Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting (tabernacle) and fell on their faces [before the Lord in prayer]. Then the glory and brilliance of the Lord appeared to them. – Numbers 20:6

 In the New Testament, “glory” coincides with the Old Testament usage of the term but finds its primary reference to the revelation of God the Father in the Lord Jesus Christ. Through His Person and His Work, Jesus is the pinnacle of the revealed glory of God in the world. When believers are awakened to this spiritual reality and grow in this understanding, they respond with increasing awe, praise, thanksgiving, worship, and loving obedience to the Lord. An unbeliever, however, is unable to recognize or respond to the glory of God in Jesus or in any other aspect of God’s revelation.

Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But when anyone turns to the Lord, the veil’s taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all show the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Christ is essentially a spirit being, who now has a glorified body that He received from His resurrection. The sign of the Son of Man is the Shekinah of God revealed in blazing, dazzling light.



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