Pursuit of His Presence
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"That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection" (Phil. 3:10).

Within the spirit of every born-again child of God, there is a divine hunger. That hunger cannot be satisfied either by the things of this world or by the theologies of religion. It is not a desire that fades with time. On the contrary, the longer we walk with God, the stronger it grows.

The Apostle Paul walked in more revelation knowledge than any man except Jesus, yet when he wrote his Philippian partners, he expressed a spiritual hunger that was so powerful it completely overshadowed everything else in his life: "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ, the Anointed; Jesus my Lord and His Anointing…That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection" (Phil. 3:8-10).

When you read those words, you can see exactly what Paul desired…a deeper revelation of the Anointed One and His Anointing…and to know the power of His Resurrection. What is the power of His Resurrection?

According to Romans 6:3-4, Jesus was raised from the dead by the Glory of God. So the power of the Resurrection is actually the Glory. Paul's burning desire was to know Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing…and to know the Glory of God!

The Glory is the most awe-inspiring subject in the Bible. It's so big you have to read the Old and New Testaments front to back to begin to get insight into it. In Exodus 33:18, Moses cried out to God to show him His Glory. God replied, "I will make all my goodness pass before thee" (v. 19). God's Glory is also His goodness. God's Glory is Himself!

Jesus is filled with and surrounded by the Glory and all that it is. All life. All goodness. He is untouchable by death ever again. He walks in all authority both spiritually and physically in heaven and in earth.

Everything man has and everything God has all rolled up into one Being with the Glory of God flowing in His veins - that's Jesus. And we are destined to be conformed to His image. We're headed toward the same fullness of Glory! That's why Jesus died for us. That's why He was raised again - so He could bring many sons unto Glory! (Heb. 2:10).

Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God." But praise God, Jesus took our sin and bore the penalty of it. Therefore we can know the Glory. We can partake of the Glory. We can let it permeate our lives and change everything! Get in on it. Get an understanding of it. Walk in the Glory!

Speak the Word: I am determined to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection. (Phil. 3:10)

For Further Study: Romans 6:3-4

Daily Scripture Reading: Joshua 9-10; Acts 20

Source: Pursuit of His Presence by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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