The Only True God and His Glory
God is eternity.
He is life.
He is existence.
He is love.
And infinitely more.
He created the universe, the heavens, the earth and all that is in them.
The universe exists in Him.
His presence, His glory, fills heaven and is throughout the earth.
The Father God Almighty sits on the highest throne in the universe.
His glory flows from Him and fills all in all, through His Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ His Son is at the Father’s right hand of power.
The Holy Spirit fills heaven and earth.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ.
The Lord is one.
God’s presence, the presence of Jesus, is everywhere on the earth.
His glory is over and on all the earth.
Everywhere a person goes, God‘s presence, glory and power is there.
His presence is so wonderful and beautiful, human words can never express Him.
This presence is what Jesus spoke about in the parable of the the treasure in a field. A man found the treasure and sold everything he had and bought the field.
Someone who is born again has the opportunity to experience and know His presence and glory. Their spirit person is alive and “connected” to God, because God is everywhere.
If they do not feel His presence, they just need to go deeper and into the subsequent phases of knowing God. As they do, they will begin to know His glory. There are four phases of knowing God (John 3,4 & 7).
When someone meets Him, He is the only One they will desire.
As they go deeper, they will be losing their “old nature,” also called “the flesh.”
It all starts with salvation, the greatest miracle. A born again believer’s spirit person is alive because of God’s power.
When a person is born again, Jesus Christ lives in and through them. And, the presence of God, of Jesus Christ, is all around them, everywhere they go. In Him we live and move and have our being.
If someone’s not born again, their spirit person is not alive. Therefore they cannot know or understand the things of God – and especially not His presence.
Our Spirit Person
What is our “spirit person?” It is the real us. Scripture calls it our “innermost being,” “heart” and “inner man.”
A person’s physical body is shaped just like their spirit person. Our spirit person is in the image and likeness of God Almighty.
We are a spirit person. We have a soul. We live in a body, on the earth. We are a trinity, just like God.
Anyone who makes it to heaven will live in their spirit person for eternity, in the inexpressible glory of God in heaven. Heaven and earth are filled with His glory.
However, tragically, Jesus revealed that most people will not get saved (Matthew 7:13-14). They will not know, understand or receive His presence, which is available to every person, all the time.
If they do not find Jesus as Lord and Savior, they face an eternity in hell, the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Revelation 20:15, Matthew 25:41).
Sadly, most believers in Jesus do not know or understand His presence and glory. Why not? They are saved, which is great! But they only stay in the initial phase of knowing Him, the born again phase. They have not yet been “born of water and the Spirit” (John 3:5).
His presence is the absolute key to our walk with Him. When we meet Him, we will find all that we want, need, desire, long for and hope for.
The truth is that knowing God is easy and simple. Many think it is complicated. But Jesus Himself said His yoke is easy and His burden is light. He said we must become like a child to enter the kingdom.
His presence, His glory, is what makes walking with Him easy, simple, glorious and infinitely more.
Because He is everywhere, any person, at any time, if they humble themselves and repent, can “get right with God.” They can receive what they need, and what He offers, whether it’s salvation, the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, miracles, and infinitely more.
Thank you Jesus for dying for us and saving us! Amen.
Psalm 139, Matthew 28:20, Matthew 13:44-46, John 3, John 4, John 7, Ephesians 4:22-24, 1 Corinthians 2:14, Romans 8:7-10, Acts 17:28, Matthew 7:13-14, Revelation 20:15, Matthew 25:41, John 3:5, Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 18:3