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The Glory of God

“When the glory of God hits, that same glory is going to change everything. It is going to change not only us but the whole world. When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai, people were terrified because of the Glory of God he carried.  The Word changes us from glory to glory (2Cor 3:18). That is the Word that comes from behind the veil.”– Apostle Michael Petro

 To fully understand God’s glory, the term glory needs to be understood for what it actually means. The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible dictionary defines glory with the 3 following terms: Heavy, Liver, and Honor. When you think of something that is heavy, one might often relate this to something heavy in weight. The breakdown in Hebrew concept is the same and also includes a wealth or importance. The liver is understood to be the heaviest of the organs and is known to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before it passes it to the rest of the body (webMD.com). The word Honor is to consider something as heavy in the sense of respect. 

The image of an excellent, bright light comes to mind when the glory of God is mentioned. It is not so farfetched, since scripture describes the glory of God in like manner: of a light shining bright and brighter than anything one can imagine in a human mind. The prophet Isaiah speaks about the mighty Creator illuminating darkness through God’s people. God sends ambassadors out to pull the pagan nations back to the Lord (Isa 60:1-3). There are those, such as Moses, who will carry the glory of God and rule here on earth (Rev 21:22-25). The new heaven and earth will be illuminated by the brightness of the glory of God who brings light to the dark places in the earth. All creation will have no need for the natural sun by day or the natural moon by night. The glory of the Lord will illuminate all of creation. As we understand, all of mankind was created from the dust of the earth, and, therefore, we see that we are symbolically the earth and the glory of the Lord is to saturate all the dark places within us. The Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and He spoke in parables to the multitude (Mat 13:13) who did not have eyes to see and ears to hear. Since He is the same forever, this is the same way He speaks today. 

Then what does the light of His glory really mean?

Then what does the light of His glory really mean? As explained above, the earth is mankind that was once created in the garden from the dust of the earth. The light of His glory is understood to be the light of knowledge, as written in 2 Corinthians by the Apostle Paul (2 Cor 4:6). He explains that the excellence of this power is of God and not of the earthen vessels that carry the light (2 Cor 4:7). We would be able to show God’s character and people will begin to believe in God. As God’s knowledge begins to cover the whole earth as the waters cover the sea (Hab 2:14), then His character will be on the earth and the Glory of God will be flooding the earth. 

We are in a time for regeneration and the dispensation of the character of God in a way that has never been done before. In order for us to be a carrier of God’s glory, we must be regenerated. But how can we be regenerated? What is regeneration? Regeneration means to be washed and given a new DNA or the genes of God. It is a prerequisite of being a carrier of God’s glory and becoming one with God and having the same DNA/blood line of God. So this is where the liver is involved in the definition of glory in Ancient Hebrew thought. We must have a DNA transplant with the washing of the water by the Word (Eph 5:26) where our lineage can be traced back to Aaron. Symbolically, this is us being able to discover the Word or the seed/DNA back to the image of God to become vessels for God’s glory. 

As we move into a deeper understanding of the deeper things of God, we will be able to partake of what the Lord is releasing in these times.

As we move into a deeper understanding of the deeper things of God, we will be able to partake of what the Lord is releasing in these times. As we are receiving new DNA, we take upon a new family as God our father, hence being born again. This is the DNA/character of God within us as we carry the glory of God. And though most believers can agree that Christ is coming a second time, the disagreeing factor is HOW. It is written that He will return the same way He left (Isa 37:34). The common factor that the early church and Scripture reveals that the glory of God will return in His people. Scripture reveals this truth in 1 John 3:2 “it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” Those He reveals himself to are those who are pressing for purity and holiness (Matt 5:8).

In closing, here is an excerpt from an early church father Origen:

Observe, finally, what the prophet adds: “These bones” – he did not say all men, but said “these bones”– “are the house of Israel” (Ezek 37: 11 ). You will therefore be happy when you leave this life, if you have been holy. But it will then be a full joy when none of your members is missing. For you will also wait for the others just as you yourself were waited for. Because if you, who are a member, do not seem to have perfect joy if another member is missing, how much more will our Lord and Savior, who is the head and originator of the whole body, not consider his joy to be perfect as long as he sees any of the members missing from his body! … Therefore he does not wish to come into his perfect glory without you, that is, without his people which is his body and who are his members. For he wishes to dwell in this body of his church and in these members of his people as its soul, so that all its activities and works will proceed according to his will so that in us that prophetic word will be fulfilled: “I will walk among you and will be your God” (Lev 26:12). But now, while we are all not yet “perfect” (cf. Phil 3:15), but “are still sinners.”

References:
–  NKJV Bible Scriptures
–  Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible Dictionary
–  Origen: Spirit and Fire Pg. 313
–  WebMD.com: https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-liver#1

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The Coming of Christ
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