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Summary: A look at the Glory of God

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The Glory

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Psalms 8:1-9

1 O’ LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels [‘elohiym, GOD], and hast crowned (surrounded) him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:(man has dominion over everything God made)

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

·Man was created a little lower than God and was crowned with Glory and Honor

·Adam and Eve were clothed/ surrounded with the Glory of God

Gen 3:6-11

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

Before Adam sinned, He and his wife Eve walked around as God did- “Covered with God’s Glory”, now that Glory lifted from them

· A church that does not have the glory surrounding it is naked

· Churches are hiding them selves from the presence of God because they see their nakedness

The Glory cont.

God= Is Perfection covered by Glory, Man= Is Innocence covered by Glory

The thing was: Adam was more like God than he could comprehend.

He was made in the image and likeness of God, just a little lower (not a God, but Blessed of God above all the other creations

Isaiah saw a vision of God’s Glory -

Isaiah 6:1-3

1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord (Adonai) sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory [3519].


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