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The Freedom That Comes From The Glory Of God (6 of 6)
Series: The Glory Of God
2 Corinthians 3:17
For the past 5 weeks, we have been talking about the Glory of God.
We learned that the Glory of God is the presence and power of God, it is the brightness and the brilliance of God, it is the majesty and magnificence of God. It was revealed in the Old Testament in a physical manifestation - a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. And in the Temple, His Glory was behind the veil in the Holy of Holies when He told Moses, ''I will meet you there'' between the two cherubim above the mercy seat.
In the story of Moses on the mountain with God, when he said to God, ''show me Your glory'', we learned that the glory of God is found in the goodness of God and that there are times when He hides us in the cleft of the Rock, and while we don't see His face, we see His back - in other words, we know that the Lord was with us through the difficult times, when we couldn't see Him or feel Him, we realize He was with us through it all.
We learned that Jesus the Son of God is the expressed image of the glory of God and through Him, we have received the glory of His grace.
We learned that God desires to fill the House with His glory and there are three houses - Your body, your home, and your church. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, Your home is the place where the Glory of God should reside, so we must keep our house in order - no unwholesome words, no stealing, work hard, don't let the sun do down on your anger, forgive. if first 2 are set the glory would fall on the church.
And the Church is God's house that He desires to pour His glory upon. We read from Isaiah 60, ''Arise shine for thy light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.'' When we ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill this temple, His Glory rests upon us.
Last week we talked about Moses meeting with God on Mt Sinai and receiving the tablets of th ...
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