THE GLORY OF GOD.
Glory means a physical glowing, that is seen outwardly. Glory means beauty. The glory of God is the beauty of God that is seen in a man, though most times, it cannot be seen with the optical eyes, it can only be seen with the eyes of the spirit. Over the years, people had wondered how the glory of God is, and how they can receive it, not knowing that the glory of God are for the children of God, and for you to see the glory, you have to be a born again child of God, and you need to be filled with the spirit of God, with this, God can show you His glory from time to time.
The bible says; but we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of Lord, we are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the spirit of the Lord. This scripture is remarkable because the glory of God is accompanied with the spirit of God, but as we continue in constant fellowship with the spirit of God, the glory of God becomes so real to us, this is because the glory of God goes with faithfulness and commitment to the things of God. The bible told us about Moses when he went to the mountain to speak to God, the bible said in Exodus 34 vs 35, and the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses face shone: and Moses put a veil upon his face again until he went. The glory of God was what covered the face of Moses, and this shows how the glory of God can come to us through commitment and communication with God.
Today; the children of God are the ones to partake of Gods glory, though God show His glory in different form, but most times, Christians believe that the glory of God should always be accompanied with wealth and this is true. The glory of God comes to Christians in different ways, it can come as a spiritual gift but not as wealth per see this time, though some times when you have spiritual gift it can be transferred to wealth, it can come also in form of full wealth, that will make people to wonder at how come you were able to achieve it. But in all of these, it is important that we understand Gods glory and the way it works, it is important that we understand what we need to do for the glory of God to remain continually with us. Now what are those things that we need to do for the glory of God to remain with us:
Commitment: Commitment is the very first thing that can make the glory of God come to us. When we are committed to the things of God, the glory of God comes to us speedily, so commitment is very important because when we are committed, and continue in it, Gods glory come to us.
Giving: Another thing that will make the glory of God come to us. When you are a giver, the glory of God will come to you, because God loves a cheerful giver, and He is always ready to release His blessings on anyone that has a cheerful heart.
The bible said that God appeared to Solomon in a dream, this was but the glory of God, and then asked Solomon what he wanted, this happened as a result of his giving, Solomon understood how to get God’s attention and then attract His glory, and he was blessed by God. Solomon did not only give God sacrifice, he built a befitting temple for the Lord, were the Israelites worshiped, and this however brought more glory into his life, he never fought any war with his enemies, and there was peace all-around him, this was because he understood the principle of giving, he built a temple so there will be a place of worship, and so there will be a place for the ark of God.
In 1 King 8 vs 10 And it came to pass, when the priest were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord so that the priest could not stand to minister because of the cloud for the glory had filled the congregation of Isreal. The glory of God is God’s perfectness, when we want to understand the glory of God, we need to know about God’s perfectness, we need to know about the awesomeness of God, the way God operates and the way He blesses His children with His glory, so as Christians, it is good we know about all these, it is good we understand perfectly, the what and the how of Gods glory so we can see His manifestation in our lives. Often times, people go in search of glory, and they result to all sort of mystical powers in order to acquire it, not knowing the only way they can get glory is by accepting Jesus Christ as the Lord of their lives, and staying committed in the things of the spirit, this is the only way they can receive the glory of God that they have always wanted, the glory from God and not from man. It is important that the unsaved give their lives to God, so they can be blessed by God, because Gods glory is Gods blessings, but until you get the full picture of this, you cannot have the glory of God, nor have Gods blessings, you need to understand the way the two goes together. God wants every of His children to have His glory, so we can live the happy lives that He has always wanted us to live, so it is important that we have the glory of God as children of God.
Today; Christians don’t really understand fully what the glory of God means, they believe or see it as in the days of Moses, that Moses had to put a veil on his face to reduce the radiance of Gods glory, not knowing that the glory of God is actually the abundance of God. God can give you abundance through His glory, it can be far more than seeing physical radiance on your face. Every child of God needs to understand this, they need to know what the glory of God stands for, that was why Jesus Christ was sent in to the world to display the glory and virtues of God. In Hebrews 1 vs 3, The bible quoted who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high. Jesus was the brightness of God’s glory, God had sent him into the world to save the world from sin and then shew fort His glory that was why God sent him. But not so many people are aware of this fact, they are not aware that Jesus came into the world to bring down the glory of God through his teachings and manifestation, and they don’t see their selves experiencing this glory, just because they don’t get the full understanding of what glory is all about, so they don’t actually see themselves achieving this glory. This glory is not just the physical glowing that we read about during the experience of Moses with God, it is not just abundance, it is also healing, because when God’s glory come upon a man, if that man was sick, that glory wipes out sickness speedily, and thus ensuring that the man stay healthy, this is what the glory of God does as well making sure that every child of God is blessed in different areas, and also ensuring that the gospel is preached as well to the unsaved. So as Christians and children of God, you need to crave for the glory of God and also ensure that you see yourself experiencing this glory from time to time, for this is the only way you can stand out as a Christian or as a believer being confident that you are a child of God, and then partakers of the inheritance.