“Or do you not know that your body is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19
The glory of God! It’s hard for us to imagine it, although it is described all through scripture.
• Exodus 33:18-19 tells us God’s glory is seen in His goodness
• Exodus 40:34 says God’s glory filled the tabernacle
• Psalms 19:1 says God’s glory is on display in the heavens
• 2 Corinthians 4:6 tells us that the knowledge of the glory gives light to our hearts
• Ephesians 3:16 says the riches of God’s glory strengthens us in our inner man
• Hebrews 1:3 – talks about the brightness of His glory that was expressed in Jesus
• Revelation 21:11 refers to the new Jerusalem that has the Glory of God as its source of light
These are only a very few mentions of the Glory of God and how wonderful it is. However, before Jesus came, that glory was kept behind a curtain/veil in the temple, in the place of the Holy of Holies. After the fall of mankind, people were no longer able to be in the presence of God’s glory or they would be destroyed because sin cannot be in the presence of God. When God established the blood covenant and set up the temple, only one person, the high priest, could go into that place one time each year to offer up the sacrifice for the people’s sin for that year. He could not go there without the blood that was poured out for the sins. It was quite a process and really God set it up because of His desire to be with His creation/family.
At the time of Jesus’ death, God tore that veil from top to bottom. The veil was so thick there is no way it could have been done naturally. God did it supernaturally and the reason was because through the blood of Jesus, the glory of God was now released to come out from behind that curtain and move right inside of each person who received the blood sacrifice of Jesus. What a supernatural work and so amazing. There has never been anything like it before or since.
Today I want to encourage you to “see” the glory of the LORD living on the inside of you. The Holy Spirit is growing you and becoming more evident through your daily walk. Remember that the glory of God’s presence that used to live behind a great veil has now taken up residence in your inner person! This is an amazing work and revelation. As you continue to look into the perfect law of liberty (God’s Word) you give more space for His glory to move into your life to shine and be evident in your daily activities. This is God’s plan for all of us, to have our spirit join to His Spirit and become a new creation in Christ Jesus, displaying His glory and goodness wherever we go!
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20