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WHEN THE GLORY IS ON THE MOVE_1

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Greetings in Jesus Name. Alleluia! What a wonderful night, isn't it? God has already spoken to us in a mighty way. You may be seated. I want to thank God, for one more opportunity, 2nd Bible conference of Word of Life Church, and I had the privilege to attend the first one and I saw how great it was. and all this excites us for this one. because our God works progressively, doesn't He? and this 2nd conference will leave a deeper mark in your life, than the first one did. I want to thank my dear friend, pastor Helio Ferreira, He is a great friend that God placed in my life a few years ago and his support, his help and his companionship, are making the difference in my life and ministry. As for me, it is a pleasure, though it's a great responsibility, to minister a long these two men: pastor Moses Mendes, a long time friend, whom I had the opportunity to minister in other conferences with. And pastor Abraão de Almeida, who is a yardstick for new preachers. A Brazilian pentecostal pastor that never read one of his books, is very hard to find. So, we are talking about a man who influenced an entire generation and it makes us happy. Also, it is good to see other friends, pastor Celio Silva, my friend and my Brother, also a teacher of the Word. Also pastor Marcone my dear friend. Finally, there is a group of people here from Full Revival Church in Everett. I wanna ask these people to stand up, they came to support this conference and help me. So, these are the Brothers and Sisters that came Full Revival Church. Thank you. Others will come tomorrow to join us. God bless you. Glory to God. Let's go then to the Word of God. We'll read two passages, I'll give you enough time to open both of them so I can read them quickly. the first one is 2 Samuel 6. open it and wait. 2 Samuel chapter 6. And the 2nd text is 1 Chronicles 13. They are matching texts and in Chronicles we are looking for some singularities. The theme of my teaching is "When the glory is on the move." The name of this conference: "Aproved Workman" is a confortable name. It's an open theme, which allow us to deal with a great variety of possibilities in God's Word. I'll try to minister from a certain point of view in these 3 speeches, by showing that the fire proof for a minister to be aproved in God's kingdom is to learn how to deal with God's glory. So we will introduce this subject tonight, in these 50 minutes we have, and, then, tomorrow and Sunday morning. Praise God. Those who have 2 Samuel 6, say thank you God. Then, I'm the only one who are still searching. Laughter Wonderful. Verse 1 "Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand." "And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims." "And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart." "And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark." "And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals." "And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it." "And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God." "And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day." "And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?" "So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite." "And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household." Praise the Lord. Now 1 Chronicles 13 verse 3. "And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul." verse 4. "And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people." Say with me "of all the people." Verse 7 "And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart." Verse 10 "And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God." "And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day." "And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?" "So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite." Say glory to God. Wonderful! We just read two matching texts of the same story, a story known by those who read the Bible, which shows us a very interesting e curious situation, that we'll try to explorer from now until Sunday, always showing an angle that we couldn't see before, that's related to the proposed theme "When The Glory is On The Move." I'm gonna read something as an introduction. One of the most strong lessons a worker needs to learn in order to be aproved is how to relate to God Himself and with the manifestation of His glory. It is so common to see people longing for a place in ministry without having a clear vision of God. Many know how to deal with what is around God, pay attention to this. There are many people who know very well how to relate with things around God without never dealing with Himself directly. By the way, this is the wrong concept of religion. The right concept of religion is healthy. But the wrong concept of religion is exactly this, people who get involved with an idea, a project, but never get involved with God Himself. They never relate with the Person: God Himself. And, the most sacred definition in theology is the one about God: "God is a personal Spirit, perfectly good who creates, upholds and guides everything in perfect love." Say with me: God is not a system. God is not an idea. God is not a project. God is not a religion. Say with me: GOD IS A PERSON! From this perspective that God is a person, we need to review our concept of relationship with Him. How we got involved with God as we work in His work. In times of crisis and spiritual scarcity, the cry of the Church for a manifestation of God's glory and power increases. So He will change the luck of His people and bring a powerful revival upon the Church around the earth. Is it true or not? The Church is crying out for this, A powerful revival happens when the glory of God moves from its place of rest. The move of God is not an end in itself. What have I said? "The move of God is not an end in itself." It is a mean to take us to our greater goal: A deep intimacy with the owner of the glory, GOD! It is very comon to see people, even leaders, to get distracted by the effects that God's glory produces, and take God out of their focus. Then I believe that, because we need so much a move of God in the Church, one of the first things we need, as leaders, is to understand how the glory of God operates, and how we should deal with the owner thereof. If we sumarize the story of the past revivals, we'll find two things that happened generally: First, "Every revival is unique." Each revival in history had its sigularity. God manifested Himself, throughout history, specifically. As a matter of fact, God always respected every culture and every generation. This is why He had His singularities for a specific revival, in a specific time for a specific generation. The second thing we find out is that every revival came and went away. So, first: every revival is unique. Every revival had its singulatity. We have no time to talk about each singulatiry of each revival, because I can't stop here, I need to get to my point. And, second, all revivals that happened in the past are gone. It's not by chance that "history" is called history. For example: the first great revival in Church history is described in Acts chapter 2. It was wonderful, amazing, beautiful, brought many fruits, it was genuine, it's written in the Bible, but it's gone. One day that revival vanished. In fewer than three generation... Because it is known that at the end of the 2nd generation, about 80 years later, there were no signs of that revival that happened in the Day of Pentecost anymore. The third generation that lived about 120 years after of what happened in the Day of Pentecost, didn't see even a trace of that powerful revival that is registered in Acts 2. Another example, is one of the most powerful revival of our time, is what happened in 1906, at Azusa St, in California, starting with a family. This revival spread around and reached the whole church. This revival birthed the biggest pentecostal churches and the biggest evangelistic ministries of Church history. The Assembly of God church is a result of this revival. The Church of God is a result of this revival. Later on came the Church Of God of Prophecy, not mentioning the new churches that came out of these, which are indirectly fruit of that revival, because of the influence of these pentecostal churches. It was beautiful, powerful and glorious, but it's gone! A few years ago everybody were caught by surprise with a great revival that happened in Pensacola, FL. About 550 thousand people, in 8 years, visited a church that can only hold 3500 people at once. Pensacola holds the record of packing up a church, 3500 seats taken in 3:1/2 minutes. It's because people waited in line from 7:00am to 7:00pm, when the doors were open so they could get in. And this day, that is registered as the record of packing up a church building with some thosands of seats, when the doors were open, people ran in desperately, in order to take the best seats. In only 3:1/2 minutes all seats were taken by people on that day. This is tremendous, it's glorious, I've been there later on, when it was less intense but, say with me: it's gone. Then, here come some issues. Because we, ministers, men of God... In Bible conferences I always keep in mind that I'm preaching to leaders leaders of today or leaders in potencial, men and women who will be leading churches, mission ministry, evangelistic ministry, or any other kind, or maybe supporting their leaders I'm speaking to portencial leaders. Maybe, the most comon mistake we leaders commit, according to what I found out in my research, it is that, subtly, people deviated from God throughout history, by getting distracted by what He was doing. "pastor Netto, aren't these thing the same? No, they are not the same! I could go to paint one's house So I would get there with big ladders and stuff, to get the job done. After all one could say "it's amazing, very good job, you are the best painter ever" but, maybe, never offer me a cup of water, a coffee, a lunch or nothing alse. At the end of the day, I'd leave one's house full of praise for what I'd have done, but myself would get nothing. in some cases not even the payment I would receive. because, maybe, one was so shocked with what I did that he forgot me. He forgot to pay attention to whom was doing the job. do you understand me? So the move of God's glory produces what we call revival. Personaly, I want to name it "the move of the Holy Spirit" and, tomorrow, you will understand why. "the move of the Holy Spirit" I have many reasons for this. The main one is that the word revival is misused nowadays. This word has been exhaustively explored lately, and in some minds the effect of this word is not even healthy. for reasons like that I'll say "the move of the Holy Spirit." The move of the Spirit, according to Sriptures, is probably better typified in the way God dealt with the Ark of Covenant. It must be said that a biblical "type" is never whole, because it's a shadow of something. The Ark of Covenant typifies very well this manifestation of God's glory among men. This is because the Mercy Seat was the only place on earth where the manifestation of God's glory was seen so clearly by all. Now, pay attention to what I just said. Look at how big the planet earth is. Look at the size of this planet. Now, look at the size of the Ark of Covenant itself. It was no more than 6.56 feet long and 3.28 feet wide. It was a small item, a bit bigger that this pulpit and much lower. Listen to me! In a planet as big as earth, the only place where the presence of God was systematically manifested, was upon the Ark. Don't forget that God's omnipresence is another thing. I'm talking about the manisfested presence of God. That's the presence that shows up, and can be seen, some times, and felt always. This kind of presence produces extraordinary effects, and some of them are natural effects. Because every time the glory of God was minifested in the Old Testament, it produced some disturbances in earth atmosphere, and this is not so difficult to understand. When we analyse, for example, how the planet earth is structured, how its layers are subdivided, and how its atmosphere works, the kind of knowledge that is comon to us today, thanks to our attomic understanding. Scientists know how attoms behave and how they react to some happenings. There are some natural phenomena that can cause disturbances in the earth atmosphere. For example: Solar storms. This is one of the things sciantists study the most, because they found out a few decades ago how dangerous a solar storm can be for planet earth. Those solar flares, which look so unharmful on tv, are in reality huge and harmful. In cosmic measurements, those solar flares are gigantic. The sun throws fire millions of miles in space. Following the visible flares comes the solar radiation, which is invisible. And part of this radiation penetrates earth protection shield, which deflects most of it, but not all. So, what happens when a major solar storm comes to pass? Satelite comunication can be seriously demanged. TV transmission can be affected. It happens all the time. We don't that know because this is not daily news. Scientists are getting ready for a big solar storm to hit earth, and they are working hard to assuage its consequences. And this can happen at any moment. They are getting ready for this, Because a major solar storm could easily knockdown the majority of those 15.000 satelites orbiting the planet now. As I said, such event would knockdown satelite comunication, TV signals, radio signals. It would be catastrophic. Some kinds of storms here on earth are another kind of natural phenomena that can alter conditions on the planet. Why am I giving you this kind of information? Because I find curious that every time the glory of god was manifested in the Old Testament, it was followed by similar phenomena. I'll give one example, at least: The happening at Mount Sinai. Maybe the most impacting of all. Moses climbed the moutain and stayed in the presence of God, and the glory o God came so strongly that Moses was swallowed by its cloud, which appeared on the mountain. Moses was swallowed by the glory's cloud and stayed there for fourty days and fourty nights without being hungry nor thirsty, supernaturally fed by God's glory. Now pay attention to this: For Moses, whom was inside of it, it was God's glory, divine fire, God's finger writing on stones and shaping it. However, for the people whom were outside, it was thunder, lightning, wind storm and earthquake. Then, what I realize, is that the vision of God's glory, the vision of the manifestation of God's presence, is different when we are inside and when we are outside of it. For those, whom are inside, they are the wonders of God's manifestation. Because you don't know where I'm going, keep this in your heart. For those whom are inside, they are the wonders of God. I mean everything we can imagine the move of God can produce. joy, happiness, satisfaction, speaking in tongues, baptism in the Holy Spirit, and all these pentecostal phenomena, which we love and desire in our midst. But, when one is outside of it, the vision is totally different. I'll give the second example, so I can move on. I need to make sure you'll understand this revelation. Let's look at the Day of Pentecost. That day was the day - this is what I believe - when the glory of God, the presence of God, the manifestation of His Spirit, was manifested on earth, in the Church era, in the most impacting way. I believe that the final revival, which will prepare the earth for the final harvest, will be stronger. But, so far, that was the greatest move of God that ever happened on earth. It's in Acts chapter 2. Now, there are two different versions of the same event: The version of those whom were inside of the house, Which version is it? "suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." This is someone sharing the event from inside. Then, came someone else and said: "no, that's not true, I saw everything" "I was outside and I saw everything." "These men are full of new wine." "they are all drunk." "Yes, it was a bit windy, but it doesn't mean it was supernatural. These people are crazy." Say with me: the vision of who is outside, is distorted. from what God is really doing. Hummmm Then, we've reached a crucial point, where we can conclude the following: Every time God starts something among His people here in this church, Word of Life Church, when He starts doing something new here, people who murmur, criticize and reject it, are exactly those who are watching from outside. This is because they will never understand what God does if they keep looking from outside. They will always have a distorted vision of the monifestation of God's arm. However, as a compensation, you can find, in the same church, people very excited... "wow, this is wonderful, what a service. Pastor Helio I feel the glory. My God, I thought I was getting raptured!" Meanwhile some one is saying: "I don't know, I don't think all this is really necessary. I'm not feeling anything." "I don't think it's necessary to speak in tongues like this, shaking his legs like this, it's an exageration." Two different versions of the same event. It's because someone is watching from inside, while someone else is watching from outside. Ask your neighbour: which one are you? (Can someone get me a handkerchief, please?) Amem. Let me try to give you now... (Thank you very much.) Let me give you now two concepts of the manifestation of God's glory, to lay a foundation for tomorrow's teaching. These are the two definitions of the glory of God. You have part of it on your handout. Today I will desagree with a dear American Brother, who I respect a lot. He teaches that the glory of God is only the presence of God. It's true, but it's not the whole truth. First definition: "The glory of God is the influence of the greatness and the works of God." Uuuuuu! God's so great that His greatness shines His glory throughout the universe. In this case, He doesn't need to manifest His presence in a specific place to make His glory felt. A good example of this is the aroma of a parfume. Even after a person leaves the room, the aroma of his perfume can still be sensed in the place. When we go into a place, we are able to sense that someone was there, because of his aroma that remains there for while, but owner of the aroma is not there anymore. Another example of this kind of glory is the honor that someone recieves for doing something important. Such as: great conquerors, people who did heroic deeds, mega movie stars, TV stars, Music stars and so on... Allow me to give you a pratical example. Tomorrow there will be a soccer game between Brazil X Argentina. Let's suppose we'll be seating on a couch watching this game. In a certain moment Kaka scores a goal, a beautiful goal, Brazil 1 X 0 Argentina. I know I wouldn't do anything because I'm a Christian (lol), but you would screem like crazy. I know you'd screem like crazy, Haaaaaa! Brazi, Kaka and so on... At that moment, Kaka would be receiving a kind of glory, which is the glory related to the greatmess of what he does. He doesn't need to be in your living room. He can be far away from there. People open NGOs using his image and his name, because what he does pleases people, and it brings him a type of glory. So, it's not an inherent glory, because Kaka wasn't born with this glory. He acquired this glory when the world found out that he plays soccer the way he does. I'll give you another example. Michael Jackson past away a few weeks ago. but his albums are selling more than ever, more than everybody else's. His albums are selling more than Elvis Presley's, Beatles' and etc... People a buying them more than when he was still alive. He is gone, he is not here anymore, but he built a human glory. It's earthly but it's reflected by the greatness of what he did in the past. How many of you understand that? say amem! So, look at this. Hebrew language has a few words translated as "glory." (I don't know if you have this in your handout. The one that I have is different) So. here are some of these words: Tiph'arah (1 Chr. 29:11). These references are only examples, these words appear many times in the Text. Tiph'arah, for example, appears 51 times in the Old Testament. So, 1 Chr. 29:11 is just an example. It's also seen in the book of Proverbs. Tiph'arah stands for a glory that was conquered, a glory that comes as a result of a great deed. A few years ago, for example, a guy saw a man having a seizure attack at New York subway, He is a regular guy from the Bronx, NY. Actually, he is from Queens, sorry. So the other guy who had a seizure, fell on the train tracks. When the man saw that the train was coming, he jumped upon the poor guy to keep him low so the train wouldn't hit him. It worked! When the train passed by, the two of them were alive. So he was able to keep the train from smashing his kind. Two months later, that man was at Capital Hill in Washington. attending a meeting with the President, Senadors and Representatives, to receive a Medal of Honor. The President praised him by saying that all Americans should do the same to their kind. That man was enjoying a kind of glory , which is not inherent, it's a glory that he conquered with an extraodinary deed. Because Portuguese is a limited language, compared to these ancient languages, we don't have several words to express different levels of the same thing. When I speak about "glory" I just have one word in portugese: GLORY. But Hebrew language has many words for "glory" and each one of them has it's onwn level of meaning. So, the second word is TSEBE, (2 Sam. 1:19), the third is QEREN (Job 16:15), the fourth is RODE (Psa. 8:1 & 111:3), the fifth is GAOWN (Amos, 8:7), and, in Aramaic, the word ADAR (Psa. 111:3), and the word YAQAR, very comon in the book of Daniel. Now, pay attention to what I'm going to explain you. The second definition of God's glory, is exactly, the presence of God, the manifestation of God's presence itself. This glory wasn't conquered by God becasue it's inherent to Him. The first glory that I mentioned is the glory of His deed. Example: "The heavens declare the glory of God;" (Psa. 19:1). If God had never created the heavens, this glory would never return to Him, because there would be no heavens to proclaim it. Do you get it? Then, we are talking about the glory "Tiph'arah, Tsebe, Qeren" etc... Glories that comes from creating and conquering. He is the Lord of hosts, the Lord of battles. These are Bible expressions that give glory to God for what He's done. How many of you give glory to God for creating you, saving you, and doing amazing works in your life? This kind of glory we give to God is also known as praise. We praise God for what He's done, a powerful act, something glorious etc... By the way, this is the difference between praise and worship. We preaise Him for what He did, do and will do in our lives. But, we worship Him for who He is. Say glory to God. So, the second definition is the presence of God itself. This is the glory that is inherent to a being. When God is present... (You can see a piece of the text in English, I apologize, because I did this text originally in English and then translated into portuguese) When God is present, His glory will be sensed. His manisfestation in any place will always stir up the enviroment and will produce two different effects: blessings and judgement, and I already explained you that. It's blessings for who is in and judgement for who is out. It's a blessings for who loves him, and lives according to His principles, and judgement for who despises or provokes Him. Then, we have the most used word in the Old Testament, about 200 times: It's "Kabowd." Say with me "Kabowd", one more time, "Kabowd." So, you saw all the words here, and here comes the word "Kabowd." The difference of "Kabowd", though these word can be interchangable, is that Kabowd is a kind of glory that is inhenerent to the being. I'll give you an example: The queen of England doesn't need to do anything to get the glory she got as queen of England. She will always have that glory as queen of England. She doesn't do anything, politics is up to the Prime Minister and the British Parliament. But she was born a princes and became the queen. Where she goes, she is the queen of England. When she dies, prince Charles will become the king. He already have a glory that is inherent to him. About a year ago, the heir of the throne of Japan was borne, I dont'know who saw that. A boy this big. His eyes were so small that it seemed he didn't have them. A Japonese boy this big. Now, there were about 300 reporters at the scene and Media from all over the world at the site where the boy would be presented. People taking hundreds of pictures because the heir of the throne of Japan was borne. That boy hasan't done anything yet, like fighting inflation, or signing a bill, nothing! He was just borne. But he was aborne with "Kabowd." He was borne with a glory that is inherent to his condition. Do you understand it? So, from now on we'll deal with "Kabowd." Maybe you wanna ask: "pastor what about Shekinah?" I won't deal with Shekinah because it's not a biblical word. You won't find the word Shikanah in the Old Testament anywhere. Shekinah, which represents the glory, the word itself doesn't mean glory. It represents it. It's a Hebrew term with a broader meaning. It comes from Hebrew tradition. Because a Jew is fearful to pronounce the name of God (YHVH) as well as the word "Kabowd." It's because they understand that pronouncing the name o God or His glory all the time, is not auspicious. It has always been like that. Then they came up with the word "Shekinah" to describe God's manifestation without having to pronounce the sacred word "Kabowd" which expresses the manifestation of God's glory. Give glory to God tonight! Ok. Now pay attention to this. When I deal with God's glory by concidering the two texts we just read, I identified two behavior patterns of the glory of God. two patterns. When I typify the glory of God through the behavior of the Ark of Covenant - because it was the place when God showed up often - the first pattern I see is when the God's glory is at rest. So, look at this. This stage is typified by the Ark at rest in the Holy of holies, in the someone's house or in David's tent. The glory at rest, is the glory hid behind of a system. In order to get to the Ark when it was at rest, the person needed to go through a process created to protect the glory and the people. Say with me "a system." Therefore, the only way to relate with God's glory was through the system. They had the tabernacle and all their rituals to deal with that. Only through that system it was possible. People never got close to God because between God and them there was a ritual that separeted them and protected the people. This ritual was the process Moses created to get to God's presence from a safe distance. Now, this is very interesting. This is no record of people dieing while the Ark was at rest. Now, pay attention to what I just said. Every time the Ark was resting in the Holy of holies, or in homes, as in the house of Abinadab, Obed-Edom, or in the tent of David, there is no biblical records that anybody had died. But pastor, there is a tale that the priest had to go in with a robe tied on his waist... Yes, this is a jewish tradition tale. you can find in the second most sacred book, the Talmud, thank you. It's in the Talmud but not in the Bible. However, there is no record, not even in history that anyone had ever died by entering in the Holy of holies to offer the annual sacrifice, which was done by the High Priest. Who understand that? I'm telling you the result of an extensive research. The Church is a living body, which expresses itself through a system. The Church has principles to follow, rituals to execute, such as baptism, Communion, membership, levels o leadership, and an administrative structure. All this reveals the glory of God at rest behind of a system. It can be a genuine divine glory, but it's at rest. So, pay attention to this. We normally guess that a system is always something bad. In reality it's not. A system is neither bad or good, A system is a system. Now, I can transform a system in a good thing, or I can transform it in a bad thing. One thing is for sure: There is no how to make a living body function without the support of a system. Here is my living body. you can see part of it: my hands, my face and nothing else. Why? Because I need a system. I need cloths, accessories, shoes, to appear in public and to express my self. How many understand it? The problem is that we don't know, first, how to deal with this glory that rests behind the system, and, second, we don't know that the glory has a second stage of manifestation. So, let me brake this down for you. When you come from the world and get saved, you come broken. We had yesterday a beautiful experience at church. this guy, from a family of witches, came to Jesus. He called me at our radio show crying, a few days ago, and I challenged him to come to the church, and he came yesterday and was delivered. It was beautiful. This gentleman doen't know God yet. He still doen't know how to relate to God on his own. He will go through a teaching process, by attending classes for new converts and so on. Until he doesn't learn how to relate to God on his own, what will protect him? What will keep him moving forward? It is what he will find in the system, which is established. He will come and find a building, a pastor preaching on the pulpit, a choir singing, an organized worship team ministering, a youth group, women's group and etc... This whole struture works as a protection for the new borne Christian, until he gets mature enough to relate to God in an intimate and deeper way, which is the ultimate goal of God's Word: to transform us from glory to glory "unto the perfect day", or "that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God." Give glory to God! This glory at rest doesn't kill. It's because it is seen just from a safe distance. There are many layers of things from the system that filters this glory. This glory doen't kill, you don't need to worry about it. Sometimes people come to the church and have no idea of what is happening there. Sometimes people are out of this world. some of them come to church concerned about the work they have to do after the service, Completely tuned out. However they come and go alive, because they are protected. Between them and the glory that kills there are layers of the system, which filters it. There is a word in English very hard to translate into Portuguese: it's "dimming". You probably know that little gear that you connect to a light, and, as you turns it, light faints. It doesn't turn off, just faints a bit. Who knows what I talking about? That is it. The action of turning the light down is "dimming", and the gear is a dimmer. I really don't know what would be the best word in Portuguese for this. But my point is exactly this. You come to church, the service has started. So, if the worship team is not leading the service, if nothing is being done to push you forward, to take you to the presence of God, most of the people would leave the same way, without any kind of experience with God. However, because you come and find a worship team, someone ministering over you, someone praying for you, and blessing you, a pastor preaching the revelation God's Word, so, what happens is that the veil starts to open up because that estructure helps you to relate to God without being crushed by the bare glory of God, because both, in the OT and in the NT, for many times the glory was manifested visibly and strongly. Give glory to God! Then, we are talking about the glory at rest behind the system. People came and met the tarbenacle. They saw the cloud of glory descending on the tabernacle, into the Holy of holies. But that was all they could see. Their relationship with all that was to come to the entrance of the tabernacle carrying a lamb to give to the priest, which took it and sacrificed it upon the brazen altar, burnt it up, and offered it to the Lord as a substitution for their sin. In the end of the year the whole nation came for the Yon Kippur ritual. Every body stayed on the out side watching as the presence of God, in a thick cloud, descended into the tabernacle. That was the glory of God at rest. Now, the second stage is what we are going to deal from now on. I'm reasoning by elimination. I had no other option than doing this in this introduction. We are going to deal with this second stage of God's glory. Because, what the theme of my message again? "When the glory is on the move." The glory on the move is typified every time the Ark of Covenant was move out of its place of rest and moved amongst the people. It happened many times. The Ark was exposed as it left its place of rest and transited amid the people for a purpose. Every time the Ark left its place of rest it also left... list to this! It also came out of the jurisdiction of the system and started to function under new rules. Let's pause here! Say with me: "There were rules for the Ark to be at rest!" "But the rules when the Ark was on the move were different!" Hummmmmm! And you will see from now on that when people died, it happened exactly because they didn't know the difference between when the Ark was at rest, when the glory was settled, from when the Ark started to move. Some just didn't understand that the rules were different and that there was a new concept, because that Ark wasn't at rest any more, now it was in movement. It came out of the tent, out of the protection fence and now it was bare in the middle of the camp. It was the symbol of the presence of God in the middle of the camp with no veil. Say with me: "no veil". And all deaths in the Old Testament, related to the Ark, came to pass when the Ark was on the move. when the Ark was out of its place of rest! This is when some people died dealing with the Ark. Oh my God! The great concern of the priets and kings is that no one could control the glory that was in the Ark, when it was on the move. When the glory of God moves in the church, It leaves the jurisdiction of the system. Queerly, every time the Ark killed someone, it was on the move. But, also, every time the Ark was out of its place of rest, the people of Israel obtained their greatest victories. Now stand up please. I just have two minutes left. And I'll wrap it up because there are good things still coming up and I want to get fed too. Now, listen to this. Tomorrow, we'll deal with the following: The movement of the glory exposes the real intention of the hearts. Then we are going to work from this perspective of the presence of God moving among His people in a deep level of intimacy. How many of you whish to develop a personal and intimate relationship with God, raise your hand. It's beautiful, wonderful, the Bible estimulates it, however you need to understand, biblically, the implications thereof. As I spoke in the beginning of my speach, one of the reasons why revival comes and goes, is because at any moment of that relationshp, between the church and the glory transiting out of the jurisdiction of the system, many people were not prepared to deal with it. Some know very well to relate to God through the system, but they don't know to relate to God, in a personal relationship. I'll go beyond that. Some churches, after a quick or long revival, went through the worst apostasy of their history. Did you know that the Azusa Street church is sympathetic to homosexuals? They were visited by an apostolic concil a few years ago, because they are denying hell. Now, how is it possible? how can a church be a yardstick of revival, and ending up being a reference of apostasy. You are going to understand that tomorrow, because we'll talk about that: "When the glory is on the move." Clap your hands to the Lord. LOOK FOR VIDEO # 2

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Duration: 58 minutes and 20 seconds
Year: 2009
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Jethro International
Director: Jefferson Netto
Views: 817
Posted by: jeffnetto on Oct 18, 2009

The move of God's glory amongst mankind is explained by Apostle Jefferson Netto, a Bible Scholar.

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