The Radiance of God’s Glory through His Sons

by Wes Bridel on February 18, 2013

in Calling

Yesterday, I sat on my couch and was becoming more and more uncomfortable as the heat of the sun came in the window/door.  One side of our home is all glass doors going out onto a patio.  For years, the view out was into a small forest.  However, they’ve recently torn all that down and built a giant condo complex.

All this to say, that I’m still a little disoriented as to what light source might be shining on me through this window.  But due to the time of day, and the heat, there was no question in my mind without looking that I was feeling the heat of the sun.

So I was very surprised to discover, that I could not see the sun at all from where I was.  What I saw instead was the reflection of the sun off of the window!

Isn’t that amazing that I could feel the heat of the sun off a reflection when the sun itself was actually on the other side of my building?  I couldn’t feel the direct heat of the sun, nor could I see its light.  But I could both see and feel the sun off of the reflection from the window on the building next door to us!

I’m sure no one is surprised that I could see a reflection off of a window.  But did you know that you could even feel the heat from a reflection?  The window was acting like the sun itself as far as I could experience it, even though it was just a window.

The Lord showed me that in the same way, His Glory was meant to shine through His Sons and in the Age ahead this is coming to pass more and more.

It was said of Jesus…

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”  (Hebrews 1:3)

Jesus is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.  Indeed, no one can get to the Father except through Him.  And yet, this is exactly God’s intention.  That He raise up sons to do exactly that.  Jesus was meant to be the first of many sons.  And this is the Age when this primary purpose of God will come to pass.

This leads very well into a short vision the Lord gave me a week ago that I had intended to share, so I will do that tomorrow.

You can read our thoughts on the Fiscal Cliff debates here: 1) Fiscal Cliff Intro & 2) Examples of Higher Taxes Lowering State Revenue, & 3) Fiscal Cliff Update.

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