Psalm 115: 1“Not to us, Adonai, not to us, but to your name give glory, because of your grace and truth.”
Isaiah 43:7“’everyone who bears my name, whom I created for my glory — I formed him, yes, I made him.’”
Psalm 113:4“Adonai is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens.”
Ephesians 2:6“That is, God raised us up with the Messiah Yeshua and seated us with him in heaven,”
Psalm 84:11“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
John 17:5“Now, Father, glorify me alongside yourself. Give me the same glory I had with you before the world existed.”
John 17:22“The glory which you have given to me, I have given to them; so that they may be one, just as we are one”
Glory is often defined as “Public Praise”, as it is written what is done in secret unto the Lord God, He rewards openly (publicly). The Lord God gave glory (Public Praise) to our Lord Jesus Christ at His baptism and during the Transfiguration when He said “This is my beloved Son, in whom I Am well pleased”. The Glory of The Father fell on our Lord Jesus, the Baptism Glory for His Ministry and the Transfiguration Glory for His Death; both providing for His Glory to the Father. One can say we receive God’s Glory to give Him Glory.
I have struggled with the saying “That we seek His face and eat from His hands”. I understood that seeking His face meant seeking His Will which is eternally perfect, but eating from His hands in this world was quite confusing to me. How would I know when I am eating from His Hands? What are the principles that guide eating from His hands? Then I often heard those who visited Heaven say that the Elders and Prophets always told them “The Glory, The Glory, The Glory”, as saying that victory lay in “The Glory”. Then I heard that Golden eagles chase after rats, rodents and snakes while the White eagles eat directly from God’s hands; this is to say earthed believers (Golden Eagles) eat from the ways of world (Indirectly) while other believers (White Eagles) who sit in heavenly places at the right-hand of the Father eat directly from The Father’s hand.
For reference regarding the Golden and White Eagles, See YouTube audio book of “The Priestly Bride by Anna Roundtree” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bb-Eu5pOtI .
The Bible says that what God reveals to us is something He wants to us have, and cherishes with utmost love that we eat from His hands. In my heart, I said “Lord teach me to eat from your hands”. The Glory, The Glory, The Glory kept resounding in my head; these Elders around the throne, the Prophets and great witnesses of Heaven were trying to communicate something deep and profound to us.
The simplicity of God’s words to me on “the Glory” was astounding. Everything we do, say and think is sacrifice. When we sacrifice to men, we seek glory from men and eat from man’s hands. When we sacrifice to God, we give Him all the glory and receive Glory only from The Father; this is eating from His hands. No other Glory can satisfy, but the Glory from The Father in Heaven, which provides for our ministry to Him and for all that we need as He had lain down since the beginning of time that we should have for our sojourn on earth. This Glory is spoken in Heaven and can only be heard or received by those seated at the right-hand of the Father in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit; at the Baptism of Christ the Holy Spirit manifested as a Dove and in The Transfiguration as a Cloud.
As all we do, say and think is a sacrifice. We must always ask ourselves “To whom is this sacrifice?”, “To men, myself or God?”, “Can God accept this sacrifice through His Word?” , and “To whom does the Praise go?”
In all things we must seek only the praise of and from God, Only His praise, this is how we eat from His hands; The Glory He gives us is our provision and sustenance; He packages victory, provision and Sustenance in His Glory. Any praise men give us as measure of our strength or talent is a curse, only The Holy Father in Heaven is worthy of Praise and Honor; He gives Glory freely to those who honor Him.
The greatest prayers we pray are prayed through Tongues. I often wondered why when I had the interpretation of these Tongues, it was always praise to God. Then I understand that the greatest prayer is praise, praise draws the glory, when the glory falls all things become whole. Spoken prayers take care of particular needs or intersessions, praise through Tongues makes all things whole; “whole” meaning known, unknown needs without dependency on time.
“Only those who qualify to receive Glory from The Heavenly Father can eat from His hands; He shares His Glory with those who give Him all Glory, for they are one with Him and His Son, and all that is His is theirs”