What does passing from Glory to Glory mean?
2 Cor 3:18…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.
This Blog was sparked (at a service at the upper Room) by a dear sister in the Lord, Grace Allen. As we celebrated our first two years of service for Christ at the Upper Room…the sermon made reference to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how the Spirit of God changes the moral make-up of the believer. The transformation to become a child of God is an instantaneous work of God’s Saving Grace.
In order to understand a more defined Glory to Glory one must first understand the distinction between Law given to Israel and Grace given to both Jew and Gentile in the Universal Church, the body of Christ.
Many today teach the “gradual process of God” or “trying” which involves the process of man in human effort. The Grace of God does not involve human action. The Grace of God is the action of God!
The question came up last night, “What does it mean to pass from glory to glory?”
To answer such question the student of God’s Word must know the difference between Law and Grace. It must be understood; who the Law of Moses was given to; when the Law began; and when the Law ended. Passing from Glory to Glory makes a distinction between the ministry of the Law of Moses given to Israel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit given to the Church…now present tense.
The ministry of the Law of Moses was glorius…but the ministry of the Holy Spirit today in the Church is even more glorious.
2 Cor 3:7-9…But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory “was to be done away”: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of...