I declare the glory of The LORD over you today. Prepare to experience a greater degree of God’s presence, power and goodness. Remember, this is the Year of the Open Door. Together, we are stepping through open doors into visitations of the Holy Spirit, manifestations of His glory and demonstrations of His power.
Earlier this year, The LORD blessed us with a tremendous meeting called, “Open Door Assembly.” It was birthed by our desire to give the Holy Spirit total freedom to minister to us in word and demonstration. I deeply appreciate all Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Jerry Savelle, and Rick Renner ministered to us.
I am reminded of Brother Savelle’s series entitled, Prerequisites for Ushering in the Glory of God. The first prerequisite was that if we want to see the glory, we must hunger for it.
Brother Savelle shared from Kenneth E. Hagin’s book entitled, Tongues: Beyond the Upper Room, where Brother Hagin writes: “Oh, yes, we’ve seen the power of the Holy Ghost in a limited fashion, but a wave is coming that will bring His power on a higher level and in a far greater measure than we have ever seen heretofore. I can see that wave way out yonder in the deep waters. It’s coming! The waves of Holy Ghost power are building higher!” Jesus told him, In these days, I am visiting and will visit every hungry heart, even in some religious areas where many might think I would not visit. Yet, because people’s hearts are open and hungry, I will visit them.
How hungry are you for the glory of God? I want to be as hungry for the glory as David in Psalm 63:1-2:
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
David experienced the glory of God many times in the sanctuary. In the wilderness, his heart cried out for that same glory. This overwhelming longing for God consumed his heart. It’s wonderful to know that God never failed to manifest His goodness in David’s life.
In Psalm 107:8-9, David cries out again, “Oh that men would praise The LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”
God visited David’s hungry heart.
Moses, too, was hungry for the glory of God. In Exodus 33:18, he cried out to God: “I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory.”
Moses had an insatiable appetite for the glory, and because of that hunger, God responded: “I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of The LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy” (verse 19).
God visited Moses’ hungry heart.
Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 5:6 (The Amplified Bible), “Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!”
God will visit our hungry hearts.
Let’s get really hungry for the manifestation of God’s glory! Expect Him to visit you as you thirst for His presence. Say, “Father, You said You would visit every hungry heart. Well, my heart is hungry for You—for Your WORD and the moving of Your Spirit. I expect manifestations of Your glory everywhere I go. Thank You for Your glorious presence in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
More hungry than ever,