Apostolic Word to the Bride
Delivered by Tim Lighthall l 9.15.2020
Luke tells us about one of the most amazing events in the whole Bible. He tells us in Luke 9:27 that some of the disciples were about to see Jesus in all of His glory which was a picture of the true Kingdom realm that the Church gets to live in every day!! Luke quotes Jesus saying, “But I promise you this: there are some of you standing here right now who will not die until you have witnessed the presence and the power of God’s kingdom realm.” (TPT) We are receiving that very Kingdom realm according to Hebrews 12:28 (NIV), “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken…”! What should our lives look like if we are receiving and living in this Kingdom realm? Luke 9:29 (TPT) describes it. “His face began to glow until it was a blinding glory streaming from him. His entire body was illuminated with a radiant glory. His brightness became so intense that it made his clothing blinding white, like multiple flashes of lightning.” Yes we all know that story but do we realize that is God’s will for us today? We, too, can walk in that Kingdom glory realm!
Why is it so important for believers to start realizing this and walking in it. First of all it will wake up the Church! Luke 9:32 (TPT) says, “Peter and his companions had become very drowsy (represents the asleep Church), but they became fully awake when they saw the glory and splendor of Jesus standing there…” YES! The church is drowsy and asleep but the glory arising will wake up the Church! Also the world will come to know Him as a result! John 17:22-23 (TPT) says, “For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. You live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that you have sent me…” So the Church will awaken, become one, and the world will be saved! Can this be any more important? In a time where deep darkness covers the earth and its people, the glory of the Lord must arise on us, in us and around us until the world is saved. Isaiah 60:1-3 (ESV) tells us, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” We need this glory realm in order to see 8 billion plus people respond to the Gospel within 25 years.
How can this happen? Romans 12:1-2 (ESV) tells us clearly. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed (word in Greek is actually “transfigured”!!) by the renewal of your mind…” Let’s get OUT of the world system (which includes religion) and change our minds and agree that the glory realm of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration was released at the cross and resurrection of Jesus and is the Kingdom realm that we can and must receive and live in daily!!! Let’s put the glory clothes back on every day that Adam and Eve took off and became naked. Jesus, the second Adam, has restored us to our glory clothed state!! Psalm 84:11 tells us that our God gives grace and glory to us and withholds nothing! Ask (decree) and receive His glory realm right now and put on your glory clothes each and every day for the rest of your life until you glow with His glory and the world is saved!!!