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.


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[2] Strongs G2127, G2095, G3056

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The prophecy was awesome. It has helped me thank you. I have a co worker angry at me abusing my character. There needs to be some healing & forgiveness on her part . Daily she is damaging in my work place.
    My character

    1. That’s a tough situation, Mari. Believing with you for it to turn around as you minister in the opposite spirit

  4. Annaline Forster

    Good Afternoon Lady Of God,please give me some advise as i am feeling so lost and confused,in Church services i see angels spiritually descending, i feel their presence as well, i dream a lot but i will name a few, once the Lord had taken me to Heaven, i actually felt my spirit leave and return, i see things before they happen, i sometimes hear my name being called out 3 times in a familiar voice when im revived with the Holy Spirit, i sometimes have visitations whilst awake from the Lord, with vibrations all over my body i do however always go back to the Bible to confirm what the Lord has told me, at times when i read the Bible certain words will jump around and later i will realise, that was the answer im looking for, one night the Lord visited me and something was put into my right hand, it has never being the same again, i now get a sensation in my hand whenever i watch a man of God healing people, sometimes whilst praying angels will come down and anoint me with olive oil spiritually, sometimes something will just raise my hands up in worship, at times when i look at graphic pictures i start shaking and choking, when i pray in tongues the Holy Spirit fills my home with his presence, there so much to tell but i will stop there, please advice me as to what to do because im even afraid to attend Church after the Lord showed me snakes in my Church trying to attack me but i thank God because in the vision when i turned to look at these massive snakes they became small and ran away.God Bless You For Your Good Works.

    1. Hi Annaline, your question reminds me that no matter how profound an experience is, it is still subject to being weighed up, and having wise spiritual oversight is the best way for that to take place.
      It sounds like you have had many wonderful experiences from God.
      But always check the fruit of any experience you have (or conclusion you draw from it). If the fruit is fear, something is not right. If it is to hold back from going to church, something is not right there, too…I pray that you will continue to gain wisdom going forward. Don’t hold back from going to church, if the leaders are Godly, people are being drawn to Jesus, embrace it and don’t allow any experience to hold you back from God’s will for you. Find an avenue of wisdom, oversight, to help you weigh up every prophetic experience you have.

  5. Please pray for me. I am fifty-nine years old and I am waiting on God for that special life mate partner. I took care of my mother for eighteen years until she passed away seven years ago. I thought God would then have brought someone, but hasn’t. I am growing weary in waiting and looking forward to the “season of gladness” of when God will bring that person to me. It’s very hard and I get lonely living in this big house. Would you pray that God would send him soon and that we would have a “divine connection”? I hear so many people say,… “he’s right around the corner”. That corner has been LONG AND WINDING. I hope the end is near and that person will manifest….SOON!!! Thank you for praying. If you have a prophetic word or word of knowledge for me would you seek the Lord in giving it to me? Thank you.

    1. Hello Andrea, I hear from many people who have waited for prophecies to come to pass, especially concerning a life partner, and I know it can be difficult when the waiting is prolonged.
      You may find some helpful thoughts about unfulfilled prophecy here
      We don’t give prophecies or dream interpretations online, but I suggest you pray and journal about what God may be saying to you.
      I pray that you will have a sense of the joy of the Spirit being released from your innermost being. May Jesus be your joy and delight. You are richly blessed!

  6. I am here in this place of this ministry topic. I pray for this person and the more I pray, the situation seems worse. I have no hope of how it will turn out. The situation keeps going into an habitual rematch that is insane to me. I am thankful for you letting the Lord fill you with such teaching.


    1. Hi Tomeika,
      Praying for you today, that you will be strengthened in your faith and also for your breakthrough. Your prayers are making a difference

  7. I have this problem of my wife who left me six years ago for reasons known to her, I have tried yo forgive her but she appears in dreams. I have prayed about it but it is now getting more aggravating. She now appears in my dreams nearly everyday and I don’t like like her anymore, this makes more angry. I have forgiven, I don’t think of her but she’s polluting my dreamlife. Im not yet married but I have discovered if I have a relationship she increases her appearances.

    It appears shes trying to control me, how can I forgive when I m in such a situation

  8. As with most of your blog posts this word was very timely for me. I was just thinking of a hurt and asking God how I should deal with it when I decided to read this post. I absolutely love the oyster and pearl analogy.
    Helen, I am extremely grateful to you for your obedience in sharing with others. I not only enjoy your blog but am blessed by it each and every time. Often times its as if I can hear you reading the words to me. They touch my heart. You are a treasure. Lord bless you.

  9. Ugh. That’s a good word. Trying to figure out what that can look like in the midst of what we are going through. We have been deeply hurt by our church leadership. Blindsided, accused of things we did not do and berated.
    We were left wondering what in the world happened and why were we accused of things we did not do, and by people who we respected and did everything we could do to be submissive to our leadership. Then lies were told about us to others.
    The Holy Spirit has been working, but as time goes by, we are left without a church, people are hurt, and it makes me nervous to pour our hearts and time into somewhere else.
    I feel like we’re in limbo waiting on something to happen and I’d love to just move on, but I don’t want to minister from hurt or bring it anywhere else. I also don’t feel like God has released us from this situation quite yet and that this has been going on there a while and its time to do something about it. This is new for us, and for our little group of warriors. We are waiting and have fasted, prayed and are continuing to pray, because we don’t want to do anything that God doesn’t want done. It’s His timing and His Will to be done.
    This waiting though….its painful.

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