The Glory of God
Focus: John 1:14 - KJV
14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The glory of the Lord God Almighty is found in the light of His countenance or presence. When Moses went into His presence and caught a glimpse of the countenance, he never recovered from the effect thereof as his own face shone like the sun, difficult to behold. This light is so pure such that by its purity, no darkness can be perceived in it. Christ came from the father and told us expressly that He is One with the Father. Meaning, the same glory the Father has which Moses caught a glimpse of, He also bore as a Son of Man. To the undiscerning, the glory was not visible. But to those whom the Lord revealed the Kingdom to, they beheld the glory as of the Son of God. For instance, while Saul of Tarsus challenged Christ with legalistic and logically crafted questions while Christ was on earth, he was blind to the glory Christ bore. No wonder Christ said no one comes unto me except he is drawn by my father. By the time the Father drew Saul of Tarsus on the way to Damascus, the first thing he saw was the same glory which blinded him because of his impure state at the time. From the moment Saul encountered the glory, his life never remained the same. He had found the truth which truth had set him free.
Today, the Lord wants to show you the glory of His being. Problem is, are you able to withstand His glory? You may be able to see the glory like the disciples and just glow in it yourself without any untoward consequence; it is also possible that you see the glory and become a terror in the face to those who meet you like Moses; yet you may see the glory and be blinded like Saul if iniquity is found in you. What is your state today? Even if you are first blinded by it, you can regain your vision if you will yield completely unto the Glorious God just like Saul did and he became Paul. What is it going to be?
SOLUTION: Carrying the glory of God is possible for the believer as a joint heir with Christ. But because the glory is pure light, the believer must first shed all impurity, cultivate the light and get used to the presence of the light. This is achievable when we enmesh ourselves in the truth of the word of God through study and meditation. Illumination starts from there.
The Lord will shine the light of His countenance upon you today to bless you in Jesus’ name. His face in your life will cause the devil and every issue of darkness to flee from you now, in the name of Jesus. You will never be placed under the yoke of darkness any longer in Jesus’ name. As you see the glory today, your life will radiate the same evermore in Jesus’ name.