You don’t have to catch up to the Father completely just yet to experience his Glory, or to have what you hoped for; but you do have to draw him in nearer to you to experience the effect of him. Anyway, we couldn’t handle the Father in his full presence anyway, it would just be to much for us to bear. The enemy wants us to believe that we have to be exactly on point in order to receive the Glory, or the things hoped for from the Father. That’s not the way that I would treat my sons and daughters: you mean you can’t receive from me unless you are always perfect for me. I know that I always try to be as good of a father as I can be, but the Father in heaven, he doesn’t have to try to be as good of a Father as he can be: He is already as great of a Father as any human father couldn’t be, no matter how hard one would sincerely try to be. And even Moses, who did find grace in God’s sight, and God knew him by name, could only get so close to the Glory of God: Exodus 33:18-23, “And he (Moses) said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19) And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20) And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21) And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cliff of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23) And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” There is a place near the Father that we can get to where his Glory passes by, where the Father will put us over near by him, and while his glory passes by, we can be more than enough in his presence, to where we can receive what we hoped for. We just have to let the Father Put us over in that place near by him, and let his Glory do what it does when it is near by.
Oh, I am so glad that you ask the question: what does happen to us, and for us when we draw the glory of the Father in nearer to us? Before I Bible you with the answer, just think about an extremely hot day when the Sun’s glory can be found near the place that you are. Let’s say that glory is drawing in nearer to you at temperatures of over 100 Fahrenheit for consecutive days: a person could cook an egg on the pavement with the heat from that glory. When you get nearer to the Glory of the Father, there will be things that you hoped for that will come to pass simply because of the effect that his Glory will have on them from drawing it nearer to the place where you are. I can remember spending the summer of 2012 in Fresno, Cali. That was the first place that I have ever run in where I could not go on. We were there for the summer doing work, and I was unaware of just how hot it got there: it only took me venturing out once to know that I needed to be put in a cliff away from the glory of the Sun in which I had drawn nearer to. I found out from the other runners that my cliff in Fresno would be showing up at the park before daylight with a flashlight to go out with the other runners. If you think that the Sun has ever reaching glory, just imagine how far the Glory of the Father can reach if you can just draw Him in nearer to you. Anyway, back to the question of what happens to us from just being nearer to the Glory, and place near to the Father. There are many examples in the Bible, but here is one of my favorites. No special occasion going on here, matter of fact, King David just looses it on God, and just leaves from being near to the place of God, and allow a totally unexpecting person to reap the benefits from the King’s anger. Hey, don’t let circumstances make you leave from your place once you have drawn nearer to the Glory of God to receive the thing that you hope for. In 2 Samuel 6:10-12, we can see how just being nearer to the place where God’s Glory is will just do what it does: it is no respecter of person. If you get nearer to the place where the Glory of God is, get ready for you and yours to be blessed: now that is what happens. And 2 Samuel 6:10-12 reads, “So David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite. 11) And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household. 12) And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.” So just because of the ark of God, and just because He is who he is, you will be blessed when you can find yourself drawing nearer to his Glory.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good!