The Glory of God
And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. 1 Kings 8.10-11
The glory of God can only be poured out after man has been removed.
God created everything in six days. And everything was perfect.
Many have been coming to the Church for 1, 2, 3, 10 years and have even received some miracles, but their life has not truly changed.
There is nothing extraordinary in their life with God. Why is that?
This is because man has not been removed yet; therefore his will is what prevails. God cannot pour out His glory because the inner man has not been removed yet. Like Paul says in Galatians 2.20: ...it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
A person must empty himself or herself out, so that God can be in control. Everyone who did this was victorious and witnessed the extraordinary.
Abraham let God be in control and witnessed the extraordinary.
Gideon let God be in control and witnessed the extraordinary.
Moses let God be in control, freed millions from slavery in Egypt and witnessed the extraordinary.
Mr. Claudio, a former beggar, let God be in control and witnessed the extraordinary.
Little Esther died, but her mother went to the Altar and the extraordinary happened.
Mr. Darcy lived on the streets for 40 years, but when he received the envelope for the Israel Challenge – even without understanding anything about it – he let God be in control and now has an extraordinary life.
Bishop Macedo let God be in control and here we have an Extraordinary Temple.
What is easier for God: having to do create the whole world again (sun, stars, the whole Universe) or change someone’s life? The answer is: create the world again. Why is that? Because of free will. The sun does not say that it wants to shine more or less, it just lets God be in control.
God can only change the lives of those who surrender themselves completely to Him. It’s fast when one someone surrenders their all, places everything on the Altar, sacrifices and lets the Lord Jesus take control of everything. They certainly will be victorious!
The sacrifice was on the Altar, the priests came out and the Glory of God filled the Temple.
A person may want a mansion, a fancy car, a beautiful and wonderful family, etc. But the question is: Have you surrendered yourself completely so that the Glory of God can fill your life?