The glory of the Lord is hard to put into human terms. There are multiple definitions, but in this post I want to define it through Scripture. Do you remember what the Lord told Moses when he asked to see His glory? Exodus 33:19 says, “…I will make all My goodness pass before you…” Verse 21 said, “…You cannot see My face…” Verse 21-22 says, “…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.”
Here is what the Lord did. In verse 23 it says, “Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” Can you picture this scene in your mind? One day, in our glorified bodies, we will see Him face to face.
Revelation 21:23 says, “The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” Revelation 22:-4-5 says, “They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign there forever.”
Here is a verse I love to peer into. Habakkuk 3:4 says, “His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden.” Place the words of this verse on your body the next time you need healing. Luke 8:43-48 is a great narrative of a woman healed because she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment. Watch what happened. Verse 44 says that she, “Came from behind and touched the border of His garment, and immediately…” She was healed! In Verse 46 Jesus said, “…Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.”
His glory is light. Isaiah 60:1 says, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” Malachi 4:2 says, “But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.” Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation…”
God’s glory is like a cloud. 1 Kings 8:10-11 says, “..the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.” 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 says, “…the glory of the Lord filled the temple. And the priests could not enter…When the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground…and worshiped and praised the Lord…”
Our body is His temple. 1 Corinthians 6:20 says, “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” The whole chapter is about sin. Verse 18 says, “…Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”
Let’s Son bathe. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord…” Unveiled is open-heart and unashamed because we have nothing to hide. The verse continues, “…are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” As we bathe in His glory, we become a reflection of His glory to others.