2 Corinthians 3:1-18
In comparison to the ministry of righteousness, the ministry of Moses has no glory at all. Glory is a concept that is God; not just in God. Heaven is not glory but heaven is glorious. Christ in you is not the hope of making heaven but the hope that God can be achieved in you. Paul wrote with so much light because he saw Jesus the Christ who is Light in His true essence. No one will see glory and will not want to abide with it. God did not want the disciple to merge the glory of Christ with the glories of Elijah and Moses because Grace and truth are not with them; they are with Jesus.
Prophecy had gone ahead that none of the bones of Jesus would be broken and that His side would be pierced. When His side was pierced, blood and water came out. The death that was required of Him was the kind that His blood would have to be shed. As His blood and water touched the earth, the New Testament was enacted. Paul was raised under the New Testament, and he had so much light. If any man will locate this glory, he must first come into the testament that speaks truth. If you are told that the glory you are looking for is ahead, you should not be looking backwards. The church has been looking backwards at things that will not profit her; the old religion that did not profit the fathers. Should we be looking for what did not work for those to whom it was given initially?
The children embraced the testimony but they could not see the end. If they had been able to see the end, they would have been able to see the hope of God. Only one man in that generation was able to see the end and had his face shining. Moses was a referred to as a ‘glory’. This glory was such that it was passing away. The problem of the Jews was that they could only see Moses, although he was supposed to be a reflector of God’s glory but they could not see beyond him, hence, they could not see the glory of God. Why would God give a glory that could pass away? There was a purpose for that. Moses was supposed to stand before the people and they were supposed to see Christ through Moses. In the interaction of Moses with the angel, he contacted glory. God said ‘no man can see my face and live’. What that means is that if any man will see His face, his humanity will be changed. So, as Moses covered his face, the hearts of the people were veiled. In other words, Moses was supposed to be the standard of the children of Israel but Moses did not allow them to see the end through the Testimony by that covering because what God gave him was a testimony. God gave Moses Ten commandments, but grace came to him and he brought out the books of the law out of the Ten Commandments he received. Beyond that testament was the hope of the testament which Moses himself could not get to. For a man who had seen such things as the Red Sea being parted and many other different miracles to be asking to see God’s face, you will know that he was not asking for just something of the earth. God showed Moses His back, which connotes the end. But Moses was yearning for Christ and he was given the opportunity to see what he was asking for on the Mount of Transfiguration. Then, God said any flesh that will see me will die. Therefore, those that will see God would have to transcend from humanity.
2 Corinthians 4:1-2
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
One thing grace will do for us is to first of all bring us into truth. Moses and Elijah were talking with Jesus of His death and resurrection. At the time the son of man would have been glorified, a new testimony would have been born. It is in that testimony, we find grace, truth and glory. As they saw the glory of Jesus, they rejoiced. Moses could not reflect the glory because his own testimony was written on tablets of stone. The place where writings are done is the place where glory shines. To carry glory, you must be able to bear writings. They carved an ark and kept the testimony in it. That is where the Shekinah glory shines forth from. Then, in Isaiah, God said He would write on their heart. So, as they write upon the heart, they are undoing a code in our soul called ‘sin code’ which are not the sins we confess because they are not things we can see.
The Kingdom of God is not in meat and drink; it is in power and the heart. All those codes are our nature, the things that make us carnal. God is not seeing the sin that we commit; He is seeing the sin that we are. There are two kinds of glories; the glory upon and the glory within. Many people do not know righteousness that is why they seek to back whatever they want to do with the scriptures. We can actually contract veils from the Old Testament, meaning we can pick things in the Old Testament that are not for our day, but the New Testament begins in the heart where glory and light shines from.
2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.