Glory of

the Lord

James 2:1  My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality.   

Jesus the Lord of Glory!  Our glorious Lord!  The heaven rang with angels declaring ‘Glory in the Highest’ at His birth.  What a sight that must have been!  This declaration of glory ascribed as a clear indication of His full deity.  Glory was referenced to Jesus as a divine attribute.  The Heavenly elders in Revelations give glory around the throne.

It has been suggested that Jesus was the physical revelation of the Shekinah glory of God.  Shekinah was the visible manifestation of the invisible God.  It was a radiant cloud or a brilliant light within a cloud that signified the very immediate presence of God.  For Jesus to be identified with Glory, meant that he was equated with the presence of God himself. 

Philippians 2:6-7 says: ‘who (Jesus) being in the form of God, did not consider it a robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.’  Jesus was the full manifestation of the majesty of God.  God’s glory will not be shared with another and yet Jesus was God.  He came to earth taking on the likeness of a man and humbled himself to death on a cross.  Now God has ‘exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father’ (Philippians 2:9b-11).

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