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FAITH, ANOINTING AND THE GLORY

Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Bible Meditation: 
John 2: 1-11

“This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested HIS GLORY; and His disciples believed in Him”– John 2:11

As we begin to delve into the Realms of Glory, let’s relate three terms: FAITH, ANOINTING and the GLORY. Faith is fundamental, and the anointing is vital, but the Glory is matchless. There are divine manifestations based on faith and the anointing, but there are demonstrations unique to the Glory. Faith and the anointing have limitations, which the Glory covers for. As basic as faith is, some things in the Spirit cannot be grasped by faith alone. We are admonished: “…giving all diligence, ADD to your FAITH virtue, to virtue knowledge…” (2Pet.1:5b). Faith is the foundation, not the culmination of the Christian’s journey. Paul mused, “…though I have ALL FAITH, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing” (1Cor.13:2b). Also, as valued as the anointing is, there are some things in the Spirit that cannot be released only through an anointing. Moreover, there are boundaries to specific manifestations of the anointing.

Faith says God is present, the anointing says God performs, but the Glory says, “I Am.” Everything pertaining to humankind has boundaries, but there are no limitations in the Glory Realms. In a moment of time, God’s Glory can manifest miracles that overshadow the severest of situations. The Glory is not limited by time, space, circumstance, human mentality or natural ability. The Glory is eternal and flows in tune with every good and perfect gift that comes from above (Jam.1:17). The Glory is God's fullness: His manifest presence, character, ability, and provision; the weight and splendor of His majesty. The Glory is the essence of His beauty: all that He is and all that He has. Everything about God is glorious, and He wants us to know Him in the fullness of His Glory: “Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD” (Psa. 138:5).

The anointing empowers us to fulfil the Great Commission: “…Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk.16:15). The Spirit pours His anointing, smears it all over us and rubs it into us. We are empowered to go out and seek those who are lost and need to be saved, the sick that need to be healed, and the bound that need to be delivered. The first church, in the upper room was empowered by the anointing to speak the Word of God with boldness and for one-on-one miracle ministry, with amazing results. Later, we see scenarios where the vastness of the crowd required more than a one-on-one ministry, and the glory moved in. The apostles called on the Lord to stretch out His hand “to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name” of His Son Jesus (Acts 4:30). With this, a deluge of miracles was released!

We do our part in the anointing; then God does His part in the Glory. According to Guillermo Maldonado: “Faith calls the anointing, but the anointing calls the glory”! God is unique in His Glory-Identity. Whereas faith defines His principle and pattern, and the anointing His power, the glory is His Presence and Person. Some aspects of God's identity can only be fully realized in the glory dimension. David knew Him as the “King of Glory” (Psa.24:1).  The apostle Paul identified God as “the Father of glory”: “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Eph. 1:17). God is thrilled to reveal Himself as the Father of all glory – the Source of all glory. Everything about Him is glorious. When we view Him this way, the eyes of our spirit will be filled with glory.

God’s will is for us to partake of the three realms: the power shifts from dunamis – the anointing (miraculous power, might and strength), into episkiazo, which is the New Testament cloud of glory, an overshadowing, supernatural influence. God is calling us to stand on the foundation of faith, move in the anointing and soar in realms of Glory!

Adetokunbo O. Ilesanmi (Meditations)

Prayer: 
Lord, help me to stand on the foundation of faith, move in the anointing, and soar in Realms of Glory, in Jesus’ Name.
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