 21
God has timetable for each individual.
Don't come out before your time.
Stay in constant Communion with God.
Elijah revived a dead child in 1Kings 17: 17-24
Bible is full of examples of people with first wave of glory, to the valley and back to glory experience.
Moses : Exodus12; 30 -36 Moses
Job Job 1: 1-3
Job moved from glory to despair and unto overflowing glory Job 42: 10-16
Peter denied Jesus, but became the Rock.
We shall all be partakers of this new wave of Glory in Jesus name.
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