When the glory of God is spoken of or referred to, what are we truly speaking of? The “glory of God” has to some been made into an abstract idea or concept to some which they may believe that they can never reach or attain to. Actually nothing can be further from the truth. The glory of God is His goodness which He extends to all. All unfortunately do not believe they are good enough or worthy to receive this. However not a one of us can attain righteousness in the presence of a holy God being dependent upon ourselves. Only the Son of God, Jesus meets the righteousness of God and He fulfilled all the work of this at the cross as He gave His all and gave up His life for you and I and was separated from the Father’s love as he hung suspended on that cross between earth and heaven.
The Father loves you and I that much, that He sacrificed His only begotten Son so that you and I would never, ever have to be separated from His love. So if we feel separated from such a love, so all encompassing, it is because we choose to not believe God.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
(Romans 8:1 ESV) “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 ESV)
“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV)
Note here that God says it is with “unveiled face” are we able to see, discern and actualize His goodness. The mind in it’s natural state cannot conceive the goodness of God. This is because the heart has become veiled. What might there be be in your or my life that would be veiling us from beholding His goodness? Again there is nothing in all of creation that is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord according to Romans 8:39. So that leaves only our thoughts does it not? Why not surrender such thoughts to God right now and make Jesus Lord of your life and then is the mind no longer trying to be conformed to a world wherein no fulfillment or satisfaction will ever be derived?
“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Are you truly free in your life or is something holding you back and keeping you captive? Why not ask God to remove the veil over the eyes of your heart? “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:16-18 ESV)
I can hear the voice of the Lord clearly saying to me, “He is zealous over me”, and He is zealous over you. In this hour a fresh outpouring of His Spirit upon all flesh awaits. Are you waiting for something? a sign? He waits for you and I to fully open our heart. He wants us to fully experience His love and to truly know Him ever so intimately. Are feeling a pull or tug at your heart right now that is drawing you to sense there is a something truly significant missing from your life right now? Then allow His love to come into the very recesses of your inner being right now. Why not simply say “yes” and you can lose that which has veiled you from His presence. Come into to true freedom, will you? There is nothing like the fullness of His love as it truly opens the way fully to a peace that passes all understanding and keeps your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Enter in by a new and living way; the way of the cross, it is not really new as it has always been ever since Jesus gave His life. God has written His law upon the tablet of our hearts; the law of love, so that you and I can be the very experience of that love.