God's Glory-Power: Our Righteous Boast - God's Love at Work - Week of February 23
God’s Glory-Power: Our Righteous Boast
By Margaret D. Mitchell
"Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy” (Ex 15:6 AMPC).
"You crushed the strongholds of Egypt and all your enemies were scattered at the mighty display of your glory-power” (Ps 89:10 TPT).
"You ask, 'Who is this King of Glory?' He is the Lord of Victory, armed and ready for battle, the Mighty One, the invincible commander of heaven’s hosts! Yes, he is the King of Glory” (Ps 24:10 TPT)!
1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT declares, "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours…and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things."
Psalm 93:1 TPT says, “Look! Yahweh now reigns as King! He has covered himself with majesty and strength, wearing them as his splendor-garments. Regal power surrounds him as he sits securely on his throne. He’s in charge of it all, the entire world, and he knows what he’s doing!”
Friends, aren’t you glad that mighty God is head over all, that He knows what He’s doing and that He’s for us?
We can trust our Lord, Adonai, Sovereign and Master over the universe as He works His master plan of fulfillment.
As His masterpieces, God has "delegated to [us] mastery over all [He has] made, everything subservient to [our] authority, placing earth itself under the feet of [His] image-bearers" (Ps 8:6).
Mastery is a type of Godly power.
With this comes reverential responsibility.
First to Glorious God.
To His important Presence and mighty acts.
We are to consult Him and give thanks for who He is and what He does.
He is the "Commander of Angel Armies”…our "crown of glory and a diadem of beauty for the remnant of his people" (Is 28:5).
He empowers us by giving us everything we need.
He deserves all the credit (credit being a type of glory), as well as honor and praise, lest we think we accomplished great exploits all on our own (Eph 2:9, 3:7).
1 Corinthians 10:31 TPT instructs us to "...live your life in a way that glorifies and honors God."
To do this, we must acknowledge our Hope of Glory, which is Jesus.
"Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it" (Col 1:27)!
Strong’s Concordance defines “glory” in Colossians 1:27 as “the unspoken manifestation of God.” This divine glory in us also encompasses God’s approval, which determines our value, as well as His excellence, dignity, splendor, honor, and brightness.
We can trust and be confident in this, according to God’s Word.
2 Corinthians 3:18 TPT reveals, "We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil, we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image, as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
As God leads and grows us from glory to glory, we realize God’s beauty and strength increases in our soul. In this way, there is a completion element in glory. Completion means: integration, perfection, fruition, and fulfillment. So, when we master one level or area of growth, by submission to the Master (Adonai), we’ve completed that portion. Then God moves us onward to the next glory, until we complete our race on earth and receive our glorified bodies for Heaven.
If you’ve been suffering through tests and trials, know that God’s glory will be with you throughout, and that His glory will also be your completion. In other words, your story will end in glory.
So, don’t give up.
Walk closely with God, who is never defeated.
Remain in His glory.
God will help you finish your race victoriously.
Proverbs 4:9 TPT assures us that, "You will be adorned with beauty and grace, and wisdom’s glory will wrap itself around you, making you victorious in the race."
When we put on Christ, who is our royal diadem, our crown of glory, we put on His victory of life, the finished work of the cross (Gal 3:27).
Remember, too, that God glorifies us to bring Himself glory.
Isaiah 55:5 TPT affirms this by saying, "Look! You will summon nations you've never heard of. Nations, who have never heard of you, will come running to follow you because Yahweh, your God, the Holy One of Israel, has glorified you!"
Never forget that God’s glory is in and around you—His redeemed and beloved.
Psalms 62:7 TPT declares, "God’s glory is all around me! His wrap-around presence is all I need, for the Lord is my Savior, my hero, and my life-giving strength."
Zechariah 2:5 AMP confirms this by saying, "'For I,' declares the Lord, 'will be a wall of fire around her [protecting her from enemies], and I will be the glory in her midst.'"
Proverbs 31:25 TPT says, "Bold power and glorious majesty are wrapped around her, as she laughs with joy over the latter days."
Bible characters like Esther, Joseph and David understood God’s glory-power, as protective armor and influence. They glorified God by acknowledging who He is, by seeking Him, by depending upon Him, and magnifying Him above their life-or-death circumstances, even beyond themselves. Each had a nation to consider. Each endured suffering to discover a glorious, new life with a noble promotion.
We can do the same when we lean into the nobility of trustworthy God, to live lives that bring Him glory (Ps 29:1).
Song of Songs 5:14 TPT invites us to, "See how his hands hold unlimited power…displaying his glory. His innermost place is a work of art—so beautiful and bright. How magnificent and noble is this one—covered in majesty!"
Pray with me if you will…
Dear Lord, “…your power and presence shines on all your lovers. Your glory always hovers over all who bow low before you” (Ps 85:9). Thank You for giving me moral power, and excellence in my soul. Thank You for enabling me to “carry this glorious treasure within” me, “so that the extraordinary overflow of power, will be seen as” Yours, “not” mine (2 Cor 4:7). I repent of every time I misused Your glory, and boasted about myself or others, in an ungodly way (Jer 9:23). Please forgive me. I choose to forgive myself. I renounce this wrong behavior. And, I command evil to go. I close the door on evil. Show me a higher way, Lord. Help me to bring You glory in everything I do (2 Cor 10:17). Help me to know and understand You “[personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing” Your “character], that” You are the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things,” You “delight” (Jer 9:24). "Thank You for letting me share in the wealth and beauty of all your lovers,” rejoicing “with Your nation in all their joys, and” for letting “me share in the glory You give to Your chosen ones" (Ps 106:5). I look forward to seeing “the Son of Man, appearing in the midst of clouds, and revealed with mighty power, and great glory" (Mk 13:26).
In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
And now “I pray that” God “would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power” (Eph 3:16 TPT). "…[so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for” you “who believe as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which” God “exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places]. (Eph 1:19-20 AMPC). I “…pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope" (Col 1:11 TPT). I pray that He will "rescue” you “every time” you “face tribulation and set” you “free from evil. For” God is “the King, who rules with power and glory forever…” (Matt 6:13 TPT). I pray that you will "proclaim his majesty, all you mighty champions, you” daughters “of Almighty God, giving all the glory and strength back to him" (Ps 29:1, Is 24:16)!
In Jesus’ Glorious and Powerful Name.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.