THE SHEKINAH GLORY OF JESUS CHRIST WAS SHOWN TO JOHN AS THE BOOK OF REVELATION WAS UNVEILED. This is how the Father begins the Divine disclosure of our future. The Book of Revelation is one Heavenly Drama after another, so that John could prophesy God’s majestic plan. The breathtaking manner used in this last great revelation is perfect. A person must be spiritually blind to miss these great truths. What a person sees is many times more clearly understood than what they hear. Our Heavenly Father wanted His earthly family to live in hope and excitement as His purpose for us. The Book Of Revelation is the Masterpiece of Truth about the End of the Church’s Dispensation.

At the very beginning of these visions the Father reveals the glorified sacrifice and exalted position of His Son in His Church. There can be no question of Whom this drama is revealing to us. It is The “Revelation Of Jesus Christ.” This great masterpiece is from the Father, but the Father identifies His Son as His absolute sovereign authority in every majestic scene. The Father has given all authority and power to His Son and His Son holds center stage until this entire plan is executed. The Father, by John, said, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood…” (Revelation 1:5)

Without the omnipotent power of this exalted Redeemer, the scenes of this Book would be impossible. Knowing that, our God has given all power in heaven and earth to Jesus Christ which guarantees a perfect fulfillment. Nothing can fail because He cannot fail. He created this universe and is the Lord of Sabaoth (The Host Of Angels). His foot is on Satan’s neck and the final moment of total redemption is written in this Book of Apocalypse. Satan does not have the power or authority to resist.

John does not just hear the words about His glory but sees it in a manifestation like Moses saw in the Tabernacle or what Solomon saw in the Golden Temple. As this Shekinah is revealed, John is on his face like a dead man. The word Shekinah has been raped today by the New Age world and religious confusion. It’s nothing but an esoteric deception when the world and religious deceivers try to imitate it for their own gain.

“Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary,” describes this word beautifully. “Shekinah: (Hebrew, shekhinah, dwelling of God), a word, though not occurring in the Bible, that is employed by some Jews and by Christians to describe the visible presence of Jehovah. It is alluded to in such places as Isaiah 60:2, by the phrase “his glory” and in Romans 9:4 by the phrase “the glory.” Moses calls this the “cloud”, in Exodus 14:19. It’s first appearance occurred for a twofold purpose when Israel was being led by Moses out of Egypt. It hid the Israelites from the pursuing Egyptians and lighted the way at night for Israel (Exodus 13:21; 14:19-20). To the Egyptians it was a cloud of darkness, but to Israel a cloud of light. It later covered Sinai when God spoke with Moses (Exodus 24:15-18), filled the tabernacle, (Exodus 40:34:35), guided Israel, (Exodus 40:36-38) filled Solomon’s temple, (II Chronicles 7:1) and was frequently seen in connection with Christ’s ministry in the New Testament (Matthew 17:5; Acts 1:9).” (ZPBD, Seventh edition, 1967, page 782) The real truth of God’s Shekinah is overwhelming while the fake is dangerous.

This word, “Shekinah,” is a word to express “The manifest presence of the Father, the Son or the Holy Spirit.” Moses’ face was so brilliant when he had seen this Shekinah of God that it had to be covered in the presence of his fellow Jews. At Pentecost the Manifest Presence was in a sound from heaven like a mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire sitting on every one of them. When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain before three of His disciples this Shekinah was overwhelming. “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” (Matthew 17:1-2)

Now John the Beloved is about to see this manifest glory of the Lord. He said, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks…” (Revelation 1:10-12)

The location of this vision in the Book of Revelation was in the midst of the Seven Churches to whom He would write the seven last letters. John sees the passion of Christ for His Church by walking up and down in the midst of them. In every great revival which has awakened many to Christ, His presence has been either visibly felt or seen. This is not just a drama of what is to be that starts with Chapter Four. This is a picture of what is given presently to the Church dispensation. What a pitiful picture of the Church we are today. But the drama continues. “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” (Revelation 1:13)

This present Lord not only walks in the Church’s midst, but He is their High Priest. His appearance loudly proclaims His position to plead and represent our cause before our Father. It is not the priesthood of Moses but the priesthood of Melchisedec. John understood the marking of His Eternal Priesthood by His Priestly Attire. That Priestly Office has continued from that day until the present and will continue until He calls us to His literal Presence.

The “Ancient of Days” is a Biblical title of our Lord, and John sees this transcendent rendering of His Eternal Person. “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire…” (Revelation 1:14) This is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, who is, who was and who is to come. He is beyond human comprehension and John is speechless. Oh that men might tremble at the mention of His Name.

Even from His feet to His voice there is a picture of all His sovereign glory. He has walked the fiery altar of the Heavenly Temple and now to walk in His Church is to leave footprints of Holy Ghost fire. His voice has the sound of triumph and when He speaks it is like Heaven to the soul. Everything of His appearance is His picture of action intended in the House of God. Divine footprints and the voice of mastery are clearly two of man’s greatest expressions of authority. He is the Master of both.

The closing scene is to see His anointed ministers in His right hand and to see His words out of His mouth as the weapon of victory in the minister’s hands. We overcome by His Words and there is no substitute. “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” (Revelation 1:16) This is a testimony of the infallible Scripture and its authority to triumph over every power of evil.

As John beheld this celestial scene he falls on his face. John was truly a Holy man, sanctified and set apart and yet he was overcome with the Shekinah glory. This generation refuses this Book because their carnal lives cannot bear it. John spoke of himself. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, “Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:17-18)

The Lord of this majestic revelation is still available for His saints to enter the Holy of Holies. He invites us in this last generation to return to His glory with a life of total surrender. “But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious?” (II Corinthians 3:7-8) We must exalt this Matchless Christ and live in His Shekinah Glory until He is so visible that men tremble at the mere mention of His Name.

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  1. Some people object to the term “shekina” because it doesn’t occur in the Bible. But neither does “rapture” or “Trinity,” but the evidence is that they describe an actual event or true aspect of our one God respectively.

    As the article shows, the Bible provides many examples of the appearance of God’s Presence throughout history, including the time that lies ahead. I believe that the New Jerusalem will be aglow for all eternity by this very thing (Revelation 21:22-24).

    So, just because a specific word may not be in the Bible, this doesn’t mean what is being described is not scriptual.

  2. Great article!! Wow if only the church believed these truths would there be revival in the land. Keep them coming pastor! Lord Bless you and yours!

  3. [Please, anyone professing Godliness watch & get a revelation on the word shekinah thet Pastor Joe Chambers loves to use. This word is not found in the Bible, the english or the hebrew. It is to be found in the kaballa. Pastor knows this now but provokingly continues on his merry way. For all his good points, he is decieved,quite willingly so it appears. Please be careful

  4. The Shekinah was also present to guide the wise men from the East to Bethlehem after the birth of the Lord Jesus. This was no unusual stellar configuration or supernova, and no rare planetary conjunction. It was a literal and visible manifestation of the power of God as confirmed in His Word.

  5. Regarding Peter Romer’s comment on Shekinah…

    Let’s define a couple of words. Kabbalism & Esotericism.

    Kabbalism: Mystical Jewish teachings intermingled with teachings of gnosticism, Neoplatonism, magic and the occult. The Shekinah of the Rabbinical sages, as evolved by the Kabbalists, helps to maintain the possibility of human interaction with the Divine. The philosophical movement in Judaism in the late 11th Century created a huge abyss in the relationship between the Jew and his God. During this movement god began to be more and more omnipotent and less accessible. Many in the movement asserted that God in fact was unknowable and indifferent to his creations. God became an idea, an abstract concept. It is unknown whether or not Kabbalah was a reaction to philosophy or this philosophy was a reaction to Kabbalah, but Kabbalah was an answer to the widening of the abyss between Man and God by the Philosophical movement in Judaism.

    Esotericism: Esotericism or Esoterism signifies the holding of esoteric opinions or beliefs, that is, ideas preserved or understood by a small group or those specially initiated, or of rare or unusual interest. The term derives from the Greek (esôterikos), a compound of (esô): “within”, thus “pertaining to the more inward”, mystic. The term can also refer to the academic study of esoteric religious movements and philosophies, or more generally of alternative or marginalized religious movements or philosophies whose proponents distinguish their beliefs, practices, and experiences from mainstream institutionalized traditions.

    What is my point? Simply that just because someone “identifies” themselves with a certain term, does not qualify them to own, or dictate that term as they see fit. Nor does pointing out that someone who uses that term, or has interpreted that term to their own liking, corrupt any other uses of that same term.

    For instance: I can think of three “organizations” that claim to be “Christian”. One has six letters and starts with an “M”, one has 8 letters and starts with a “C” and has a leader whose title starts with a “P”, and a third which are commonly referred to as the JW’s. NONE of these hold traditional beliefs, and it is completely absurd to include these as followers of biblical Christianity. Raped would be a good word for what they have done to the scriptures.

    So commenting that the Kabbalists use the term Shekinah is hardly a condemnation of the word, or the concept with which it is used when properly interpreted. Shekinah is a derivitive of “Shakan” which *is* used in the original texts and translates from Strongs #7931 as:

    1. to settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside
    a. (Qal)
    1. to settle down to abide
    2. to abide, dwell, reside
    b. (Piel)
    1. to make settle down, establish
    2. to make or cause to dwell
    c. (Hiphil)
    1. to lay, place, set, establish, settle, fix
    2. to cause to dwell or abide

    As Ed Wood said: “…just because a specific word may not be in the Bible, this doesn’t mean what is being described is not scriptual.”


    Dear Joe Chambers,

    The reason why Jesus HAD TO LEAVE HIS GLORY OFF when he came to the earth and became human, was because id he HE SHOWED HIS GLORY, IT WOULD HAVE SCARED FOLKS AWAY. So he had to hide his glory, so he made himself look like a regular guy. He had to camoflage himself. Here is what Jesus is like, he is sort of like SUPER-MAN. At the Daily Planet Newspaper in Metropolis (NYC), Super-Man was in the Flesh and blood form as CLARK KENT. When danger arose and someone had to stop LEX LUTHER (SATAN), Clark Kent immediately went to a phone Booth and CHANGED HIMSELF INTO SUPER-MAN. Most of the people at the Daily Planet Newspaper office did not recognize Clark Kent as Superman. Jesus is just like that. NOW JESUS IS THE REAL SUPER-MAN. His first coming was like Clark Kent at the GOOD NEWS PAPER (BIBLE) OFFICE. Most of the people of Israel did not recognize Clark Kent (Jesus) as SUPER-MAN (Christ) in human form. When Jesus was TRANSFIGURED (about like Clark Kent going into phone booth to change into SUPER-MAN), it SCARED HIS DISCIPLES TO DEATH! Thare was the real Super-Man right there with them. So he changed back into his Clark Kent human form. Later when Jesus went to Jerusalem, the religious leaders did not recognize him as SUPER-MAN. So the crucified him. A few days later, he arose form the dead and walked out of that tomb as SUPER-MAN, and it SCARED THE ROMAN SOLDIERS TO DEATH. About 6 weeks after his resurrection, he left to go to his Father in Heaven. a little more than 6 decades later Jesus the real Super-Man came back to visit his last surviving apostle John. He came in his SUPER-MAN form instead of being like Clark Kent. He SCARED HIS DISCIPLE JOHN TO DEATH. So he put his hand upon him to tell him not to be afraid. When John saw him, his face was shining like a HIGH INTENSITY KLEIG LIGHT BULB. His eyes were as flames of fire (could his pupils be like LASERS? (Super-Man also sent laser beams out his eyes))? John said that his voice was like a trumpet or like many waters. Imagine what it would be like at an airport with a bunch of jet planes on the tarmac with their engines running full blast: If Jesus was standing next to those fighter jets, he could shout louder than those jet planes, and you can hear what he says. Also a sword (LASER?) comes out of his mouth, and cuts like a high powered laser at the Armageddon War. He ZAPS HIS ENEMIES JUST LIKE IN STAR WARS. Yes SUPER-MAN (JESUS) IS COMING BACK FIRST TO RESCUE HIS SWEETHEART (BRIDE OF CHRIST (CHURCH) FROM LEX LUCIFER, THEN LATER HE COMES BACK A FEW YEARS LATER TO FIGHT AGAINST LEX LUCIFIER AND HIS FRANKENSTEIN (ANTI-CHRIST). Super-Man (Jesus) then rescues Israel. Then they now recognize him as the Super-Man whom they crucified earlier.

    Yes SUPER-MAN (Jesus) IS COMMING. He will get us away from Lex Lucifer. Ready for Jesus?


    Keith Black

  7. Lydia V. W. Idaho

    Thank you, love to read all. Our Lord is coming, halelujah………….praise the Lord.

  8. Dear Pastor,

    Brian is correct in his understanding of Kabbalah and Peter Romer should stand corrected. In fact the Kababbalist tried to ascend(meditation,eastern style)unto the throne room of God himself.
    Using password(s) with angels at each level of ascension.

    Shekinah is a word that is fabricated from other Hebrew words. When it used simply in language to get an idea, thought or concept across, it is not anymore offending than the term Lucifer is, when used for the purpose of good clear communication.. Get over it Peter

    We need to do as Edith mentioned the other day, Fast and Pray for those the Lord is working with and for us to witness to others. Soon the sea will be parted and the bride shall be called to her betrothed.

    God Bless

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