Lord…Please Show Me Your GLORY! Part III

First Good Samaritan Baptist Church
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Lord…Please Show Me Your GLORY!
[The Contingencies to seeing the Glory-Part III]

17 So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

Exodus 33:17, 18 New King James Version

In part I of this series, our focus was on the difficulty prior to the glory. The difficulty came by way of the people, his partnership and some were that affected Moses personally. This was covered in the pre-text of Exodus chaper 32. This was followed up with part II that spoke to the prepatory period before the glory. This is where God responds to Moses’ prayer request to see His glory with a series of promises in Exodus chapter 33 that spoke to a variety of “I will” statements. The final component of this sermonic series concludes with CONTENGENCIES that are put in place to see GOD’S GLORY.

First of all, there would be limited visibility when it comes to seeing God’s Glory.

The text shares with us that “no man could look at God and live.” In other words, our humanity cannot handle Deity’s frontal view because His Holiness is too much for our hellishness. What brings clarity to this point is whenever LIGHT is present it kills darkness immediately. Our human flesh has traces of darkness that light eliminates.

So the best perspective we have of God’s glory is from behind.

23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Even though this perspective of God has limitations but there is also an appreciation from this limited view of His Glory. Looking at God from behind means that whatever is trying to come against us means that it has to deal with God first because we are BEHIND HIM. In other words, whatever is trying CONFRONT US, GOD HAS ALREADY FACED IT. Our being behind HIM means that HE IS NOT ONLY BEFORE US BUT HE IS FOR US. “IF GOD BE FOR US…HE IS MORE THAN THE WORLD AGAINST US!”


Rev. James A. Simmons, Senior Pastor

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