Sunday, 9 September 2012

God's Glory is Man's Clothing!

Gen 3:10--'And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.'

Rom 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

John 17:22
And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

Matthew 6:28:
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin

Matthew 6:29: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these..

Woke up this morning with a thought....Just about the glory of God; what was, what is n how has it been restored? with the above 4 passages, the Holy spirit answered a life-long question of mine...The spirit taught me this--"God's glory was and is Man's clothing". taking our minds back to the very First Adam, the bible clearly tells in the opening scripture how Adam ran and hid himself when God came for his daily routine visit to him in the Garden. Adam had sinned, and thus the entire mankind. And cos he sinned, the bible tells us that he realized that he was naked...why? after-all, the fruit was of the tree of the knowledge of Good and evil, not of the realization of our nakedness..cos if being naked was a sin, that means we all sin daily, cos a normal being ought to wash up daily! Then the spirit taught me this----going to the book of Roms 3:23, I now realised why Adam saw his nakedness--Thus, in simple context, Sin reveals our nakedness cos it causes us to fall short of God's clothing for us, which is His Glory! Thus Adam realised he was naked cos the clothing of God which was given to him had been let down from his body, so he realised he was naked!

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. {14} He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you." (John 16:13-14).

Indeed, the spirit guideth us into all truth! secondly, I asked again "why did Jesus say that even Solomon, the wealthiest and most splendid Human king that ever lived, in all his glory could not measure up to that of the Lillies? Then the spirit taught me again: The glory of man after Adam had sinned had been Lost to the devil and only a redeemer, one who could go to hell and bring back man's Lost glory, was able to redeem Man! Then, I now saw why our Lord had to go to the Hades to confront the devil after his death, in order to restore Man's lost Glory. So therefore the glory of solomon, which was man-made could not still measure up to the glory that God had poured out to the works of his creation. wOW! how interesting to know that before Jesus came, even the Lillies had more glory or say were clothed in more glory than us! Thank God man has now rightly taken his place in creation.

Now the spirit taught me again--John 17:22, Jesus spoke of the restoration of glory to mankind. The glory of man kind was restored...and I also think in addition to that, CHRIST HIMSELF, had deposited his own Glory in us, cos as the bible rightly says, *Christ in us, the hope of Glory*(Col 1:27)and as he is, so are we in this World(1 John4:;17). Thus man after Christ is way far greater and more glorious than Man before Christ, cos the Glory of the latter vessel is greater than that of the Former(Hag. 2:9). So Christ restored to us and gave us his glory that we may be one just like The Father and The First-born from the dead! Awesome.

Therefore brethren, we can now rightly hold fast to that which had been restored to us. And panic no more, cos we have now, the Glory of God which cannot be taken away, neither does it fade away. We are  no longer short of the Glory/Clothing Of God cos Christ had restored to us that Glory!

Rejoice, cos indeed on earth peace goodwill is truly to men!

1 comment:

  1. Woke up this morning wondering the same things. Thanks, this was very Spirit Breathed