“...so that the glory of the Lord may appear to you.”
There is a wonderful reassuring promise from God: We will see His glory when we do his will and worship Him. This should be our expectation when we engage in public or private worship; otherwise, worship becomes a futile and meaningless exercise.
To worship, is to give ourselves totally unto the Lord. Just as Aaron and his descendants were consecrated to God, our souls must be completely devoted to prayer, praise and spiritual (not transcendental) meditation.
A godly expectation must accompany our adoration. If we are offering our praise and worship to a great and BIG God, then we should expect to see His glory. How will we be able to detect a manifestation of God’s eternal glory?
God will show forth His glory in the midst of the praise of His people. He will touch our hearts in such a way, that we will know that His glory is present. How is it possible then, that some see His glory and even cry, while others remain “untouched” and empty? The answer lies on the intensity and depth of our worship. Only those who honor the Lord with all their hearts, minds, strength and power, and “chase” after God will be able to see His glory.
God’s glory is also visible, when we can observe lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. His glory can be manifested through us for all to see, as we lead godly lives. Unfortunately, many will never see God’s glory. They refuse to believe, and only those who do, shall be able to see God (John 11:40). To see the stars, we must look up to heaven; but to see God’s glory, we need to look up to Jesus in faith and true worship.
“…sacrifice of offering of well being.”
When Christ died on the cross, he fulfilled in his death, the law of the sacrifice of the offering of well being or peace. He presented himself before God in the altar of Calvary, as a perfect sacrifice: He was offered as “unleavened bread,” that is as a sinless and blameless man.
On the other hand Jesus also presented himself as leavened bread, as required by the same law. This typifies that even though Jesus was completely perfect, God placed upon him the enormous burden of all the sins of the world. How would we explain this apparent dichotomy?
This is a great mystery. Jesus was, is, and forever will be perfect and void of sin. He was the Son of man and the Son of God. Christ was all-God and all-man at the same time. As God, he was (and is) glorious, eternal and omnipotent. As man he was perfect in all his ways and submitted to the will of the Father.
At the cross of Calvary, Jesus died as the sacrifice for our eternal well being. He paid the full penalty of our sins and made peace between God and humanity. Now he offers this everlasting peace to those who dare believe in Him.
Do you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
No, Jesus never sinned, nor did he become a sinner at Calvary. He suffered on the cross the “hell” that we deserve. He overcame sin and death, and his name is the “Prince of Peace.”
Jesus is the real Prince that came to rescue us and set us free forever!