Then the LORD will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies (convocations) a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. There will be a tabernacle to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and a hiding place from the storm and the rain. Isaiah 4:5-6.
For thus the LORD has told me, “I will look from My dwelling place quietly, like dazzling heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” Isaiah 18:4.
Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD. Ezekiel 10:4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
The canopy, chuppah, a bridal chamber, the wedding canopy. My glory woven into a tapestry of the dawn covering the convocations of Zion. And yet shimmering in it is the brightness of fire.
Do you see it in the spirit over your church assembly? It begins as the brightness of My glory shimmering over the heads of the faithful gathered together in songs of praise, it begins as a single strand but it does not land, though it could if a heart is open to pull it in. But it shimmers, as I look quietly from My dwelling on Mt. Zion, and, perfect in beauty, My glory shines forth. Psalm 50:2. The glory—looking for someone to receive, looking for someone to believe, so they can shine radiant in the world with the same glory. Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3.
But back to the strand of glory as it hovers and moves over the congregation, until it begins to weave a canopy of glory, strand after strand as each verse of the song joins with My songs over you. Zephaniah 3:17. And as the strands weave there forms the canopy over the assembly. And it shimmers with the colors of a rose-colored dawn, translucent but not transparent. And deep in it there is the radiance of fire. And if you just look up, you will see it as the Spirit blows and ripples it while the angels hold the edges taut. Lift up the eyes of your heart and you will see the canopy of glory. For you have come to Mount Zion and to My city, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels in festive gathering and to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to Me, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:22-24. My glory lights it and its lamp is the lamb. There is no darkness there, only pure clear bright day. The Kingdom of Light. And you can get a shimmer of it even now in your assemblies of Zion, the mountain of grace.
My presence is light. There is no darkness or shifting shadow in Me. When I send angels to minister to you, they are like shafts of white light. Everything in My Kingdom shines. Light emanates from it. When My Son appeared to Saul, now Paul, on the Road to Damascus the brightness of His glory emanating from His being blinded Paul for a few days. It was temporary but it was too bright for earthly eyes. It takes the eyes of the spirit, the eyes of your heart to gaze upon Me. But I am gazing at you, I look from My dwelling place quietly, like dazzling heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. Isaiah 18:4.
And My presence about you is like a light shining on you and in you. People can detect it in the spirit. Stephens face shone as he spoke of Me. Moses face shone as he spoke with Me. I light up your life. I am your star in the morning, your bright sun all the day, your glory in the evening, I abide with you always.
When My glory appears your joy is full. To have joy you need to be aware of My glory. You have the Kingdom within you and My glory lights My Kingdom but many believers have no joy. Why? They are walking in the flesh with the mind set on the flesh and they have no vision in the spirit. Let Me explain.
Earthly circumstances cannot take away spiritual joy. To have true joy unspeakable and filled with glory you must walk in the spirit and not in the flesh. But you have to understand what it means to walk in the spirit and to walk in the flesh. Flesh is not necessarily sin, it just means you are limiting your vision to only what you see and feel in the natural. It is living as if there is nothing above what you see and think on your own power and analytical ability. And if your mind is set on only things you see, feel, and have in the flesh, there is nothing you can be but depressed. The mind set on the flesh is death. In the natural things tend towards corruption and death. The curse is still in the earth realm. But it is not in the spirit realm. The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus lifts you above the law of sin and death.
When you see My glory your joy is full and you have no need of any other source of joy, for I show you things not seen that you can pull into the natural to manifest by faith. But faith is of the spirit and not of the flesh. There is fullness of joy in My presence, but My presence is not seen by your five senses, though you can see the beauty and goodness of the manifestation of My presence in creation and in what people call miracles or visitations of the supernatural. I am spirit and you approach Me in spirit and in truth. Spirit defies the limits of space and time. You will have no true and lasting joy if you keep your eyes only on the natural, on what you see in the mirror and what you see physically in others and in the world. That is looking on the outside only and not to inner things. You will only have true and lasting joy if you gaze into the supernatural because it is My joy that is your strength. It is the joy which lies before you that will fill you with joy now. But it can only be seen in the spirit and then worked out into the flesh.
True and lasting joy can only be found in things that do not change or slip away from you. Things that are eternal. You are not just bodies with brains, you are spiritual beings. Spirit is eternal. Things that are eternal are eternally sure. The body without the spirit is dead. My apostle Paul wrote by the Holy Spirit: “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but My Word endures forever, it is eternal life. My Words are spirit and life. Joy comes from My Word. Words give joy or sorrow. I have shared My Words with you that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete, overflowing. My BLESSING makes rich and adds no sorrow with it. To have complete joy, My joy must join with your joy. Eternal with the temporal. Time and eternity wedded together in Jesus. In Him is eternal life and His death in time gave to you for eternity.
Jeremiah tells you that when My Words were found he devoured them and they became the joy of his heart. My Word is good news. My Word heals the broken hearted and is health to all your flesh. Spirit, soul and body are fed with righteousness, peace and joy by My Word, which is breathed by My Spirit. And where My Spirit is, there is freedom and joy. Jesus came preaching the good news of the Kingdom. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, glad tidings of salvation. And salvation means healing, deliverance, provision, blessing, protection, forgiveness, redemption, and eternal life. There is cause for rejoicing here.
To have true joy you need good news that is eternal, imperishable, and unshakeable. A joy no man and nothing can take from you. The joy that came into the hearts of the disciples when they saw the risen Christ. They now saw into the spirit realm where nothing is impossible. Thomas lived still by his five senses until he touched the risen Lord, then he believed, but My Son told him that Thomas believed only because he saw Him, but BLESSED are those that have not seen with their natural eyes but have believed by the INsight of faith. The inner witness of the Holy Spirit with your spirit. Resurrection power is eternal joy. When My glory appears, your joy is full and nothing can take it from you.
What is the solution then to your depression and anxiety? Many believers are giving in to this because they are walking in the flesh and dwelling on the thoughts and limitations of the flesh alone. Your answer is simple but it requires commitment and dedication. You must always be looking into the glory, into the Kingdom within you, by remaining in My Words as your way of seeing things. Walking in the Spirit is simply walking by My Word. In other words, you do not look at sickness as final and acceptable, you look at the healing that you see in My Word and get rid of the unacceptable by faith. You see things in the light of the solution or instruction in My Word.
And when you are born again by My Word the Kingdom is accessible to you from within your spirit by My Spirit. And My glory lights My Kingdom, so you have that power, presence and source of goodness within you to light you and come through your gate to others. Confident joy is contagious, but so are depression and fear. Be careful how you live and walk, for you are contagious to those around you. Stay around Jesus by abiding in My Word, keep your eyes on Him, by keeping your eyes on My Word. And by My Word I mean as it is written in the Bible and in your heart, but what you hear when you learn My voice is always from My written Word, you can always find a reference to what you have heard in My Word.
I tell you two times in My written Word that I anointed Jesus with the oil of joy and I tell you that you are anointed in Him with the same anointing He has. And He is My Word. So when you hear people talk about My anointed Word, do you know what it is anointed with? JOY. Jesus Over You is complete joy. For the anointing runs down from the head of the High Priest over all His Body to the very end of the robe of righteousness in which I have clothed all of you in Him.
Take and read My Word, take and eat My Word till you are filled with My joy and your joy is complete, satisfied, running over. Get ready for the overflow. Keep bringing containers and the oil of the anointing will never cease to flow.
I love you. Walking in the spirit is simply walking in the Word. So as you have received Christ, so walk in Him, rooted and grounded in Him, drawing up all you need from Him and covered by the anointing. And as you sing praise in your gathering place, suddenly, with the eyes of your heart, you shall see My glory weaving the canopy of glory, the canopy of the assemblies of Zion. Zion, the mountain of grace where the fulfillment of the Pentecost whose shadow was on Mt. Sinai, came into substance in the hearts of all who believe. Zion, where perfect in beauty My glory shines forth. There is a place called grace that you access and stand in by faith. The secret place of the Most High, and you know who that IS. Do you know My Name and that of My Son? I have given it to you so your joy can be full, running down from the head to the soles of your feet.