I’ve been reading and studying a lot even through this double move. So many times I didn’t have time to stop and write down the good stuff for you all. But now, here we go again!
I’m doing this study by Kelly Minter called, “All Things New”. It’s a study on 2nd Corinthians. She’s pretty amazing. I highly recommend it. So in Session Three her video was fabulous. It is all about the old covenant versus the new covenant. She gave 5 Characteristics About New Covenant Ministry which are all great. But I had an AHA moment on number five.
In number five, she goes back to when Moses received the ten commandments – the old covenant. This happens in Exodus 34:29-35 When he came down from talking with God, his face glowed. His skin was radiant. I bet you never gave God the credit for causing radiant skin before. I mean people pay hundreds and some people thousands of dollars for glowing skin.
“12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away.”
Now here in 2nd Corinthians 3:12-13 we find that Moses glory was fading and passing away. This happens because under the old covenant things were temporary, not eternal minded. The glory of being with God faded from view after a while.
But then Paul tells us in verses 17-18, “17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
What does this mean for us? But now – indicating that he is talking about the new covenant, – we have unveiled faces. And as we have time with God, with Jesus, we are being transformed into his image.
But here’s the best part – “with an ever-increasing glory”. Yep, there, right there is your tip for glowing skin. The more time you spend with Jesus, the more you glow and shine. This draws people to you and you in turn can show them the Jesus you know and love. And the part that is so awesome, it’s an ever increasing glory. One that doesn’t fade. instead it builds upon itself as you go along spending time with Jesus. So while under the old covenant the skin glow faded, now under the new covenant, we glow and it just keeps on getting brighter.
I think this is what Jesus was referring to in Matthew 5:14 when He said, “14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” So we can draw people to praise God and give Him the glory.
Have a glowing day, Ladies!