“They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God”. II Cor. 4:4 GNT
God moves in certain ways and gives us certain manifestations of His glory. Instead of rejoicing in that and getting ready for the next aspect of glory, we like to stop and camp by the “glory that was.” We call this TRADITION.
We are creatures of habit and try to keep doing things our way.
How do we move from “glory to glory”?
Repentance ----- when we change our mind and habits and become determined to surrender our will to Jesus.
The people of Israel could not see their hardness of heart because of the veil over their minds.
It is a blessing to see what is wrong with our character, our families, and our relationships so that the healing and restoration of God can be receive and applied.
After repentance comes obedience.
Obedience is a change in our actions.
We must ask God to give us a new attitude of gratitude, cheerfulness, and the willingness to change.
An attitude change requires a change in feelings. Many times as we are in the process of God transforming us, our feelings get hurt because of disappointments and abusive words.
Forgiveness---- is often needed to change our feelings.
When our forgiveness changes our situations, our minds become renewed to the perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).
2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us, “…. we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are begin transformed into the same image from glory to gory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Our desire to change is something that pleases the Lord.
Change Brings Forth a Greater Measure of Our Spiritual Inheritance.
Since change is an act of obedience, we reap blessing upon blessing when we respond to God in obedience.
God is changing us from glory to glory—from repentance to rapture!
The greatest thing Jesus can say to you when you enter into eternity is "Well done, good and faithful servant."