Ephesians 3:16 Amplified says, “May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the (Holy) Spirit (Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality).”
It’s impossible to define the Lord’s glory in our human terms. I was meditating of it yesterday. There are many verses that talk about an aspect of His glory, but they are like the tip of an iceberg.
Let’s start with Moses. He asked the Lord to show him His glory. Exodus 33:21-22 says, “And the Lord said, Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.”
Verse 23 says, “Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” Jump to the Lord’s face in Revelation 1:14 says, “His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire.”
Remember that Moses was with the Lord on the mountain. 2 Corinthians 3:13 says that Moses had to put a veil over his face. Why? He stood in the glory of the Lord and his countenance was too bright for them to look at Moses’ face! (Exodus 34:29 says, “…the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.”)
The same glory that caused Moses’ face to shine, is the glory that transforms our inner man. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The word for ‘glory’ in Hebrew (from the Strong’s) means: weightiness; that which is substantial or heavy; honor, splendor, power, wealth, authority, magnificence, fame, dignity, riches, and excellency.
1 Kings 8:10 says that the cloud of His glory filled the house of the Lord. Verse 11 says, “So that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.”
We are strengthened in our innermost being through His glory. It is our foundational, undergirding spiritual rebar. His glory empowers us to finish the work He has called us to do. John 17:4 says, “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. ”
Here is a new song that bubbled up after drinking in John 17:5 this morning.
I love You Lord because You chose me. You are magnificent beyond words. You are clothed with majesty and splendor. You created me to have a relationship with You.
O the wonder of Your love. It reaches high, low, and wide. I cannot comprehend the depth of Your unfolding love. Your love never changes. Nothing can take it away.
You died to redeem me. You rose and conquered the grave. You are seated in intercession. Your power dwells within me to fulfill Your purpose in my life. It empowers me to abide.