39). Here I am! What I want to suggest is that we recognize that in reading Scripture we encounter the resplendent glory of Jesus Christ himself. Our spiritual assimilation to Christ comes from his glory and issues in a glory like his (1 Corinthians 15:51; comp." Your email address will not be published. Revelation 21:23 adds that the glory of God serves as the light for the city. Since the inherent glory of the Lord is something that He will not share with others (Isa. 101 Plymouth, MN 55447 Office: 763-478-603 1 Fax: 763-478-3970 They attacked the very core of the gospelâChrist. From ana and kalupto; to unveil.facesπροσώπῳ (prosōpō)Noun - Dative Neuter SingularStrong's Greek 4383: From pros and ops; the front, i.e. Believing, says Piper, “comes by reading what is written, because reading what is written is a window onto the glory of Christ” (68). All glory be to Christ our king! 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor). The natural meaning of the Greek is "as by the [or, from] the Lord the Spirit." Glory of Christ . (Comp. âChrist in you, the hope of gloryâ (Colossians 1:27, emphasis mine). theτὴν (tēn)Article - Accusative Feminine SingularStrong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. The Mystery..Christ in You the Hope of Glory Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. The glory of Christ is a glory of His atoning death, resurrection, and ascension. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD. "We behold the glory of the Lord, of the Jehovah of the Old Testament, but it is not, as yet, face to face, but as mirrored in the person of Christ." Most of us understand the concept but have a hard time envisioning anything truly perfect. Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Namely, him who is "the Effulgence of God's glory" (Hebrews 1:2), the true Shechinah, "the Image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15). A motto for their cause is: It is by reading! Col 1:27-28. The beatific vision will be possible only for those who have been thus transfigured. And, since he is continually being revealed to the church through Scripture and by the Holy Spirit, Christians have the unbelievable privilege of seeing the very glory of God through âthe face of Christâ (2 Corinthians 4:6). The word is not a common word, and St. Paul obviously had some special reason for choosing it, instead of the more familiar words, "seeing," "beholding," "gazing stedfastly;" and it is accordingly important to ascertain its meaning. The Glory of Christ in the mysterious Constitution of his Person. Answer: Colossians 1:27 is a powerful verse: âGod has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.â. Even as, just as. When we see the sun as reflected in a polished mirror of brass or silver, the light illumines us: we are, as it were, transfigured by it and reflect its brightness. Overall, the glory of God is used in a variety of ways in Scripture. The same Greek word for âgloryâ is used twice in the phrase from glory to glory, yet each usage refers to something different. The Glory Of Christ By Rev. They labor to believe. The glory hereafter will be the crown of the glory here. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole. This rendering (which is that of the Vulgate also) can hardly be correct. Like every other year, you’ve heard the call: “Let’s read through the Bible together this year.” Sadly, though, the resolve to read lasts for about a month or two. The Glory of Christ in this Love. The Light of the Gospel of the Glory of Christ 2 Corinthians 4:4â6 March 12, 2015. p. 403) uses it in this sense of the priests who saw their faces in the polished brass of the lavers of purification, supply an instance of its use with a more appropriate meaning. His rule and reign will ever sing, All glory be to Christ! Consequently, they were vulnerable to the deceptions of a Gnostic cult who entered the church. I shall, therefore, consider briefly some of those ways and means whereby the glory of Christ was represented unto believers under the Old Testament. From eiko; a likeness, i.e. Romans 8:4,7 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit…. Text in Light Blue or bold Light Blue can be "clicked" for backup in scripture or detail in writings. Many struggle with their faith. John repeatedly refers to what he has seen and heard and was made manifest to him and others who walked and talked with Jesus. 1 John 3:2.) How might we find the power to overcome the drift into lifeless skepticism and doubt? Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. controller; by implication, Master. “And four times he says that what he has seen is now being turned into what he testifies and proclaims and writes” (Piper, 68). From eiko; a likeness, i.e. Piper responds to the question, “How can we see and savor the glory of God when we have never set our eyes on Jesus or heard him speak with our ears?” He points us to the gospel of John where the apostle’s “answer is that the Holy Spirit would come and enable him and the other eyewitnesses to put what they saw into words (John 14:26; 16:13), so that people could see the glory of Christ by reading and so believe and have eternal life” (67). The following words, however, show that the word suggested yet another thought to him. Simply this: “[His] intention is that the faith and life he received by seeing the glory of Christ, his readers would also be able to receive by seeing what he saw—the glory of Christ shining through the inspired writing” (68). 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