Morning by Morning, July 16 - Unveiled in the Glory Christ
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me start this day and every day embraced by the Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit. ...
"Now if the ministry of death, chiseled in letters on stone tablets, came in glory so that the people of Israel could not gaze at Moses' face because of the glory of his face, a glory now set aside, how much more will the ministry of the Spirit come in glory? ... Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. ... And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this come from the Lord, the Spirit" (2 Corinthians 3:7-18).
Under the old covenant, Moses was allowed to see Your glory and his face reflected the glory of the Lord he had seen. But now all of the law and the prophets of the old covenant are fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:17). And now Christ is in us -- "Christ in (us), the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27).
With the eyes of our hearts opened, we not only behold Your glory, we experience Your glory abiding in us by "the Spirit of Christ," the Spirit of the Living God living in us (Romans 8:9). Your glory is Your manifest Presence. And as we look to You and welcome You to look into us, as we abide in You and welcome You to abide within us, You are changing us into Your image. Our faces and our hearts are unveiled. And the glory of the Lord does not diminish but only increase, from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
In fulfillment of the law and the prophets, of all the promises of God fulfilled in Jesus Christ, we "Arise, shine; for (our) Light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon (us)!" (Isaiah 60:1) Come, Holy Spirit. Let the glory of the Lord arise upon me, let the Light of Christ shine through me, as You make me more like Jesus today (Romans 8:29). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
May you be behold the Lord and abide in Him, as He changes You into His image and displays His glory through your life today, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, please keep us in prayer as we travel to the Fredericksburg, Texas campus of Oak Hills Church tonight to continue our Level 2 School of Ministry training for inner healing prayer ministry in our strategic partnership between Oak Hills Church and Rapha God Ministries. I pray the Holy Spirit will train, equip, and anoint you for your calling in ministry. God bless you!
We're excited to be offering our training now by DVD and my book Free to Be Like Jesus, available through our ministry.