2:3b-4 "His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise.
His brightness was like the light; he had rays flashing from His hand,
and there His power was hidden.
Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]!
Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord),
for your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
Glory, chabod: Taken from The New King James Study Bible/Spirit-Filled Life Bible, c. 1991 by Thomas Nelson Publishing, c. 1991, p. 1041
Strong's #3519: Weightiness; that which is substantial or heavy; glory, honor,....."
"In the OT, 'heaviness' represented honor and substance,..."
Chabod is God's glory, not only His honor, renown, and majesty, but also His visible splendor, which filled Solomon's temple and will someday fill the Earth
(1 Kings 8:11; Numbers 14:21)."
The following is further insight He's revealing about the dream (see Sunday's post: Jesus-The Light of the World) He gave me about the darkness and then suddenly coming into His brilliance and glory!
The other thought about that dream is that I stayed to the right - indicating His righteousness.
When we walk in righteousness, it keeps us in right relationship with The Father and keeps us from being run over/overtaken by sin, which leads to destruction.
Beloved, NEVER, EVER, EVER, NO NOT EVER, use the Gospel to assuage (comfort/justify) your sin!!!!!
That is a lie from the pit of hell, itself!
Some are using Romans 7 to soothe their flesh of sin! And THAT is NOT what the Lord intends! He said we are to be holy as HE IS HOLY!!!!
If you are operating in sin...GET OUT! Ask the Father's forgiveness and repent! Turn around and walk HIS path of righteousness;
purposing in your heart to put away the vileness which has kept you bound!
And if you need it, be accountable to a Godly person who will give you wise counsel and
speak His Truth to your ears!
A true friend in Christ will tell you the Truth and lead you to the Cross...not soothe you in your sin!
For the Lord is a Rewarder of those who DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM!
Dark and light cannot co-exist! If we say we are God's, but do not keep His commandments, then we are a liar and the truth is not in us. (1 John 2:4)
v. 5-6 "But whoever keeps His word truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked."
Now, return to Isaiah 60:1....We are to arise out of the garbage, the dung, which the enemy has used to keep us down....For when we do, HIS GLORY shall arise upon us.
But we have a choice....Do we prefer to be as a dog returning to his own vomit and eating it?
Do we want to make the choice to tie our flesh to the altar and have Him kill it out of us for His Glory to arise in us?
Do we want to remain in our sin and lukewarmness and one day have Him hurl, forcefully vomit us out of His mouth?
If we say that we cannot conquer our sin...this is true. We can't in our own strength. This is why we need THE HOLY SPIRIT...for He has put our enemies to public humiliation and shame....but when we are weak, HE IS STRONG!
HE HAS CONQUERED DEATH, HELL AND THE GRAVE!
To bring His purification! To bring His Holy fire! To bring His holiness!
For Nothing is impossible with God! Nothing!
Let us turn to The Father - pressing in hard!
We are to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS
which is rebellion against God, Himself!
We are to be holy as He IS HOLY!
Beloved, God is not mocked! We shall reap what we sow. That which is sown of the flesh reaps destruction, but that which is sown to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
ARISE BELOVED! ARISE!!!!
Choose this day Whom you will serve!
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Isaiah 35:5 "A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called The Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others.
RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HIS GLORY!