Release GloryDo you have a person or circumstance in your life that is causing you aggravation? Perhaps it is the attitude or action of someone that irritates you. It may even be a small thing, but it is a source of frustration.

Sometimes, we are tolerating things that we shouldn’t be—and it is right to be honest, confront and deal with those issues. However, there are times God allows aggravations in our lives because He has a greater purpose.

I believe God wants to show you the potential for His glory in that situation that has been causing you ongoing irritation, annoyance or even grief.


The Oyster and the Pearl

Recently the Holy Spirit reminded me of the oyster and the pearl.

The pearl doesn’t start out as something glorious. It begins as a foreign object—a fragment of shell, or even a parasite—that is invasive to the oyster. In order to protect itself, the oyster systematically coats the invader with layers of nacre, known as ‘mother of pearl.’ [1]

Eventually, that which is a constant irritation becomes an object of great worth and beauty.

The pearl has become a metaphor for something of high price, rare and beautiful. Jesus used the pearl as a metaphor in two parables. (Matt 7:6, Matt 13:45-46)


Stay Soft and Release God’s Glory into that Situation

Many people, in order to stop the pain, harden themselves against the source of an aggravation. They close their hearts or become critical and judgmental towards that which is causing frustration.

However, the oyster feels the irritation in its soft tissue.

Your Father says, ‘Stay soft and vulnerable before Me! Allow yourself to feel the irritation and welcome it as a reminder. Release my Presence and glory over that thing that is causing you aggravation.’

When we do that, we are like the oyster. We are releasing the glory of God over that which has been painful. We are participating in Heavenly transformation.

**Unlike the oyster, however, we are not acting to defend ourselves. God Himself is the only defense we need. ‘But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.’ (Psalm 3:3)


Release Forgiveness

The oyster begins to coat the object that is causing irritation with a mineral substance known as nacre. Eventually that thing which was a cause of aggravation has a beautiful coating on it.

‘Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.’ (Col 3:13)

Has a person been a source of aggravation or ongoing hurt? Release glory, release the Presence of God through forgiveness.

Any time you are reminded of the pain, continue to maintain an attitude of forgiveness.


Release Blessing and Prayer.

Speak blessing towards that issue, or that person who is aggravating you. The root words of the Greek word for blessing, eulogeo, means to speak well of. [2]

Jesus said, ‘…bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.’ (Luke 6:28)

Turn ongoing irritation into a reminder to pray for that person or situation.

When you pray, you are releasing the glory of God, you are releasing His power. You are participating in Divine transformation.


An Opportunity to grow in Christ-likeness

Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies and do good to them. This is an opportunity for you to be like Me. You can reflect the nature of your Father in Heaven.’ (Luke 6:35-36)

Then He says, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:37-38)

Jesus’ promise of Heavenly overflow was made in the context of forgiveness and releasing others from condemnation.

When we release forgiveness, when we bless and pray in the face of frustration and hurt, God looks at our hearts and He sees something of great value. He sees someone He can entrust with His Kingdom and His power.


Forgiveness is Powerful

When our lifestyle is one of releasing goodness, forgiveness and blessing, then in our extremity we will do what come naturally.

Stephen, at his moment of martyrdom, asked God to forgive those who stoned him. ‘Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”’ (Acts 7:60)

In that moment Stephen stood as an intercessor before God, standing in the gap for those who were against him. (Ezek 22:30)

At the time of his greatest need, Stephen cried out for God’s mercy on his killers. He released the glory of God over his persecutors. A young man named Saul was in the crowd approving of the stoning that day. Later, Jesus appeared to Saul and called him to follow him—Saul became the Apostle Paul.

Make the choice to release the glory of God over that pain, that problem or that person. Your attitudes, words and actions will result in the Holy Spirit transforming that situation into a pearl—a prize of eternal value.


Notes:

[1] See http://www.livescience.com/32289-how-do-oysters-make-pearls.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl

[2] Strongs G2127, G2095, G3056


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40 thoughts on “Release Glory Over That Source of Aggravation (Prophetic Insight)”

  1. Thanks for this article “Release Glory over that Situation of aggravation”, there are so many areas to apply it in my life.

  2. Hi Helen,
    I just want to thank you for all your teachings and messages,they have been quite useful to me. It’s not always easy to get access to information for free.
    I prophesy that the Holy Spirit will continue to bless you with continues fresh anointing of wisdom and understanding and may all your needs be met. In Jesus name. Amen

  3. Hi Helen,
    Great teaching.
    My Lord and my God, I release your Glory over my debt and pray for your forgiveness for not stewarding my financial resources better. Release me from the guilt I feel for the negative impact this debt is having on being able to provide for my family. Teach me your ways O Lord that I may better steward all the resources you entrust to me.
    In Jesus Name, AMEN

    1. Amen, Simon! I truly believe this is a new day for you.
      My husband posted a quote this morning which your prayer brought to mind… “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

  4. I was very encouraged.
    I have been ongoingly forgiving the man who broke my heart and cancelled our wedding leaving for another woman despite being a leader and Christian. After waiting 6 years without dating for a husband this really hurt me. I need to forgive Robert and continue to allow God to strengthen me in my pain. When I’m weak, God is strong.
    Please pray for me. I lost the man I love. My Grandfather and my son, my only child all in 2 years. I’m very broken and sad but I know God loves me. Gods close to broken hearted people everywhere.
    Thank you.
    Danielle

    1. Hi Danielle, you have been through a lot…and yet your heart is still towards God and releasing forgiveness. You are an example to many and the Father delights in your heart. I do pray today for you to know His strength and joy. Jesus is all in all to you. May you experience a powerful restoration in the area of family and relationships. God has more up ahead for you.

      1. Thank you so much Helen.
        Yes my heart is still towards God. I love Him so much.
        I am still navigating what this season means and why God brought me here. I don’t understand any of it really although I keep trusting God will help me.
        Continued levels of faith and trust. Learning to be still is the hardest. Especially when it’s one day at a time without an answer to all my questions.
        Be still know I am God is very real to me. All I know is God is good and He continues to be faithful.
        Thank you for encouraging me.
        I want more. I hope that answers to my prayers will come to life.
        Much Love in Jesus.
        Bless you.xxoo

  5. Francis Livimbo

    Help me in your prayers i need God in my ministry.that is great teaching to my life

    1. Hi Francis, praying for you today for a greater sense of God’s empowering in your ministry. Bless you.

  6. Please pray for my marriage and my husband (Wayne Kenneth Moore). He has become very aggravate and mean to me and our child. I have forgiven him but he resistant to God word and I cant understand because we prayer together about everything.

    1. Hi Doreen, I’m sorry to hear about your tough situation. Praying that you experience breakthrough in your family situation and the ministry of the Holy Spirit to you all.

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