Daily Devotionals

June 11

Seek the Knowledge of His Glory

Kenneth Copeland
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

My friend, it is time for the Glory. We’ve reached the last of the last days. We’ve come to the time about which Zechariah prophesied: “Ask of the Lord rain in the time of the latter or spring rain. It is the Lord Who makes lightnings, which usher in the rain and give men showers of it, to every one grass in the field” (Zechariah 10:1, amp).

In this verse, he wasn’t just referring to natural rain. He wasn’t just talking about natural lightnings. He was referring to that bright, shining cloud of God’s Glory that would usher in the outpouring of the Spirit and open the way for the end-time harvest of souls. He was pointing to the same day James referred to in the New Testament.

Both Zechariah and James were looking ahead to the time immediately preceding the return of Jesus. That’s our day! We’ve reached that time. The Glory is beginning to flash around us and the rain has started to fall.

It is awe-inspiring to think that God has chosen us—this generation of believers—to be alive at this moment. He has chosen us to help usher in the Glory. What a great privilege!

But with great privilege comes great responsibility. Because of the time in which we live, we cannot afford to just sit around and play church. We cannot afford to wave our hands and flippantly say as some have done in years past, “Oh, Glory!” without giving any thought to what the Glory actually is.

No, it is our responsibility to follow the example of the Apostle Paul and make it our determined purpose to know Him, the Anointed One and His Anointing, to know His burden-removing, yoke-destroying power, and to know the power of His Resurrection, which, according to Romans 6:5, is the Glory of God (Philippians 3:10). It’s our responsibility to press on in to Jesus until we come to understand and experience the Glory! (2 Corinthians 4:6).

Some people shy away from that responsibility. They say, “Well, I’m not seeking the Glory, I’m just content to seek the Lord.”

But you can’t separate the two. You can’t separate Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing, from the Glory. You can’t separate the Holy Spirit from the Glory. You can’t separate the Father from the Glory. They are all One, and They are all glorious! The Glory is the manifestation of God Himself. So seek the Lord and the knowledge of His Glory.

Speak the Word

“I am patient unto the coming of the Lord, for He is waiting for the precious fruit of the earth.” (James 5:7)

Scripture Study: 2 Corinthians 4:6-7

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