The glory revealed to unbelievers
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There will be 5 manifestation of exceptional glory this year
1. Glory given to God
2. Glory revealed to unbelievers
3. Glory revealed to Israel
4. Glory revealed to the church
5. Glory rewarded to man
1. Glory of Adam
2. Glory of Abraham
3. Glory of Moses
4. Glory of Jesus
5. Glory of the church
Without God we are totally deprived. Lost And displaced. Completely separated from God
Sin separates man from the glory of God
Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
The face of God – that part which expresses reveals the great glory
Our sins hide his face from us. We cannot fully see the glory of God unto the sin is removed.
Moses wanted to see God’s glory. The glory of God is seen in the face of God. God said you cannot see my face but he said he would allow Moses to see his hinder parts. Which means he was able to see what comes behind his glory. He was able to get a glimpse of what happens after the glory shows up.
Exodus 33:18-23And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
But later on it was said that Moses talked with God face-to-face. What happened. Why was his glory all of the sudden able to be revealed to Moses? I believe it was because Moses got rid of that which separated and blinded his vision of God’s glory. He came before God with sin removed. And then he came down the mountain and his face was shining with the glory of God. And the people didn’t want to look at his face. Why? Because their hearts were hardened and they were afraid because of their sin.
Exodus 33:11And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Jesus Christ is the face of God- he is the express image of God. He was and is everything that we could not be because of our sin. The good news is because of Jesus Christ we can now Bare the face of God’s glory to the world.
The reason you are just excited about Jesus is because you have seen his glory. The world around you has not seen what you have seen. If they could only see what you see they would be excited to.
Illustration: sinkhole in the parking lot
Too many churches want to show off their body to the world. They want the heathen to see how great their church is. Please come to our church don’t worry about sin. You can keep that. FAll in love with our body. Unfortunately if you fall in love with our body but you never see the face of the church which is Jesus, something in our body will ultimately changein what you once loved in our body will be gone and then so will you.
Body of Christ we must show the world the glorious face of Jesus. We need to stop bodybuilding and pay more attention to seeking the glory of God.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Habakkuk 2:14“For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea.