Stephen said, “Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran” (Acts 7:2).
God is not just a God, but He is the God. This scripture tells us that He is the God of Glory. If You are the God of Glory, it means that You are the God who has control of the glory. The glory is overseen by, controlled by, possessed by, and owned by the God of Glory.
God is saying in His Word that He is the God of Glory. He is not just another God. There is no other.
Chavod is the Hebrew word for glory. It means weightiness that is substantial, that is heavy; glory and honor; splendor; power; wealth; authority; magnificence; fame; dignity; riches and excellency. These are all part of the Hebrew word that means glory. When we think of God, we need to understand that God is weighted down with these things.
When a king walks into the courtyard and someone says, “Here comes the king in all of his glory,” that means the king is coming with all of his authority, all of his power, with his crowns, with his jewels. He has people walk beside him and behind him carrying his possessions. He is weighted down. He is heavy with riches, substantially heavy. He’s heavy with honor. He’s heavy with splendor. He’s heavy with power.
We must understand that God is the God of power. In Acts 1:8 Jesus said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” He said that because the power comes from God. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God that comes from the glory.
When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, there is power — dunamis power — that is present in you. Dunamis is the same root word the word dynamite comes from. The power on the inside of you, when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, is not available from any other source. That power is not just some little finger fireworks; we’re talking about power beyond anything you can think or imagine.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church” (Ephesians 3:20,21).
According to Scripture the same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you when you are filled with the Holy Spirit.
“If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).
What type of power does it take for God to raise the dead or to create a universe by speaking it into existence? If we could only understand and grasp the power of God, then we would also understand and grasp that the little problems we have are nothing compared to what God can do. Solving our problems does not drain His power. Our problems are nothing to God as far as the energy needed to solve them.
He can solve my problems and your problems at the same time. When I pray and say, “Father, I bring my petition before you,” God doesn’t say to me, “Get in line. I’m already dealing with someone else. The spiritual Internet is busy right now. We’ll get to you when we can.” That’s not the way God works. God is the God of Glory and glory is heaviness with unlimited power, abilities, and riches, and overflowing to those who will receive it.