Tozer Devotional

Sat, May 07, 2022

Christ: the Radiance of God's Glory

We know what we believe. Let no one with soft words and charming persuasion argue us into admission that Jesus Christ is any less than very God of very God.

The writer of Hebrews was informing the persecuted, discouraged Jewish Christians concerning God's final and complete revelation in Jesus Christ. He spoke of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Then he declared that Another had come. Although made flesh, He was none other than this same God. Not the Father, for God the Father was never incarnated and never will be. Rather, He is God the eternal Son, the radiance of the Father's glory and the exact representation of His being.

Something has happened to the word glory, especially as it relates to the description of deity. Glory is one of those beautiful, awesome words that have been dragged down until they have lost much of their meaning. The old artists may have had something to do with it, depicting the glory of Jesus Christ as a luminous halo—a shining neon hoop around His head. But the glory of Jesus Christ was never a luminous ring around the head. It was never a misty yellow light.

Verse

Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory." Exodus 33:18

Thought

"Show me Your glory," Moses asked of the LORD. Glory revelation is given to us in finite measure. God's glory includes His attributes, the essense of His being and much more. Christ reveals God's glory attuned to our level of perception. Do you long to see His glory?

Prayer

O Lord, reveal to me more and more of Your glory as the radiance of the Father and the exact representation of His being.

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“What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.”

A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 4 - Jesus, God's Express Image

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