“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasingand perfect will.”
“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 by the Spirit of the Lord (NKJV).”
2 Corinthians 3:18 “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 by the Spirit of the Lord.” (NKJV)
When man sinned in the Garden of Eden, he fell from the glory of God to shame; from eternal life to natural, carnal life. But through the work of redemption, God has restored man back to the glory that he once lost at the fall.
We have been reconciled to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Every child of God has been restored to the fullness of the glory of God; however the knowledge or realization of that glory to which we have been restored comes to us gradually in our experience.
In other words, the knowledge of the glory to which we have been restored is revealed to and in us from glory to glory. This explains why per time in the life of the child of God, he manifests glory at a level consistent with the light of that glory that he can see within him.
This also explains why 2 Corinthians 3:18 says that we are changed from glory to glory. Notice that in our experience, it is from glory to glory; but in the substitutionary work of Christ, we have been restored to the fullness of God’s glory legally. Therefore it is important that we know what it takes to transform or translate from glory to glory.
Our opening Scripture tells us that as we behold the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, which speaks of the Word of God, we are changed or transformed into the same image of the glory of God, from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
When we meditate on the Word and live by it, we see the image of the glory of God which God expects us to live out. Jesus Christ is the flawless image of God, and we are meant to conform to Him in everything.
Hebrews 1:3 tells us that Jesus Christ is the express image of God and the effulgence or outshining of His glory. When we look in the mirror of God’s Word, we see ourselves as God sees us; we see the standard of life God has designed for us to live, and as we adjust to it in our actions, the Spirit of God translates and transforms us into the image of the Word in our hearts. Amazing, isn’t it? That’s how easy it is when you meditate on the Word daily. You become a better person as you daily act upon the Word. Hallelujah!
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I have been restored to the fullness of the glory of God. By the Spirit of God, I move from one level to another in the manifestation and experience of that glory. Amen.