Carriers of His Glory

October 3, 2019
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools. Proverbs 3:35

There are certain things in the world that you think you know but you don’t really have the words to describe or define them! Glory is one of such.
I will not take you into advance Mathematics, but I will explain briefly. If I ask you what time is, you are likely to answer me by saying, time is that which is measured in hours, minutes and seconds.
I can turn to you and say, “I didn’t ask you, how time is measured. What I asked for is what time is.” Suddenly, you will realize you think you know what time is but you really don’t know.
If you want to go deep, you can say, time is a fragment of eternity. That will be correct but then, if I ask you “what is eternity” and you tell me eternity is time without end. We cannot say time is fragment of time without end. So, there are several other things like that you can’t define.
Another example is distance. You will discover that distance cannot be discovered. Another of such is life. You will think you know it, but try to define it and you will run into some problems.
When we find ourselves in such situations that we call ‘’higher philosophy,’’ we solve the problem by defining those things by their opposite.
For example, you will say life is the opposite of death, because death is easy to define. Death is permanent separation from people, places and things. It is different from when you go for holidays and you are temporarily separated from your bed. When you are dead, the separation is permanent. The opposite of death is life.
Glory is one of such things that in order to define it, you have to look for the opposite. Glory is the opposite of shame and shame is easy to define. I pray that shame will never come into your life.
Proverbs 3:35 shows us clearly that the wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools. The opposite of wise is foolish, so the opposite of glory is shame.
From the very beginning, there is a link between glory and being wise. To carry divine glory implies you will enjoy divine wisdom and have the ability to unravel mysteries.
To be a carrier of divine glory means to enjoy divine wisdom. For example, in Mark 12:14-17, when they tried to trick Jesus by asking if tax payment was necessary, they knew if He said yes, they would say He is a supporter of the Roman Empire that was at that time tormenting the children of Israel. If He said no, they would say, He is anti-government. He used divine wisdom and asked for a coin. When they brought Him a coin, He said “whose inscription is this? They said it was Caesar’s. Then He said, “Give unto Caesar that which belong to Caesar and give to God what belong to God.” That was divine wisdom to come out of a tight corner.
Carrier of divine glory means you will enjoy divine wisdom. You would suddenly begin to enjoy unusual promotion. According to Genesis 41:33-37, Joseph had the ability to interpret dreams and when they brought him before Pharaoh who had a dream that he couldn’t understand, this boy, by using that divine wisdom that was in him, solved the problem and in a single day, he moved from being a prisoner to become the Prime Minister. Divine wisdom leads to uncommon promotion.
In the case of Daniel in Daniel 2:1-45, the king had a dream and even forgot the dream so nobody could interpret it because they couldn’t get the dream from him. When Daniel was brought, because the carrier of His glory enjoys divine wisdom, he interpreted the dream and as a result, he moved from being a slave to becoming the Governor General of the land in one day. I pray for you today, the kind of promotion that you cannot dream of ever being possible, will become yours before the end of the year in Jesus name.
In Matthew 6:9-13, the Lord’s Prayer, was concluded thus ‘for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.’ Three things were put together in the same group.
Again, in Mathematics when certain numbers have something in common, we put them together in what we call, ‘’A set.’’ For example, any number that can be divided by two is called an even number. All even numbers are put together in a set, and that means they have something in common.
Here, the Lord has put together in a set three things: “kingdom, power and glory” – they all have something in common. Kingdom means the king’s domain. Power is the ability to get things done. Here, the Lord Jesus Christ is saying that glory is involved with dominion and power. That is why the Bible says in Proverbs 17:2, the wise servant rules over the foolish son. The wise would rule over fools. The carrier of God’s glory, because they enjoy wisdom, will have dominion and rule over those who don’t have divine glory.
In 1 Samuel 16:4, the Bible says when Samuel came to town the elders trembled, they were afraid. This man had no weapons, guns, sword and he had never fought before but he was a carrier of divine glory. When he came to town, because of the power and dominion associated with divine glory, the elders of the city trembled until they knew why he came to town.
My father in the Lord, in his life time, was without any doubt a carrier of God’s glory. You just look at his face and you will know this is a carrier of divine glory. In those days, in Ebute-Metta, when Papa says to a worker or a Pastor, “See me in my office” you will tremble until you find out why he asked you to come. Those who carry His glory, carry power.
The glory of God is also associated with the radiance of God. Glory is best described as shining beauty. One of my children defined glory as so nice or so beautiful; it is considered powerful or fearful.
In Exodus 34:29, Moses had been in the presence of God and he requested that God should show him His glory. God said “what you ask for can kill you.” He said “I will hide you in the cleft of a rock, cover your face with my hand, so what is left for you to see will be a little bit of my back because if you see my full glory, you will die.”
Glory is what knocked down Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus. He said he saw a light brighter than the noon day sun. The glory of God is so mighty that according to 1 Kings 8:10-11, when it filled the house of God, even the Priests could not stand to minister. May the Almighty God give you that kind of beauty that will chase away demons and those who want to lead you into sin in Jesus name.
Carriers of His glory enjoy vigorous health and vitality. Sickness, germs and viruses can’t stay in the body of someone who is carrying His glory because the glory is so powerful and radiant.
Deuteronomy 34:7 tells us that at 120years of age, Moses was still as vigorous as ever. His eyes were bright as ever because he was a carrier of God’s glory. Glory is associated with wisdom, dominion, power, radiance, vitality and good health.
Glory is precious. Glory is weighty. It is worth suffering to get. In 2 Corinthians 4:17, Paul talks about our sufferings; there is nothing to be compared to the weight of the glory that is to come. When we talk about the carriers of His glory, you need to understand that it is load –glory has weight. It is not something you treat lightly. It is something you carry.
You are the carrier of His glory, and the greater His glory you carry, the more jealously He guides and protects you. Numbers 12:1-15 says, Moses’ sister criticized him because he was a carrier of God’s glory. She asked, “Are you the only one who hears from God? We too hear from God.” She became a leper, just to show her what the Bible means by, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.” Moses went to God to plead on her behalf and she was healed. When someone is carrying God’s glory, don’t treat him lightly. He may be your son but respect the fact that he is carrying God’s glory.
In Daniel 6:19-24; they threw Daniel into the den of lions. The lions saw the glory and backed away. Those who threw him into the den became food for the lions.
When you read Exodus 15:11, you will see again that, glory is linked to something very precious. When Moses was talking, he said “who is like unto thee oh Lord, who is like unto thee among other gods, who is like unto thee; glorious in holiness.” Glory and holiness go together that is why you see me from time to time crying, “Be holy, be holy, be holy” because glory is embedded inside holiness.
In Genesis 39:7-9, when a lady came to Joseph and said, “Come and lie with me.” He said, “No. I am a carrier of God’s glory. I can’t do this and sin against God.” In Daniel 1:8, Daniel said, “I have purposed in my heart, I will not defile myself.” Holiness and purity are associated with divine glory and are required of carriers of His glory.
Also required of carriers of divine glory is soul winning in a serious manner. In Isaiah 60:1-3, God says: “Arise, shine, your light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee” He tells you the purpose, “So that Gentiles will be drawn into your light.”
Carriers of God’s glory are addicted soul winners. If you are not ready to be a soul winner; morning, afternoon, evening, in the bus, taxi, market place, anytime, convenient or inconvenient, then forget about divine glory. Proverbs 10:5 says the one who gathers in summer is wise, but the one who sleeps in the harvest is the one who causes shame. It is harvest time – time to harvest the Word, and win souls into the kingdom of God. If for example you look back and since the beginning of the year you have not won a soul into the kingdom of God and you say you want the glory of God, God will ask, “What for?”
If you want to be a carrier of God’s glory, you must learn to listen to instructions. When you are corrected, you take correction immediately. Proverbs 13:18 says: “Poverty and shame will be to him that refuses instruction, but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.” The one who takes correction seriously shall be honoured and carry glory but the one who doesn’t take corrections or would hear correction and ignore it, the Bible says he would have plenty of poverty in shame.
In conclusion, there is no middle way between glory and shame – it is either you choose glory or shame. It is either you are a carrier of God’s glory or carrier of your own shame. “The wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools.”
As far as God is concerned, you cannot be neutral. It is either you are wise or foolish. Jesus Christ said, in Mathew 7:24-27, that the wise is the one who hears my words and acts on them. He said, I will compare him to somebody who builds his house on a rock. When the rain fell and the flood came, it beat upon the house and the house stood firm, because it was built on the rock.
Whether we like it or not brethren, sooner or later, we will be tested. Rain will fall, flood will come to check our house, to find out if it is standing on the rock of God or not. If you listen to the word of God, and you choose to receive and apply the word of God to your life, it doesn’t matter the flood that may come, you will stand.
The foolish is the one who heard God’s words and ignored them. That person is like someone who built his house on sand; the rain fell, the flood came, beat upon the house and it fell. The choice is yours – you can choose glory or shame. Each one has its reward.
If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, you want Him to save your soul; you want Him to give you that ability to live a brand new life, because the Bible says if anyone be in Christ he is a new creature, cry to God for salvation.
If you are a backslider, you were born again once. There was a time you were burning for the Lord but you have backslide, and you want to come back to God, you can also cry to God for restoration.

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