We see when the King (civic leader), the Priest (apostolic leader), and the people of God put the Ark of God in the center of their worship, the Glory of God then engulfed the temple. The priest could not even enter to light the sacrifices. When was the last time we experienced the Glory of God or what we know as the tangible presence of God in our midst? Oh that we would have this encounter in every house and temple of God.
II Chronicles 7:14 states “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
This manifestation was invoked by the dedication prayer Solomon prayed for the temple he built for God’s dwelling. God answered all of Solomon’s requests. In return for heeding our supplications, He asks for loyalty from His people. God’s love for His people is unconditional; it has and will never change. His standards are unchangeable, no matter the century we live in.
It will be rewarding for the church body to see the shining glory and the presence of God today like in the days of Solomon’s Temple. Jesus is the Glory of God in human flesh (John 1:14). Just like the Ark, Jesus represents the presence of God and you and I symbolize the temple (Ephesians 2:22).
Would you allow the splendor of God’s glory to fill you today and become contagious to all your contacts? The more Jesus occupies the center of our heart, the more the glory of God appears in us. The more we declare the goodness and love of our God, the more the radiance of Jesus shines through us. The more we love not only those who love us but those who also do not love us (this is how Jesus loved), the more the world will see the distinction of the church in this dark hour and begin to acknowledge we have been with Jesus. Let the Glory of God fall!