The Glory ~ Dr. Ferdinand Nweke
TOPIC: THE GLORY
TEXT: 1 PETER 5:10
SPEAKER: DR. FERDINAND NWEKE
DATE: 23RD JULY 2023 | 1ST SERVICE
1 PETER 5:10 (KJV)
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
When God called us, He called us to eternal glory. When people die, they normally write called to glory because they died, but they are not called to glory because they died, when you stepped into Christ, it was an invitation of glory. Those that reject the gospel, do so because they don’t understand what God is calling them to, they have no idea of what they are inviting them to.
If people understood the call of God, and what God is inviting them to, sin will lose its appetite. Sin is a satanic attempt, it is an arrangement to cheat you of glory. 2 Thessalonians 2:13, salvation is more than clapping hands, giving offerings and praying for Breakthroughs, we are called to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are called to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Hebrews 2:10, the purpose of Christ’s suffering was to bring many out of darkness into light. Sin designates the glory, but Jesus came and paid the price to bring us to Glory so that we will be carrying Him inside, we will be carrying the Lord of glory in the Chambers of our hearts
1 John 3:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18, don’t exclude yourself where God has included you. The manifestation of God’s glory is to effect the purpose of God which says that the Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea and that is not going to happen through pastors and church leaders alone but through the entire body of Christ.
There is a mirror where we see the glory, there is a transformation that makes manifestation possible. The goal is not just present, the goal is manifesting what is present, manifesting what is present requires some transformation and the transformation happens through all of us because we continued to behold the word of God (that is our mirror). An occasional beholding of God’s word will not generate the transformation that will produce manifestation. As you continue to behold, you are constantly been transfigured into God’s very own image.
You have no idea of your possibilities, you have no idea of the potentials of your life, you have no idea of what you carry inside, and you remain ordinary because you are not engaging in the transformation that will lead to manifestation.
There are degrees of glory, when degrees change, possibilities change and things that were not possible at certain degrees become normal at other degrees. When you say impossible, define your degree. At one degree of glory, something is a temptation, at another degree of glory it is an irritation and a provocation at another degree of glory.
Glory is a composite quality (it is made up of many things), it is the cumulative impact of the attribute. The glory of God is the total of His attribute and the impact of those attributes. Psalm 114, 1 John 3:8, The manifestation of the Glory is the manifesting of God’s attribute.
Express your hunger to God, ask God to unveil His glory, to make you into a people revealing His attribute for you are called to something higher.
Father, I receive grace to engage in the process of transformation.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Lord Jesus, save me, wash me, transform me, Jesus change my heart, make me a new creature, cleanse my sins away, I receive you as Lord, thank you, Saviour.