I want to create a cry in your heart like the cry of Moses: “I pray You, show me Your glory!” (Exodus 33:18).1 When Moses went out to the tent of meeting, the presence of God would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent. Thus God spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend (Exodus 33:9, 11). Moses not only watched the miracles of judgment in Egypt, but he also spoke them into existence. He saw the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire. He watched God provide their daily food. On the mountain God handed Moses the tablets of stone written by the finger of God (Exodus 31:18). Moses had all these experiences, so you would not expect him to cry, “Show me Your glory!” But Moses was looking for something transformational. When he came down from the mountain, his face shone from the glory of speaking with God (Exodus 34:29). There was a transformation on him. As much as he had experienced, there was something more he was looking for, and God responded to his request.
I want you to have a drive and a clamor to God that does not let Him go until He shows you His glory. One of the things satan robs from you is the ability to see the glory of the Lord because God’s presence is transformational in our hearts and minds. Since we do not really grasp the idea of glory and what it is doing, we tend to skip over it. In the Greek, the word for glory is doxa. It is from the root of dokeho, an interesting root word. It means “to think.” So this idea in the Greek is very different than the Hebrew word for glory because the main point in Hebrew is “the appearing, the presence, the manifestation of God.” But when the word for glory went into the Greek, it included this idea of “to think.” So it means “thought or opinion.” Remember what the apostle Paul said, “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Do you think that if we saw the glory of God our whole mind would change? That our whole opinion, our thinking, everything about us would change? I believe that the glory of Christ is tied to this transformational experience.
God wrapped His whole creation in His glory. We were created in God’s image, and Adam and Eve were clothed in the glory of the Father. That is why they did not see their human nakedness. They were wearing a garment of God’s glory. When Yeshua (Jesus) went up the mountain, “He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun [just like Moses], and His garments became as white as light” (Matthew 17:2). It is interesting that it says His garments shone. We are to be clothed in God’s glory. It will be easy for the Body of Christ to be one when we are clothed with His glory. Christ said, “I’ve given them My glory that they may be one” (see Matthew 17:22). At some point, the sons of God are going to rise up, crush satan under their feet, and cry, “I want the glory of my Father to rest on me. I refuse not to have His glory upon me!” Clothe us with Your glory, LORD.
1 All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).