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Summary: Exploration of God’s glory by examining historical and linguistic usages within Scripture

I. WHAT IS THE GLORY?

A. MANTLE/GARMENT

B. ADORNMENT (JEWELRY)

C. SHINE/FLASH LIKE LIGHTNING

D. TO ACT AS A MADMAN

E. PURITY, LUSTRE, CLEARNESS

F. HONOR, ESTEEM IMAGE

G. HEAVY, WEIGHTY, INSENSIBLE, DULL, MAKE DENSE, UNRESPONSIVE

II. MANIFESTATIONS OF THE GLORY

A. CLOUD (EXODUS 16:10)

B. DEVOURING FIRE (EXODUS 24:16-17)

C. HEAVENLY (PSALMS 19:1)

D. EARTHLY (PSALMS 72:19)

E. BY GRACE (PSALMS 84:11)

F. FEARFUL (PSALMS 102:15)

G. ETERNAL (PSALMS 104:31)

H. JOYFUL (PSALMS 149:5)

I. PROTECTIVE (ISAIAH 4:5)

J. BRILLIANT / BRIGHT (ISAIAH 60:1-2)

K. LIVING (EZEKIEL 26:20)

III. JESUS IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE GLORY OF GOD

A. JOHN 1:14

AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US, (AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER,) FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.

B. HEBREWS 1:3

WHO (GOD’S SON) BEING THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORY, AND THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, AND UPHOLDING ALL THINGS BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER, WHEN HE HAD BY HIMSELF PURGED OUR SINS, SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE MAJESTY ON HIGH.

C. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6

FOR GOD, WHO COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS, HATH SHINED IN OUR HEARTS, TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.

D. JOHN 17:5

AND NOW, O FATHER, GLORIFY THOU ME WITH THINE OWN SELF WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH THEE BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.

(1) GLORY IS THE "GLUE" OF THE TRINITY

E. COLOSSIANS 1:27

TO WHOM GOD 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.

IV. THE TRANSFIGURATION IS THE GREATEST MANIFESTATION OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE EARTHLY MINISTRY OF JESUS (The Greatest Manifestation of the Glory of God)

A. OTHER TRANSFIGURATIONS

1. MOSES (EXODUS 34:29-35)

2. STEPHEN (ACTS 6:15)

B. PURPOSE OF TRANSFIGURATION

1. JESUS -- STRENGTHEN HIM FOR HIS DEATH

2. DISCIPLES -- REVEAL TO THEM WHO JESUS WAS

3. ELIJAH & MOSES -- REWARD FOR THEIR HUNGER

a. GOD TOLD MOSES IN OT NO MAN CAN SEE ME AND LIVE, BUT NOW 2000 YEARS AFTER MOSES DIED, GOD TOOK ON A FORM THAT MAN COULD NOW BEHOLD FACE TO FACE.

V GOD’S ULTIMATE PURPOSE IS FOR US TO CARRY HIS GLORY

A. JOHN 17:22-24

AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE:

I IN THEM, AND THOU IN ME, THAT THEY MAY BE MADE PERFECT IN ONE; AND THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW THAT THOU HAST SENT ME, AND HAST LOVED THEM, AS THOU HAST LOVED ME.

FATHER, I WILL THAT THEY ALSO, WHOM THOU HAST GIVEN ME, BE WITH ME WHERE I AM: THAT THEY MAY BEHOLD MY GLORY, WHICH THOU HAST GIVEN ME: FOR THOU LOVEDST ME BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

1. GLORY AND UNITY ARE INSEPARABLE

B. ROMANS 8:18

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.

1. GLORY WILL BE REVEALED, NOT CREATED

2. IT IS ALREADY EXISTENT, BUT NOT APPARENT

3. REVELATION OF GLORY IS NOT TO US, BUT IN US

4. GALATIANS 1:16

TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME, THAT I MIGHT PREACH HIM AMONG THE HEATHEN; IMMEDIATELY I CONFERRED NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD.

C. ROMANS 9:23

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