August 31, 2007        "From Glory to Glory"

2 Cor. 3:18        "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same
image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord
". - KJV

This is the place of transformation where my old identity is shed and I am changed into the image of the Son, with His
character and attributes as I allow the Spirit of the Lord to shine His light on the inner parts of my heart's motives and
musing.  After recognition of that which does not please Him, the yielding flows into the surrender of repentance and
cleansing, then into the total abandonment of a bondslave of Jesus Christ

August 30, 2007        "Golden Glory in Earthen Vessels"

2 Cor. 4:7        "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and
not of us
" - KJV

The light of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, full of glory, is filling our earthen vessels as we worship the King of Glory.  
This is a reminder that only an empty, humble vessel can become a container and then a dispenser of the glory of the
King.  The fragility of this vessel is due to the fact that it is "but dust", but made worthy by the fact that it was bought by
the King Himself.  Thus it has become His possession to be solely at His disposal for His glory, by the excellency of
His power!

August 29, 2007        "The Light in the Glory"

2 Cor. 4:6-7        "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the
light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ
"- KJV

It is as we worship Him in the glory realm, coming face to face with the beauty of His holiness, that we receive the
revelation of Jesus Christ in the different facets of His Being, His character and His attributes.  We come to know Him
in the light of His countenance as He chooses to reveal Himself in His wisdom and manifold grace to our hearts.  It is
in that aspect of Himself that we need to be enlightened with that particular stage of our growth in Him.
Thus we are changed from one revelation of His glory to the next into His glorious image.  As we worship Him more,
we come to know Him more in the revelation of His glory.

August 28, 2007        "Vessels of Honor"

2 Tim. 2:20-21        "But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver;  but also of wood and of earth;  
and some to honor and some to dishonor.  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto
honor sanctified;  and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work
" - KJV

In the Church of Christ there are vessels of all kinds. Men should be purged from the dross of self in order to be made
meet for the Master's use and bring Him honor.

So let us give ourselves over to the Holy Spirit to sanctify our hearts wholly for His honor and glory!  The fire of His love
is the purifying agent that will produce the pure gold of His nature in us for the praise of His glory!

August 27, 2007        “Fire and Glory”

1 Peter 5:10        “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye
have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
” – KJV

The glory cannot be obtained without the sufferings and when we realize that the afflictions we go through are for that
exact purpose, namely to make us perfect, establish us, strengthen and settle us in Christ, we just rest in His grace.  
The fire produce the glory, so let us glorify the Lord that we can draw on His strength the break us through into victory
for the praise of His glory!  Halleluyah!

August 26, 2007        “His Manifested Glory”

Num 14:21        "But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD." - KJV

God made an oath to fill this whole earth again with His glory - that state of bliss that was in the garden of Eden, where
Adam was clothed with the glory of God and walked in His manifested Presence.  As we release glory to God, He will
pour out the glory of His Presence in signs and wonders.  Let us worship Him in the beauty of holiness and see His
glory manifested in every situation of our lives.

August 25, 2007        “Shining His Light”

Isa 60:1-2        “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the
darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory
shall be seen upon thee.
” - KJV

This is a call to the Bride of Christ to arise out of her sleep and to let His Light shine out to the world.  The Spirit is
arousing the Bride to “step into” the consciousness of the Light that is within her, enjoy the Light and be encompassed
with His Light of His glory, knowing that you are a chosen vessel to carry the Light into the world.  The more your mind
is focused on the glory of God, the greater will be the shining of His Light over you.

The world is going to be in deep darkness, but where the illumination of the gospel is, there is Light, Jesus Christ
Himself.  He will arise upon you and it will be so obvious to everyone that the light of His glory is shining upon you, that
they will know that you have been with Jesus and they will come to the Desire of all nations.


August 24, 2007        “Soaring Eagles”

Isa 40:31-41:1        “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as
eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
” – KJV

This is the sure sign of those who wait upon the Lord:  they soar high above the circumstances and commotions of the
earth realm.  They ascend early, before the day breaks, and rise up high into the wind streams of the Spirit where they
get heavenly perspective from on high to discern the snakes, pick them up and shatter them on the Rock.  There is no
effort in their wings  -  they simply soar in His ascension power.

August 23, 2007        “Waiting and looking for Him”

Isa 8:17-18        “And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
- KJV

It is in the patience and persistence of waiting upon the Lord and looking for Him with my heart’s eyes searching for my
Beloved that He will make Himself to be found and will show His face to the heart that loves Him truly.   Modern people
want everything to be quick and instant, but the Lord tests the hearts and looks at the earnestness of our desire for Him.
Let us press in deeper, in a deeper intertwining with Him, until He shows His face to us in the glory of the cloud.

August 22, 2007        “Kiss the Son”

Ps 2:12        “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
” - KJV

In the old days the kissing of a king’s hand or feet was the way to render homage, but kissing the Son symbolizes our
intimacy with Him.  His desire for us is to worship Him in the deepest intimacy and He so wishes to do us well, to
bless us with His benefits that His wrath is kindled when we refrain from worshiping Him.  But when we truly put our
trust in Him, we “kiss” Him in honoring His Word.  And when we kiss Him, we kiss the living Word and it becomes the
sword of light in our hand and in our mouth that brings His Kingdom into the earth.

August 21, 2007        "Desire for knowing Him”

Ex 33:18        "Please, show me Your glory." - NKJV

The more we come to the intimate knowledge of the Lord, the more this become our cry, “Lord, please, show me Your
glory”!  And the more we see into the glory, the more we desire for Him to reveal His being to us in those intimate
encounters of hidden mysteries revealed.  All our senses are on alert to pick up those signals that only come by
“knowing”.

August 20, 2007        “Waiting”

Isa 40:31-41:1        “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as
eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
” – KJV

The key word here is “wait”.  The Hebrew meaning is “to be intertwined like a rope”.  This signifies that our spirit should
be totally taken up in Christ in ascension power, rising up on the wings of the Holy Spirit, waiting with all our attention
fixed on Him, waiting and listening for that “rhema” Word that will strengthen us by the Spirit in the inner man with the
power of His strength to run the race without getting weary and walking without fainting.

August 19, 2007
Phil 2:5-8        "5, Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
7, ... made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8, And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of
the cross.
” - KJV

To take the lower place, last in the row, putting on the apron as a preference to being served and honored, isn’t that the
mind of Christ?  Following Him as servant, washing each others’ feet, obedient to learn from the Master what lowliness
is, is the way to go if we want to be His disciples.   But is it truly the obedience to the death of the cross, or is it to be
seen by men?  May God help us to expose the treachery of our hearts and give us the grace to become bond-servants
of Jesus Christ to the praise of the glory of God, our Father.

August 18, 2007        “Spirit to Spirit”

1 Cor 2:10        “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep
things of God.
” - KJV

Our goal should be to be so positioned and tuned in living connection – my spirit to His Spirit that the river of revelation
can flow unhindered from the depths of God’s heart into mine.  This happens in the intimacy of worship in spirit and in
truth when I come face-on with the face of His Person that He wishes to reveal to me.

August 17, 2007        “Fully trusting in HIM”

Prov 3:5-6        “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
” - KJV

It is when the heat is on that we find out where our trust really is.  If our trust is truly in God, we will not be moved by any
fear, but turn to worshiping Him in the glory where all our need is fully supplied while we extol Him.  There He will make
His Rhema Word known to us and in that “knowing” we find the utmost peace that God has spoken and will make His
Word come to pass.  What an awesome God we serve!

August 16, 2007        “Rich supply”

Phil 4:19        “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” - KJV

The secret of His abundant supply is in the glory.  The source is God Himself and the door is Christ Jesus.  As we
release glory to Him for Himself, and worship Him with no ulterior motive, His rich supply is released to provide in
whatever need we might have.  
May we become extravagant worshipers just because of His goodness and grace and love and give Him the glory due
His wonderful Name.

August 15, 2007        “The Door”

John 10:9        “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find
pasture.
” - KJV

Christ, being the door, opens up to us the full freedom of abundant life.  Through Him we depart from flesh and step
into Spirit life through the door of the cross.  Entry into Him brings us in complete union with the Trinity and thus in
constant communion with His life flow.  He is the door to fulfillment of all the promises of the Kingdom.  

August 14, 2007        “Renewing of the mind”

Rom 12:2        “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
” - KJV

Every choice we make comes out of a mindset.  We often miss great opportunities, just because we live out of old
limitations of the mind.  In Christ all promises are Yes and Amen and nothing is impossible with God.  When we ask
the Lord to enlarge our mindset into the mind of Christ, we get renewed thinking that comes in alignment with God’s
perfect will for our lives and it is always bigger than ourselves.

August 13, 2007        “Willing to do His will”

Phil 2:13        “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” - KJV

God is so glorious in the ways He works in us by the Holy Spirit to do His will and His good pleasure and as we yield
our hearts and incline our ear to hear His instruction, the blessing of His good pleasure flows in a never-ending
stream of grace through our lives.

So let us listen and yield and flow in the doing of His will for His glory.

August 12, 2007        “The Plumb Line”

Zech 4:9-10        "For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in
the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole
earth.
" -  KJV

Everything we do must come under the plummet of divine alignment, no matter how small and insignificant it may
seem.  When we walk in dependence on the Most High, with hearts loyal to Him, His eyes will test our doings and He
will actively be involved in working out everything for our good as we put our trust in Him alone, causing us to greatly
rejoice in His victory.

August 11, 2007        “Redeeming the time”

Eph 5:14-17        “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee
light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are
evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
” – KJV

There is an opportune time, a “Kairos” time for opportunities to be taken advantage of and that will pass you by if you do
not discern the perfect timing of the Lord.  Let us therefore walk circumspectly, waiting on the Lord in worship to receive
the light of His understanding and walk in it,
ready to “go” when He says so.

August 10, 2007        “Our full Supply”

James 1:17        “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
” - KJV

“As you walk through the shadows, even of the valley of death, do not be afraid for I AM is with you, fully providing in all
your need.  Trust Me, beholding My face and following in My footsteps, not turning to the left or the right, for in Me there is
no shadow of turning.
Rest assured that, as you put your trust in Me, I will save you and deliver you out of every difficulty.”

August 9, 2007        “Innocence among the wolves”

Matt 10:16        "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
” - KJV

We need to know what we are up against, being sent ones.  Many have a show of godliness, but inside they are
ravenous wolves, ready to tear you apart.  One of the characteristics of a wolf is violence, which originates from envy.  
We thus need caution and wisdom and discernment not to provoke anger and get out of the way of those that are
envious.  

Praying without ceasing is the way of the wise and being harmless and innocent as doves will be our protection, taking
the way of the humble.

August 8, 2007        “Double blessing in a new beginning”

Isa 43:19        “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in
the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.” - KJV

For those who are hungry, for those who are thirsty, this is a day of double blessing in newness of life!  Discard the old,
embrace the newness of life that this new day brings.  This word and this day spells new beginnings! Be renewed in
the spirit of your mind and be expectant, beholding Him in freshness of revelation of His glory.  The Lord is eager to
bring us out of our wanderings in the wilderness into our promises and He will make a way with His Word, showering
us with the rains to bring us into the river of His glory.  Embrace the new life IN CHRIST!

August 7, 2007

Ps 24:3-5        “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in is holy place?  He that hath clean
hands, and a pure heart……..


The main target of the enemy is our hearts, because out of it springs the issues of life.  When we open the door to
negative thoughts, our hearts are defiled and no life can spring forth from it, because our conscience condemns us.  
This stops us from worshiping God and the devil has accomplished his goal.  

Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Cor 7:1).  
This we do through repentance, receiving the washing of the blood of the Lamb so that we can stand before the Living
God in the holy place with clean hands and a pure heart.  As we worship, we can receive the Living Word of the Lord to
direct our way every day.

August 6, 2007        “A new thing, a new way….”

Isa 43:19        "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in
the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
" - KJV

We are entering a new season in the spiritual and therefore also in the natural.  It is springing forth and we have to
yield to the stream of God’s outpouring in our lives with great expectation.  Position yourself for the blessing of His
rivers of living waters.  Let it wash over the dry places in your life.  Embrace the flow of the Spirit by letting go of your
fleshly ideas.  Rise up higher and reach, seek, search into new realms of revelation in the spirit realm.  For those who
are hungry, there are riches untold to be discovered in the mysteries of Christ.  Pray for revelation to pour forth into your
spirit and let the Spirit of Life have His full way in you and bring you into your Promised Land, the fullness of Christ
Jesus Himself.

August 5, 2007        “Singing A New Song Of Victory”

Ps 149        “Praise ye the LORD.  Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.” -
KJV

TRUST IS A PLACE OF ASSURED FAITH, RELIANCE, HOPE, CONFIDENCE, DEPENDENCE AND EXPECTATION!

“Singing a new song” implies that I have put my faith and trust anew in my God!  

Fully persuaded that He will take care of all my need, whatever it might be, I can rejoice in the surety that God hears
worshipers (John 9:31) and takes great pleasure in His children when their hearts are turned to Him in trustful praise.

Joy is like a turbo charger for our faith!  When I start singing and rejoicing in the power of His might in the midst of a
trial, joy charges my faith and propels me through the clouds of trouble into higher heights of His Presence. Here I can
soar like an eagle and gain heavenly perspective over my situations and execute vengeance on the enemy of my soul
through high praises to the sovereign Lord!

Praise open prison doors and when I put my trust in the Lord, He will make the crooked places straight!

So let us hand over all our situations and cares into His loving hands, and trust Him to give us the victory through our
praises!


Oh, Lord, I will sing that new song to You!
A song of joy
A song of trust in your Might and in your Power
That burst my bonds apart

A song of rejoicing that You go before me
To make the mountains melt like wax
And to make the crooked places straight!

Oh Lord, how mighty are Your acts
And how glorious are Your deeds
Oh Lord, Almighty God!

I worship Your Name
I bless Your holy Name
I glorify Your precious Name
Be exalted, Oh Holy One…………!

All blessing and honor and glory and power
Belong to You!!!!!!!!!!!
And I will praise Your holy Name forever!

I tremble before Your Holiness
You REIGN…..You REIGN….You REIGN…………..!

I bring You an offering
I bring You an offering
I bring You an offering …..
Of gold,
And of incense,
And of myrrh!!!!!!
Take glory in it, Oh Mighty GOD………………!
Be continually praised for all eternity…………..!
Oh Yah,  You are my SONG!

August 4, 2007        “The Foolishness of the Cross”

1 Cor 1:18        “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is
the power of God.
” - KJV

The disciples of Jesus were awaiting a kingdom to be established on this earth, but Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of
this world.” (John 18:36)  Then He laid down His life on the cross of Calvary and established His Kingdom by
Resurrection Power.

Likewise, the wisdom of God will confound those who are looking for earthly gain and the soulish kingdoms of this
world by their own wisdom.  

The secret key to reigning power in His might and strength has not changed; it is still the Cross of Jesus Christ.

August 3, 2007        “Seeking His face”

Matt 7:7-8        “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you...” - KJV

Here we see three degrees of seeking: Ask, seek, knock.  There seems to be an encouragement to not give up, but
to press in until the door is opened for you.  It signifies diligence and perseverance and expectancy to receive by
faith.
God is looking for those hearts that are diligently seeking Him, but mostly those that are seeking Him for Himself.  
And as we incline our ears to Him, fix our eyes on Him, focus our attention on Him in worship, He opens the door of
revelation to us and pours out that blessing that is too large to contain, revelation becomes a stream of living
water that fills us to become a well where others can draw from.

PRESS IN!!! AND RECEIVE!!! IN ORDER TO DISPENSE IT AGAIN TO THE HUNGRY AND THRISTY!

August 2, 2007        “The centrality of the Cross”

1 Cor 1:18        “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is
the power of God.
” - KJV

The doctrine of the cross proclaims that there is no other means of salvation, but only through the atonement which the
Lord Jesus Christ made on the cross for our sin.  People can be reconciled to God, pardoned, and saved only by the
merits and influence of His atoning sacrifice, because He is the only One who was qualified to bring this sacrifice,
completely without sin and perfectly holy.

Because God cannot look at sin, there is only one way that we can come in communion with Him, and that is through
the living way of the Blood of Jesus, shed for us on the cross.  When we worship Him for the finished work of Calvary,
we step into all provision of the heavenlies for our spirit, soul, body and material needs.

Our faith is totally centered in the Cross of Jesus Christ!

PRAYER:  Father of glory, how we praise You for giving us Your Son and IN HIM all the provision for all our need to step
into the fullness of Kingdom living, which is our inheritance together with the saints in the Light.  Teach us, by Your
grace, and reveal to us the riches of the mysteries in Christ Jesus for Your glory, so that we can be dispensers of that
glory, in Jesus’ Name!  Amen.

Heb. 10: 19
Eph. 1: 17-20
2 Peter 1: 3-11

August 1, 2007        “Bring glory to God”

Ps 29:2        “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” - KJV

There is so much power in our words – more than we sometimes realize and walking with a sanctified mind brings
forth that what is well-pleasing to God.  A friend shared something with me that have really touched my life.  She said
that she was asking God to help her find more ways by which she could bring Him glory.   This has impacted me to
endeavor to really do everything I do as an act of worship to Him.
If all our words, actions, attitudes, motives and thoughts would be focused on bringing Him glory, our lives would really
be well-pleasing in His sight!
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Devotion:  by Elsabe Briers    
All Scriptures are in KJV (unless otherwise noted)