You will see God's Glory
- Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
Today I want to remind you of a powerful statement from Moses’ prayer. He said, “Lord, please show me Your glory” and to that God Almighty answers, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you”.
Moses’ prayer and the prayer of Jesus’ disciples when they were “severely threatened” not to speak in the Name of Jesus as recorded in Acts 4:23-31, were prayers that were crying out to God to show them His glory. This is our prayer too “Show your glory once more Lord.” And God says: “I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land” (Haggai 2:6). Is this your prayer? He will answer it.
God’s answer to Moses’ prayer: “I am going to put My name upon you. I am going to proclaim the name of the Lord upon you, for you to see my glory and survive”. Yes, we need the shield of God’s name, that’s why Jesus said, “Ask anything in My Name, I will do it” (John 14:14). We can approach God only in the Name of Jesus.
At a recently held meeting, a sister by the name Jeyasankari from Chennai gave her testimony before thousands of people which gave all glory to the Lord. Here is her testimony:
“In the year 2007, I was suffering from severe health issues. There was no healing in spite of receiving medical treatment. My health condition worsened as the days went by. When I went to the doctor again for diagnosis, I was told that I was in the last stages of cancer. I was shocked. Under the circumstances wherein I was not given many days to live, the doctors started me on radiation treatment. I lost all my hair due to this and I lost even my complexion and became thin. My body looked as though I was beaten up and my husband on seeing all of this left me and went away. At this juncture, unable to even walk, I tied a cloth on my head and came with great difficulty to the special meeting which was hosted by Dr. Paul Dhinakaran at Chennai. At the end of the meeting, I personally met Dr. Paul Dhinakaran and asked him to pray for my cancer to be healed. He at once placed his hand on my head and earnestly prayed in the Name of Jesus, ‘The Egyptian you see today, you will never see again. You will search for this disease and will not find it.’ At that time, I felt the glory of the Lord descending upon me. I returned home with excitement and hope. Miraculously, changes were taking place in my body. After a few days, I went back to the hospital for some tests and the report came back, ‘No trace of cancer’. The doctors were amazed! I received complete healing. Even my husband who had left me came back seeking me. We now live happily in our own house. We have become partners of all the facets in the ‘Jesus Calls’ Ministry and are regularly supporting this ministry. I am also serving as a prayer intercessor at the ‘Jesus Calls’ Prayer Tower".
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” (Mark 16:17, 18).
God says that He has given us His name, and He will proclaim His name on us. Every knee shall bow before the Name of Jesus and there is salvation for everyone in Jesus’ Name.
Many years ago my father was heartbroken due to many challenges and burdens he had to face as he was following the Lord. There was tremendous criticism. You know God allows it, so that you don’t depend on man but only on Jesus. People close to you may not understand you, but God allows it so that you will cling only to Jesus and see the glory of God in your life. This helps you to rise up from the natural to the supernatural walk with God. It is not the success of man’s standards that count, but the glory of God’s power operating in your life. He then lifts you up to that next level. In deep agony, my father cried out, “Lord, have you also forsaken me; are you also condemning me?” The Holy Spirit rose up within him, and Jesus came and said, “My son, come, let us go to heaven.” And he took him to heaven and showed him different parts of heaven. And then the Lord called an Angel, and he said, “On the way back show my son Dhinakaran, the kingdom of hell” and the Angel took my father to the kingdom of hell, of course, the demons could not see them. That’s the power of God. God is the God of the dead and the living. God has power over heaven and power over darkness. He says every knee on the earth, under the earth and in heavens shall bow before Jesus.
To his surprise, my father saw, that Satan/Lucifer also sits on the same kind of throne like the one on which the Almighty God sits. He is so beautiful to look at, and so sweet that he can entice anybody. Then the Angel showed him different departments in hell.
They were the departments of sickness, war, family problems, just like the governments have! And they are doing research on how to bring new troubles into the world! That’s why we have new diseases, new wars and new problems in families. They are manufactured in hell.
But then those heads, which were controlling each department, were terrible to look at, specially the demon of sickness. It was awkward and terrible. He saw the lake of fire and how the people cry. He saw a dark cliff under which people sit. Suddenly the sky opens, and they see heaven, they see the light of God and see their relatives in heaven and they cry gnashing their teeth, “Why did I miss heaven?” and the sky closes and there is gnashing of teeth in darkness.
Then the Angel brought my father back to the throne-room of Lucifer where all the spirits that were in control of different parts of the world, came and stood around Lucifer reporting to him about the national leaders, about the people of each country, and about the servants of God. Lucifer asked them, “Into which woman or man should I get in to take control of that nation. Who is the right person? What is lacking in that servant of God that I can touch and destroy a whole church, the whole ministry, community and the whole nation” and each demon gave its input. Yes, he needs only one person to get into, to take over a nation.
And the Angel suddenly said, “Now see the fun Dhinakaran," and he softly whispered “JESUS.” He just whispered the name of Jesus in hell. It echoed and spread across different departments of hell including the throne-room of Satan, and every demon started standing up, and Lucifer stood up and they all began to shriek and cry in one voice: has Jesus come back to destroy us and bind us forever?
The Angel smiled at my dad and said, “Just the whisper of the name of Jesus, makes the whole hell tremble. This name has been put upon your forehead Dhinakaran. Why are you afraid? Rise up! No weapon formed against you shall prosper. No man shall be able to stand before you. You have the great name of Jesus. You shall enjoy this glory.”
Thank God for the name of Jesus is upon you. Your name might be unknown: maybe people are fighting against your name; but thank God, the living name of Jesus is upon you. Praise him. You shall see his glory. People shall see His name in you and know the greatness of your God and you will do great things. Remember the promises of God: Ask anything in my name, I will show you my glory. Let not your heart be troubled.
God’s Goodness will pass before you
“I will make all my goodness pass before you.” (Exodus 33:19)
Yes, we are not consumed because His grace surrounds us and we get to see His glory.
God has a Place for you
And finally, God says to Moses,
“Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.” (Exodus 33:21)
He prays for us, He prays for us with groaning (Romans 8:26). He says, “ My son Paul, come and stand by my side; I don’t want you to do anything else, just let me pray for you, let me pray for you, let me pray for you”.
You may say: "There is nobody to pray with me, nobody to pity me, there is nobody to understand me”. My friend, the Lord says “Come and stand with me. That’s all. Just surrender yourself to do my will in this world, I will do the rest. I will keep praying, and you will see my glory.”
Yes, Jesus wants us to be with Him, listen to Him and walk according to His plan (Jeremiah 29:11). Since the Lord loves us so much that He desires that we should be with Him, do not allow depressing thoughts to build up in your mind. Then you will see His glory.
“Where I am, there My servant also will be.” (John 12:26)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12)
When you hear His voice, saying: “Do it, take up this job, marry this person; speak this word to your family; speak this word to that person” just do it and the Lord will hear your prayers and you will see the glory of God.
In 1992, we had the first campaign in New Delhi. It was a glorious campaign and the government gave us permission to conduct it in the centre of the city. It was amazing! On the first day my father spoke, and the second day he said, “Paul, God says that you should speak tonight.” I trembled in my shoes because government ministers and other officials would be there. And behold at 3 pm I got a terrible headache and stomach pain. I began to shudder with pain and raging fever. I called my dad from my room, and I said, “I can’t move. Please daddy, you preach tonight.” He said "nothing doing whether you tremble or shiver, God has spoken that you are going to preach. Better obey God!” and he put down the phone. I used to tremble before my dad and I didn’t know what to do. At 6 pm I was still wriggling with pain. None of the medicines worked. But still I said, “Lord, you have spoken and my father has spoken. I have to obey you and I have to obey my dad.”
With all the pain, without knowing what I was going to preach, in that most intellectual setting with nearly fifty thousand people there, I just got into the car, struggling, shivering and as the car went near the platform, and as I was climbing the platform, the refreshing came upon me. It was truly the glory of God. Within a moment all my fetters were gone! As I went to the platform, the Holy Spirit showed me, John 14:27. He said: “Preach about my peace.” And as I was speaking, the Holy Spirit was giving me the verses, the thoughts, the instances and the songs. That’s the first time I experienced the Holy Spirit doing everything. He said, “You need not do anything. I will pray through you, and you will see My glory.” And that night we witnessed the greatest of miracles.
When we are weak, then God’s power operates. Our weakness cannot limit God’s power. And I saw the deaf hear, the blind see and so many testimonies. And finally a distinguished lady came to the platform. She was not a Christian.
She said, “I had back pain for more than twenty years and somebody told me if I go to that meeting I will be healed. So I came to the meeting and sat in the last row. I didn’t know anything about Jesus; I didn’t know what was going to happen. But this man as he stood up to speak, suddenly a bright light appeared where he was. He disappeared, and a beautiful person clad in white appeared in his place. And I saw rays of light coming from him and hitting me. I couldn’t bear it. I soared and fell down. I got up just now and saw people walking away. And I heard somebody calling me from that same place, and drawing me to the same platform. And see I am totally free! My back pain is gone, and I have great peace in my heart. I saw Jesus right here!”
Take courage, my friend, the Lord can work through you too if you will surrender to His will and obey. “You will see the glory of God” (John 11:40) revealed through you to those around, in spite of your weakness, pain and shortcomings.