Years ago I went to the beach during the off season so I could write a Bible Study. I titled it, ” Unexplainable Glory.”
At the time, I was on a quest to learn more about the glory of God. Like Moses, my prayer request was continually, “God show me your glory.”
As a reminder of how he answered Moses, we read the passage in Exodus 33:18-23 ” I beseech thee, show me your glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious, and will show mercy, on whom I will show mercy. And he said, Thou canst see my face: for there shall no man see me and live. And the Lord said, Behold there is place by me, and thou shall stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put thee in a clift of a rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by. And I will take away mine hand, and thou shall see my back parts, but my face shall not be seen.”
We all want to see & experience God’s glory!
I remember saying to God, ” You showed Moses your glory! I know you are not a respecter of persons! Show me your glory!”
Now, I realize I truly did not understand the glory of God. I was asking for something that was prophesied in the Old Testament, yet I was redeemed under the New Covenant.
The mystery the prophets and priest longed for and prophesied about was brought in through Jesus Christ.
Romans 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but is now made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophet, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith. To God, only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ.
The glory is revealed through Jesus Christ. I only needed to align my heart with the New Covenant brought in through his birth, death and resurrection.
God had mercy on me and revealed his glory to me during a communion service one Sunday morning.
As I worshiped, I saw a man beaten to a bloody pulp lying on the ground. I knew it was a vision of Jesus beaten, and crucified as they took him down from the cross.
I can explain no further. I just know I cried so much, I became embarrassed, I couldn’t stop crying. This was long before the movie, “The Passion of Christ,” That movie was a depiction of what I saw.
God spoke to me very clearly, in a loving voice that Sunday, saying, ” My glory is not what you thought, is it?”
I will never forget that! Ever! I will never forget what he endured for my redemption!
Jesus was the rock in which God hid Moses.
Rock of Ages cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee!
Jesus was the cloud by day and the fire by night that the children of Israel followed in the wilderness.
Jesus is my rock also, in that he is the foundation of my life. My journey is one of freedom. By his Spirit, I know that asking to see and experience His Glory, pleases Him.
He is the very face of God! His Spirit is all the glory I need to know!
The glory of God is His son, Jesus Christ. His dying on the cross for the sins of the world demonstrated the very nature of glory of God. When we have faith in God, his glory is revealed daily!
Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith. When I am weak, he is strong! He is life!
His glory is manifested in Christ birth, death and resurrection.
I see his glory then, in everyday life. When when things get tough, it’s still his Glory!
When things are great, its His Glory. It’s not separate. All things work together for good, for those who love God, and are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
The glory is God the father, Jesus the son, and the Holy Spirit in one person!
The glory is like a anointing covering the redeemed like a cloak. Maybe, like the seamless robe that Jesus wore. Because unity doesn’t have separation.
The best way I can explain it is that His glory is unlimited, and like a prism shining light infinitely.
The glory is powerful and yet gentle. It’s ever changing, yet unyielding.
God’s changes not and His word is established, yet he will move a mountain and make a provision for the sake of His Glory.
Perhaps we are his glory as we follow Jesus, and conform to his image. We are those named in the following scripture, those he foreknew, ( forloved), he also predestined.
Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
The word brethren in the Greek means of the same womb. We are the redeemed, and spiritually are of the same womb.
We are born of the Spirit of God and are of the same body when we identify with Christ. We are translated into union with the corporate body of Christ though abiding faith.
If he allows us to experience suffering, he eventually turns it for our good. That’s glorification.
If we separate ourselves, fail to maintain faith in Christ, we will fall short of the glorification of God.
So I encourage you today to hold on! I may not be able to fully explain His Glory, but I know he will never leave us or forsake us!
I hope you are inspired to read and meditate on Romans 8. Especially verse 18, that tells us to consider our present sufferings, as not worthy of comparison of the glory that will be revealed in us!
We can’t lose! This is the hope in which we are saved!
Thanks for listening and the glory is still unexplainable! Let’s just take it step by step daily as we journey in our freedom!