Living By Faith

GLORY! GOD IS ALL GOOD

For how great is his goodness. (Zechariah 9:17)

 

“The length, depth, breadth, and height of God’s goodness overwhelmed Moses. He had an experience with the Glory of God!” – Mark Hankins

 

Can you imagine what it would be like to have God’s entire goodness pass before you? That is exactly what happened to Moses — God revealed His goodness to him. The length, depth, breadth, and height of God’s goodness overwhelmed Moses; he had an experience with the glory of God. The glory of God so changed Moses’ whole countenance that his face radiated. His face was shining! The glory of God touches and affects every aspect of your life.

I like David Baron’s commentary on Zechariah 9:17: “Goodness is that attribute of God whereby He loveth to communicate to all who can or will receive it, ALL GOOD — yea Himself, who is the fullness and universality of good, creator of all good, not in one way, not in one kind of goodness only, but absolutely, without beginning, with- out limit, without measure. This good, His goodness bestoweth on all and each, according to the capacity of each to receive it; nor is there any limit to His giving, save His creature’s capacity of receiving.”

 

Confession: The glory of God is the goodness of God. The goodness of God is changing my life! God is a good God!

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THE SECRET PLACE

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:5-6)

 

“Moses was getting in on God’s plan of redemption— man belongs at the right hand of God—meaning in His presence.” – Mark Hankins

 

When I was nineteen I went to my daddy’s church one day and began to pray. After praying in the Holy Ghost for two and a half hours, the Spirit of God fell on me. God spoke to me, “There is a place for you by Me. I want to show you your place.” The Lord took me up into the heavenly places in a vision. I saw a big rock. God said, “This is your place — right by Me!  I have had your place by Me reserved for you even before you were born. I prepared it ahead of time. There is deliverance, healing, prosperity, victory, and blessing in that place.”  In His presence I experienced joy and victory like I had never known.

I didn’t know about Exodus 33 until several years later. God had spoken to me exactly what He spoke to Moses: “There is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock.” (Exodus 33:21)

 

Confession: God has a place reserved for me in Him. God has raised me up in Christ Jesus to be together with Him in heavenly places.

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FINDING YOUR PLACE IN THE ROCK

And he said, Thou canst not see my face:  for there shall no man see me, and live. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock. And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen. (Exodus 33:20-23)

 

“There is a place by the Father, and that place is in Christ Jesus.” – Mark Hankins

 

God told Moses, “There is a place by Me for you.” Moses was getting in on the secret of God’s plan of redemption — that man belongs at the right hand of God, meaning in His presence. Moses was getting in on the secret of the power and authority of God. God told Moses, “You are going to stand upon a rock.”  Jesus is that rock!

Moses wasn’t just going to stand on the rock. God put him in the cleft of the rock, which means, “I’m going to carve out a niche in this rock and put you inside of the rock. Now you can see my glory and my goodness and understand who I AM.”

 

Confession: There is a place by the Father for me and that place is in Christ Jesus. I am in Christ!

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MAKING ADJUSTMENTS

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

 

“When you are born again, you move out of the devil’s territory and you are relocated to a new place in Christ.” – Mark Hankins

 

Throughout the Bible, we see God moving men and women into the proper orbit to be used by Him. You can see this in the life of Abraham. Abraham had to do some moving. He had to make some adjustments so he could receive and transmit. God is constantly working with people to change their thinking, speaking, and acting, in order to open up the miraculous for them.

God wants to bless you. He wants to make you a blessing. He has some “rockets” to help you move into position to see His glory. He has given His Word, the Holy Spirit, and the five-fold ministry gifts to help you make adjustments. It takes some changes to get the glory, and it takes the glory to get some changes. You are being changed so you can fit and function in the proper orbit and realize your full potential in Christ.

 

Confession: It is God that is working in me both to will and to do of his good pleasure. He is changing my thinking, speaking, and acting. I am being changed so that I can realize my full potential in Christ!

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RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT THE GLORY OF GOD

For we are God’s (own) handiwork (His workmanship), re-created in Christ Jesus…living the good life which he prearranged and made ready for us to live. (Ephesians 2:10 | AMP)

 

“The new birth is the launching power that gets you into the realm of God.” – Mark Hankins

 

Several years ago, NASA launched a communications satellite.  This satellite could not receive or transmit because it was in the wrong orbit; it was absolutely useless. Something had to change for this satellite to receive and transmit. They were able to fire some rockets attached to the sides of the satellite and move it into its proper orbit. As soon as it was moved into place, it began to receive and transmit and its potential was realized.

Finding your place in Christ is the key to receiving from God and transmitting His power. The new birth is the launching power that gets you into the realm of God; however, you may not be receiving and transmitting because you need to make some adjustments. There are changes that must be made in your thinking and speaking that will enable you to receive and transmit the glory of God.

 

Confession: I am God’s own handiwork, His workmanship recreated in Christ Jesus. I have found my place in Christ. I am in position to receive and transmit the glory and the power of God!

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