What does Glory mean?…. praise, honor, a state of greatness, magnificence, brightness, lustre, splendour, the happiness of heaven, celestial bliss, distinguished honor.

The words, Glory, Glorify, Glorious, Glorified are found numerous times in Scripture.

The Glory of God is the worthiness of God….the presence of God in the fullness of his attributes in some place or everywhere…”The whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3) (The Lord in his full person,deity, and majesty is present in every place)

Hebrews 1:3..The Son, (Jesus Christ), is the radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of his being..

Three people in the Bible reached a level of Physical Glorification while living on this earth. Moses, the first martyr Stephen, and Jesus Christ himself on the Mount of Transfiguration.

Moses: Moses was a man that fasted and prayed with God 40 days and 40 nights.  Moses asked God that he might see God’s Glory; “Then Moses said,”Now show me your glory.”( Exodus 33:18)…”When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was RADIANT because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was RADIANT, and they were afraid to come near him.”((Exodus 34:29)

RADIANT: (the skin of his face was shining)….shooting rays of light, shining, emitting vivid light or splendour…….Now Moses was reflecting the Divine Glory of God!

Stephen: Stephen was described in the Bible as…a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit…a man full of God’s grace and power. When Stephen was falsely accused and  brought before the Sanhedrin..”All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.” (Acts 6: 15)  Stephen experienced and reflected the Glory of God.

Jesus Christ: “After six days, Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John, the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was TRANSFIGURED before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.” (Matthew 17:1-2)

TRANSFIGURATION: A change of form or figure; the supernatural change in the personal appearance of our Savior on the mount.

TRANSFIGURE: to change the outward form or appearance of; to transform in appearance; to give an elevated or glorified appearance to; to elevate; to glorify.

So this was Jesus’ Glorified body…..

Philippians 3:20-21 says: “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly(decaying, weak, dying) bodies so that they will be like His Glorious body.” Therefore, one day we will attain Glorified bodies that will shine with light like His. That is his promise to us after death!

We who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ have been given the power from the Lord to reflect to a dying world the Glory of God.

“For God who said,”Let light shine out of darkness”, made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the face of Christ.” (2 Cor: 4: 6).

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing Glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Cor: 3: 18)

Let us reflect the divine Glory of God to those who see us, live with us, who work with us, who speak to us in our daily lives. O Lord, help us to reflect your GLORY!!