Biblical Concept: Glory
Glory based observations:
Why did God do anything related to the creation of volitional creatures? †His desire for more glory is the answer.† See Revelation 4:11. †See Isaiah 43:7. †The final state of Godís plan of glory is to interact eternally with multitudes of objective faithful sinless volitions. <![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]>
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Why? †To resolve the conflict between volitional creatures and Himself.† God created a limited four dimensional universe, in contrast to the limitless 14 dimensional spiritual universe.† Why? †To prove to volitional creatures (angelic and human) that He is indeed naturally glorious and worthy of the glory due Him.†
From the Divine perspective, questions about His glory are ludicrous.† But, He chose to create and share existence with other volitional creatures who would inevitably challenge His glory.† The glory vocabulary challenges volitional creatures to orient to His glory.† Note: God Himself became part of the four dimensional universe, lower than angels, even a Son of Man, to demonstrate His glory worthiness.†
Glory, as a concept, appears in numerous passages as part of a short summary statement of / for Millennial encouragement.† The appearance of these glorious Millennial comments is often sudden and short. †The Millennium is the end of Godís self-imposed position of weakness in the four dimensional universe.
The Biblical Concept: Glory explains everything in the Spiritual Universe, the Four Dimensional Universe, and the Future Universe.† In scientific terms, Glory is the unifying theory of everything.† In philosophical terms, Glory is the wisdom of everything.† In theological terms, Glory summarizes everything.†
Israel as a nation had / has the special mission of revealing Godís glory.† Compare Biblical Concept: Jews, Godís Evangelical Tool.
Humans have a / the mission of glorifying God.†
Christian Way Of Life application: Life will be successful as it takes into consideration Godís glory.† See 1 Peter 4:11.† Living the Christian Way Of Life will result in great future glory. †See Colossians 3:4. †
Ultimate universal spiritual truth: Glory.† It is a happy spiritual thought, that glory can orient me to everything in the dimensional and spiritual universes.† Understanding Biblical glory is the height of spiritual clarity and spiritual reality.
The relationship between glory and freewill:† The final state of Godís plan of glory is to interact eternally with multitudes of objective faithful sinless volitions.† Use your freewill to orient to Godís sovereign glory. ††
Glory is a significant vocabulary word for being encouraged about the eternal state and eternal reward.
Glory and Godís imagination: The massive 4du, huge diversity of objects in the 4du<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]>,
†the fine tuning of celestial motion, massive diversity of plant and animal life, stunning irreducible complexity of micro biology, angels, etc. †The God-man Jesus Christ is the crown of Godís glorious imagination. (See Colossians 1:15-17 and 2:1-3.)
(The explanatory parentheses are mine.)
Exodus 24:16-18 †16 And the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.† 17 And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.† 18 And Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. (Law giving.)
Exodus 28:2 ††2 "And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. (Aaronic Priesthood.)
Exodus 29:43 †43 "And I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory. (Tabernacle)
Exodus 33:18-23 †18 Then Moses said, "I pray Thee, show me Thy glory!"† 19 And He said, "I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion."† 20 But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"† 21 Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;† 22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.† 23 "Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen." (After the golden calf incident.)
Exodus 40:34-36 ††34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.† 35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.† (Tabernacle complete)
Leviticus 9:6 †6 And Moses said, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded you to do, that the glory of the LORD may appear to you." (Aaronic Priesthood inaugurated.)
Leviticus 9:23-24 †23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people.† 24 Then fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. (Aaronic Priesthood inaugurated.)
Numbers 14:21-22 †21 but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD.† 22 "Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs, which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,
1 Chronicles 16:24 †24 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. (Israelís mission of Glory.) (See Biblical Concept: Jews: Godís Evangelical Tool.)
1 Chronicles 16:28-29 †28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.† 29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him; Worship the LORD in holy array.
1 Chronicles 29:11 ††11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Thine is the dominion, O LORD, and Thou dost exalt Thyself as head over all.
Psalm 8:5 ††5 Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, And dost crown him with glory and majesty! (Mankind is head of creation.)
Psalm 19:1 †1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalm 29:1-2 †1 A Psalm of David. Ascribe to the LORD, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.† 2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in holy array.
Psalm 29:9 †9 The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve, And strips the forests bare, And in His temple everything says, "Glory!" (Religion points to Godís glory.)
Psalm 49:16-17 ††16 Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased;† 17 For when he dies he will carry nothing away; His glory will not descend after him. (Earthly glory versus spiritual eternal glory.)
Psalm 57:5 †5 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Thy glory be above all the earth.
Psalm 57:11 †11 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Thy glory be above all the earth.
Psalm 72:19 ††19 And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.
Psalm 73:24 ††24 With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.
Psalm 78:61 ††61 And gave up His strength to captivity, And His glory into the hand of the adversary. (God and Israel.)
Psalm 84:11 †11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 96:3 ††3 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
Psalm 96:7 ††7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Psalm 96:8 †8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
Psalm 97:6 †6 The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.† (God consciousness leads to Godís glory.)
Psalm 102:15-16 †15 So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, And all the kings of the earth Thy glory.† 16 For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.
Psalm 104:31 ††31 Let the glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works;
Psalm 105:3 †3 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 106:20 ††20 Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
Psalm 108:5 ††5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Thy glory above all the earth.
Psalm 113:4 †4 The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
Psalm 115:1-3 †1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Thy name give glory Because of Thy lovingkindness, because of Thy truth.† 2 Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"† 3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.
Psalm 145:11-12 ††11 They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, And talk of Thy power;† 12 To make known to the sons of men Thy mighty acts, And the glory of the majesty of Thy kingdom. (Read the Psalm.)
Psalm 148:13 †13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.
See the spiritual idealism of glory in Proverbs.
Isaiah 24:21-23 ††21 So it will happen in that day, That the LORD will punish the host of heaven, on high, And the kings of the earth, on earth.† 22 And they will be gathered together Like prisoners in the dungeon, And will be confined in prison; And after many days they will be punished.† 23 Then the moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed, For the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, And His glory will be before His elders.† (During the Millennium, the glory of God will be visible for a thousand years, and after this volitional creatures will desire to kill God.) (Isaiah 35:2 †2 It will blossom profusely And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God.† Isaiah 40:5 †5 Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.")
Isaiah 43:7 †7 Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made." (Why did God do anything?--Self-glory.)
Isaiah 44:23 †23 Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it; For the LORD has redeemed Jacob And in Israel He shows forth His glory.† (Israelís mission of Godís glory.)
Isaiah 48:11 †11 "For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.
Isaiah 49:3 †3 And He said to Me, "You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory." (Israelís mission, glorify God.)
Isaiah 60:19 †19 "No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. (Compare Revelation 21:23-27.)
Isaiah 62:1-2 †For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.† 2 And the nations will see your righteousness, And all kings your glory; And you will be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will designate. (Israelís mission, glorify God.)
Isaiah 66:18-19 †18 "For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.† 19 "And I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Rosh, Tubal, and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations. (Jesusí Millennial glory.)
Jeremiah 4:2 †2 And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice, and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory." (Israelís mission, glorify God.)
Jeremiah 13:11 †11 'For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,' declares the LORD, 'that they might be for Me a people, for renown, for praise, and for glory; but they did not listen.' (Israelís failed† mission of Godís glory.)
Jeremiah 14:19-22 ††19 Hast Thou completely rejected Judah? Or hast Thou loathed Zion? Why hast Thou stricken us so that we are beyond healing? We waited for peace, but nothing good came; And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!† 20 We know our wickedness, O LORD, The iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against Thee.† 21 Do not despise us, for Thine own name's sake; Do not disgrace the throne of Thy glory; Remember and do not annul Thy covenant with us.† 22 Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not Thou, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in Thee, For Thou art the one who hast done all these things.† (Appealing to Godís glory.)
Jeremiah 33:9 †9 'And it shall be to Me a name of joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear of all the good that I do for them, and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make for it.' (Israelís evangelist mission, glorify God.)
Ezekiel 1:28 ††28 As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking
Ezekiel 39:21 ††21 "And I shall set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them. (Godís glorious judgment of Israel.)
Ezekiel 43:1-7 †1 Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing toward the east;† 2 and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.† 3 And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city. And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face.† 4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the east.† 5 And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.† 6 Then I heard one speaking to me from the house, while a man was standing beside me.† 7 And He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their harlotry and by the corpses of their kings when they die, (The glory of the Lord returns to the Millennial temple.)
Ezekiel 44:4 ††4 Then He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the house; and I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD, and I fell on my face. (The sweat pericope.)
Daniel 7:13-14 †13 "I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.† 14 "And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.† (Jesusí glorious kingdom.)
Habakkuk 2:14 ††14 "For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea. (UST: idealism.)
Haggai 2:7 ††7 'And I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations; and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD of hosts. (Millennium.)
Haggai 2:9 †9 'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and in this place I shall give peace,' declares the LORD of hosts." (Millennium.)
Zechariah 2:5-8 ††5 'For I,' declares the LORD, 'will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.'"† 6 "Ho there! Flee from the land of the north," declares the LORD, "for I have dispersed you as the four winds of the heavens," declares the LORD.† 7 "Ho, Zion! Escape, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon."† 8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye. (Tribulation / Millennium glory.)
Matthew 4:8 ††8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory;
Matthew 6:13 ††13 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.'† (Note: Biblical Concept: Glory, The Summary.)
Matthew 6:29 †29 yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.†
Matthew 16:27 ††27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds. (Second Advent glory.)
Matthew 24:30 ††30 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.† (Godís position of weakness in the 4du has ended.)
Matthew 25:31 ††31 "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. (Godís position of weakness in the 4du has ended.)
Mark 8:38 ††38 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
Mark 10:37 †37 And they said to Him, "Grant that we may sit in Your glory, one on Your right, and one on Your left."† (See the context.)
Mark 13:26 ††26 "And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
Luke 2:9 ††9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. (A short interaction of the Spiritual Universe with the 4du.)
Luke 2:14 †14 "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." (See Biblical Concept: Luke 2:14.)
Luke 4:6 †6 And the devil said to Him, "I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
Luke 9:26 †26 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Luke 9:30-32 †30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,† 31 who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.† 32 Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him.
Luke 24:26 †26 "Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"
John 1:14 †14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Jesusí glory mission.)
John 2:11 †11 This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. (Jesusí glory mission.)
John 5:44 ††44 "How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God? (UST: Manís low glory standard.)
John 11:4 †4 But when Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it."† (Lazarus: Human mission to glorify God.)
John 17:24 ††24 "Father, I desire that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in order that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me; for Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world. (Jesus = more glory.)
Acts 7:55 †55 But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; (Stephenís spiritual vision at his stoning.)
Romans 2:7 †7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;† (The glory reward.)
Romans 8:16-17 †16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,† 17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.† (The glory reward.)
Romans 8:18-21 ††18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.† 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.† 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope† 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. (The glory reward.)
Romans 11:36 †36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.† (Again, note: Biblical Concept: Glory, The Summary.)
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 ††7 but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;† 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; (The relationship between wisdom and glory.)
1 Corinthians 10:31 †31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (The relationship between Christian Life and glory.)
2 Corinthians 3:7-11 †7 But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was,† 8 how shall the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?† 9 For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.† 10 For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory on account of the glory that surpasses it.† 11 For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory. (Ministry of the Spirit of surpassing glory.)
2 Corinthians 3:18 †18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (The glory reward.)
2 Corinthians 4:4 †4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15-18 ††15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.† 16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.† 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,† 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (The glory reward.)
Ephesians 1:12-18 ††12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.† 13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,† 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.† 15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you, and your love for all the saints,† 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;† 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.† 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, (The glory reward.)
Ephesians 3:16 †16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; (Spiritual Empowerment for glory.)
Philippians 3:3 ††3 for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh, (Glory in Christ: Ultimate spiritual orientation.)
Philippians 3:21 †21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself. (Resurrection glory.)
Colossians 1:27 ††27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (The glory reward.)
Colossians 3:4 †4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. (The glory reward.)
1 Thessalonians 2:12 †12 so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. (Exhortation to live the glorious Christian Way Of Life.)
2 Thessalonians 2:14 †14 And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (The glory reward.)
1 Timothy 3:16 †16 And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. (Mission Jesus: Glory.)
2 Timothy 2:10 †10 For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory. (The glory reward.)
Titus 2:13 ††13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; (Looking for Day of the Lord glory.)
Hebrews 2:9-10 ††9 But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.† 10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. (Mission Jesus: Glory.)
1 Peter 4:11 ††11 Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Glory summary.)
1 Peter 4:12-14 †12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;† 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation.† 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. (The relationship between suffering and glory.)
1 Peter 5:1 1Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,† 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;† 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.† 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. (Spiritual gifts and glory reward.)
1 Peter 5:8-10 †8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.† 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.† 10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. (The relationship between suffering and glory reward.)
2 Peter 1:3 †3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:16-17 †16 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.† 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased "--† (The incarnation of the Second Person of the Triune God of the Bible documented, confirmed, and demonstrated the glory of Godóto other volitional creatures.)
2 Peter 3:18 †18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (Again: Glory, The Summary.)
Revelation 4:11 †11 "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created." (Contrarians: The Creator is worthy of glory.)
Revelation 5:12-13 ††12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."† 13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever."† (Again: Glory, The Summary.)
Revelation 7:9-12 †9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;† 10 and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."† 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,† 12 saying, "Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen." (Again: Glory, The Summary.)
Revelation 15:8 †8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished. (Great Tribulation and extra exhibition of Godís heavenly glory.) (Great Tribulation ends Godís position of weakness in the four dimensional universe.)
Revelation 18:1 †1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory.† (Great Tribulation and extra exhibition of angelic† glory.)
Revelation 19:1-2 †1 After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;† 2 because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has avenged the blood of His bond-servants on her." (Great Tribulation and exhibition / recognition of Godís glory.)
Revelation 21:23-27 †23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.† 24 And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it.† 25 And in the daytime (for there shall be no night there) its gates shall never be closed;† 26 and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;† 27 and nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life. (Note glory and the essence of God.)
Isaiah 3:8 †8 For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, Because their speech and their actions are against the LORD, To rebel against His glorious presence. (Volitional creatures are contrarian toward Godís glory.)
Matthew 19:28 †28 And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (UST: Follow Jesus to glory.)
Psalm 86:8-10 †8 There is no one like Thee among the gods, O Lord; Nor are there any works like Thine.† 9 All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee, O Lord; And they shall glorify Thy name.† 10 For Thou art great and doest wondrous deeds; Thou alone art God. (Millennial glory.)
Matthew 5:16 ††16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Spiritual Life Mission: Glorify God.)
John 8:54 ††54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, 'He is our God'; (UST: Jews are contrarian to Jesusí glory.)
John 12:23-28 †23 And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.† 24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.† 25 "He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.† 26 "If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.† 27 "Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour '? But for this purpose I came to this hour.† 28 "Father, glorify Thy name." There came therefore a voice out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." †(Mission Jesus: demonstrate glory.)
John 13:32 †32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. (Mission Jesus: demonstrate glory.)
John 17:1-5 †1 These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee,† 2 even as Thou gavest Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom Thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life.† 3 "And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.† 4 "I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.† 5 "And now, glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was. (Mission Jesus: demonstrate glory.)
John 21:19 ††19 Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me!" (Martyrís death = glory for God.)
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ††18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.† 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?† 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (Christian Way of Life Mission: Glory.)
Hebrews 5:5 ††5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee"; †(Jesus is a more glorious spiritual high priest.)
1 Peter 2:12 ††12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may on account of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation. (Christian Way of Life Mission: Glory and Judgment.)
1 Peter 4:16 ††16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God. (The relationship between glory and suffering.)
Revelation 15:4 †4 "Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For Thou alone art holy; For all the nations will come and worship before Thee, For Thy righteous acts have been revealed." (Millennial glory.)
1 Peter 1:11 †11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. (Mission Jesus: Glory.)
Isaiah 55:5 †5 "Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you." (Millennial Glory.)
Isaiah 60:9 †9 "Surely the coastlands will wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, For the name of the LORD your God, And for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you. (Millennial Glory.)
Isaiah 60:21 †21 "Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified. (Millennial Glory.)
Isaiah 61:3 ††3 To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. (Millennial Glory.)
Ezekiel 28:22 ††22 and say, 'Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, And I shall be glorified in your midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I execute judgments in her, And I shall manifest My holiness in her.† (God will be glorified by judging the wicked.)
Daniel 5:23 ††23 but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified.† (Humanitiesí goal is to glorify God.)
Matthew 15:30-31 ††30 And great multitudes came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, dumb, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them,† 31 so that the multitude marveled as they saw the dumb speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. (Mission Jesus: Miracles for glory.)
John 7:39 ††39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
John 11:4 ††4 But when Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it." (Lazarusí death and earthly resurrection glorified God--in that place and time.)
John 13:31-32 †31 When therefore he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him;† 32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. (Mission Jesus: Glory.)
John 14:13 †13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.† (Contextual prayer boundaries: Glory for God.)
John 15:8 †8 "By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. (Christian Way of Life Mission: Glory.)
John 17:10 †10 and all things that are Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine; and I have been glorified in them.† (Mission Jesus: Glory.)
Acts 11:18 ††18 And when they heard this, they quieted down, and glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life." (How big of them.)
Romans 8:28-31 †28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.† 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren;† 30 and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.† 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? (Mission of glory in the four dimensional universe.)
2 Thessalonians 1:6-12 †6 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,† 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,† 8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.† 9 And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,† 10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed-- for our testimony to you was believed.† 11 To this end also we pray for you always that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power;† 12 in order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (The Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ† = the end of Godís position of weakness in the four dimensional universe.)
2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 †1 Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you;† 2 and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.† 3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. (The glory of Godís Word.)
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Speculation: How does an Omniscient God enjoy interacting with volitional creatures, knowing their
every future action?† Solution: In eternity future, with only objective faithful sinless volitions, perhaps God veils His deity and enjoys the spontaneous imaginative freewill interaction with multitudes of volitions?† +Perhaps this will be one of the future functions of the God-man Jesus Christ, to facilitate enjoyment in †Godís moment by moment interaction? †+Perhaps Godís omniscience does not preclude His ability to enjoy the moment?† For example: Godís Counsel in eternity past suggests a linear aspect to God.† As with any volitional being, the process of thinking is linearóhumans live in an approximate three second window of thought, for example. + Another way to say it is: The God of the Bible exists in at least 14 different dimensions and one of the dimensions includes four dimensional linear reality.††
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 †25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God
is stronger than men.† 26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;† 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,† 28 and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are,† 29 that no man should boast before God.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Stars (neutron, giant, dwarf, black hole, dual, white, blue, red, yellow, brown, 100 sextillion tripled, etc.),
galaxies, constellations, nebulas (diverse beauty), dust, dust belts, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, asteroid belts, dark matter, dark energy, dark flow, dark stars, etc.