YEAR OF EXCEEDING GLORY

2 Corinthians 3:9 “For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.”

Hallelujah, glory be to God for bringing us to another year of His glory; 2018 was our year of glorious steps (from glory to glory) and I believe everyone of us did experience His glory in one area or the other of our lives.

I want to congratulate you that God has not finished with you yet, He still want more for you and so this year shall be exceeding glory in every area for you. When God repeats a word, He is giving His unequivocal assurance of His promise that can never be broken, thus this year is our year of ‘Exceeding Glory’.

Our text brings an important picture to mind. It says, if the ministration of condemnation had glory: In other words, if the era, the dispensation of the Law had glory in it, how much more the ministration of Righteousness, the era, the dispensation of Grace, for it exceeds in glory. 

The glory of the Law was seen in the life of its propounder Moses, and we get to know that when the Prophet Moses received the Laws from God on the Mount, while he came down, there was such light of glory on him, radiating from his face, and the people could not behold him for the glory of that light which was on him. In other words, the glory of the 

light was repelling not attracting. And that is the nature of the Law, it doesn’t bring men to God, but make it obvious before men that they are not worthy of God. The Law accuses, it repels.

But the other glory which is the glory of righteousness draws you to God and this is the exceeding glory God is promising to us in 2019. When Jesus came down from the mount of transfiguration, the people saw Him, they were amazed and ran to Him (Mark 9:15).

The multitude of sinners the Bible declares ran toward HIM and received Him, they were both glorious in that they all had glory, but the later is more glorious in that it is attracting, and not repelling, and can be looked upon not like the former which was scary and threatening.

God’s glory signifies His presence, exceeding glory is transforming from one level of glory to another level of glory. Exceeding glory does not diminish, and so this year you shall continue moving up from one level of glory to another.

Our God is able to do; there is no inability in Him. It is possible for man to think and not have the ability to do, but not God, whatever is on His mind, He’s able to do. Nothing handicaps Him. Put your total trust in Him without wavering this year and it shall be glorious for you in Jesus mighty name.

Shalom and Happy New Year.

Yemisi Onanuga.