HIS GLORY IN YOUR SPIRIT;
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified (Romans 8:30).
The glory of God is much more than being enveloped by a cloud, even though this was their experience in the Old Testament. Ezekiel 10:4 says, “Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’S glory.” When Solomon had finished building the temple, “… the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God” (2 Chronicles 5:14).
That was awesome, but there’s a higher level of glory! When we talk about the glory of God, what many think of, and get inspired about, is some physical cloud above their heads, or in a building. Understand God’s real purpose: what God really wants is the “glory in you.” Don’t choose to remain with “the good” and leave out “the best.” “Glory in the building” was a shadow of things to come. The best isn’t the glory in the room, even though some will have more faith if they saw something physical. That’s remaining at the lower levels, or babyhood stage. In Christianity, what we have is the oneness of our spirit with the Spirit of God. You don’t have to look for the glory outside you; it’s in your spirit.
Read the Apostle Paul’s beautiful submission about this in Colossians 1:26-27 “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Did you know that the Kingdom of God is in your heart? The perfect glory of God can never be contained in a room, or found on the outside. The perfect glory of God isn’t something that your optical eyes can behold. The perfect glory of God is in your spirit.