A word - any word, especially a word from God, when expounded
upon or revealed, can exude a great amount of joy and blessing.
The Word of God is full of meaning and Truth. Jesus is both
the Word of God and Truth.
The Glory of God, when considered in these relations. is very
expressive and full of life. “Glory” is the “is-ness”
of one, or something. What the sun is, is its glory; what
the moon is, is its glory; what the star is, is its glory.
A man's glory is what that man is. The inside of one, when
revealed and viewed, is an expression of his glory. Paul writes,
“There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial:
but the glory
of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon,
another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another
in glory.” I Cor 15:40-41.
Thus, whatever is within the “I” will be expressed
by the “I.” The “I AM” of God and
all that God is, will be expressed by God. The Glory of God
is what God is, which is shown in Exodus 33:18-23.
“Then Moses said, I pray You, show me Your glory!
He said, I Myself will make all My goodness pass before
you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you;
and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will
show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”
“But He said, You cannot see My face, for no man can
Me and live! Then the LORD said, Behold, there is a place
by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; and it will
come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put
you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand
until I have passed by.”
“Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My
but My face shall not be seen.” NASU."
The Lord responded to the desire of Moses, and the goodness
of God was seen by Moses, but His face could not, for no one
can see His full glory and live.
Jesus, in John 17:21-22 reveals the key to this wonderful
Christian Life and its purpose in the world.
“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in
I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world
may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You
gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as
We are one. NKJV.”
There is nothing to compare with this life in Christ, which
is a “Life of Christ” in you. The reduction of
any number to its lowest term equals 1. Jesus desired of the
Father that by the Glory, which He gave to Jesus, and which
Jesus then gave to the disciples; that the disciples could
become one with the Father and the Son.
It is this glory, the “is-ness” of God that makes
us to become one with Him. As God sent Jesus, so also sent
Jesus the disciples, and us. We have the mind of Christ, and
when this “Christ,” under the power of the Holy
Spirit, matures in us, we think the thoughts of God, and we
speak the words of God.
When I have been reduced to one with Christ and God, I will
walk in the Spirit, talk in the Spirit, think in the Spirit,
and hold the hand of God. The baptism in the Holy Spirit comes
upon Christ in us. As He was baptized at the river Jordan,
so He is baptized in us. This “Christ in you,”
in maturity, follows God in obedience to His will.
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him;
will shew them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14.
The word “secret” can be translated, “intimate.”
“Fear” relates to worship in the very presence
of God, so we find that the intimate things of the Lord are
with them who worship Him. To worship the Lord is to return
to Him what He gives me. To give glory to God is to return
to Him all that He is in me. The God-ness that He gives me
is His. He doeth the works. I, like God, rest from my labor,
and then God works through me.
I do not work for God; rather, I allow Him to work through
me. God blesses and confirms all that He does in and through
“Lord, I give myself to Thee.”