ENTERING THE GLORY REALM
By Dan Luehrs
For some time now I have continuously been seeing a vision of a mountain with its peak covered with the cloud of glory. The people were climbing this mountain and were just below the glory cloud level, desiring to ascend to its summit.
The Bible has much to say about spiritual
"Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father. So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world. But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons" (Galatians 4:1-5).
As with climbing a real mountain, the higher a person gets the more difficult the climbing becomes; without the experience on the lower levels one cannot scale the summit. The summit is the most difficult part because there is little or no air to breathe and the climber is weary from the climb. Yet, because of sheer desire to finish what he set out to do, he does not quit.
So we too must set our goal on entering God's glory with even more of a passion; for that which has been promised to us is far greater then a fleeting pursuit. Ours is an eternal pursuit, "To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). "For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings" (Hebrews 2:10). Yes, the glory level is obtainable because God has promised it to us "IF" we are willing to follow Jesus wherever He may lead. He is the only one Who knows the way into the glory, for He is the only one to have entered the glory realm of the Father.
"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 6:19-20).
Jesus has gone before us into the Holy of Holies, the glory of the Father. He has gone in as a Forerunner, meaning that He has gone before us as a trailblazer to show us the way into His glory. In the Father's perfect timing He will lead us in. The Father has made this promise to us as His children; an oath that He must keep, "Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged" (Hebrews 6:17-18 NIV). God has an eternal purpose, which is to make us into the image and nature of His Son. He cannot lie, for He has promised this to all who follows the Lamb wherever He goes. This should give us strong hope as we press onward and upward to our heavenly calling. "Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass" (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
WHY A TRIANGULAR SHAPE?
It is interesting to note
Satan has duplicated this triangle shape because he is the master of deception. He has nothing new and can only counterfeit what God has already done because he has no creative powers within himself. He has counterfeited the rainbow and the stars as signs for the cults. The rainbow was God's promise sign to never flood the earth again. The devil can only pervert what God has given for good. The triune God is a shape of a triangle therefore the devil has perverted this sign with the shape of a pyramid for occultic purposes and power. For century's people of some ancient civilizations built pyramids for purposes of religious sacrificial worship and a place for burial. In all instances they were believed to have great powers in their shape alone. This is the lie Satan has told the nations from that day until ours.
Many people today still
believe in the shape of the pyramid, to the point of even designing modern
buildings in our cities with the shape of the pyramid at the top. Why? To
attract spiritual power and success to their business. In fact, the Freemason's
symbol of the pyramid is interwoven with the
Make no doubt about it there
is power in our triune God and His Mount Zion. Let's not let Satan steal
another one of our God-given symbols for more of his ungodly practices. As we
climb into the glory realm we must reclaim the sign of the triangle as a sign
of climbing the
DRAWING NEAR TO GOD
There is only one way for us
to enter the Holy of Holies, by the blood of Jesus. "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest
by the blood of Jesus… And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water" (Hebrews 10:19, 21-22
Now is the time to prepare. We must no longer waste our time seeking the things of earth, but spend time drawing near to the heart of God. We must draw near in seeking His face in righteousness, prayer, worship, Bible studies, and by staying in peace. "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you" (James 4:8-10). It's very simple, "if we, then He." God will not make us come near Him, He puts that decision in our lap. If we humble ourselves and obey Him, He will exalt us to the next level, His glory. If not, we will be considered a foolish virgin and turned away at the door. We now have a better hope of entering into the glory, and for this we must draw near to God!
"For the Law made nothing perfect (complete), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God… "Hence, also, He is able to save forever (completely) those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them" (Hebrews 7:19, 25).
Listen to what the Word is saying! The Law could make no one complete in the likeness of Christ, but we have a better hope, by which we draw near to God. Therefore he is able to save completely, "fully" those who draw near to God! Unless we are drawing near daily we will not be prepared for Him when He comes to be revealed in and through us.
TO BE CALLED UP
As a baby Moses was hidden
from Pharaoh's sword men and placed in a basket by his mother in the
Some eighty years later God
would call Moses up to Himself in Horeb, the
What am I trying to say
through all this? As with Moses, God is continually drawing us upward to
Himself! In fact, the very word "church" means, "called out (up)
ones!" God has called us up and out of this devilish and fleshly world
system unto Himself into the heavenlies, if we will just make the effort to
come to Him. Jesus is now standing on top of spiritual
"Then Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the
mountain. And the glory of the LORD rested on
The glory cloud of the Lord
covered the mountain for six days. Then, on the seventh day the Lord called
Moses to see His glory. Man has now lived on the earth six thousand years; we
are living in the seventh day (one day is as a thousand years with the Lord).
God is now calling His chosen ones, not only to see His glory, but to become
one with Him in His glory. In God's perfect timing He called his man Moses out
of the world system of
"And it came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses' hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him" (Exodus 34:29).
When Moses came down from the mountain his face shone with the glory of God, having been in His glorious presence, listening to the Lord. The Bible does not say any other body parts shone with the glory, only his face. I believe this is very significant because we will see Jesus face to face, "And they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads" (Revelation 22:4). His face is where the glory comes from, "For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6). We now behold the glory of the Father in the face of Jesus.
Moses was called to bring the glory of the Father down from the mountain top to the people below that were in need of the glory. But because of their sin, the people were unable to approach the glorious light upon Moses. We too will shine forth with the light of God's glory upon our face because we too will have seen Him and have spoken to Him face to face. "Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. "For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you" (Isaiah 60:1-2).
will come about that in the last days,
the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the
mountains, (governments) and will be raised above the hills; and all the
nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the
LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us concerning His
ways, and that we may walk in His paths. "For the law will go forth from
"And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations" (Revelation 2:26).