One of the meanings of the word “glory” is “the absolutely perfect inward or personal excellence of Christ.” This is significant, because it is in our inner being – our soul – where we most need healing and perfection. When the glory is released, our Lord’s inward perfection is imparted to our inner man.
Now, we must be careful that we’re not worshiping God because we want something from Him. Our motives must be pure. We worship God because of who He is. But, at the same time, when we earnestly seek Him, He longs to bless us. One of the ways He does this is through the glory and light of His presence.
The Light of Christ
Malachi 4:2 says that Jesus also arises with “healing in His beams.” The word “beams” there refers to beams of light.
What exactly does this light coming from Christ do?
The scripture says it arises on us with “healing”, which, according to the Hebrew, means “health, healing, and cure.” It also means to be of “sound mind.” Your mind is part of your soul. Malachi 4 indicates that Jesus comes with light to heal not just your body, but also your mind and every part of your soul man!
Jesus is the light of the world. He emanates brightness! Hebrews 1:3 tells us Jesus is…“the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature…”
According to this scripture, Jesus is literally a Light being! It also says He is the perfect imprint of the very nature of God. So when Christ shines His light in you, it burns God’s perfect nature into you!
Christ’s light heals you and makes you more like Him because it drives out the darkness in your wounded soul. John 8:12 says, “Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life”. Thayers’ gives a great description of the root of the word “dark”; “the soul that has lost its perceptive powers.” That is what wounds do to you. They cause you to lose the ability to perceive things correctly. Yet here, Jesus says that He is the light, and when you follow Him, His light will bring life to the dark wounded areas in your inner man!
Wow! Jesus actually came as a light to this world so that we could be healed and no longer controlled by the darkness in our inner man!
BIBLE READING: Luke 11:34-36
PERSONAL ACTIVATION: After reading the above, reflect on how you can apply this truth personally when you worship and are expecting God’s glory to fall on you?
DECREE: I decree…Jesus came with His light so I would not have to continue being controlled by the darkness in a wounded soul. Jesus said “I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness” and I decree that I believe it and receive it in Jesus Mighty Name!