Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 2nd – He’s Done With The “Lesser” Glory

(All God’s Glory Resides Inside You)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 MSG
“You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.”

“O Lord, show me your glory just the way you showed Moses when you placed him in the cleft of the rock,” Maxine prayed earnestly during one of her care group meetings. “Lord, please give us a sign and show up in your glory like you always did in the Old Testament.”

Just like Maxine, some people talk about the glory of God that they hope to see, maybe in their meetings, times of fellowship, or in their personal lives. Yet, their expectations are mostly preempted by their lack of understanding of the Scriptures.

When they make such statements as, “Lord, manifest yourself and let your glory envelop this gathering,” they’re expecting some physical manifestation of some kind, perhaps some supernatural cloud, lightning flashes in the room, or maybe some thunderous deep voice above their heads.

As one who’s living in the New Testament, you don’t live in the realm of the senses. Don’t expect to somehow see the glory of God on the outside so you can say, “Wow, the Lord is in our midst today!”

Why should you be looking for manifestations as they had in the Old Testament? As long as you have that kind of mindset, you’re going to live your life expecting something that God is done with and has termed “the lesser glory.”

All of the glory that the Holy Spirit manifested in the Old Testament—the voice, the lights, the amazing sights, etc—are all inside you now! The glory is in you now!

Colossians 1:27 says the mystery of Christianity and the glory thereof is Christ in you. The glory of God is resident in your spirit. You’re a God-carrying vessel. Think that way. Your presence in a place means the glory of God has been manifested in that place.

That’s part of what it means to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, the glory was in the temple; and you’re that glorious temple today!

Go Deeper
Colossians 1:26-27; 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC

Dear Father, I thank you for your glory and righteousness that are fully resident in my spirit. I impact my world with your presence and spread your beauty, perfection and grace to everything and everyone around me. From the inner recesses of my spirit, I bring forth blessings to improve my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 23, Exodus 24-25
Acts 14:19-28, Job 36-37

Meditate on 2 Corinthians 4:7: “…We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”

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