Ephesians 3:21
To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
There are at least two striking facts in this doxology we should prayerfully reflect on today. Firstly, the church should be the theatre or arena where the glory of God plays out. Remember the church refers to believers rather than buildings. So, the will of God is for our lives to showcase His glory. He wants to display His goodness among us. When we gather for fellowship and ministry, we should experience the manifest presence and glory of God. Burdens must be lifted, chains must be broken, revelation must abound, the sick must be healed and sinners must be saved.
Individually and corporately, breakthroughs and turnarounds with God’s signature must take place. I say “with God’s signature” to differentiate the authentic display of the glory of God from human gimmicks. I believe God would like to move among us in a way that can not be confused with human ingenuity, traditions of men or religious trickery. It will be plain for all to see that this is the doing of the Lord and it is marvellous in our eyes (see Psalms 118:23).
From the context of Ephesians 3, this happens when we allow the Holy Spirit’s power to work within us, and we get rooted and grounded in the multidimensional love of God (see verses 16-20).
Secondly, our Scripture says “to all generations”. That means every generation must experience the glory of God for itself. The Gospel is relevant in every time, season, age, age group, and generation. Previous generations of believers experienced outpourings of the Holy Spirit, fresh revivals and new moves of God relevant to their times and generation. Consequently, bumper harvests of souls took place, radical transformation occurred, fresh anointing manifested, signs and wonders proliferated, the kingdom of Christ grew and God was greatly glorified.
So it should be for THIS generation. Let us not settle for less. Let us invite the Holy Spirit to work mightily in our inner man afresh. Let Him uproot every trace of sin and every hindrance in our hearts. Let Him deal with our inner motives, passions and will to align with the purpose of God. Let Him remove a heart of stone and renew a right spirit within us (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
This generation of Christians must not settle for a watered down version of the faith. Our children must not only hear of a historical Pentecost. They mustn’t be spectators in the house of God. Rather, they should be firebrands of Christ, turning the world upside down. Let us pray for authentic revival, saints! Our generation is desperate for a fresh move of God-what no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no heart conceived.
Pastor Josh