Chapter 6 of "God Loves A Good Barbeque"
Glory be, Where is the Unicorn?
One might think that I put a chapter in from another book. What do Unicorn’s have to do with God’s barbeque? Unicorn(s) (from Latin unus 'one' and cornu 'horn') are mentioned nine times the Holy Scriptures. The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance translates the word as a wild bull [from its conspicuousness (attracting attention through being unusual or remarkable, easily or clearly visible)]
Clearly visible! So where is the Unicorn?
When God had me to discover this truth He had me to study on the word “Glory”.
I started in Genesis the first time “glory” is mentioned is 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.”
Glory is translated as “weight; but only figurative in a good sense, splendor or copiousness: - glorious honor”
What does this wild creature that is clearly visible attracting attention, the Unicorn(s); have to do with the glory God bestows upon man?
Well Jacob had come from rags to riches for the sake of the Kingdom of God and His purpose on earth. It took an encounter with God, acquired integrity, and perseverance over time but God brought Him to His destiny.
And out of this glory that God supplied into Jacob and his family came one of the greatest barbeque events of all time. A short list of the ingredients is in Deuteronomy 32:9-14.
Moses writes in Deuteronomy. 32:2
“My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass..:”, a precept of the rain and the later rain (?), judge for yourselves.
Did you think that maybe this great event is where Psalms 23 may have come from? Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever
Study for yourself the account of Jacob's going up to Bethel in Genesis 35 and the verses mentioned in Deuteronomy 32 and see if the same conclusion does not grab you.
God is showing us that even as the enemy forces trembled with fear as Jacob and his family ascended to Bethel (God’s House) to feast and celebrate God’s goodness in his day, so they also did in David’s day and so it will in our day!
Is this not what Isaiah 58:8-14 is declaring when God says that He will cause us to ride the high places and feed us with the heritage of Jacob? That he will be our “rereward” a term declaring to us that He has our back- our protection from rear attacks.
Does not this declare the Kingdom of God? Where His proclamations are adhered to and the King backs them up with His army of heavenly hosts?
Can you see the importance now of God’s Great Barbeque Events? That this release of the rights of the poor and the rights of the ministry, turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, bring such a glory of God because of His goodness that the congregation start to voice the event giving Hallelujahs!
Releasing the rivers of water that are welled up in their bellies, for every river has a mouth.
The atmosphere changes, for God’s presence appears, inhabiting the praise of His people. As the rivers begin to overflow and to flood the plains, and His throne is upon the Flood [Psalms 29] .Clouds of Glory form! And the rain is carried to where it is needed! Hallelujah!
The Church is the Unicorn(s), that wild bull of sacrifice. but also of fellowship in unity, in the unity of the corn [feast] Uni-corn.
I like especially the Latin translation mention in the beginning of this chapter meaning one horn when one looks at Psalm 92:10
“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
And Psalms 22:1-10
“ The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.”