As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking. [NASB] Ezekiel 1:28
We know that the rainbow is a reflection of the rays of the sun in a thin watery cloud on a rainy day, and from Ezekiel’s descriptions, Christ is represented as clothed with a cloud and a rainbow about his head. And since Christ Jesus is the brightness of his Father’s glory, and the express image of his person; the only hope of us shining as the light He made us to be, to radiate the wonderful reflection of His glorious light, to be released from the shackles that have stopped us from making progress in all of our endeavours, is to have Christ Jesus in us. Only then can we be able to reflect his risen glory over our situations. He is our only hope of living a successful life. He will make you what He is, the brightness of God’s glory.
To the Israelites at the foot of the mountain, the glory of the LORD appeared at the summit like a consuming fire. [NLT] Exodus 24:17
According to “Gill’s Exposition” of this verse he said and I quote:
“When God spoke out of the cloud, the glory of the Lord flashed out like devouring fire; it was not devouring fire, but it was like it; it was like a great blaze of fire, which consumes all that is in its ways; it was such a large body of light, and so clear and bright, that it looked like devouring flames of fire; and being upon the top of the mount was very visible, and seen at a great distance in the eyes of the children of Israel throughout, their camp.”
Now if this same GLORY of God is risen to shine OVER our lives [Isaiah 60:1], surely we know what this means! Every situation/problem/circumstance making a mockery of our lives has been consumed by the glory of God, and that’s why it’s time we no longer allowed those turn of events in our lives dictate how we lived. It’s time you got up and took your place. The glory of God in your life has loosened you from every chain of problems that tried to keep you in bondage. In Jesus name. Amen.
But the path of righteous people is like the light of dawn that becomes brighter and brighter until it reaches midday. [GWT] Proverbs 4:18
You are a shining light because of Jesus Christ in you. And because you as a light can never ever fade, you can only glow brighter and brighter, never ever becoming dim, irrespective of what may be thrown at you! No struggle, past mistakes, failure, missed opportunities; disappointments or scandal can ever cause your light to fade away. It is impossible. Keep this at the forefront of your mind. You were born to shine, so don’t let any circumstance tell you otherwise. And because the glory of God is in you, it’s time you took your place as a shining beacon that can never be covered in Jesus name. Amen.