Glory

 

The glory of God is His daily testimony and the power of His presence.

Angels sit at the throne of Jesus and sing “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isa. 6:3)  The whole earth, meaning everything that was made, all that is seen and unseen, speaks to His magnificent nature. It is a holistic way of viewing the systematic relationship between who God is, what He has made, and how He works. The wholeness of God is designed through interdependent parts that cannot be separated.

Imagine your most perfect day. What elements come together to form this one day? Perhaps you imagine yourself on the beach where the scenery is beautiful, the weather is perfect, you are reading your favorite book, and your family is with you. All four parts make the whole of the day.

We find this same concept easily in the Church, the body of Christ.

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…For the body is not one member, but many…God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.” (1 Cor. 12:12-26)

Many parts counted as a whole.

Jesus is the expressed image of glory. (Heb. 1:3) The many aspects of God’s nature working in one ministry (teacher, builder, healer, friend, peace-maker, divider, son and sacrifice).

John saw the glory of Jesus in a vision. The many parts of His appearance making the whole impact, “His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword; and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” (Rev. 1:14-16)

The combination of all Jesus is overwhelms and that is glorious.

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