Some still think it’s heretic to say or believe that God wills for us to be transformed to His glorious image. I hope you don’t. Hello dear reader. It feels like a month since I last posted. It’s been a long week. Thank you for joining me this week to be blessed by the word of God.Today, the topic is something that we hear often and probably say more often; especially when you are in the “Pentecostal” circle. The word “Glory“.Let me say unequivocally that… You know what, let the Bible say it.2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”Do you see that? It is the will of God that we are transformed to the same image of His glory. I just needed to establish that before we entered fully into today’s focus.The word “Glory” in the Bible is from the Hebrew word “Kabod” which means weight or heaviness. This glory is not just talking about the spectacular manifestation we all see and celebrate. God’s glory represents the weight of all that He is. In Hebrew, the word for “Liver” (the internal human organ) has the same spelling as the word for “Glory”. This is not a fun fact but I’m convinced it has some implications to it.Let us discuss this…Interestingly, the liver is the heaviest organ inside the human body. This obviously describes that the glory of God is weighty. It requires someone of great stature to bear it.
The liver is the greatest of all internal organs in terms of size.
Finally and for me most significantly is the value of the liver especially in regulating such things as sugar, protein, fat, etc. in the human body.
I chose to anchor my comparison here because the final point really brings to light the essence of this post.The glory of God that God is working in you will cause serious regulation in your life.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV)
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory
David was anointed king of Israel by Samuel the Priest. Oh, what a “glorious” moment that was. A horn filled with scented oil was poured on David in front of the elders of the land and his brothers. As the oil rolled down the neck to the shoulders of David, Heaven declared and acknowledged him as the king of Israel. How do I know this? I know because the Spirit of God came upon him that very moment. From heaven’s perspective, David was king. Yet, it took him nearly fifteen years before he sat on the throne as king of Israel. After David was anointed king, he was filled with the Spirit of God but he returned to being the shepherd boy that he was, he returned to running errands as the last born son of the house of Jesse. There was a glory in him but God was not In a hurry to manifest. The fact that gold is in its raw form and unattractive doesn’t change its nature… It is still gold. I know God has spoken to you about so many things… Beautiful and glorious they are… But hear this, there’s something called “eternal glory” (see our text above 2 Corinthians 4:17)… This surpasses the physical manifestations of the things God has spoken to you about. Much more, God is working in you to bring out the very image of his glory in you… Just like the goldsmith will burn and refine until his reflection is seen in the gold. The point is that glory is weighty and therefore you need capacity to bear it.God achieves this through various means. Trial and temptation over a period of time just to sharpen you up, just to bring out the very image deposited in you as a seed when you believed.James 1:2-4 (KJV)
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” I remember one time, I had understanding that God was bringing me to higher grounds, a next level and I really received the word with all of my heart so I really expected, first my fellowship with God to be more intense and my heart to burn more and more with passion. I really expected to feel like superman in the things of the spirit… Dear friend, In the that week, I didn’t understand what was happening. I couldn’t take out 30 minutes at least to pray.. Ah ah ah!… I wondered what was going on… I wasn’t enjoying prayer and study. My heart wasn’t heavy with burdens for the Lord. It seemed like the opposite of the word I received. Listen, I could have discarded the word I got but I held on to it and kept saying Lord, I won’t look at the things that are, for they will pass away. I continued believing the word of God and patiently waited for Him to work it in me.Let me tell you what trials and temptations attack… They don’t attack your money, your health, your career, your friendship etc… Temptations are solely after your faith. They are solely after the word you have received. They are after the glory in you to make sure you remain unrefined thereby becoming an unproductive servant.Believer, count it all joy when you are faced with temptation and trial… When you receive the word and the next second something happens and it is the direct opposite of what you believe, know this, it is working out that perfection in you.Don’t be in a hurry to get the birthright because if you are, you’ll eventually scheme to get it. Don’t be in a hurry to sit on the throne because if you are, you’ll eventually kill Saul to sit on the throne. Though you are on the throne, there’s no eternal glory formed in you.Let me end today’s short post with this. Hold on to God’s word and trust Him to bring it to pass (both written and spoken word). Go through every season with joy because it is your strength in the most adverse of situations. There’s nothing more important than becoming that eternal glory.I choose to wait until I’m made into the image of the glory of God. What about you?Thank you for joining me this week. I’ll write to you next week.Don’t forget to like, comment and share the link of this post with your family and friends. God bless you.Photo Source: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.charleslstanley.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F03%2FRainbow.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.charleslstanley.com%2Fmagnify-the-lord-with-me%2F&tbnid=lqZyZDCb27IO6M&vet=1&docid=BQd41rMLbU6ilM&w=1200&h=851&itg=1&hl=en&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim