To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6).
The word translated 'glory' is a Greek word that means glory, as very apparent. To know what the glory of God is, we need to understand that God is a consuming fire. The splendor of the person of God is brighter than a trillion suns times infinity.
Our God, unlike the earth-sun, does not move. God does not need movement a s we understand the action to be. Yet, he has a view of everything that takes place. The sun warms and gives light to the earth by shinning.
The activity of the sun on the planet is its shine. In the same manner, everything that God has to offer, and everything God does He does through his glory. Whatever God shines on lives.
Thus, the shine of God is the expression of God as the God of life. God's life expression is the grace of God; grace is the reign of the presence of God.
Even though God is everywhere, yet he can hide his shine. In other words, God can keep the light of his person from affecting you if he chose to do so. God decided to shine on the just and the unjust.
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5:45).
Listen and understand: God did for the unjust as he would for the just. When we were unjust, God acted towards us as if we were just, and what he did made us just.
God made us one with his glory by shinning on us; when the sun shines on the darkness, the dark takes on the image of the light.
The glory of God is in the face of Jesus Christ. The face of Christ hidden in the word of God, which is the seed of God.
The great treasure is in our earth vessels. When the light that is in the face of Christ shines, the darkness within us will change into the light. We will transform into his image. It's through the glory of his grace that God made us accepted.
It is not by any merit of our own, but God made us acceptable to himself. Because God made you accepted, you now stand in his presence without blame. No Blame! I said, no-fault!
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: (Hebrews 1:3).
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).
James R Manning