Where’d Da Glory Go? (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Paul of Tarsus wrote:  “To Him (God) be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.”  (Ephesians 3:21)

According to these words from the New Testament, there is supposed to be glory in the church in the 21st Century (“throughout all generations”)! Glory is God’s awe inspiring majesty, His soul-stirring splendor, His deeply moving magnificence, His heart-throbbing grandeur, His overwhelming resplendence! And it is supposed to be in the church today! There was great glory in the early church (check it out in the Bible book of Acts). What happened? Where did God’s promised glory go?

Perhaps we’ve pushed it into the past by programming away His presence and His promptings in the present.  


Paul of Tarsus also refers to God’s “power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20) Your will is God’s workshop. He is continually working inside of you; nudging you to do what is right; asking you to turn away from wrong; trying to get you to listen to Him and to do what He says. God is trying make your will like His so that He can fully release His mighty power within you!

God’s “power that is at work within us” is very uncomfortable and even painful. It’s like surgery–it hurts us to heal us. Yet we seldom see beyond the hurt to the healing, so we shove away His workings and do our own thing (will) instead of His. Then we act confounded concerning why we continually crash and collapse into confusion and consternation.

Want a better life?  Start by stepping one step in a better direction (then keep stepping) and soon you will find yourself stepping into a better place!


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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