When the glory of God rests upon a servant of God, it is a thing most glorious to behold. There are many great wonders in the world, but none are so wonderful as this. If that be so, then what of the opposite? What of the contrary? If the glory of God resting upon a servant of God is a thing most glorious to behold; then what if that glory was to depart? What if this anointing was to leave? What if favour was to pass no more across the threshold of the stable door? Oh, by reason of the former glory, this must surely be a thing most sorrowful to behold!! It is one thing when the glory of God departs from a person, but what, when the glory departs from a people? The Church in the West is in dire straits. Every week, another Church closes its doors for good; the glory of God departed. We can blame in on Covid and x, y and z; yet the Bible tells us that it is Jesus who removes the candlestick when His Church refuses to repent. This is a sobering reality that we must consider, may the Lord give us the grace to do so.