GOOD NEWS ON MARCH 15-3-2012
The Glory Within
But we all, with open face beholding as in a
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to
glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).
In Exodus 34:28 we find an interesting account
of how Moses was in the presence of God for forty days and forty nights where
he received the Ten Commandments. Ordinarily, it wouldn’t have taken a
whole day to receive the Ten Commandments since it consisted of just few
sentences. So why did Moses need to be in the presence of God for forty days
and forty nights to receive the Ten Commandments?
For Moses, it was more than Ten Commandments. As
he listened to God speak forth those commandments, all he could see was the
glory of God. He contemplated and meditated on the “doxa” (the glory) of
God, until the glory so rubbed-off on him and began to radiate from his face.
Such was the radiance of glory emanating from his face that the people withdrew
when they saw him step down from Mount Sinai (2Corinthians 3:7). It’s important
to note that this glory came on Moses while he meditated on the Ten
Now, the Bible lets us know that the glory of
God that was on the face of Moses now resides in us, and that glory far exceeds
what Moses had. It’s called the more excellent glory: “For if the
ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of
righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no
glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth” (2
This inherent glory in us is what the Apostle
Paul referenced in our opening scripture. He lets us know that as we behold the
glory of God in the Word of God, we’re metamorphosed; we’re transfigured into
the same glory that we see in the Word. This means we’re not only the carriers
or effulgence of God’s glory; we are the glory of God!
Confession The glory of God is risen upon me, and I
manifest that glory today, everywhere I go. The power, beauty, and excellence
of God are revealed through me to my world, as I walk worthy of the Lord,
displaying the wonderful deeds and perfections of Him who has called me out of
darkness unto glory and virtue.