Shekinah Glory – “The word shekinah does not appear in the Bible, but the concept clearly does. The Jewish rabbis coined this extra-biblical expression, a form of a Hebrew word that literally means "He caused to dwell," signifying that it was a divine visitation of the presence or dwelling of JEHOVAH God on this earth. The Shekinah was first evident when the Israelites set out from Succoth in their escape from Egypt. There it appeared as a cloudy pillar in the day and a fiery pillar by night: “After leaving Succoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert. By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people” (Exodus 13:20-22).
“God spoke to Moses out of the pillar of cloud in Exodus 33, assuring him that His Presence would be with the Israelites (v. 9). Verse 11 says God spoke to Moses “Face to face” out of the cloud, but when Moses asked to see God’s glory, God told him, “You cannot see My Face; for no man shall see Me, and live” (v. 20). So, apparently, the visible manifestation of God’s glory was somewhat muted. When Moses asked to see God’s glory, God hid Moses in the cleft of a rock, covered him with His hand, and passed by. Then He removed His Hand, and Moses saw only His Back. This would seem to indicate that God’s glory is too awesome and powerful to be seen completely by man.
“The visible manifestation of God’s Presence was seen not only by the Israelites but also by the Egyptians: “During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. He made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, ‘Let's get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt’” (Exodus 14:24-25). Just the Presence of God’s Shekinah Glory was enough to convince His enemies that He was not someone to be resisted.
“In the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the dwelling place of God’s glory. Colossians 2:9 tells us that “in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,” causing Jesus to exclaim to Philip, “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). In Christ, we see the visible manifestation of God Himself in the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Although His glory was also veiled, Jesus is nonetheless the presence of God on earth. Just as the divine Presence dwelled in a relatively plain tent called the “tabernacle” before the Temple in Jerusalem was built, so did the Presence dwell in the apparently plain man who was Jesus. “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). But when we get to heaven, we will see both the Son and the Father in all Their glory, and the Shekinah will no longer be veiled (1 John 3:2).”
(“What is the Shekinah Glory?” by S. Michael Houdmann - http://www.gotquestions.org/shekinah-glory.html)
Transformation of the Nations - “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:6-9)
“Here God prophesies a Last Day’s outpouring of His Glory that will be greater than any other outpouring of His Glory at any other time in all of human history. We are at the beginning of that outpouring.
“I find it very interesting that in this very same passage of Scripture, Almighty God informs us that all the gold and silver in the world belongs to Him. Is God changing the subject from His Glory to His money? Absolutely not. Almighty God is telling us that He understands better than we do that when His Glory is being poured out, it is going to take a lot of cash to further His cause in the Earth. There is not only health and healing in the Glory, there is not only guidance, revelation, revival, signs, wonders, promotion, world harvest and joy in the Glory, but there is also financial blessing that will be poured into the Body of Christ. Financial blessing that the Body of Christ has never before seen!
“Great Wealth Always Follows the Glory
“Israel prospered greatly under King David because, although he was not perfect, David allowed the Glory of God to manifest under his leadership. Just before he died, he gathered together over 5 billion dollars in gold and silver alone, excluding brass, iron and other materials that could not be measured. This was all for the building of God's Temple. That money was made available by God to David because Israel welcomed God’s Glory. (1 Chronicles 22:14-16) David personally gave out of his own pocket well over 100 million dollars, by today’s standards, for the Temple building project.
“David's son, Solomon, inherited David's wealth and oversaw the actual building of the Temple at a cost of well over 100 billion dollars by today’s standards.
“The Nation of Ophir gave Solomon a gift of over 20 million dollars. (1 Kings 9:14) The Queen of Sheba and the King of Tyre each gave him over 4 million dollars at one time. (1 Kings 9:28; 10:10) One year gifts came in totaling over 20 million in gold alone from the nations all around him. (2 Chronicles 9:13-28) Why did this happen for Solomon? This happened because Solomon allowed the Glory to flow through him personally and nationally under his reign. The wealth just kept pouring in. Unfortunately Solomon got all messed up with a bunch of heathen women, blocking the spout where the Glory came out. Once the Glory was blocked, so was the wealth. If we will learn from Solomon’s mistakes, we can have the Glory and the wealth without the blockage.
“There is an ample supply of all we need if we'll just worship God and get into the River of Glory. The River is in the Earth now. We are not waiting for it to come. It is in the Earth and we are to simply step into it. It is so easy to get into the Glory. Just begin to worship Him in your heart and the Glory comes to meet your needs. There will be outstanding financial miracles for anyone who gets into the Glory.
“It is the will of God to prosper those who worship Him. God is the wealthiest person in the Universe and He's our Father. Do you think Bill Gates tells his family, “No, absolutely no!” when they come to him for financial help? You can be sure Bill Gates helps his family abundantly. Let the River of Glory flow through you as you worship God and it will bring increase to your finances. Your Father God wants to get you out of debt so you can help finance the End Time Harvest.
“Jesus is the Mediator of a Covenant better than King David and King Solomon had. (Hebrews 8:6) Worship Him. He’ll bless you with the Glory.
“King Hezekiah Saw Wealth Because of the Glory
“Hezekiah was a good King who took over in Israel after wicked King Ahab. He tore down the altars of Baal and restored the Passover and all of Israel's feasts and festivals. He welcomed God's Glory and the wealth began to pour in.
“And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
“And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the Lord their God, and laid them by heaps. In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month. [It took 5 months to take the offering.] And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord, and his people Israel.” (2 Chronicles 31:5-8)
“Hezekiah opened the doors to the Glory of God in Israel. Someone took up an offering and the people did not stop giving for five months. Did you get that? Some people complain when Church lasts for two hours. There will be no complaining when the offerings last for five months. Hezekiah had to build special storage places just to house the offering. In Hezekiah’s day, God did not want His people to owe the world anything. The Bible says that God never changes. (Malachi 2:6; Hebrews 13:8) God wants His people out of debt today as well. It will happen when His people get into the Glory.
“Don't roll your credit card debt over into a home equity loan. Get into the Glory and that debt will be eliminated. It is so easy. It is finally here. Worship God in your heart as you sit there and it will come as will financial miracles. He wants to free you so you can get in on the Revival that is breaking out. He wants to help you to bless your family financially so they'll listen when you speak to them of His Goodness. There are financial miracles waiting for you in the River of Glory. Get in the River by worshipping God.
“If you will make the decision to be fiscally responsible and unleash expectation for the Glory to manifest, God will not disappoint you. It is here. It is not coming!
“Supernatural Prosperity Is for the Church Today
“Look what happened at Pentecost when the Glory was poured out as Peter preached the Gospel.
“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” (Acts 2:41-47)
“This is not Scriptural precedent for living like a bunch of hippies. No offense, I used to be a hippie. This is a Biblical example of what happens when people step into the Glory. People start blessing people just like Jesus promised in Luke 6:38. Debts are supernaturally forgiven. Automobiles, trucks, coaches, airplanes, tents, real estate and anything else you can think of start changing hands. Material things come into your possession supernaturally. Bank accounts start overflowing and you're free to do the will of God no matter what He’s telling you to do.
“Get into the River of Glory. Remember, it's up to you, not just God. When you go the lake or to the beach, does the water come to you? No. The water pretty much stays in place. You must make the decision to go and get into the water. Make the decision to go and get into the Glory. It’s a decision. It’s a decision. Too many Christians hate that word “decision.” They call it the "D" word. It's like cussing to the lazy ones who want God to pick them up and place them in the River. It's time to grow and it’s time to flow. Credit card companies encourage debt. God encourages getting out of debt by getting into the Glory. The Glory cancels debt.
“Another New Testament Example
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.” (Acts 4:33-35)
“People, wealth starts changing hands when we get into the Glory. It is easy, it is not hard! I don't know what brings you to the River, but I do know that your need will be met if you'll go in head first. Head first is always the best way to go into the River. Would you like to know why that is? It’s because it’s our heads that always try to tell us what we cannot have. It's always our heads that tell us, “It's not for you.”
“Well, why don't you just make the decision that God can trust you from this day forward and He will honor that decision. Did I just use the "D" word again? I apologize if my language offends you. But you are going to have to make a decision to dive into the River of Glory head first if you want God to help you the way He promises to help you. Worship God. Worship Him from a pure heart. That is how you dive in head first. God wants His family to be able to take a few days off and travel to revivals, crusades, camp meetings and anywhere else where He is in manifestation. That takes economic stability. Economic stability is in the River. Let’s get in the River. Let's cooperate with the Glory. He will give power to obtain economic stability.
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” (Proverbs 8:17-21)
“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 5:19)
“God wants us to inherit substance. Substance is an expression of wealth. He wants to fill our treasures, giving us wealth and riches but we must step into the Glory where wealth and riches are being distributed. It is easy. Just begin to worship Him throughout the day. The Glory is filling the Earth. The Glory is not coming. That's the message God has put on my heart for His people. The River is flowing. Now we must simply step into it through worship. David, Solomon, Hezekiah, all of Israel, as well as the Early Church saw tremendous wealth and riches when they welcomed the Glory and worshipped God. We will see it more as we worship God more.
“The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:8-9)
“The silver and gold in the world belongs to God. It belongs to Jesus. It belongs to you because you are a joint-heir with Jesus. To be a joint-heir means to be a participant in common. It does not mean to split something right down the middle, fifty/fifty. To be a participant in common means that everything is owned jointly by more than one individual. It’s all His. It’s all ours for the propagation of the Gospel first and the meeting of our needs second. Pay your tithes and offerings. Get in the Glory and watch it manifest.” (“Experiencing the Glory of God 7 - You’ll Find Material Prosperity in the Glory” by Pastor John Hamel, http://www.johnhamelministries.org/experiencing_the_glory_7_prosperity.htm)