Today we will learn the difference between shekinah glory and God’s Glory. The Glory plays a central theme in the Bible in Exodus glory filled the tabernacle in Romans we have fall short of the glory of God and 1 Corinthians reminds us to do all things for his glory.
Have you heard people say things like I was created for God’s glory, we want to glory God and we have fallen short of God’s Glory. These terminologies have been used so much until they lost meaning. Remember we sing the glory; we quote the glory verses in the church.
When men went up the mountains God used to deposit something in their spirits called the Anointing which was necessary to do the work God sent these men to do. God would maybe send them to rule, heal and even do miracles for his people so that his people would know his will.
For God to show that this person was truly with him at the mountain he would clothe him with heavenly garments called mantles and the only way you would describe it on earthly terms is the Glory. Psalms 104:1…You are clothed with glory and honor (ERV). The Glory is like carrying a piece of heaven clothing from the meeting point with God down to earth. Remember the transfiguration Jesus so it.
God clothes himself with glory and so if you have an encounter with God his Glory rubs on you and something is deposits on you called the anointing. When this happens it even visible to even others just like Moses and Elisha.So, this glory carrier was guarded by angelic host was protect this glory.
According to Exodus 34:30-34 When this person came back from meeting God then the people would identify that he was with God due to God’s glory would announce his presence to these men. Hence, they would come to receive what this glory carrier is carrying inside himself and that was the anointing.
So as some of these peoples were possessed by demons and evil spirits when approaching him the demons and sickness would leave them first and then they would partake of this anointing. God’s Glory can destroy you if you insist on living in sin and that is why the children of Israel told Moses to cover his face.
According to Exodus 3:2-6 Do you remember when Moses saw the burning burn God told him to remove his shoes(sin). Sin is the rejection of God’s glory no wander we say we have fallen short of God’s glory. Exodus 33:18-23 Moses wanted to see God’s Glory but Glory is the honor to be given to ONLY God and NOT mortals. So, you can’t see God’s face (His Glory) and live to tell.
Adam when he lost the capacity to be a glory carrier, he couldn’t meet the glory giver due to sin so we always run away from it because it can destroy us. Now days people only want to receive the anointing minus the glory remember the anointing is housed in the glory. No glory no anointing. Remember you can’t have one without the other.
According to 2 Kings 2:9-15 When Elijah can from receiving the double anointing the 50 prophets recognized him immediately because of the glory.
According to 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 When the priest were ministering the glory was too much that it overwhelmed them and they couldn’t stand to minister. Kabod is the Hebrew word for Glory which means Heavy or weight i.e. loaded with money. When we experience the weight of God’s beauty, Goodness etc
When Jesus was resurrected, he wasn’t glorified (wasn’t yet clothed with heavenly clothes) and had to go to heaven to be clothed with this clothe called glory. John 20:17. Psalms 19:1 How clearly the sky reveals God’s glory! How plainly it shows what he has done!
Brethren a sermon can’t change you, it can encourage you, inform you or inspire you. But after church hell is waiting for you. Unless God’s glory is rubbing on you. When you spend extended time in God’s presence through his word, prayer and fasting and then you give God all the freedom to rub on you.
When you go to God as you are God is able to see you for who you are and not what people see. Then as a result of this you are being transformed back to God’s image. For instance, Enoch case. From Glory to Glory.
Peter, John came out of the mountain of transfiguration clothed in the glory but the devil was waiting for them at the bottom of the mountain. The greater your glorious encounter the more Satan will challenge you in your everyday life.
For instance: Exodus 32:4-8 Aaron made an idol after Moses went to the meet God and was covered with God’s Glory.
Remember simply because the glory of God is upon you it doesn’t mean that people won’t mock and even disrespect you. Thinks of Moses being disrespected by his sister (Numbers 12:1)
What about Elisha? He has just seen the glory of God when Elijah was being taken to heaven. (2 Kings 2:23-24)
Have you noticed when you come from Sunday Mountain full of the glory the devil is waiting for you on the other side of the mountain called Monday to Saturday. What the devil is trying to convince you is that Jesus is only relevant and works in the mountain and not elsewhere. He wants to remind you that you are a Sunday person and someone different.
According 1 Kings 20:28 non-Christians believe that Christian God can’t. He is a God of Sunday but not God of other days.
So, who are you now everyday Colossians 3:4. Whatever happens on Sunday must be visible in your life the rest of the week. Leave that story of Glory alone since the non-Christians believe our God only operates in our minds or in the church ONLY. They believe we only gather there to discuss about historic Jesus and nothing like those things can happen today.
Do you know why sinners don’t take us serious about what happened or is happening? It’s because of our double standard life style. Brethren are you preaching Jesus by the way you leave out there?
According to Galatians 2:20 who lives in your life is it the devil and his works or the Christ. Can you say Christ is living in you every day or sometimes (Colossians 3:3-4).
Christ wants us to live 24/7 demonstrating his glory to the world.
God dwelled among his people (Israelites Tabernacle) John 1:1 i.e., shekinah glory (it’s never found anywhere in the Bible since it’s a Judaism concept).
It’s a feminine word by the way just imagine if Moses was to say to the Israelites that God is a woman. It was believed God is man (1Cor.11:7&Genesis 1:27). Remember Jesus said if you have seen him, you have seen the Father(man)John 14:9
Shekinah Glory is a pagan terminology taken from Kabbala by New Age movement to say God is both a man and a woman allowing the worship of mother earth. You will see people show a V sign with their four fingers in TV shows like star trek. It’s blasphemies.
Did you know that in the American dollar there is a star of David with 13 stars and around it is the shekinah glory cloud bast symbolizing the shekinah glory that was over the tabernacle.US President George Washington said he wanted it to be in the Us Dollar as a show of the contribution Israel had on USA. We would say shekinah glory is a fake glory used by New Age Movement. So, watch out.
Why misuse a word you don’t understand like shekinah which is a Hebrew word but is no where to be found in the bible and is pagan in nature (some kabala groups related it to god’s wife) e.g., poison in French means flower while in English it means poison. Just imagine saying Baal Jesus the two can’t relate same as shekinah (Pagan) and Glory (Godly)