Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
-Glory in Greek is written as doxa which means nature and acts of God in manifestation, to be elevated and to give praise to God. Glory all over scriptures represented the presence of God. Moses experienced Gods’ glory when he went to receive the ten commandments (Exo 24:15-17) and at the tabernacle of meeting (Exo 40:34-35). King Solomon saw Gods’ glory when he dedicated the temple (2 Chr 7:1-3); which was during the feast of tabernacles. We are called to glory in the Lord (1 Cor 1:30-31), so as to be transformed into the image of the Holy Spirit from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:17-18). God is the King of glory (Ps 24:7, 29:3, Jude 1:24-25, Rev 19:1) etc.
-During the transfiguration, the glory of God was evident and apostle Peter made a comment of his intentions to built three tents, one for Jesus, one for Moses and one for Elijah. To prolong this glorious experience, Peter probably suggested a celebration of the feast of tabernacles where the Israelite’s commemorated Gods’ provision in the wilderness and they brought their tithes and offerings to the temple. The most natural connection of their appearance is that Moses represented the law and Elijah represented the prophets. God then stated the superiority of Jesus when He said “this is My beloved Son. Hear Him”. After Gods’ voice had spoken, Jesus was alone with the disciples. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets (Mat 5:17). From the transfiguration passages we find that; for us to see the glory of God, we need to spend time with God in prayer, we have to shake of our spiritual lethargy like the disciples saw the glory of God when they awoke from their sleep, to exult God above all else and to listen to God in obedience to His word.
We humbly come to Your presence Lord thanking You for the gift of life and all that You have done unto us. We have seen Your glorious hand in things, we give You all the praise. You have protected us, delivered us from danger, healed our wounds, given us sure hope, encouraged us, provided for us, expanded our boundaries, sustained us and given us the gift of faith, wisdom and salvation. All glory, honor and power belongs to You. Remember with mercy Jesus all those who are sick that You may restore their health, those who lack their basic needs that You may provide for them, those who are jobless that You may open new opportunities for them, those who are unmarried that You may show them Your grace, those who are married that You may always unite them with Your love, those who lack school fees that You may provide for all their needs, those who are struggling in business that You may make all the crooked paths straight, all the leaders that You may offer them direction and all those who do not know You that You may grant them the gift of salvation. Guide us Father throughout the week and fulfill our hearts desires according to Your divine purposes. All glory, honor and power belongs to You Lord, now and forever. Amen
Exodus 24:15-17 Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. Now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. The sight of glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
INSIGHT -In Hebrew, glory is written as kavod & means honor, majesty, power, splendor, magnificence.
-The glory of the Lord was in the form of a cloud & seen as consuming fire by Israelites as Moses went up to get stone tablets with the ten commandments. -The glory of the Lord was there for six days(number of man) & on the seventh(number of God) Moses went up Mount Sinai. This significantly represented a covenant between God & man.
PRAYER: Abba Father, You are worthy of all glory, honor, power & praise. Deliver us from pride & show off as all glory belongs to You. Come to visit our country, homes, places of work & hearts to give us peace, hope & love. May we experience Your power in our everyday lives & guide us through all situations. Amen
Psalm 29:1-2 Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
INSIGHT -King David customarily praised God in his life & he gained favor. -In Rev 7:12, Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
PRAYER: Lord God, You are worthy to receive all glory, honor, power, praise, blessing, wisdom, thanksgiving & might, forever & ever. Amen
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
INSIGHT -Apostle Paul writes that the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which was procured at a price by the death of Jesus Christ. For He died & His soul saved our souls(which is in the blood) from death by His blood.
-We should glorify the Lord in body & spirit by praying, praising God & remaining pure through redemption by His blood. -The body & spirit belongs to God as we are custodians in waiting for the eternal life where our souls go to heaven.
PRAYER Holy trinity one God, I glorify & praise You in body & spirit. Thank you for Your love & the sacrifice that You made to redeem my soul. Holy Spirit elevate my spirit & strengthen my temple where You reside. Amen
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 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.
INSIGHT -Apostle Paul writes that the Lord is spirit & by Him there is freedom from sin. We as the image of God share in His glory & are transformed from one glory to another by His Spirit. -In 2 Cor 4:10, always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
PRAYER: Lord God, thank You for your tender mercies & loving kindness as I share in Your image. In the same image transform me, my family, neighbours & our leaders from one glory to the next as we journey with You in faith. Guide us in all that we do so that Your life may be manifested in our bodies. Amen.
John 14:13-14 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
INSIGHT -Jesus gives us the freedom to ask for anything in His name & He will grant us in which God the Father is glorified. -In Mat 7:7-8, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
PRAYER: Jesus Christ, I ask for….(personal prayer) in Your Holy name. You know the desires of my heart, fulfill them for me, Lord. I glorify & praise You Lord forever & ever. Amen
I am the Lord , that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
-God is filled with honor and majesty and His crown of glory is everlasting. He does not share His glory with another and calls us to trust in Him alone; with all our hearts. He is our only Provider, Sustainer, Redeemer, Comforter, Healer and Deliverer, and neither mortal nor idol can be compared to Him. In all things we are called to believe in Him and give thanks to Him alone. God alone deserves our worship and praise and in Him alone can we find favour. Some put their trust in power, wealth, strength, fame, witchcraft and people in positions of authority; but we are reminded to look unto Christ alone; where our hope may be fully satisfied. When satan proudly elevated himself; he fell like lightning from heaven (Lk 10:18). When king Nebuchadnezzar; one of the greatest kings exulted himself, he ate grass like an ox, his hair grew like feathers of an eagle and his nails like claws of a bird, and his glory was no more. But when he looked us to heaven and worshiped the Most High God, his glory was restored (Dan 4:32-34). God can never share His glory with another nor His praise with carved images. He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what we are going through. God has good thoughts for us, thoughts to prosper us and not to harm us, thoughts to give us hope and a future. He is doing a new thing in our lives and reminds us hold fast our faith in Him, and at the appointed time; whatever we seek from Him shall spring forth.
How awesome is Your name Lord in all the earth. You are filled with glory and majesty and in Your courts are praises and rejoicing. Help us Lord to remain patient despite the pressures of life. Give us a heart of wisdom to wait on You and rely on You alone. Teach us Father how to pray and answer us according to Your divine purposes. Take precedence in our lives Jehovah and do a new thing for Your grace is sufficient for us all. Deliver us from pride Jesus, cleanse us from all evil and cover us with Your previous blood. Remember Holy Spirit all those who have lost their loved ones that You may settle their hearts with Your peace. Be with all our school going children Jesus and protect them from harm. Lord You are good and Your mercies endures forever. Thank You for loving us with Your everlasting love. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forevermore. Amen
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
-Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, some of which are not written in the Bible; but those which are written are that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through believing we may have life in His name (Jn 20:30-31). It was a time when Lazarus had died and Jesus in His great power rose him from the death and restored his life. In the same manner; when we were dead to sin Christ died for us and gave us everlasting life through His grace. We see that the glory of God is evidence in our lives when we believe in Him. And we who are Christ’s belong to the Father and Christ is glorified in us (Jn 17:10). When we have faith in Jesus Christ then, we are filled with His glory now which transcends into eternal life.
Thank Your Father for we have seen this day full of health. Thank You for Your unfailing love upon our lives. We have seen Your glorious hand in our lives, families, work places, businesses, schools, nation and on the whole world. Our hearts pour out to You with thanksgiving. Many among us and sick and suffering; we humbly ask that You restore them Lord by Your victorious arm. We cast all our burdens and cares unto You Jesus, take control of our lives. We did not choose You Jesus but You chose us. We thank You are honour Your mighty name. Increase our faith Jesus and journey with us in this journey of faith, that we may see Your glory now and forever. Amen
2 Corinthians 10:17-18
But “he who glories, let him glory in the Lord .” For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
-Selflessness is key to glory in the Lord and those who humble themselves will be lifted. Death to self is inevitable in the quest of living a fulfilled Christian life. Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, he should deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me, then the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and He will reward each according to his works (Mat 16:24-27). When we realize that we are nothing without God and without Him we can do nothing (Jn 15:5), we submit our lives to God and He takes control for the good of His purpose. When king David realized that he was devoid of favour without the Holy Spirit, he confessed his sins and requested God not depart from him (Ps 51:11). God bestowed upon him glory and splendor, in leadership, battles and wisdom, and was greatly blessed together with his offspring. Our approval can only then come from God and He grants us His grace so that we may walk worthy of Him and partake of His glory now and forever.
We thank You Lord for Your goodness upon our lives and tell of Your unfailing love. We humbly come at Your feet Jesus asking for mercy and grace, shepherd us according to Your divine purposes. We are nothing without You Holy Spirit; dwell deeply in our hearts so that we may always experience Your glory. Our Father who at in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
-The Lord is compassionate to all His creation. The whole universe rightfully gives Him glory for His glorious works. All the angels and the heavenly host praise the Lord (Ps 148:2). The mountains and hills sing before the Lord and all the trees clap their hands in praise (Isa 55:12). Gods’ kingdom is full of glory and He desires that we share in it and profess it in all the earth. Jesus taught us many parables on the kingdom of God, including the parable of the mustered seed. With faith as small as the mustered seed, it is able to grow into the buttress tree of them all (Mat 13:31-32). We who believe in Jesus Christ belong to Him and through His love we have received His grace and truth. Through His everlasting love; Jesus died for the sins of the world and He is good to all His creation. Christ has thus established an everlasting Kingdom and His dominion endures to all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all His promises and faithful in all He does. We are reminded to give praise to Him always and trust in Him in all things.
We extol You our God and King and bless Your name forever and ever. Everyday we bless Your name and praise You for Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion endures through all generations. Great are You Lord and You are greatly praised. Your greatness is unsearchable and Your mercy is unending Jesus, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are our refuge and strength Lord, our fortress and deliver, our ever present help in times of need, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are greatly honored above all the living and the dead; beyond those who are dead to sin, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. You are righteous above all creation and Your wisdom surpasses all understanding, we extol You and glorify Your holy name. All creation bow down before You Oh Lord, all creation bow down before You. We extol You and glorify Your holy name. Amen