I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.
The reason the modern church world does not see the great power of God with miracles, signs, and wonders as the did years ago, is they do not give Him the Glory. They worship popular preachers and quote every thing they say and do. But you very rarely hear the name of Jesus spoken. They try to find His power in formulas and every new revelation and doctrine. Yet the name of Jesus keeps getting less and less. You see and hear of more Christian idols and less of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. You now see entire Christian denominations disown the Word of God and ordain ungodly people who change the Word of God to conform to the world and take the people farther away from the Lord. Jude 1:4 tells us, that certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
When your read the Old Testament you see God Almighty moved mightily with miracles, signs and wonders in and through the lives of His People. That was as long as they had their eyes and heart on Him! When they took their eyes and heart off of Him He stopped and departed from their lives. The Lord Jesus Christ will never Share His Glory with a man or a system. If He did than people would start to worship false idols and men. When we look to Him we acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior and our very source of life, power, to all the world. When the Lord Jesus Christ is lifted up for all the world to see. He will confirm He is the only Lord and that He watches over His Word to perform it to those who love Him!
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].
(Hebrews 12:2, Amplified Bible)
Anytime you put your trust and hope in something other than the Lord Jesus Christ you are giving glory to it and it becomes a idol in your life. When you put your total trust and confidence in and acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as your very source of life. Then He is being lifted up and glorified in your life. He then will move mightily for all the world to see His glory flow in and through your life.
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
(1 Chronicles 16:23)
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
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