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The Glory Of The Word - April 12th 2024

Friday, 12th April, 2024

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

 

“And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him” (Exodus 34:29 KJV).       

 

Many of us acknowledge that the Word of God, as the Scriptures tell us, “…is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16). Also, the Lord Jesus emphasized in John 15:3, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” So, we understand that the Word of God does all these. That’s because the Word of God is the first glory of the Kingdom. Recall the experience of Moses in the Old Testament, part of which we read in our theme verse. 


He had spent forty days and forty nights with God on Mount Sinai, receiving the Ten Commandments. And because he had been in communion with God, when he came down from the mountain, his face radiated the glory of God such that everyone who saw him couldn’t look at him.


There was a distinctive glory on Moses that emanated from his attentive reception of God’s Word. Moses had to wear a veil to shroud the glory that had rubbed off on him (Exodus 34:29-33). That’s the effect of deep contemplation and meditation on the Word.


It's crucial to recognize the difference in how Moses and the children of Israel perceived the Word. While the people viewed it as commandments and instructions, Moses understood God’s Word as life (Deuteronomy 32:46-47).


In the New Testament, this same glory is now within us. When you received the Word of God into your spirit for salvation, the Word came to live in you and the glory of God’s Word is now in your spirit. The best part of it is that the glory of the Word in us today outclasses what Moses had. 


Ours, according to 2 Corinthians 3:7-11 (read the entire reference), is the more excellent glory: “…For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth; for if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious” (2 Corinthians 3:10-11).


PRAYER/CONFESSION

"Dear Father, I thank you for the transformative power of your Word. As I contemplate, meditate and speak the Word, the glory of the Word in my life increases with greater intensity; I walk in supernatural grace, perfection, beauty and righteousness. I’m continually metamorphosed from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."


FURTHER STUDY

2 Corinthians 3:7-11 NIV; Psalm 119:105; Colossians 3:16


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 13:1-21; Judges 12-13


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Romans 9:26-33; Psalm 119:1-40


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