Last week as my husband and I were preaching on having joy during our trials, my husband spoke the following verse: “And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou [art] my people.” (Isa 51:16 KJV)
Holy Spirit showed me the hand of God resting upon someone, covering them. It was the fullness of the brightness of the glory of God that was causing the shadow. As I sought the Lord, He began to speak to me things that I sense many need to hear during this season.
You are feeling the weight of His glory!
I heard the Lord say, “Many perceive they are in darkness and heaviness because they are under My glory; I say, do not rush to leave, the weight of My glory is incubating the new thing that you have been longing for. You are feeling pressure from the growth within. Watch and see the boundaries and limitations of yesterday break off in a moment; at the appointed time, I will release you and you will be contained no longer. Even as the tomb burst open with My Glory, so shall it be when I release you. For I have been doing a mighty work within your spirit even though you cannot see it.
I have created the conditions from which My words sown as seed within your heart will come forth as My life within you, and that life cannot be stopped. Even as you have seen life sprout forth from a spring rain on seemingly barren ground, My word within you is being watered even with your tears of frustration and sorrow. For I am forming a strong structure within you that can carry the weight of My glory.
At the time of release, you shall arise as a young colt, steady on your legs and ready to move quickly as the wind of My Spirit moves upon you. Wait and be patient for the fullness shall come. You have seen glimmers of glory, moments of manifestation, and wonder what you are doing wrong; where is the continuity? I say, I am preparing you to be sensitive to the movement of My Spirit so that all that is undertaken is as I have designed; to My Spirit you must stay aligned.”
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.” (2Co 4:17-18 KJV)
The word affliction in the original text (according to Strong’s Concordance), actually means pressure. The pressure of the hand of God upon you is working to reveal the glory within you. Let your eyes be opened to that truth; the heaviness you feel is His mighty presence upon you!
“But in the depths of my heart I truly know that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield; You take me and surround me with yourself. Your glory covers me continually. You lift high my head.” (Ps. 3:3, the Passion Translation)
Many are going through trials and temptations, and the Lord says, “These things have come upon you to show you those places within you that are hindering My glory being released; agree with Me as I reveal them by My Spirit, and a fresh measure of My glory will come forth within you. Your eyes will be opened and you shall see, as in My glory you will be; treasures unlocked that will set many free.”
“Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it!” (Col. 1:27, the Passion Translation)