God loves us to much to leave us like we are. This is the whole message of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 3 NKJV
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
6 ¶ who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,
8 how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?
9 For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.
10 For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.
11 For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.
12 ¶ Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—
13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of
14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.
15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.
16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
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 by the Spirit of the Lord.
The purpose of this passage of scripture is to show how much more glorious is the Gospel of Christ than is the Law of Moses. The law could only convict but the gospel can save and transform. The law is harsh while the intent of God is not harsh but can only be realized when viewed through Christ.
To this day many cannot see that the end or intent of the law was aimed at righteousness, not condemnation. What was imperfect became perfect in Christ. What the law could not do was done through Jesus.
Light a veil thrown over a beautiful and amazing object is the blindness which comes to one who attempts to understand God’s love apart from a relationship with Him through His Son.
Yet God has provided for each one of us to be transformed:
From Glory to Glory, as it were, step by step, through removing the veil in Christ and bringing each one on a personal journey, transforming us, changing us, into His image.
In other words transformation is a process ---
* We have been saved
* We are being saved
* We shall be saved
> Spirit – Soul – Body
The First Glory – (The first step in the transformation process)
Transforms seed into a new creation …
* The Blade
Mark 4 KJV
26 And he said, So is the
27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
The Second Glory –
The seed left rooted in the ground continues to produce –
* The Ear
The Third Glory –
The final stage of transformation is full replication of the seed –
* The Full Corn
> In the Ear
The Three Glories of Transformation
The Blade The Ear The Full Corn In The Ear
30 Fold 60 Fold 100 Fold
Mark 4:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
Wilderness Promised Land
Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
Three Old Testament Feasts
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Feast of Weeks
Feast of Tabernacles
Three New Testament Feasts
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.