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In this message, Pastor John Lindell helps us understand the power of the tangible glory of God. Our prayer is that this message encourages you and strengthens your faith!
SeriesThe Prayer Meeting
Scripture Reference2 Chronicles 5 & 7
Unity, Glory, & God's Presence
2 Chronicles 5 & 7
2 Chronicles 5:9-10,
These poles were so long that their ends, extending from the ark, could be seen from in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today. There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 5:11-14, (NIV)
The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions. All the Levites who were musicians — Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives — stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever." Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.
2 Chronicles 7:1, (NIV)
When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, "He is good; his love endures forever.
1. What fills your heart...the Word of God? Or have other things crowded out the Word?
2. Consecrated yourself & made space for God to move? Gotten rid of the things that distract you or dishonor God?
3. Have you taken care of the things that divide you from others?
4. Are you willing to with all of your heart worship the Lord and make one sound to Him?