This morning, I had the honor to preach at Empowered Life Church in Medford, Oregon pastored by Ivan and Erica Roman. Ivan was out of town ministering and asked me to speak in his absence.
As worship began, Erica quoted Ruth Heflin by saying, ““Praise until the worship comes. Worship until the glory comes. Then stand in the glory.” I was struck deep in my heart when Erica spoke those words. All through worship, I could not shake the reality and importance of that single sentence.
Don’t stop at praise in your corporate gatherings. Move from praise into the depths of worship and from that place of worship welcome the glory. This transaction can happen immediately or it can take time. No matter when it comes, wait for it. It is the goal of your gathering. It is after the glory is experienced where sermons step into supernatural dimensions, where dead things come back to life and where sickness has to flee.