Emanna for 01/07/2020
The God of Glory Appeared to Call Us
Acts 7:2 ...The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, (3) And said to him, "Come out from your land and from your relatives, and come into the land which I will show you." 2 Peter 1:3 Seeing that His divine power has granted to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him who has called us by His own glory and virtue, Words of Ministry
It was the God of such glory who appeared to Abraham and called him. His glory was a great attraction to Abraham. It separated, sanctified, him from the world unto God (Exo. 29:43), and it was a great encouragement and strength which enabled him to follow God. In the same principle, God also calls the New Testament believers by His invisible glory. Stephen's word about the God of glory fits in with God's New Testament economy. Peter in his second Epistle tells us that God has called us by His glory and to His glory (2 Pet. 1:3). Because we have been called by God's invisible glory, we eventually received the Lord Jesus, realizing that He is better than anything else and anyone else. For example, certain Chinese believers came to appreciate Jesus Christ more than Confucius. Because of this appreciation, they eventually believed in the Lord and received Him. This evaluation of Christ implies glory. The God of glory called Abraham, and Abraham was attracted and caught by that glory. The principle is the same with us today. We all have been caught by the Lord in His invisible glory. We have been captured by His glory, and we cannot escape.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, pp.169-170. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.