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The God of Glory (Ex15:11; Jn1:14)

God is the God of glory (Ps29:3; Ac7:2).
Glory belongs to Him, comes from Him and returns to Him (1Ch29:11) and
He works for glory and
Lets those who reveal His glory arrive from glory to glory (2Co3:18).

Faith is having God as my glory (Ps3:3, 97:6) and
The life of this faith is in order to inherit glory (Pr3:35) giving glory due His name (Ps29:2).

Glory is exclusively sought by humans,
As not only the winner knows it but also those who witness the glory feel the same.
The Bible speaks of the glory of God.
While all things declare the glory of God to this day (Ps19:1),
Adam, who was created for the glory of God (Is43:7),
Made in the image of God and given the authority to rule over the Garden, was
Deceived by the devil, that is, Satan who in heaven wanted to be like God and sinned and was
Contained in Hades, sinned the same wanting to be like God (Ge3:4-5; Is14:12-15; Jude1:6).
Consequently his descendants, all mankind, became destined for hell with
The devil who turned God’s glory into shame (Ps4:2; Mt25:41).

This is because God does not yield His glory to another (Is42:8) and
He does not forgive those who defame Him (Ps48:11).

For Israel was created for the glory of the LORD (Is43:7), chosen to reveal His glory (Is43:10),
God revealed His glory through: delivering them from their slavery by His power (Ex14:18, 15:6);
The clouds covering Mount Sinai and the tabernacle, a consuming fire, and
His voice (Ex24:16-17; Dt5:24); and
The radiant face of Moses who spoke with the LORD (Ex33:18-22, 34:29-30) etc.
The priests could not enter the temple (2Ch7:2-3) and the people were afraid (Ex34:30).

In spite of this, however, they exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass
So they were put to death (Ex32:24-28; Ps106:20) and
Eventually the glory of Jacob became wasted (Is17:4; Am6:8).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” and
Angered the Jews who had longed for the day the glory of Israel would be restored.
But through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
He would make the glory of the house of God greater than the former house (Is60:7; Hag2:9),
Not the glory of Jehovah shown to Israel but
The glory of the One and Only Son to souls of all nations and languages (Is66:18; Hab2:14) for
He is the God of glory from the beginning who came in flesh (Jn1:1-4, 14, 17:5).

Defeating the devil’s temptation who tempted with the splendors of the world (Mt4:8-9)
He showed many signs to reveal God’s glory (Jn2:11; Mt15:31) and
Promised the disciples the day when they will see His great glory (Mt24:30; Jn17:24).

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Submitted to the Father’s command and gave glory to the Father (Jn10:18; Php2:6-8);
2) Judged the devil who attempted to steal God’s glory (Is14:12-15); and
3) Let all men who received the sprinkling of His redeeming blood give glory to God (Php2:9-11).

The death of the One and Only Son was:
“For men” = humanocentrism (man-centered);
“For God” = theocentricism (God-centered).

Christ was raised through the glory of the Father (Rm6:4) and
He ascended to the heavenly throne and as the Lamb receives glory forever (Rev5:12).

The Spirit of glory, the Holy Spirit
Lets believers know that His glory rests on them (Rm9:23; 1Pe4:14) and
The Christian gives glory to God alone:
1) Through his good deeds (Mt5:16);
2) By praying in the name Yeshua (Ps79:9; Jn14:13);
3) Believing the promise of God (Rm4:20);
4) Praises and worships in the church, the house of the Lord where His glory dwells (Ps26:8, 63:2; 1Ti3:15); and
5) By leading souls to bow at the name Yeshua and confess that He is Lord (Php2:10-11).

O Lord,
The greatest good that the perfectly glorious God has done is
To show us sinful creatures His glory in Christ!
While humanism has put men at the center of all, even in the churches today,
Let our Church of Jesus rather give up on increasing
But never give up on glorifying You and the name of Yeshua until the end.
Let us finally see Your glory! Amen.