THE LIGHT OF GOD'S GLORY
When any man is blinded by the enemy, they cannot see the light of knowledge of Christ's glory, who is the image of God. The light of God's glory is very important because it is the light that brings knowledge of Christ to mankind. It is in fact, the reason Christ came to die for the sins of mankind. So this light is the ultimate fulfilment of God's purpose for humankind.
Reference: 2 Corinthians 4:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
'For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.'
It is God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness." This is part of the account of the heavens' and the earth's creation. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. When God saw that the light was good, He separated the light from the darkness. Beloved, light is a good thing.
The same God made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of His glory in the face of Jesus Christ. Apostle Paul experienced this light when he was on his journey to Damascus. The Bible says, "Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went and obtained letters from the high priest, authorizing him to arrest any followers of Jesus in the city of Damascus, so he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem."
As he neared Damascus on his journey, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him and he fell to the ground and then heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" (Acts 9:4, NIV). When Saul asked who was speaking, the voice replied: "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." (Acts 9:5-6 NIV). Paul's life-changing experience on the Damascus Road happened as a result of the light of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
The light of the glorious gospel is so powerful that it can penetrate and overpower the darkness of wickedness and unbelief in any human life. This light is the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. In other words, the glory shines forth from the face of Christ, which means that Christ is the source of the light. This light is also the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). To have the light is to know and embrace God's glory. As we look at it with unveiled faces and behold it, we are constantly being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV).
Scripture Reading - Acts 26:17-18; Ephesians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 5:8.
The light of God's glory shines brightly in my heart and it enlightens my mind and spirit in the truth of the Word. The only true and full manifestation of God's brightness and expression is in the face of Jesus. By beholding Christ as the radiance of God's glory and exact imprint of His nature, I'm transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory of God. Hallelujah!