The majesty of God speaks to us of His glory, honor, beauty, grandeur, and excellence in form and appearance. In this He request of His people, with a willing heart to impart, that we might adorn ourselves in such a manner. Job 40:10 states, “Then adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and array yourself with glory and beauty.” Are there a people who are willing to become such a people? A people become His glory as they pursue God’s own heart with a desire to adorn themselves in this manner, putting on His nature. Is there a people whose hearts are like King David, that are willing to place God’s will above all else? Acts 13:22 describes such a life-style being manifested, “And when He [God] had removed him [King Saul], He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will”. The word “will” comes from the Hebrew word “THELEMA” being used “objectively of that which is willed, designed, or desired and subjectively of the emotion of being desirous.” Thus, David, even as a remnant people in our day, have been willed and designed by God to be put upon with God’s glory and splendor, His beauty and majesty.
In the beginning, God’s purpose and promise was that man would have dominion over God’s creation. In this place of dominion, man was to rule in the majesty and glory of God, but in man’s fall, he separated from God and fell asleep (died) to such a place of splendor. Therefore, man became a vessel who could not remember who he really is. In falling asleep, a spiritual death, man became lost in himself and his own desires, which pushed God aside. However, even as God had promised, He approached Abram with this promise. Gen. 12:1-3, “Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Is this same request not valid to a chosen people of today, to separate from a fallen existence that we might become God’s blessing? From the time Abram left his father’s house, God began the awakening process to enlighten him and his offspring even until today, so that they might know who they really are in God. Gal. 3:13-14, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree), that the blessings of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”. This awakening, our inheritance, begins with our being born again and becoming new creatures in Christ Jesus. Arrayed in God’s beauty and glory speaks of prospering spiritually, emotionally and physically. (Read Rom. 4:1-25).
This awakening is man’s reinstatement—through redemption—to a relationship with God by faith. God’s reinstatement is also to recover man’s reign in life, to walk the pathway of faith unto the nature of God. Rom. 5:17, “For if by, the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.” Thus, through Abraham and his offspring God would eventually reestablish His kingdom’s rule in all the earth, the result of His new covenant. This reestablished kingdom comes into being through faith in God and not by religious works. Rom. 4:13, “For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”
Faith walkers are those who, crucified with Christ they now live because of the Christ that is within them. In this place, the sovereign power of God is at work according to His will and purpose. There is no one else liken to God, for His glory fills the universe. The kingdom belongs to God, yet He gives the needed resources to men that they might administrate that kingdom. Let us know that everything that exists is from God and we can only administrate it righteously from God’s hand. Know that God is the fountainhead of all life and power, but it is man whom God appoints heir for its management. Psalms 8:6 makes this declaration, “You [God] have made him [man and the son of man] to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet [Christ and His body]”. Thus, while the universe and the heavens are God’s, He has delegated the stewardship of earth’s affairs to humanity. Psalms 115:16, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men”.
With man being the keepers of the earth, the invitation stands to rule as Gods designated keepers. Before we can attain to this high degree of honor though, we must adorn ourselves with majesty and splendor; we must array ourselves with God’s glory and beauty. Psalms 8:5, “For you [God] have made him [man and son of man] a little lower than the angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honor.” “Honor” meaning “splendor, glory, adornment, magnificence, and beauty.” This verb speaks of the splendor that belongs to God, to His creation, to His kingdom, and to man made in God’s image. In God’s image, man has a responsibility that the rest of creation does not have and therefore holds a critical role in the affairs of the earth. Man should never be satisfied to dwell on a mere lower level of creaturely existence, but should strive to live continually at the highest and fullest level of God’s divine purpose. God designed for man a nobler destiny than creation itself could ever bestow upon him. In this, man should know that the world stands or falls based on the actions and stewardship of humanity. What has man done with the part of creation God has placed in his hands?
Because of this responsibility and accountability, God is even now raising up a company of first fruits people, a remnant of called ones, to be administrators over God’s kingdom. The pre-requisite to establishing this kingdom is repentance. Let us consider the condition of this world. It stands in darkness as spiritual darkness (ignorance of God’s ways) abounds on ever side with this question, why. Where is the light (enlightened spiritual knowledge) of God’s glory that dispels the darkness? The Christian community, like Job, stands in a place wherein change is necessary and required. This Christian community has related to God in much the same way as Job, with the hearing of the ears as others speak as to what they think God might do and say. They follow traditions and man made rules instead of truly knowing God, a God that desires intimacy with His offspring. In this position, they are in a place of not knowing God, but only about Him. Meanwhile God’s call to a people is going forth with the invitation, to come to the top of the mountain and get to know Him.
In this place of intimacy, God’s people began to see Him as He is and just as Job confesses, “Now my eyes see Him!” Thus, according to the previously mentioned prerequisite (repentance), we see a need for a people to enter into repentance so they may know Him in complete restoration. This restoration adorns this people with God’s majesty. Job 42:1-6, “Then Job answered the Lord and said: I know that you can do everything, and that no purpose of yours can be withheld from you. You asked who is this who hides counsel without knowledge. Therefore, I have uttered what I did not understand, things to wonderful for me, which I did not know. Listen, please, and let me speak; you said, I will question you, and you shall answer me. I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Can we not recognize that a simple hearing about God is not enough? Intimacy and a personal encounter with God enable men to perceive and get to know Him for themselves. Herein we began to know who we are in Him and become those white robed saints that dress accordingly, a dressing of God’s splendor, beauty, glory, and majesty.
In this, we can see the need. It is evident that people have drifted afar from the glorious covering God imparted to the early church. In this the accuser of God’s people stands to accuse them, but God has stood up in this time and season to rebuke the accuser as God births forth a remnant of people to be purified and stand upon their feet before God and creation. These are those who standing firm; knowing that the blood of Jesus cleanses them as He makes each vessel free. Thus, God’s Priest/King Company is coming forth. The kingdom of God is even now established, and manifesting before the eyes of the creation that God has placed within the hands of man. Zechariah 3:1-5, “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and the Accuser standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the Lord said to the Accuser, the Lord rebukes you, Accuser! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem [true church] rebukes you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And to him He said, See I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes. And I said; Let them put a clean turban on his head. So they put a clean turban of his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the Lord stood by.” Thus, we see a priest company coming forth dressed in glory and beauty, majesty and splendor, having the mind of Christ placed upon them. Is this not a people dressed before the Lord and presented before the nations? Thus, a people arrayed with the majesty of God.