The Father's Glory podcast is meant to cause a deeper hunger for more of the presence and power of God in your daily life. Podcasts include, testimonies of the supernatural life, worship, teaching, and preaching. He also has a thriving youtube channel called "Chris Garcia" where he livestreams deep devotional moments called Fresh Oil meant for others to grow in their awareness of the presence of God in their daily lives.
Chris Garcia is the Founders of Father's Glory International
Father's Glory is devoted to promoting the manifested presence and power of God through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is Father's Glory and it is through the unveiling of His Son that lives are transformed. Pastor Chris is a revivalist with a heart for the local church, he serves as Senior Pastor at Victory Church in Fort Smith Arkansas.
The Coming Glory
Fear is an ever-present reality in our lives. From everyday worries to profound anxieties about our loved ones' well-being or our own health, fear manifests in various forms. Our world, marred by constant conflict and strife, instills fear in those affected, making them dread for their lives and survival.
The origins of fear trace back to the fall of humanity, to the moment sin entered our world. Since then, fear has become an inherent part of the human condition. Despite our attempts to conquer it, we realize how little control we have over life's uncertainties.
In the face of fear, rising up seems logical, but the harsh reality reminds us of our limited power. This leaves us with a singular choice: to surrender to Christ. By yielding our fears to Him, we find solace and strength, recognizing that our faith can triumph over the most daunting anxieties. In Christ, we discover the peace that surpasses all understanding, enabling us to navigate life's challenges with courage and hope.
In Matthew 17:5-6, fear grips the disciples on a mountaintop as God's voice resonates from the sky. Yet, in verse seven, Jesus, the master of reassurance, turns to them, urging them to rise and dispelling their fear. Our ultimate antidote against fear lies in Jesus' unwavering courage. Despite the immense weight He carried toward the cross, enduring lashings and pain, He fixated on the impending Glory.
Our perspective, like Jesus', shouldn't be limited to the physical realm but rooted in the spirit. Regardless of the battles we may lose, the overarching victory has already been secured. Embracing Jesus, we are called to ARISE above fear, embracing the boundless courage He offers. In His fearlessness, we find our strength, allowing us to face life's challenges with unwavering faith and confidence.
This Is What Happens When You Invite The Holy Spirit
You are never alone. The Lord has provided us with a Counselor, guiding and inspiring us, equipping us with the tools needed to reflect Jesus wherever we go.
In John 14:15-17 (NKJV), Jesus said, "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
The Holy Spirit empowers us in profound ways. He helps cultivate the fruits of gentleness, faithfulness, peace, goodness, joy, self-control, patience, kindness, and love (Galatians 5:22-23). As Christians, we are called to bear these fruits, showcasing the work of Christ in us. Our love for others, and most importantly, our love for the Father, should define us.
Through the Spirit, we are gifted with a diverse array of gifts such as wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. These gifts are not earned or bought; they are graciously bestowed upon us by God, enabling us to display His glory before humanity.
Remember, you are deeply loved, abundantly gifted, and thoroughly equipped by God. All you need to do is invite the Spirit into your everyday life.
Spiritually Powerful Q & A Session
Powerful Q & A Session from out weekly stream on YouTube diving into the following lesson of faith, abiding, and surrender:
In the journey of faith, there's a profound beauty in allowing the Lord to transform our weaknesses into strengths. It's a divine alchemy where our vulnerabilities become the canvas for God's mighty work. As we commit to fostering a deeper relationship with Him, our devotion becomes the lens through which we view our weaknesses. Rather than succumbing to fears and daily challenges, we embark on a journey of surrender, allowing God to weave His strength into the fabric of our vulnerabilities. It's a continual push, an unwavering commitment to prayer and faith, recognizing that while the flesh may be weak, the spirit stands resolute and willing.
The secret lies in the daily pursuit of God's presence, where our devotion eclipses the shadows of our weaknesses. As we press into prayer and faith, we draw from an unending well of divine strength. The transformation is not an instant remedy but a continuous process, requiring persistence and trust. In this sacred exchange, weaknesses are not eradicated but rather overshadowed by the radiant light of God's grace. It's an invitation to live in the paradox of our human frailty and God's infinite strength, a testament to the beauty that emerges when we allow our weaknesses to become conduits for His glory.
How To Abide In The Spirit And Not Be Frustrated
Abide, wait, remain. These words echo throughout the scriptures for a reason. They hold the key to entering the Spirit and avoiding frustration.
Your approach before God needs a shift in mentality. Consider these words of Jesus:
"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."
-John 15:4 (NKJV)
This verse encapsulates it all. To truly connect with God, approach Him with a mindset of abiding, waiting, and remaining. It grants you the privilege to stand in awe of God. Yet, this awe is often tarnished by our impatience, our empty petitions, and repetitive words. Instead, approach with patience, ready to bask in His presence, wordlessly.
Feel free to explore more content from Chris Garcia:
Weekly stream/uploads on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChrisGarcia.
Weekly Podcasts on: Apple, Spotify, and iHeart Radio. and weekly blogs like the one above.
I Never Knew You
The phrase "I never knew you" resonates as one of the most impactful passages in the Bible. It's found in Matthew chapter 7, where Jesus starkly reveals that using His name for self-glory has no place in eternity. Jesus isn't a means to an end; He's not a tool for personal gain.
Our connection with God is about abiding and relationship, not transaction. God isn't a vending machine; He's the omnipotent creator. Jesus paved the way for an unbroken relationship with God, a gift of salvation. Our purpose is to worship God as a child does a loving parent, seeking a profound relationship that bears fruit.
Through the Holy Spirit, we've been gifted with the power to further Jesus' ministry on earth. These gifts are meant to glorify the Son and exalt the Father continually, not for personal gain.
God desires a relationship. What are you seeking?
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'"
- Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV)
Five Ways To Cultivate Revival In Your Personal Life
Revival is a deliberate cultivation, not a random occurrence. It is a birthing process that can be as challenging as it is to sustain. However, its transformation is profound, reshaping the spiritual atmosphere and character of all it embraces.
"These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers." - Acts 1:18 (NKJV)
This verse provides a Biblical blueprint for nurturing revival, breaking it down into five essential principles:
Continuation and Abiding: Cultivate revival by dedicating time to abide in the Lord's presence, displaying patience and reverence. It's a journey of persistence and devotion.
Unity: Revival thrives in unity among believers. Strive for one-mindedness, aligning your hearts to transcend earthly concerns, making way for heavenly blessings.
Prayer (Worship): In your life, prayer and worship should intertwine seamlessly. Recognize that prayer is a form of worship. Set aside daily concerns and petitions to wholeheartedly exalt God in truth and sincerity.
Supplication: Approach God in unity and prayer, making your requests known. Request His divine presence and exaltation among His people. Seek His holy presence to dwell among you.
Family: Forge deep connections within the body of believers, fostering a close-knit community mindset. As followers of Christ, you are part of a harmonious family, collectively pushing for the continual exaltation of the Lord.
These principles provide a solid foundation for birthing and nurturing revival in your life and among your fellow believers.