#146 The Life of Jesus is the Light of Men

John 1:4 NASB In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John the Beloved gave himself unreservedly to a profound relationship with the Lord. It was carefully recorded that he leaned on Jesus’ breast at the … Continue reading

#145 The Gift of Seeing the Glory of Christ

John, the ‘one Jesus loved,’ lived by one simple base ­– a completely transparent relationship with Jesus. We aren’t told how much repentance John experienced, but the evidence of his cleansing is the man’s clarity about Jesus’ spiritual character and … Continue reading

#144 Jesus Came for Relationship with Us

1 John 1:5-6 HCSB Now this is the message we have heard from Him, and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet walk in darkness, … Continue reading

#143 How the Veil is Stripped Off and Taken Away

2 Corinthians 3:16 AMPC But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away. CEV: their minds covered over with a covering that is removed only for those who turn to the Lord. … Continue reading

#142 The Barrier to Beholding the Glory of Christ

2 Corinthians 3:14 AMPC In fact, their minds were grown hard and calloused [they have become dull and had lost the power of understanding]; for until this present day when the Old Testament (the old covenant) is being read, that same veil … Continue reading

#141 The Glory of God Is Permanent

2 Corinthians 3:11-12 ESV For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. Since we have such a hope, we are very bold…  The glory of the law faded because … Continue reading

#140 The Glory of the Lord Transfigures Us

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. What do we behold when we turn our eyes toward … Continue reading

#139 The Glory of God Himself Lives in Christ

2 Corinthians 4:6 NASB For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. I have … Continue reading

#138 The Spirit of Christ Holds the Will of God

John 16:14-15 AMPC (Suggested reading: John 14, 15, 16) He (the Holy Spirit) will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father … Continue reading

#137 The Endless Work of the Spirit of God

2 Corinthians 3:18b NLT And the Lord – Who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.  When I turn to consider the Spirit of God and His endless … Continue reading

#136 Transfigured by the Spirit, But How?

2 Corinthians 3:18 (Emphasis mine) PHILLIPS: We are transfigured by the Spirit of the Lord in ever-increasing splendour into his own image. NLT: 
And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into … Continue reading

#135 How Can I Keep My Eyes on Jesus?

Hebrews 12:2 HCSB Keeping our eyes on Jesus…  Jean-Pierre de Caussade: “There remains one single duty. It is to keep one’s gaze fixed on the Master one has chosen and to be constantly listening so as to understand and hear … Continue reading

#134 The Power of Jesus to Transfigure Us

NOTE: Once again the Holy Spirit led me to the very translation that HE wanted to use to exalt Christ. “Go to the Complete Jewish Bible.” Such is His zeal that we understand the power of Jesus to transfigure us! … Continue reading

#133 The Glorious Ministry of Death

2 Corinthians 3:9 PHILLIPS The administration of the Law which was engraved in stone (and which led in fact to spiritual death) was so magnificent that the Israelites were unable to look unflinchingly at Moses’ face, for it was alight with … Continue reading

#132 Glory of the Law

2 Corinthians 3:7-8 HCSB Now if the ministry of death, chiseled in letters on stones, came with glory, so that the Israelites were not able to look directly at Moses’ face because of the glory from his face—a fading glory—how will the … Continue reading

#131 Who Can Behold the Glory of the Lord?

2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into … Continue reading

#130 Transfigured by the Glory of Christ

Acts 9:3-5 NIV As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?”  “Who are you, … Continue reading

#129 We Are the Enviable Ones

John 20:29 AMPC Jesus said to him, Because you have seen Me, Thomas, do you now believe (trust, have faith)? Blessed and happy and to be envied are those who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered … Continue reading

#128 The Age that Requires Faith

1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV (Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9) Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining … Continue reading

#127 The Realm of God Is a Person

Luke 10:42 ESV …but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken from her.  The human mind lusts for ideas and imagination. Knowledge is the god of human nature. But the realm of … Continue reading