ARISE, SHINE; FOR THY LIGHT IS COME, AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD IS RISEN UPON THEE. Isaiah 60:1
God has a glory He wants to show in His peopleís lives. The only way God shows His glory is by revealing it in the lives of His followers. How can we fully understand the riches of God if He does not demonstrate it in the lives of human creature?
THINK ABOUT THESE WONDERFUL PROMISES IN EXODUS 28:
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath;
How do you feel having these promises fulfilled in your life? Exited, I think!
But there are things you must understand. These glorious promises, as beautiful as they are, are not meant for everybody. They are conditional.
God will not reveal His glory in the life of everybody. They are for those who are on His side. If you are not a child of God, I mean a believer in Jesus Christ; His glory is not meant for you.
It doesnít matter the level of your service in Godís vine-yard, if you are a sinner, you cannot experience Godís glory.
I hereby advice you to stop sinning so that you can see the glory of God.