Friday, October 21, 2011

THINK ON THESE THINGS - FRIDAY

GLORY...part 3
"Arrayed in Splendor" is what comes to mind when the word GLORY is mentioned. Derived from the Greek noun "doxa", we are given the word DOXOLOGY which is a hymn of praise. The Doxology celebrates the Glory of our Great God in heaven.


This is what Jesus is pointing us at the end of the LORD's PRAYER, which we have been really digging into, these past two-three weeks! Apart from the word Glory, "doxa" also means "honor, renown; glory, an especially divine quality, the unspoken manifestation of God and splendor!


The Bible says (in Psalm 19:1a) "the Heavens declare the Glory of the Lord". If we don't, well then, creation will! Something or someone will praise His Great Name!
The Bible says (in Isaiah 42:8) "I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.


The Bible says (in Isaiah 43:7) "Everyone who is called by my name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom, I have made.


We see it over and over in all Scripture - His Glory, His Glory....His Glory...By now, it should be obvious what this all means. We all know that the chief end of man (and woman) is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. This is how it will be in a perfect world - the one to come. But for now, let's get to it right now...and Pray and Praise, on this wonderful Friday morning in late October, 2011!



Matthew 6: 8-13:
Our Father in heaven,
      Hallowed be Your name.
      Your kingdom come.
      Your will be done
      On earth as it is in heaven.
      Give us this day our daily bread.
   And forgive us our debts,
      As we forgive our debtors.
    And do not lead us into temptation,
      But deliver us from the evil one.
      For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

LET US PRAY:
Father God, in the Name of Jesus, we come to you acknowledging Your Majesty, Power, Mighty and most of all Your Glory! Lord, Moses saw Your Glory in the Desert. Lord, Isaiah fell on his face in shame as he beheld Your Glory in the Presence of the Lord Jesus and the Holy Seraphim, who cried out to each other "Holy Holy Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, the whole earth is full of YOUR GLORY"!
Lord today, today, Lord, Father, Abba God, we bow down before You and acknowledge this Glory, which You had before the Creation of the World and will personify for Eternity. We long for the day when the Glory of the Lord will be revealed to us, Your people in Beulahland, when we cross Jordan and come to live in fellowship and rest with You, the Lord Jesus and the saints of old, in the Name of the King, Whose Glory we shall also behold one day soon, amen and amen!



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