Then Jesus said ‘Did I not tell you that IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL SEE THE GLORY OF GOD’ JOHN 11:40 NIV

The Glory of God is perhaps the most stupendous aspect of God that is so vast so magnificent and so profound to explain. The Glory of God is God’s manifest presence revealed in the person of the Holy Spirit that comes to magnify Jesus Christ who is the Glory of God.

The Glory of God is the Trinity! One God indivisibly seen in three persons. God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The Glory of God is the power of God demonstrated with miraculous signs, wonders and miracles. The Glory of God is an atmosphere for the supernatural releasing salvation, healing, deliverance and provision. The Glory of God is the anointing which comes to remove burdens and destroy the yokes of bondage Satan causes.

JOHN 11:40-44 NKJ 40 Jesus said to her ‘Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’ 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said ‘Father I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me but because of the people who are standing by I said this that they may believe that You sent Me.’ 43 Now when He had said these things He cried with a loud voice ‘Lazarus come forth!’ 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them ‘Loose him and let him go.’

2023 is a year for the Glory of God.
2023 is a year to make bold declarations just as Jesus did when He said ‘Lazarus come forth’.
2023 is a year to declare as Jesus did ‘Loose him and let him go’.
2023 is a year for the seemingly impossible to become a reality.
2023 is a year for divine intervention and an answer to prayer.

John chapter 11 is primarily devoted to the story of the death, burial and resurrection of Lazarus brother of Mary Magdalene.

Perhaps the most powerful verse in this chapter is verse 40 Jesus said to her ‘Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the Glory of God?’ but equally is verse 4 When Jesus heard that He said ‘This sickness is not unto death but for the Glory of God that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’

In this year of 2023 I believe by faith that the Lord is going to turn every set-back, disappointment, loss, heart ache, sickness, disease, problem, crisis and end for the Glory of God if you believe.

And what’s the key? BELIEVE only BELIEVE in Jesus Christ! God has the power to turn any situation around for His Glory but requires us to BELIEVE that He is and that He is able to do all things at anytime, anyway and anyplace of His choosing. For the God we serve is an Almighty God that can do all things. MARK 9:23 NKJ Jesus said to him ‘If you can believe all things are possible to him who believes.’

Right now you maybe facing a situation that may seem like there is simply no way to be resolved, fixed or remedied. Well I am here to declare JOHN 11:4 NKJ ’This sickness is not unto death but for the Glory of God that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’

God is able to do all things and God can turn things around for you so that Jesus will be glorified through it but you need to believe. To believe means ‘to take true facts presented’ and once you know the truth of God’s word it’s time to act on it. You activate your faith by acting on the Word of God.

The Lord is waiting for you to take the first step. The Apostle Peter walked on water which was a miraculous feat but only after he took the first step of faith in obedience to God’s command and got out of the boat.

Faith begins with God’s Word that is received and acted upon. The Holy Bible is a Book of PROMISES. The New Covenant is the last will and Testament of Jesus Christ to His Church. In other words it’s our inheritance which we by faith must possess by faith and it begins with a confession of belief.

We have the Word from the Lord JOHN 11:40 NIV ‘IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL SEE THE GLORY OF GOD’ now it’s time to put our faith in action by believing the Word and act on it by declaring it to be the truth.

2 CHRONICLES 7:1 NKJ When Solomon had finished praying fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices and the Glory of the Lord filled the temple.
Notice that two elements were needed before the Glory of the Lord filled the temple PRAYERS and OFFERINGS.

The Glory of God doesn’t just appear. The Glory of the Lord is the consummation of God’s Presence and Man’s Intentions manifesting with a dazzling display of the supernatural. The CEV translation says in 2 CHRONICLES 7:1 CEV The Lord’s dazzling Glory then filled the temple.

Prayer is vital for the Glory of the Lord because it reveals dependancy upon our Creator and Offerings reveal our thanksgiving towards His Majesty. Prayer is selfish because we bring our personal requests but Intercession is unselfish because we bring the requests of others and we need to be engaged in both Church.

Offerings begin as the Bible say’s in HEBREWS 13:15 NKJ Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. Remember PREPARE TO PREVAIL and the Tribe of Judah 2 CHRONICLES 13:18 NKJ Thus the children of Israel were subdued at that time and the children of Judah prevailed (Children of Praise) because they relied on the Lord God of their fathers.

A careful study of the Bible will show you that PRAYER, PRAISE, OFFERINGS and WORSHIP are vital keys for witnessing the Glory of God manifest. Every time you witness salvation, healing, deliverance and provision in Jesus name you are beholding the Glory of God but the Glory of God is also a visitation experience. It’s when the atmosphere of the Temple changes and the Sanctuary of God becomes infused with divinity and everything changes.

2 CHRONICLES 5:13-14 NKJ 13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music and praised the Lord saying: ‘For He is good for His mercy endures forever’ that the house the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

In August of 2017 we had a visitation of the Holy Spirit which descended like a cloud upon the meeting. Below is a photograph which I tool whilst on the altar ministering. As you can see the congregation were enthralled in worship and when I opened my eyes I saw the most beautiful site as the Shekinah Presence of the Lord filled the temple with a white hazy cloud visible in this photograph.

This visitation sparked a revival of salvation, healing, deliverance and provision and has continued ever since. After spending a number of days fasting and praying about this profound experience the Lord said to me ‘I am gracing you and Awesome Church with an anointing to carry out the Great Commission’.

Stay true to My Words, Commands and Spirit and you will see miracles, signs and wonders in My name. Everything you need to carry out My command will be given to you including all resources’

And the Lord warned me that if I divert off this directive that He would remove His anointing and grace off our Church.
Since then we have seen literally thousands of people touched by the Glory of God at the altar and in the process the Lord has provided our own Worship Centre owned exclusively by Awesome Church but still the journey continues.

The Lord told me to stay true to MATTHEW 10:5-8 NKJ 5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them saying: ‘Do not go into the way of the Gentiles and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go preach saying ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received freely give.

Jesus command to His disciples was to minister to the ‘LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL’ and not to UNBELIEVERS (Gentiles and Samaritans). This is significant because although we as a Church minister to all people our primary aim is to Believer’s who have lost their way, are hurting, sick, demonised or out of Church for whatever reason. This is what we have been graced with specifically now.

I believe that 2023 is going to see a greater manifestation of THE GLORY OF GOD with unprecedented displays of the supernatural and miracles of salvation, healing, deliverance and provision. If 2022 was the great comeback 2023 will be the Great Takeover in Jesus name. Increase and expansion.

I’m expecting very powerful and anointed altar ministry with a sensational release of God’s power as it touches, changes and transforms people lives for the Glory of God.