Moving According to God’s Glory


February 9, 2011

15 On the day the tabernacle, the Tent of the Testimony, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire. 16 That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire. 17 Whenever the cloud lifted from above the Tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped.”


            How easy it is for many of us to move away from the cloud of God’s glory. Many of us leave our hometowns, jobs and even our family and friends just because they offer a little more money on the other side of the bridge. Many of us take promotions; even engage in relationships…all without the blessing of God’s glory. 

            The Tabernacle was the place where God manifested His glory; the children of Israel marched from one place to the other around this tabernacle. The tabernacle itself was not a glorious construction compared to the buildings of other cities. It was not an impressive place; however, every aspect of the Tabernacle pointed directly at Jesus. The Tabernacle itself was not the deal; it was the glory of God that made it special.

            We must develop a life addicted to God’s glory, where His glory is centered. We must stay or go according to His glory and not circumstances. The glory of God is priceless, the glory of God is power, the glory of God is love, provision, victory; it is the blessing needed and much, much more! The glory doesn’t follow you, but you follow the glory.  That is the order; the way to go.

As we continue to read the end of Numbers, chapter 9, we notice that sometimes the cloud will move in a day or in months. It was not a specific time frame; it was all in God’s will. We never really know when the next move is going to be, however, we do know when it is time to move.



2 responses to “Moving According to God’s Glory”

  1. Dennis Owem Avatar
    Dennis Owem

    I’ve often wished for this kind of blatant and direct guidance: a cloud if it is morning and a pillar of fire if night. And yet God does direct us, does He not? In more subtle ways, but his guidance is there. The problem is that sometimes we become too antsy, we tire of waiting and run ahead of God. But “the Israelites would remain in camp and would not set out.” And so it was…, until they began to complain and it changed their entire perspective. It was Egypt, and not the Promised Land, where they set their eyes. Webster lists the verb ‘to praise’ as an antonym to complain. When we step outside God’s presence, we lose sight of God’s direction and our praises turn into complaints. If we want to go where God is going, we need to practice the presence of God and keep words of praise in our mouth.


    1. angelcasiano Avatar

      Amen Dennis! Complaints as an antonym of “To Praise”. Help us Lord. And we know that in the natural there was more than enough reasons to compalint… No water, no food, etc. However, the lesson was to trust God; the same God that manifested and excibition of power against the most powerful nation of the time. “Help us Lord to trust YOU when our natural eyes are full of reasons to complaint. Give us the spirit of Joshua and Caleb who believed and pressed on until the end!”


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