Immersed in God’s Glory
When God’s people put the ark in the center of their worship, they become immersed in God’s Glory. Look in 2 Chronicles 5:2-14, the glory of the Lord fills the temple. Hundreds of professional musicians are ready to sing. The gatherings is huge, the trumpet section alone numbers 120 priests. Music leader Asaph ascends the podium and raises his hand. A mass choir begins to praise the Lord with full enthusiasm. Can you hear it? Israel’s “Praise Festival “
What happens then? The glory of the Lord fills the temple. The Sanctuary becomes so brilliant that the priests can’t even conduct a service or to light the sacrifices. God does it himself with fire from heaven. (2 Chronicles 7:1)
When God’s people sing praises for goodness and love of God in one accord and in spirit, they see the anointing filling the temple.
Wouldn’t it be great to see the shinning glory of God today? You can! For Jesus is the glory of God in human flesh (John 1:14). Like the ark, he symbolizes God’s presence. And you are the temple in which God dwells (Ephesians 2:22).
The more we put Jesus in the center of our lives, the more God makes his glory appear in us. The more we sing about the goodness and love of God, the more radiant our faces become. The more we love other people the way Jesus loves them, the more others will say, “Now I know what the face of God is like.” You can also read (John 17:20-24; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18)
My prayer is may we worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth.