About Increase Glory

tmp_26169-IMG_20150805_195403363532905Who We Are

Because this blog is for God’s glory and not mine, I’m going to refrain from trotting my “qualifications before you, as if gifts that I’ve received from God somehow make me better than anyone else. They don’t. He gives gifts to everyone – literally everyone, including people who don’t even believe in Him (Joel 2:28).

I am just an individual who is, I believe, part of the bride of Christ. (I gave my life to Jesus of Nazareth almost 26 years ago as of this writing.) If Jesus is the Lion of Judah, then His bride must be the lioness of Judah; hence the identifying picture for this site:

cropped-lioness-serve.jpgNumbers 23:24 NIV The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till it devours its prey, and drinks the blood of its victims.

Numbers 23:24 NASB Behold, a people rises like a lioness, And as a lion it lifts itself; it will not lie down until it devours the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain.

Brothers and Sisters, I present to you that the bride of Christ is the lioness described in this verse. The “prey” is not wicked or even evil people (Ephesians 6:12a); they have been overpowered by the evil one, and we pray for their salvation. The real prey is Lucifer and his minions (Ephesians 6:12b).

Site Purpose

The reason this site exists is to increase God’s glory. My hope is that it will:

  • Warn you as the watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 33:1-9)
  • Encourage, exhort, and comfort you (1 Corinthians 14:3)
  • Build up your faith (Jude 1:20-21)
  • Provide a place for you to post prayer requests (Ephesians 6:18) and answers to prayer (Jude 1:20)
  • Guide you to understand how you have been equipped for battle through God’s word. It is much more than the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20)
  • Serve you in living in and for the Kingdom of God (New Testament).

If we successfully do these things, God’s glory will be increased.

Be blessed by our God and what you find on this site. But always remember, God is infallible; I am not. Take everything you read here to prayer! First, it must sound the ring of truth in your spirit, in communion with the Holy Spirit. Second, search out the word of God as the Bereans did, ensuring that only truth is presented here (Acts 17:11). What you read should not contradict scripture.

Scripture

Joel 2:28-29 KJV “28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
“29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.

Ephesians 6:12a NIV For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,

Ephesians 6:12b NIV “… but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ezekiel 33:1-9 NASB “1And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2‘Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, “If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, 3and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, 4then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. 5He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 6But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.”
“7‘Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. 8When I say to the wicked, “O wicked man, you will surely die,” and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. 9But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.’

1 Corinthians 14:3 NIV But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

Jude 1:20-21 NLT “20But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit [Greek: pray in the Holy Spirit], 21and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.

Ephesians 6:18 NIV And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:10-20 NIV “10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Acts 17:11 KJV, talking about the people of Berea, These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

5 thoughts on “About Increase Glory

  1. I like the site. Thank you for wanting the glory to go to our God/Jehovah. I would still like to know the names of contributors. God is using you to share His word. Blessings to all of you!

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  2. You are the most insightful leader I have ever shared the gospel with in 40 years! I especially admire your transparency with our Lord and your flock. Thank you for all the time and research you devote to your sheep. Your qualifications make me feel honored to be one of your disciples. Apostle Debra, thank you for sharing your time, your finances, and your gifts to make the Love of the Lord real to so many. God bless you for your healing love. Joy

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