2 Corinthians 3:17-4:7
The Title of this new series is called “The Glory of God.” I’m excited to study this subject with you and am looking forward to the insights and revelation that is to come as a result. This phrase is found 16 times in the Bible and the phrase “The glory of the Lord” is found in 36 different verses.
So obviously its a subject that we should learn about as believers but there is specific relevance to what God is saying to us in this year and season. Let me challenge you to with open face behold the truths from scripture that we will look upon and expect some changes in your life as a result.
2 Corinthians 3:17-4:7
>To give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God. So evidently there is the knowledge of the glory of God. Which means that we can know what it is.
>What is the glory of God?
>From last week we talked about Unity in Glory. We will see a bit of that tonight as well.
>This is the first time this phrase is mentioned in the new testament. The Greek word used for our English word glory is doxa.
>Doxa – opinion, judgment, view; opinion, estimate, whether good or bad concerning someone; splendor, brightness; a most glorious condition, most exalted state.
>Notice that Jesus talks about Himself being glorified by the glory of God. And remember we are suppose to be beholding with open face the glory and being changed OR glorified also!
>Also notice that Jesus said that if you would believe you should see the glory of God. So we should be able to use our faith to SEE this.
>The first time this phrase “the glory of God” is mentioned in the old testament is here. The Hebrew word used for our English word glory is kabowd.
>Kabowd – glory, honor, glorious, abundance; abundance, riches; honor – splendor, glory; – dignity; – reputation; – reverence, glory; glory.
>If you remember from our first lesson, we said that there are two phrases in Scripture that have the same meaning. This is the first time the phrase the glory of the Lord is used.
>The Hebrew word here is the same, kabowd.
>Notice that they tell the children of Israel that they are going to SEE.
>It APPEARED in a cloud. Now don’t think in terms of seeing something appear in the flesh. But think in terms of seeing something in the realm of the spirit. (Operation of the discerning of spirits)
>There is provision for your life in the Glory of God!