Sunday, August 10, 2008

2 Chronicles 5:13-14

"The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever." Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God".

“Can you see the difference there between the anointing and the glory - the anointing consecrates us to go into the glory - the anointing is wonderful, but sadly the flesh can still exalt itself under the anointing. When the power of the anointing is on you - you can start showing off a bit - sadly - and drawing attention to yourself. BUT when you go into the glory - NO flesh will exalt in itself. In the glory realm, at those times, we don't need anointed ministers, anointed priests- because in the glory, it says, the priests could not perform their service anymore. It says they couldn't even stand (in some other translations). God wants to take the church on being man centred, man operated, man driven under the anointing and take the church into the cloud of His glory - with God's weight of His importance in that place(the church) and people are not saying, by faith, God's here -but they are on their faces because God is there in manifestation, that's the Hebrew word for glory, kabod which means the essence and substance of God's weighty presence, or doxsa in the Greek”.

Ref: Rob Rufus - "The Presence of God" - City Church International, Hong Kong - June 30, 2004

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