We use the phrase the "Glory of God" in many aspects of our Christian life. It is found hundreds of times in the Bible, yet many are not able to describe just exactly what it is and what they mean when they say it. Here's a short explanation that hopefully will benefit you.

The Glory of God is "the Beauty of Who He is". Since God is spirit, and physically unseen, His beauty is best perceived in unseen things and spiritually discerned. The things we can "see" that we call "the Glory of God", are actually "visible manifestations" OF the Glory of God or the "symbols" of it. The Glory of God has most often been expressed as lightning, thunder, and most commonly "brilliant light". 

The Greatest manifestation of the Glory of God the earth has ever seen, was not when it filled the Temple of Solomon and the priests couldn't stand, but in the Person of Jesus Christ... 

"He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature..." (Hebrews 1:3)

Jesus is/was/will be the EXACT representation of the beauty of God. When we say, "Show us Your Glory", we are saying, "Show us the beauty of Who You are. Jesus reveal yourself to us".

What word describes this beauty? Ask the four living creatures with eyes in front, back, around, and within who look at God night and day before the throne. With that view and that ability, they could say it better than anyone...

And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come." (Revelation 4:8)


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