DIRECTIVE # 26
July 7, 2014
Scripture: 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
II Corinthians 3:17-18
I often hear an emphasis on “The Glory” of God being displayed or manifested in a particular service or setting. I do understand and support that context. However, I would like to submit that the emphasis of the text seems to suggest that we now with unveiled faces are called to reflect the Glory of God in our daily lives. The Glory of God is; the full weight of who God is…it’s everything that God is. According to the text the Goal for every believer is to reflect the Glory of God increasingly. We must not only go on assignment for God but must represent/reflect Him on the assignment. We must not only have the Purpose of God but must accomplish His purpose with His Personality. So, what does the Glory of God look like? Is it a shout? Is it extended worship? Is it a quickening or goose bumps? We find a picture of the Glory of God in the supporting text, as John and Ezekiel stare that the Glory of God is like the face of an Ox, Man, Eagle, and Lion. The Ox is the symbol of a servant, Man is a symbol of relationships, Eagle is the symbol of Excellence, and the Lion is the symbol of power. I believe we can measure “The Glory” of God in our lives and ministries by intentionally asking the following questions.
- Do I possess the heart of a servant?
- Am I relational? Do I have a heart for people unsaved and saved?
- Do I reflect an excellent spirit in how I handle my priorities, money, character, and integrity?
- Do I embrace and yield to the Power of God in my life consistently? .
6 and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. 7 The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
10 As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle.
28 As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking. Ezekiel 1:10, 28
- Father, let your Glory be evident in my life increasingly as I pursue a servants heart, intentionally love people, possess an excellent spirit, and walking in your power.
- Father, let your Glory be evident in the church through practical and measurable means.
By Demetrius Miles