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When the Glory Comes Down

  • 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!" then the house was filled with a cloud, even Yahweh's house, so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for Yahweh's glory filled God's house. 2 Chronicles 5:13'14 WEB.

    As I looked around me, 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.

    I'd brought my older brother with me, who didn't even attend church, and he was now lying on the floor. He was holding his ribs and laughing the hardest that I'd ever seen him laugh. Most of the congregation was on the floor laughing, filled with joy. What had started out as a normal Sunday night church service had surely been kicked up a notch.

    Our pastors had lost their young son in a car accident. The church had been mourning and a somber place for some time. There weren't many smiles at church anymore. That night, after some powerful praise and worship, God's Glory came down. People just 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'd never seen such a thing, and I haven't 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, joy, and forgiveness that it just made you weep. People that had been somber for years were bent double with laughter. When our praise went up, His Glory came down.

    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 the best for you. So 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. Please fill me with Your joy, and remove all sadness from me. Heal me, Lord, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Matthew 5:14-16 'You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ 'Let Your Love Light Shine' will be our next fun-loving theme and as always is wide open for creative interpretation. How do you let your love light shine? We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos today reflect some of the things that allow my love light to shine bright. Family, nature, and quiet moments with God help fill my heart with so much love it has to spill out and shine bright for others to see. Have a wonderful week y'all! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, May the Holy Spirit help pray with me, for I have many. Thank you Father...
November 2, 2021
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Fill me with Joy and laughter…….❤️
November 2, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 2, 2021
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord. I need to be free to laugh and cry again. Too much pain and suffering in life. Free me Father and deliver me speedily from this situation I am in. Yet I praise Your Holy Name Jesus my Savior.. I love you Lord. Help me walk in Your power again in Jesus Name. 

November 2, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 2, 2021
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

November 2, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: November 2, 2021

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for each blessing. Remove all pain and sadness and replace it with your joyfullness. Amen

November 2, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes, Heavenly Father make me laugh again.  Take away my sadness and fill me with joy. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen 

November 2, 2021
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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. Please fill me with Your joy, and remove all sadness from me. Heal me, Lord, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. In the name of Jesus I pray!'

Amen thank you Father

November 2, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

November 2, 2021
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

God,please fill us with your joy. Amen 

November 2, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann


Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord, I want to laugh again. Please fill me with Your joy, and remove all sadness from me. Heal me, Lord, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Amen Amen Amen 

I second this prayer Amen

November 2, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

November 2, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 2, 2021
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Wow! That experience sounds like a glimpse of what heaven will be like!

November 2, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for helping me with my healing, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and pray that I will have more of Your presence in my life. Heal and bring more happiness to my life, take away my sadness and help me to have more of You, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

As always thank you Pastor for all your help by showing us the way to be closer to our Lord. God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

November 2, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

November 2, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Ooooh yes Lord, fill me with Your joy, and please heal me emotionally, spiritually and physically, in the name of Yeshua I pray, amen. 

November 2, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Love this devotional :)

November 2, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen, Hallelujah!

November 2, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen and Amen thank you Father for your joy love and perfect peace I want more of you in my life heal the sick send us the great physician in Jesus'name I pray amen.

November 2, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Yes, "Heaven came down and Glory filled my soul" when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior! Problems and hardships may increase, I'm getting older, moving slower, and yet I've such a life-force in me that keeps me going that gives me strength and all I can say is, it is the Lord most high, praise His Holy Name!!! (h5)

November 3, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen hallelujah praise the lord

November 3, 2021
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!

 

November 6, 2021