Revealed in Jesus

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the Glory of God?” (Jn. 11:40)

Scripture makes it clear… it was possible for Martha, and for every believer; to see the Lord’s Glory. It was possible for Adam, Moses, Joshua and the disciples of Jesus… in fact, God says He will reveal His Glory to all who seek Him for it. Why is it important for us to see and understand God’s Glory? It is because the revelation of His Glory is meant to equip His people for the storms of life and the advancement of His Kingdom. According to the Apostle Paul, this revelation “is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32). We don’t want to miss this revelation, because it equips us to know our resources in Christ!

Christ in you, after all; is your hope of Glory! (Col. 1:27)

God was in Christ and Christ is in you… by the substance of His Glory!

“Who being the brightness of His Glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Heb 1:3)

Jesus Christ is the revelation of God’s Glory… the radiance of God’s “spiritual substance” in the sense that God was manifest in the flesh. We get to enjoy the real heart of God as a Father, in Jesus Christ. It is impossible to separate the concept of Glory from the nature of Christ’s three and a half years of ministry among us. He came to take away the sin of the world, to destroy the works of the devil and He went about the Galilean countryside healing the sick and delivering the captives from demonic oppression. Without Jesus Christ we are in the dark, utterly in darkness concerning God. It is in Christ that God is revealed (Jn. 17:5). Our illumination is found in His brightness. He is the revelation of the Father’s heart toward our sin, sickness and deliverance. He has come to set the captives free and display the Father’s will.

Revealing Glory:

To the leper, in need of cleansing… Jesus said “I am willing” (Mk 1:41). To the woman with the flow of blood, reaching for the hem of His garment… Jesus said “Daughter your faith has made you well, go in peace and be healed of your affliction” (Mk 5:34). To the deaf man… Jesus looked into heaven and said “Be opened” (Mk 7:34). In all of these cases and more, we see the Glory manifest and revealed in Jesus. He said of Himself, ”The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Lk 4:18-19).

Let the Glory of the Lord rise among us!

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