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“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14). Preachers often quote this majestic promise in describing the consummation of history, the restoration of all things at the end of time. But few seek to uncover the passion of God in this promise: He wants us to know His glory, and He wants us to know it here on earth. What On Earth Is Glory? is one man’s journey into this desire of God. From Mt. Sinai to the Cross, from a solitary confinement cell to the snowboarding slopes of Mammoth Lakes, from fathers and mothers to sons and daughters, from time to eternity, Paul Manwaring traces the revelation of God’s glory, uncovering the patterns of His divine design and purpose in all things, and inviting others to join him in making the audacious request Moses made millennia ago: “Show me Your glory.”
Notes from the Author:
We were made for glory, the whole earth is full of His glory, and Christ in us is the hope of glory. This glory demands a definition and the definition we choose will, I believe, determine where we expect to encounter glory. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the original glory, which they have allowed us to share in, experience and manifest. We should carry an expectation to see and know God’s glory by seeking its expression everywhere. If we are meant to manifest God’s glory in the earth, we must ask ourselves, what on earth is glory?
What on Earth is Glory provides a unique definition and understanding of God’s glory as it relates to the world. Paul Manwaring removes the expectation that glory can only be experienced within the four walls of the church, and reminds the reader that the glory of the Creator is reflected in His entire creation. As carriers of His glory, it is time we understand what it looks like to practically bring glory to God on this earth.
Benefits to the Reader:
The reader will receive a fresh, biblical definition of glory as well as an understanding of the connection between glory and the Goodness of God. The reader will be reminded that his/her assignment on this earth is to be a “glory carrier” and will be given the tools to practically carry out this assignment.
The book reminds the reader that we were created in the image of the Glorious One and thus, we were created for glory. With this understanding, the reader will have a renewed desire to be more like Him. The book removes some of the supernatural mystique of glory as an unattainable manifestation of God’s presence.
Glory is not an inexplicable, weighty concept or just a supernatural cloud that may appear someday, but everyone’s opportunity to reveal, reflect or point to the character, nature and attributes of God.
Ch 1 What on Earth is Glory
Ch 2 The Great Request
Ch 3 Goodness & Glory
Ch 4 Jesus Asks For Glory
Ch 5 Restoring The Hearts of the Fathers to the Children
Ch 6 Glorious Sons & Daughters
Ch 7 The Glory of Relationships
Ch 8 What is Man
Ch 9 Beauty & Glory
Ch 10 Honor
Ch 11 Shekinah
Ch 12 Wisdom: Stewarding Glory
Ch 13 Glory Through Gates of Pearl
Ch 14 Glory of Freedom & Justice
Ch 15 Glory & Government
Ch 16 Opportunities for Glory
Ch 17 Nothing but Glory
Paul Manwaring is a member of the Senior Management Team at Bethel Church. He oversees Global Legacy, which is an apostolic relational network of revival leaders. It also includes the Alumni and Deployment Programs for the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.
Paul travels globally, teaches on Heaven’s relational government, imparts identity through the discovery of glory, develops strategies to transform organizations, and empowers marketplace leaders. His personal passion is to see cities transformed, glorious sons and daughters revealed, and cancer destroyed.
Paul came to Bethel in 2001 after a career in senior prison management in England. He holds a master’s degree in Management from Cambridge University and is a Registered General and Psychiatric Nurse.