Bursting Forth with Glory
“And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a Great Trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds from one end of the sky to the other.” (Matthew 24:30-31)
By, Ginger E. Mosher
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* Heflin, Ruth Ward. Glory: Experiencing the Atmosphere of Heaven. Hagerstown, MD: McDougal Pub., 1990. p. 200. Print.
In the beginning Adam and Eve knew God and all of creation enjoyed God’s glory until sin entered their hearts and everything changed. From the fall of the first Adam every gaze has turned from the glory of God to the darkness of another—from life, light, and fellowship with God to death, darkness, and separation from God—but God sent His one and only sinless Son to restore mankind back to His glory. When the work of the cross was complete “Jesus said, ‘It is finished!’” (John 19:30 KJV) Halleluiah! Jesus work of salvation restored the human race back to God’s glorious presence. Now the choice to embrace Jesus and gaze on His glory—His holiness, His love, His truth, His peace, and His beauty—for all eternity is ours to freely make. As we choose to behold “the glory of the Lord,” we “are changed into the same image from glory to glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV). Just imagine how amazing it is to behold His glory. Oh, what “fullness of joy” and “pleasures for evermore” there are in His presence. (Psalm 16:11 KJV) In His presence we become filled to saturation with His light, His love, and His power. His desire has always has been for us to experience His glory and manifest it in the earth. Ruth Ward Heflin—who spent a lifetime pursuing and ministering God’s glory—in her book, Glory: Experiencing the Atmosphere of Heaven, encourages us to “Praise…until the spirit of worship comes, Worship…until the glory comes, then…Stand in the Glory!”* May we—His holy Adams (represented as atoms in the painting) set apart for special purpose—be found standing in the presence of God and the atmosphere of Heaven until we are filled to capacity and bursting forth with the radiant glory of God.