Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Kabod (Glory) of God


After reading The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley, it became increasingly and startlingly apparent to me that because there are NO vacuums, if the “Kabod” aka, the glory (transcendence) of God is missing, then the only option available is but a form of godliness!
This in my opinion is pandemic throughout the body of Christ; this is not an indictment merely an observation.

I believe the spirit of God is in everything, but, that is not to be mistaken for being fully alive. In the Garden, Adam possessed the spirit of God, yet, he was not made fully alive, fully saturated with the glory of God.
The Kabod, glory of God was his externally, it was his covering, clothing, whereby in his nakedness there was no shame. This glory was to become his experientially as an inward reality made possible through eating from the tree of Life; “he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.” Instead he opted to “be like God.” From that point forward it was all about trying to cover up, ergo the naked gospel has vital significance to us today who have become sophisticatedly clever in our religious cover-ups!

The inner reality of the Kabod, Christ in you the hope of (Kabod) glory is that transcendence that becomes the impetus for our progressive transformation. Without revelation (it’s like breathing) of this One who has joined me to himself it is but a matter of time before this scenario becomes our daily ration, “Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God's Message to you? Are you going to continue this craziness? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts what was begun by God. If you weren't smart enough or strong enough to begin it, how do you suppose you could perfect it? Did you go through this whole painful learning process for nothing? It is not yet a total loss, but it certainly will be if you keep this up!”

I will share more on this in another post.

Rich

4 comments:

Daveda said...

I am saved by grace and I live by grace. It is the only way...the only way leads to frustration, I tried it :)

Daveda said...

I meant to say the other way :) whoops!

Marcela Totolo said...

Truth! If you try to do things your way, you fail miserably. We're saved by grace and the strength is in Him, not us.

H.W said...

Amen!