kylieeesue asked: Unka Glen! Have you heard of glory clouds? Like, when gold dust falls during worship services? I have never seen it in person and was basically wondering if it was legit? It seems kinda cool but I don’t want to get caught up in it if it’s not biblical. Can you give some insight? Thanks!
Unka Glen answered: Each of us has an internal part of our brain that scientists call our “B.S. Detector”. Now you’re going to want to make sure you have that switched to “on” at all times as a Christian. Is this Biblical? Nope. Is it legit? I have no idea. Could it be fake? After more than two decades of working with criminals, I can assure you that anything can be faked.
I could give you a ton of egg-headed theology to tell you how to interpret stuff like this, but the problem there is, we all have the sense that if an egg-headed theologian encountered the miraculously re-animated corpse of the Apostle Paul, he wouldn’t even begin to recognize what he was dealing with.
So I’m gonna give you a simple principle you can apply to all these situations. Ask yourself: what is this miracle FOR? What is it that God is trying to accomplish? If I tell you that gold dust falls from the roof of my church, am I bringing glory to God, or to myself? Does this inspire you to go to church, or just MY church?
If you found that you had the gift of healing, would you go straight to a church and have them put you on stage? Or would you drive straight to the hospital? Jesus, as you know, often performed miracles on the down low, and more than once was urged to make himself more famous in the process. He declined.
The still unanimated Apostle Paul gives us an insight on why that was. Paul says that God’s plan to use miracles to bring glory to his name is clear. God gives glory to his name by picking the worst sinner He can find, and showing that person love and forgiveness, and raising them up in righteousness.
Paul said, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.” 1 Timothy 1:15b-16
I have seen this miracle. The miracle of transformation. And I’ll bet you’ve seen it in your life. You used to be different, but now you’ve changed. You still aren’t perfect, yes, but you aren’t who you used to be. THAT is the biggest miracle I know. I see the fingerprints of God Himself in every transformed life I deal with down at the jailhouse, or out on that street corner.
No other miracle I’ve ever heard of compares to that.
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- clementchenmusicredirect said: What if the ‘for’ is as simple an answer as to enjoy Him, His love, & His glory? I’ve personally had gold dust on my hands and not a clue what it exactly meant. It did however result in a transformation of my understanding of God’s ‘Daddy’ love.
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