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When the Glory Comes Down

  • it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh, so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13 WEB

    I looked around me and it was hard to believe what was happening inside our church. People all over the building had crumpled to the floor and were crying tears of joy. Some were laughing so hard, that it was like they were being tickled. Even the elders and highly-respected people in their eighties were on the carpet.

    My own brother that I had brought with me, who did not even attend church, was now laying on the floor holding his ribs and laughing the hardest that I had ever seen him. Most of the congregation had fallen to the floor and were laughing, filled with joy. What had started out as a normal Sunday night church service, had certainly been kicked up a notch.

    Our pastors had lost their young son in a car accident, and the church had been mourning and somber for a long time. There were not many smiles at church anymore. That night, after some intense praise and worship, God's glory came down and people started crumpling to the floor all over the church, filled with the joy of the Lord. It was the end of a long dry season.

    In twenty years I had never seen such a thing, and I have not seen it since. Yet, that one night will always remain in my memory. It was the night that the Glory came down and God removed deep sadness from His people. There was such an atmosphere of love, acceptance, understanding, forgiveness that it just made you weep. People that had been somber for years were bent double with laughter.

    A touch of His presence is absolutely the greatest thing on earth. There are no pharmaceutical products that can give you the joy that He can. He is more understanding than we can comprehend, more loving than we can grasp, and He only wants more of you. Let us want more of Him in return. I now understand what David meant when he said 'more precious than gold.'

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord , Hallelujah!❤️
June 9, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

June 9, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Please Heal Me Amen 

June 9, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 9, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!! Give me joy, Lord.

June 9, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes God give us joy and peace.We want more of you in our lives.Please give us your strength. Amen 

June 9, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I attended the same church, one Sunday morning sort of the same thing happened. No one could explain where it came from and no one could explain where it went. Every one there that morning knew something had indeed happened.

June 9, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father

June 9, 2018
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Gwen Brewer
Gwen Brewer

Amen wonderful message today I need that joy today. 

June 9, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! That must have been amazing to witness that, I would love to see the Lords presence like that, I am just thankful he speaks to me at all :)

June 9, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Haha, same here, Perry :)!

June 9, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. 

June 9, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know I'm a sinner. I need more of Your presence in my life and remove my sins from me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional. 

June 9, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God  

June 9, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

That was great   praise God we are all so blessed 

June 9, 2018
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Dan Strilzuk
Dan Strilzuk

What an amazing experience! I have experienced the presence of the Lord just like this once in America and a handful of times in a third world country, Malawi, and truly it is more precious than gold and far greater than any high I've had in life. Lord, please pour out your glory in abundance over your church so that we can ride up stronger than ever proclaiming your goodness and Grace in Jesus' name, amen.

June 9, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!! How wonderful beyond words is His presence !! Just reading this devotional fills me with joy!! 

 

June 9, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I needed this exact prayer today. Thank You Father for Your joy is more precious than gold!

June 9, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praise and give thanks to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  Rejoice and again Rejoice in and with the LORD GOD in all our circumstances.

June 9, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

It's like your devotional was the Lord speaking to me.  Thank you so much. I need to laugh again. I want the Lords joy and to have all the sadness removed from me. God bless you and Sylvia.

June 9, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Praise You Lord for always being there for me and healing my body. Please heal my life and spirit, and give me joy again. In Jesus' name, Amen.

June 9, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

June 9, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: June 9, 2018

Aww - just thinking when we stand in the presence of our Lord God Almighty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When His ministers could not even stand any longer because of the cloud of His presence filling the room, what will we do, but instantly fall on to our knees and worship Him! What a day that will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 9, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

June 9, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 10, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen, Glory to God, thank you Father.

June 10, 2018
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Kim Dalton
Kim Dalton

Pastor, thank you so much for your ministry...this really, really is exactly what I needed to hear! And exactly the prayer to tell the Lord how much I want to laugh again, to have joy, to be healed of this depression that has held me in bondage for so long...and the physical healing I need. So many things are going on in my life, and I know that He knows. I have lost the joy and I want the joy that ONLY HE CAN GIVE. I don't want to cry all day every day! And then the enemy tries to convince me to just commit suicide. Sadly, I have tried that more than once & it didn't work.

Heavenly Father I want more of your presence in my life. Lord, I want to laugh again. Fill me with your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

And Lord, I pray this prayer for everyone suffering from depression, grief, sickness, loss, whatever they are going thru! Amen.

June 10, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

June 12, 2018