Rodney Howard-Browne has composed the song, Just One Glimpse of His Glory. In these lyrics he writes:
Just one glimpse of His glory
Just one touch of His hand
I will never be the same
This turned my mind to Jesus’ words, “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one” (John 17:22). One of the functions of the Spirit in us is that He will continually “declare” to us things of Christ and His glory (16:14). In Jesus giving us the glory He received from the Father, He is imparting the infinite beauty of God revealed in the person of Jesus. Notice the desired effect of receiving and allowing this glory to impact us; “that they may be one even as we are one!” When the glory of Christ becomes our continual occupation, there will be an immediate reflection of the unity that exists between the Father and the Son. This is desperately needed in the Church today!
How can we become better ‘receptors’ of this glory? “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world” (17:24). You may say that this waits for us to be taken to heaven. But wait! Jesus said, “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20, see also Mark 16:20). The intent of Jesus’ words is that we know His presence with us “always” by the Holy Spirit in us. Through spending time in His presence, we will see His glory and the glory of the Father.
Paul reminds us that as we are “beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
If you are trying to change yourself through self-effort, it will never work. You must hear again the prayer of Jesus for you; “to see my glory”! That is the only way for change and transformation.
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