But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Cor. 3:18 KJV)
Paul makes a comparison between the glory of the Old Testament revealed through Moses and that of the believer in Christ. He begins by saying our faces are not veiled, like Moses. Then we went forward and said as we behold the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, we are changed into the same image from glory to glory. Therein lies the secret of Christian transformation. It is beholding Christ in the mirror of the Word, that is, continually receiving revelations of Him in the Word.
However, there are more profound things in this text wrapped in the phrase “beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord” which means looking into a mirror. He says as we look into the mirror, we see the glory of the Lord and become changed. Did you notice the glorious revelation in this? What do you see when you stand in front of a mirror and look in it? Do you see someone else? Certainly not. You see yourself! He is saying that what you see in God’s mirror, is yourself. And He calls the person you see in the mirror “the glory of the Lord”! If only our spiritual eyes would see clearly, that as He is, the very glory of God, which John saw in Revelations chapter 1 or on the mountain of transfiguration, so we are! This is what your soul is being transformed to become on the earth. Your spirit is already glowing with that glory! When Christ comes, and the glorious body is given to us, then the fullness of the glory of God will be visible to all! What a day that would be!
What should a Christian do to become transformed progressively here and now?
APPLY THE WORD
You are the glory of God on the earth today. This is what Jesus meant when He said you are the light of the world! He has become immersed in us to become one with us!
Bless the Lord for the beautiful privilege of being partakers of the divine nature!