We pray that you are all hiding under the shadow of the all mighty.
I know there is a lot that is going on around us in the times that we are living in. Darkness seems to be getting greater and greater both in our nation and in the church.
I wish to share this word with you to cause you to look deep in your heart and run after Him.
As we travel and minister in different places we are finding out that, many are still not coming into the light. The deception has kept them from entering into the true light. I believe the Lord is calling His Bride to come unto Him. I am sadden to say that people on an individual basis and as a church have still not found The Lord because they are not spiritually prospering.
They are running after men to help them to get to God, instead of taking time to find Him on their own. The Holiness of God is no longer a priority in their lives.
If one was seeking God and His Glory, Holiness would come. You may ask “Why is that so?” Turn with me to John5:4 “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?”.
Most people today like to display their spirituality, so they can impress others, for they are still seeking to gain honor from others. They try to live a righteous or special, or “anointed before people.” If that is the case, can we honestly say we have been walking near to the living God? We know that would be true, if we forsake the praises of men. But today the church idealizes the gifts rather than the character of God in a person.
The bible says that if we were walking in the true light, that all glory will fade in the light of His glory? We see that even Jesus asked the Pharisees about their true faith, and HE said to them: “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another?”
See the praise of men is a weak foundation, you cannot build your happiness on that.
Look at Acts 14:11-19
11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.
14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: 15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them. 16 In the past, HE let all nations go their own way. 17 Yet HE has not left himself without testimony: HE has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; HE provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.” These people were worshipping Paul , and then they were congratulating themselves for having stoned him .
Now turn to Matt 21:5-9”
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[a]
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c]
“Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”
These are the same people who sang songs and praises and welcomed him as a king, and than less than a week roared” “Crucify Him!”
So I ask you…Whose Glory are you seeking in your life, God’s or your own?
Look at what Jesus said in John 7:18, “He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory” .
When we speak from ourselves and of ourselves, are we not seeking to solicit from men the praise that belongs only to God? To seek our glory is to fall into deception. In VS 18 Jesus continued, “He who is seeking the glory of the one who sent Him, He is true and there is no unrighteousness in Him”
This is the same heart that we should have if we truly want His Glory to be manifested through our lives. This should become your standard in your life, and see that with the degree that you seek the glory of God, will determine your true motivation, and the degree that you abide in the glory with Him who sends us is. There will be no unrighteousness in our hearts!
My dear brothers and sisters as you are reading this word, make a decision to seek the glory of God, and let us do so until we find Him.
As we behold the nature of Christ, as our eyes see Him, like Job, we too will repent. “repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6 KJV). As we are bathed in His glory, we shall be washed from seeking the glory of man.
Any person that has truly found Him and is walking with and in Him, will not be told to be humble. We will not need to be reminded that our old nature is as filthy rags. As we truly find God, the things which are so highly esteemed among men will become detestable in our sight (Luke 16:15).
15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight”
So the question I have for you today, is what is more important in your life, than finding God? So take time to to seek Him. Persisting after Him did you will find Him. In Jer 29:13 He has great promise for you, “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart”
So run and go find Him and once you have found Him determine to live the rest of your life in pursuit of His Glory.
Just as the women with the issues of blood, as she touched Him, she was never the same. The same will happen to you. Once you touch Him you will become alive, and He in you.
From there learn to Dwell in His presence and you will start to be Holy, for He is Holy.
I pray this word will cause you to run after Him.
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Much love and blessings
Lu & Cynthia—
Ps Lu Luthra
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