The Glory Revealed in You
Glory is the awesome splendor of; praise and thanksgiving offered as an act of worship to Yahweh. Our actions and achievements bring admiration, praise, and honor to Yahweh. The glory that is applied to Yahweh is his characteristics. Yahweh’s characteristics are to be manifested in his people. Yahweh will give his glory to his people when he redeems them from the bondage of corruption.
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of Yahweh. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Yahweh. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body,” Romans 8:18-23.
♦ There are two glories—the natural glory and the spiritual glory. “Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the results of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before Yahweh. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from Yahweh. Yahweh has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant– not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life,” 2 Corinthians 3:1-18 (NIV Translation).
♦ The first glory is the law.
“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?
♦ The second glory is the administration of righteousness.
“If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. ”
♦ Bringing forth Yahweh’s glory in our lives.
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 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.”
♦ The first glory, which was the law, condemns us to death in order for us to realize we need a savor.
“…when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? Yahweh forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin,” Romans 7:5-14.
♦ How is it glorious? Think of what happens if any of these commandments are abused.
Do not have any other god before me.
Do not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything.
Do not misuse the name of Yahweh your God.
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
Do not murder.
Do not commit adultery.
Do not steal.
Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Do not covet.
Even when the Israelites obeyed the commandments, they still had carnality ruling over their minds. Their desires were not changed.
♦ The second glory is the administration of righteousness, bringing forth life.
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Yahweh; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people,” Hebrews 8:10.
♦ The Location of the people changed, but the principle remained the same—obedience from the heart and a knowing in the mind. Believing is a principle that works within itself.
“For wisdom which is the work of all things, taught me; for in her is an understanding spirit, holy, only begotten, manifold, subtle, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good: kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtle spirit. For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passes and goes through all things by reason of her pureness. For she is the breath of the power of Yahweh, and pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no undefiled thing fall into her. For she is the brightness of the everlasting light: the unspotted mirror of the power of Yahweh, and the image of his goodness. And being but one she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she makes all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, makes them friends of Yahweh and prophets,” book of Wisdom 7:22-27.
“That the God of our Lord Yasha Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the Church, Which is his Body, the fullness of him that fills all in all,” Ephesians1:17-23.
“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of Yahweh which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of Yahweh; Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom Yahweh would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Yasha,” Colossians 1:25-28.
We must resist the warring of our mind against the reality of the Word. It is hard to believe that the principles that Yasha taught can be applied to real life situations, but they can be and will work if we truly believe they will.