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2023/5/17 The Glory of the Lord and Miracles

Ron Sawka Ministries

May 17, 2023; Iyar 26, 5783

Counting the Omer: Day 41

“Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth” (Num. 14:21, NIV).

“Blessed be his glorious name forever; the whole earth is filled with his glory. Amen and amen” (Ps. 72:19, CSB).

“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you” (Isa. 60:1–2, NKJV).

Counting to Pentecost—Today is the 41st day after Passover—just nine more days until Pentecost. Keep counting down. Keep trusting the Holy Spirit to show you old snares. Know that the Lord is taking you daily to a higher level in Him.

Let’s not overlook that we are not to come before the Lord “empty-handed” (Deut. 16:16). Our giving at Pentecost is key. Seek the Lord as to how and what you should give. He wants to pour much blessing upon us, and our giving helps unlock it.

One-Day Healing Activation Seminar and Service

CTF Sano, Saturday, June 17

We will teach and activate healing. This means from the very first session we will be ministering healing. Thus, I invite you to bring with you those who need healing.

I will also be speaking at the weekly CTF Sano Saturday service (5:30 p.m.), which will be a healing meeting. I ask you all to pray that many (including non-Christians) will come for healing and be healed.

The Glory of the Lord and Miracles

Recently I have been meditating on the glory of God. Some of the newer translations make it clear that God’s glory already fills the whole earth, even though most people don’t know this and can’t see it. The Lord Himself told Moses, “Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth” (Num. 14:21, NIV). The psalmist repeats this, saying, “Blessed be his glorious name forever; the whole earth is filled with his glory. Amen and amen” (Ps. 72:19, CSB).

Most Christians know the promise spoken by the prophet Habakkuk, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). That promise is for the future. Indeed, the day will come when all will know and see the glory of God. It will no longer be hidden.

Yet, today, even though God’s glory is mostly hidden, it is still here. And we know from scripture and from experience that when it is manifest, amazing things happen. People get healed and all sorts of miracles occur. I have also found that as I begin talking about the glory of the Lord already being here, that the listeners begin to be expectant. Faith levels rise. Healings happen.

The question then becomes, “Is there anything I can do so the glory of God arises or begins to manifest?” Yes. Just start doing what the Holy Spirit shows to do. This is the meaning of the promise of Isaiah 60.2, which reads, “But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” In other words, whenever we ourselves choose to rise up and do what the Holy Spirit shows us to do, God’s glory will begin to appear. Miracles will happen.

We are living in a time when “darkness” seems to be increasing in most of the nations of the earth. It seems many Western nations have shifted from ignoring God to actively opposing Him and throwing off any restraint. It is just as Isaiah 60:2 describes, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people.”

But the very good news is that precisely now is the time for us to arise. When we do, God’s glory will shine upon us and through us. People will be touched by the love of God and His healing power. We will begin to see miracles beyond what we ever imagined or perhaps even hoped for. Now is the time. Even in our meetings this week in Taiwan, as I shared on the glory of God, good things began to happen. Two nights ago, there was lots of healing. One word of knowledge was about “knees being healed.” Suddenly, I remembered how painful my knees had been over the past week. I realized that word was for me. I checked, and yes, I was healed. As I write this, my knees are perfectly fine.

God is good. Now is the time for us to arise. We will see His glory shining upon us and through us. We will see healings and miracles like never before. Now is the time.

Thanks for Praying…

  • For the Catch the Fire conferences in Sano, Japan, May 5–7, and Hualien, Taiwan, May 12–14. Many amazing things happened. God’s glory is being poured out.

  • For the May 12 online Apostolic for Russia healing service. Indeed, people were touched by the power of God.

  • For my meetings in Taiwan—I am so thankful for the marvelous leading of the Holy Spirit in each session. We have come to a whole new level. God is so good. Thank you, Lord.

Thanks for praying

Ron and Teddy

Sivan—The Third Month of the Hebrew Year 5783, May 21–June 19

The Month of Covenant and Blessing—And This Year, a Time of Great Shifting

Pentecost is almost here. Make sure you have prepared your giving!

Blessings for the month of Sivan may be found here.

MPP (Mondays–Fridays, 6:00–6:45 a.m.)

Scheduled Days Off

  • No MPP May 23–26 (Ron will be on a ministry trip)

Weekly Broadcast Schedule (Times are listed in Japan Time, UTC+9:00.)

  • Apostolic for Russia—Fridays, May 26, June 2, June 16, 7:00–8:00 p.m. YouTube Zoom ID: 840 2016 0640 Code: 219951

  • Apostolic for China—Saturday, May 27, 8:00–9:30 p.m. Zoom: ID: 823 7276 5237, Code: 878174 Topic: Pentecost Celebration—Receiving His Fullness

  • Apostolic Center Training—Tuesdays, 8:30–10:00 p.m., English/Chinese, registration required.

  • Prophetic Praise with Pete—Sundays–Thursdays, 10:00–10:30 p.m. YouTube

  • MPP—Mondays–Fridays, 6:00–6:45 a.m. YouTube

Note, I usually post links to my public Facebook page.

Travel Schedule

  • May 17–18—Youchang Presbyterian Church, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • May 19–21—Light of the World Church, Tainan, Taiwan

  • May 21–25—Mindanao, Philippines Our God Reigns Ministries International, Inc.

  • May 26–27—Zion APC, Taipei, Taiwan

  • May 28 a.m.—Light of the World Church, Taipei, Taiwan

  • May 28 p.m.—Taoyuan CPE, Taiwan


Ron’s new book, How to Activate Prophecy and Revelation Gifts, the first title in our new “Apostolic Center Training Series,” is intended as a tool for training others in prophetic activation. It is now available for Kindle. Print copies can also be obtained from our office in Sano. Contact for information about ordering copies, or to obtain any of the four books from the “Building Apostolic-Prophetic Foundations” series, which are also available on Kindle:

• Judah Goes First: The Power of Apostolic-Prophetic Praise

• Activated to Prophesy: The Essential Experience for This New Church Era

• Apostles and Apostolic Anointing: Raising Up the End-Times Believers

• Apostolic Centers: Wineskin for the New Era

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