The Glory of the Lord

The shepherd’s spiritual eyes were open to the first worship event in the sky.  

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Could we ever survive if God shone His full glory upon man?  No way!  Yet, God chooses to send an angel to mankind to announce the birth of the Savior of the World.  He was not only announced, a full choir from heaven is sent and worships him while the shepherds were keeping watch over their flocks at night.  

Did you ever ask why the shepherds?  Maybe…

  • God appeared to the Shepherds knowing the importance of caring for the flock.
  • These little sheep were nearby because they were used in the temple sacrifices often. 
  • The little sacrificial lambs were about to meet the Lamb of God.
  • God is very much aware of the sacrifices that shepherds make on behalf of their sheep.  

 The angel Gabriel is once again on the move to visit mankind

Mary and Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth to Bethlehem, the town of David because he belonged to the house of the line of David.  A census had taken place for the entire Roman world and they had to register.  

The time came for the baby to be born and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  

  • The King of Glory, Jesus, was born.  

Shepherds were in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today, in the town of David a Savior has been born TO YOU; He is Christ, the Lord.”  (Luke 2: 10-11)

  • To us and for us, the Savior was born.  

“Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel, praising God saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.”  (Luke 2: 13)  

  • The shepherd’s spiritual eyes were open to the first worship event in the sky.  
  • All of heaven was rejoicing for the Savior had been born.  

God’s peace is reassured to those who are the objects of His good pleasure.  

  • Good pleasure with good measure comes to those who love Him.  
  • Peace with God is deeper than just having peace of mind.  

Oh, how we need His peace.  Jesus is the Prince of Peace.  He has promised to leave His peace with us.  

Lord, manifest your peace, like never before upon your children, upon your church, upon your beloved. Press in for His peace.  Learn to spend time with Him, He will come to us   

(Shared from Luke 2: 1-20, Modified)

Glory Of The Lord Releases Peace

The prophets were proclaiming peace long ago.  Be reminded that His peace is a covenant to us.  Covenants from God cannot be broken.  He said, “I will make a covenant of peace with them.  It will be an everlasting covenant, I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever.  My dwelling place will be with them.  (Ezekiel 37: 26-27)

  • The Lord of Glory rests upon us and in us!  
  • As believers, we house and hold the very presence and glory of God. 

(Shared from Ezekiel 37, Modified)

Purpose Of The Glory

What shall we do with His glory?  Let it shine!  “Arise, shine, for your light, has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”  (Isaiah 60: 1)

  • Take a look around our world.  There is truly darkness everywhere!

Isaiah tried to get folks to understand way back in the Old Testament days. “See, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rests upon you and His glory appears over you!”  (Isaiah 60: 2)  

Lord, God, we behold your glory!  Arise and Shine Ecclesia!  

(Shared from Isaiah 60, Modified)  

 

 

 


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Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she serves at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion; which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com