Two nights ago we held one of our Prophetic Holy Ghost Meetings in Asbury Park, NJ. During the meeting the Spirit of God began to direct things towards the direction of the Glory. Some spontaneous Songs of the Lord came out regarding the Glory. Next a Prophetic Word came out about the Glory, then a Prophetic Exhortation about the Glory.
As we went back into worship, the Lord dropped some very familiar Scriptures into my spirit; and began to talk to me about them. I then got up and read them and shared what He was quickening to my spirit.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:1 & 14 NASB
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:22-24 NASB
In these verses in Chapter 1, Jesus was the Word who was with God and was God…and became flesh. John says we (meaning the early followers) saw His Glory…Glory as of the only begotten from the Father.
When we get to Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John 17, Jesus speaks about that same Glory that John speaks of in Chapter 1. John said we saw His Glory. Now Jesus says The Glory You have given to Me…I have given to them. The same Glory that Jesus had…He in turn gave to us. Notice Jesus said the intended purpose of this Glory that the Father gave Him that He was giving to us so that WE MAY BE ONE!
Notice that Jesus was not just praying for those that believed (the early Believers) but for all those who believed through their word (that is us) (John 17:20). So not only was Jesus praying that the Glory which the Father had given him would come on His followers, but by extension us as well as those who believe because of their word.
At this point the Lord reminded me of the promise of the Prophet Haggai:
“‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the Lord of hosts.” Haggai 2:9 NASB
During the early Glory of the Book of Acts the church certainly was not one, they suffered from whether one was of the circumcision or the uncircumcision. Even a great portion of my Christian life we were not one. But in these days of the Latter Glory that is beginning to change. The Body of Christ is beginning to come together like never before. Denominational walls, gender walls, ethnic walls are all falling by the wayside in our day as we are experiencing the Latter Glory; the very Glory that was Jesus’ given Him by the Father and now given to us, so that we may be one.
The other night during the Prophetic Holy Ghost Meeting those in attendance were evenly mixed between Black and White Believers. There was no issue of race whatsoever. We were all worshipping God together, loving each other and flowing together. Even the music was a mix of multiple styles with both Black and White musicians.
We are living in the day of the Latter Glory and the Glory that the Father gave Jesus, He has given to us that we may be one and so that the world may know that the Father sent Jesus!