Your Glory Will Rise Higher, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

What is glory?

Glory can be said to be fame and admiration that you gain by doing something impressive.

The glory of Solomon was rose till it got to Africa. So that Queen Sheba of Ethiopia planned a visit to Jerusalem.

In 2 Chro. 9:1-9, the bible says after Queen Sheba had heard Solomon spoke, saw how ordered his administration was, got answers to all her questions and saw all Solomon had built, there was no more spirit in her!

She gave Solomon lots and lots of presents and went back home spreading Solomon glory everywhere.

I pray for someone here, may your fame rise higher.

May your admiration from people increase.

May God grant you the power to do something more impressive in life in Jesus name.

May people stand in awe of your presence.

May the glory of God upon your life attract gold, silver, precious stones and expensive spices in Jesus name.

May special dignitaries come looking for you from far and near.

Glory can be said to be a state of high honour.

In Gen. 26: 12-14, the bible tells us that Isaac had been a man of honour before, but after the famine that hit Gerar, Isaac became a man of high and great honour. A whole nation became envious of him and the king of that nation professed that one man’s household was greater than his kingdom.

In Jesus name, may your honour rise higher.

May nations take notice of you.

May God make you greater than a kingdom.

Glory can be said to be a brilliant radiant beauty. The bible tells us that Jacob loved Joseph so that he made him a coat of many colours. Joseph enjoyed special honours from his father.

However, when his brothers came to Egypt to buy corn, Joseph was standing in front of them and they couldn’t recognised him, because he was clothed in garments of brilliant radiant beauty.

To someone here, may your coat of many colours be upgraded to garment of brilliance, garment of radiance, and garment of beauty.

May your glory and honour rise to the level at which those who had none you before will not recognise you again.

The Hebrew word for glory is ‘kabod’, which means ‘heavy or weighty’. So that glory can readily mean the weightiness of God’s presence.

In 2 Chro. 5:11-14, at the dedication of Solomon Temple, the glory of God filled the Temple to the extent that the priest could not move around!

May the glory of God be heavy upon your destiny.

In Greek, the word glory is translated from the work ‘doxa’, which means ‘good reputation or an appearance that commands respect and honour’.

May God grant your appearance to command respect and honour.

May you never beg for honour from men.

May even your photograph in whichever form begins to receive respect and honour in Jesus name.

In Latin, glory comes from the word ‘gloria’, which means ‘fame, renown’.

In Luke 4:14, the bible says after Jesus passed his temptations, he returned in the power of the Holy Spirit, and His fame spread throughout the region.

There is someone listening to me, in this region and beyond, your fame shall spread. God shall make you a man or a woman of great renown.

Glory essentially emanate from God. It is one of His special attributes (Zech. 2:8; Ps. 24:10; Heb. 1:1-3). However, because God made man in His image and likeness, the glory of God does rub on man (Psalm 85:5).

Even though, God is a Spirit and cannot be seen, His presence, power and goodness can be seen through His manifested glory. Both in the Old and New Testament, God had manifested His glory in many ways, e.g. Pillar of fire and cloven tongues of fire.

So that it is possible to see God’s glory.

In Exodus 33:18, Moses asked God to show him His glory. God did.

In Isaiah 40:5, God told Prophet Isaiah that He will reveal His glory to all flesh. It will happen.

May God reveal His glory to you.

May God reveal His glory through you.

The glory of God upon a man can be very visible.

Genesis 45:13 – And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

May the glory of God upon your life be very vivid.

May you enjoy indisputable and unquestionable glory.

As God’s children, God wants our glory to shine for two reasons:

1. So that Mankind will see and glorify God.

Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

2. So that the fear of God can come upon the earth.

Psalms 67:7 – God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

What must I do to enjoy a rising glory?

1. Acknowledge the present glory of God upon your life and be grateful for it.

Numbers 14:22-23 – Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:

2. Inquire from God and seize every opportunity that can make your glory rise.

I Sam. 17:22-58. – The king was there, Goliath had boasted for 40 days, no one could face him, reward was waiting, no better opportunity in life than this for David.

3. Don’t dwell on the glories of the past. Thank God for them and expect more.

Isaiah 43:18-19 – Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Philippians 3:13-14 – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

There are more glorious years ahead of you.

Many a times you hear people say, “Those good old days”.

The old days may be good, but your present day shall be better.

Better days lie ahead of you in Jesus name.

4. Command the spirit of Uzziah that might be affecting the rising of your glory to ‘die’.

Isaiah 6:1 – In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

– It could be a calendar reference point or spiritual reference point.

– Other prophets had testified of seeing The Lord, but not Isaiah.

– This was in chapter 6, from chapter 1-6, he was prophesying without seeing God.

– But from chapter 7, he kept saying “the Lord said to me”.

Every Uzziah disturbing your rising glory, receive their death sentencing right now in Jesus name.


  1. Almighty Father, let every opposition to my rising glory be destroyed.

  2. Genesis 31:1 – And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory. – Almighty Father, let no man be able to swap my glory.

  3. Almighty Father, take pride and boast of Your glory upon my life.

  4. Almighty Father, let Your glory upon my life be eternal and not temporal.

The sermon, Your Glory Will Rise Higher, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on July 2, 2017