‘All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit’ 2 Cor 3:18.
The sun rises and sets without constraint, opposition or disobedience. It yields its own power, will and glory to The Almighty, Creator, God.
Paul encouraged the Corinthians to take on the glory of God, yet not be transfixed by what is seen because that too would fade away and become something new. Too often, we lose sight of where our gaze should be, or become distraught at the lack of that which we no longer see. Change is most challenging for some to embrace, yet, it is inevitable.
Are you stuck in the same place? Is your sight the same? Are you transitioning? Are you growing in the ways and works of God?
Paul reminded the people they were the letter of Christ. In other words, their lifestyle should be one that reflects God’s love and His Spirit. The heart of God needed to be seen, not read.
We live in a society dominated with selfishness, greed, mockery and sin. ‘But we have hope and a great confidence that every promise of God’s word will come to pass. Unlike Moses who covered his face with a veil so the Israelites could not watch what was fading away’ 2 COR 3. Moses was referring to the shadow of the law. Today, we see more clearly in the freedom of the New Testament, for we do not operate under the law but in the Kingdom authority and liberty of the Gospel. Our eyes are clear, our minds and our hearts are open and surrendered to the will of God and fullness of His grace.
In 2 Corinthians 3, Paul could have been referring to the transition from earthly glory to the heavenly glory. Yet, I see we can witness the earthly transition of one another from glory to glory as God pours out His Spirit upon His people and causes increase in the gifts of the Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues and interpretation of tongues 1 Cor 12:8-10. It is not God’s desire for His servants to remain in the same spiritual place. He is a God of growth and expansion and will enrich those who desire. With elevation comes revelation.
As God transitions His Kingdom in the natural, His desire is that each of us would be prepared for the supernatural works He will perform with and through us. 1 Cor 12.
Are you as submissive as the sun, moon and stars who allow God to bend them at His discretion? By the them, He transitions day to night, allowing us to witness the glory and beauty they each contain. My encouragement today is that you allow God to transition you to the next dimension of service in Him.
Father, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.