My topic today is anchored in my love of the revelation of the Spirit, Jesus, and the Glory of God in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Following are my notes for a talk I am giving at the Centro Evangelistico of the Assemblies of God in San Salvador, El Salvador.
The Generous Spirit and Mission
The Spirit is Generous in Leading into the Glory of God
Some of the benefits of walking in the Spirit are personal blessings.
- Gifts of the Spirit. Isaiah 11:2,3; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
- Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22,23
I am thankful for the Generous Spirit’s outpouring of these blessings.
My favorite perspective of the Holy Spirit is that He, the Spirit of God, is generous in ushering formerly sinful humans into the glory of God.
God’s glory is the ultimate intimacy between humans and Father God.
I see a brief history of God’s glory in the Bible.
- Adam and Eve enjoyed talking with God in the cool of the day.
- Sin separated humans from God’s glory and presence.
- God then allows mankind to experience his glory in the “Tabernacle.”
- His glory is next seen in the Temple.
- Following the Temple, God’s glory is seen in Jesus. John 1
- The Apostle Paul then states, “Know ye not that you are the temple of the Holy Spirit?”
The Holy Spirit generously ushers people back into the glory of the Lord.
I had to learn the difference between the presence of God and His glory.
God is everywhere present. He is present differently in different places and times.
The Tabernacle opens for us those things necessary for God’s glory to be revealed.
- The door. Jesus is the door.
- The altar of sacrifice. The blood of Jesus
- The laver. The washing by Holy Spirit in the Word
- The lampstand. The light of the Holy Spirit
- The table of showbread. The bread of God’s presence
- The altar of incense. The prayer and worship of God
- The Holy of Holies. The ark of the covenant, the mercy seat,
As I studied this, I became aware of a Bible verse in a new way.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”