7 Things That May Happen To Your Glory….don’t let your glory be stolen
Glory in the life of a man is a treasure that determines his overall well-being and greatness in life.
So many things can happen to a glory that can hinder the glory from shining which is not known to many people. You need to know these things in order to be relevant in life.
- Glory Can Be Stolen
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
This implies that one of the major assignment of the devil is to steal from children of God. Thus, Jesus paid the sacrifice for us at Calvary which gives us the right to claim whatever the devil might have stolen and at the same time secure our glory and Godly heritage. Anyone who is full of God’s glory is a prey to the devil who is aware of how powerful the glory is. Therefore, he makes several moves in form of temptations to distract us and steal our glory.
- Glory Can Be Exchanged For Shame Or Nothing
A typical example of this is Job, who was a God-fearing man. His glory was taken away due to his faithfulness, yet he did not give up. All that was taken away from him was restored in double folds. Glory could be exchanged for shame or nothing as a result of greed like the case of Ananias and his wife who both lied in an attempt not to give the proceed from their land to the church. As a result of this, their glory was exchanged instantly for death. Another example can be taken from 2 Kings 5:25-27:
But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed forever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
Gehazi would have been Elisha’s next in command and possibly become the next anointed prophet after him. However, his destiny, calling and glory were exchanged for leprosy due to greed. As children of God, it is good to desire good things in life but anything that is not within God’s plan for us can be categorised as greed which can terminate our glory.
- Glory Can Be Corrupted And Contaminated
Sin can corrupt one’s glory and can even affect the glory of other people around the sinner. Despite how righteous and committed Eli was in service towards God, his children corrupted and contaminated both his and their glory due to their immoral acts. Keeping bad company, jealousy, familiarity with things of God, adultery, fornication, pride, gossiping and stealing amongst others are some of the things which can contaminate and corrupt glory.
In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering forever. 1 Samuel 3:12-14
- Glory Can Be Diverted
Many people underrate the power of glory. Hence, they take it for granted. Perhaps this could be due to familiarity and nonchalant attitude. Like in the case of Eli’s children, if they were of good behaviour, one of them would have been the next priest after their father. Unfortunately, their glory was diverted to Samuel who was a diligent, obedient and fervent child. As children of God, many of us have diverted our glory to someone else due to the work of our hands as a result of known and unknown sins.
And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle. 1 Samuel 3:8-11
5. Glory Can Be Detained Or Sat On Like King Uzziah
Glory can also be detained, captured or sat upon. Unless you rise up to release your glory it can be like that forever.
6. Glory Can Be Seen Visibly
When an individual is prospering and doing well in life, that means the glory of God is at work fully in such a person’s life. Jesus whilst on earth grew in stature and received favour from everyone due to the glory of God bestowed on him. Job was very wealthy and his children were doing well. He had lots of barns and the devil could not resist his glory because it was visible and everyone could relate it to the glory of God in his life
7.Can Speak For The Glory Carrier
Glory speaks volume even in the carrier’s absence. For example, the glory of God on Apostle Paul’s life was so much that his handkerchief was used to perform miracles. Also, whilst he was preaching, the little girl who slept off and fell down was brought back to life because of the glory upon the apostle. It was through the news about the glory of God on Jesus that convinced the woman with the issue of blood to touch the helm of his garment and she received her healing instantly. Although he was blind, blind Bartimaeus felt the glory of Jesus passing by which prompted him to reach out in order to receive his healing.
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. Mark 10:46-52
Culled from: Winning The Battle To Restore Your Glory by Yomi Obadimeji