Experiencing the Glory of God 5

The Importance of Unleashing Expectation

by Pastor John Hamel


I want to look at some verses of Scripture and stir you up concerning unleashing expectation for the Glory.  We cannot and must not try to control or dominate Holy God, telling Him how we want things to be.  But we can and we must expect Him to keep His written Word concerning His promised Glory.


“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” (Hosea 6:3)


“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” (Hosea 10:12)


“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” (Joel 2:23)


“And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.  The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.  The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:7-9)


“Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.” (Zechariah 10:1)


From these verses we clearly see that it is perfectly Scriptural for us to unleash expectation for the manifest Glory as God promised.  The Pastor, the Prophet, the Evangelist simply cannot pull the whole load for the congregation.  They need help and agreement from the congregation.  The congregation must unleash expectation for the Glory to be in manifestation.  My wife and I refer to unleashing expectation for the Glory as “pulling” on the Glory. 


New Testament Examples of Unleashing Expectation


“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:  For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.  But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” (Matthew 9:20-22)


It was up to this woman to unleash expectation for the healing Glory to come into her body.  It is up to us to unleash expectation for the healing Glory to come into our bodies. 


“And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.  And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? [Do you expect me to?] They said unto him, Yea, Lord.  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.  And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.  But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.” (Matthew 9:27-31)


Jesus told the blind men that they must first unleash expectation, using their own faith, if they wanted to see the healing Glory.  The same is true with each of us.


“And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;  And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.  He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.  And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming." 


"And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.  And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.  And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.  When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.  And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.  But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.  And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?  And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” (Mark 9:17-29)


Here again is another example of an individual first having to unleash expectation in order to see the power, the virtue, the Glory of God in manifestation. 


Read This Whole Passage. It'll Help You.


“Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.  [It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.]  Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.  When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.  Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.  When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. ...


“These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.  Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.  Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.  Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.  And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. ...


“Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.  Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.  But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.  Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. ... Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 


“When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit [Snort as a horse in fear or anger.  Angry over what Satan and sin had caused this family.], and was troubled [agitated].  And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.  Jesus wept.  Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!  And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?


“... Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.  Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.  Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? [He was telling her "... stay in faith or this isn't going to happen today!"] 


“Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.  And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.  And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.


“Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.  Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.” (John 11:1-45)


Jesus told Martha that if she would believe or unleash expectation, she would see the Glory of God actually raise her brother from the dead.  She did as Jesus instructed, unleashing expectation and Lazarus was raised up


This is the reason God wants to pour out the Glory, recovery, restoration, resurrection, repair, revival, salvation and wholeness.  God wills to do this in every realm of your existence. 


However, someone must first unleash expectation for the Glory.  Someone must “pull” on the Glory by telling God, “I believe You can.  I believe You will and I expect You to.  Respectfully.  In Jesus’ Name.”


PRAYER:  “Father, help me to use my faith like Martha and all those other people in the Bible did.  I want to cooperate with Your Glory.  I see now that it's not all up to You.  I am now ready to move with You, anytime, anywhere.  Whatever You want, I want.  You want me to unleash expectation for the Glory so that’s exactly what I’m going to start doing.  I am unleashing expectation for the Glory because I want to be pleasing to You first.  I want to have my needs met second.  In Jesus’ Name.”


Be blessed, as you expect ... John and Barbara Hamel



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