Greetings to the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Holy Angels and saints in Christ. Today, I would like to continue on the issue of women’s dress by showing that the glory of the individual, whether man or woman, is found in the glory of the Lord and not on outward ornamentation. The glory of the Lord is represented in the scriptures by the reflection of light on the face of the individual. Let’s look at Biblical examples:

1. The glory of the Lord on Prophet Moses

He spent 40 days in the presence of the Lord and his face shone so much that he had to cover his face in order not to blind the people (Ex 34: 29 – 35). Paul said that we have an even greater glory than Moses because He is fully revealed in the new covenant. Therefore,as we gaze on Him, we “are changed into the same image from glory to glory” (2 Cor 3: 18).

2. The glory of the angels in Prophet Ezekiel’s visions

The glory was the Lord on the angels was compared to brightness and the radiance of the jewel amber (Eze 1: 4, 27; 8: 2).

3. The glory of Chief Prince Gabriel

Chief Prince Gabriel wore jewelry around his waist when he appeared in Daniel’s visions. However, the focus of the vision was not on his jewelry, but on the glory on his body which was “like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass” (Dan 10: 6).

4. The glory of God in Apostle John’s visions

John saw the Lord in Rev 1: 14, 15 and said that, “his head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters”. In Rev 4: 3, he saw “a throne … set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald” (Rev 4:3).
Note that the 24 elders pulled off their golden crowns (worth how many carats?) and cast them down in the glory and presence of the Almighty.

APPLICATION

1. God places more emphasis on having His glory emanate from within those who dwell in His presence.

2. The glory of the Lord is incomparable to any other glory. While it is pitifully compared to the radiance of jewels, He is telling us that OUR TRUE JEWELRY OR DECORATION COMES FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE INDWELLING LORD.

3. The face of those with the glory of the Lord will radiate with that glory.

4. Those who dwell in the presence of the Lord will radiate the glory of the Lord.

5. Which glory do you prefer? Do you spend your income on the outward or do you spend time with the Lord to attain the true glory? Blessings!

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