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In the past few months I've heard a sermon or two about seeing Christ's glory and also have read an article about it somewhere (I can't remember where but it was probably a Puritan article). As I've been thinking about my own life, I've come to conclude that I don't know if I have ever "seen" Christ's glory or at least have only the seem the dimmest dimmest glimpse of it.

I know that in this life, we perceive it (dimly) through the eyes of faith and that it is often (always?) through the reading of Scripture and through prayer. The sermons I heard discussed how important it is for us to see Christ's glory or seek to see it. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I find it very discouraging that I have seen so little of Christ's glory in my life and I highly desire to see more, but I don't know to proceed. It's possible that I do not even have a good definition of what "seeing Christ's glory" even means.

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I guess what I'm trying to say is that I find it very discouraging that I have seen so little of Christ's glory in my life and I highly desire to see more, but I don't know to proceed. It's possible that I do not even have a good definition of what "seeing Christ's glory" even means.
John,

1. How did the speakers/writers define and/or describe "Christ's glory"?
2. How did they explain what it means to "perceive" Christ's glory?
3. What is YOUR understanding of the phrase, "Christ's glory"?
4. What is YOUR understanding of what it means to "see" Christ's glory?

Once we establish those things, it would be far easier to comment on the subject. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Though question, perhaps the description of this book will help.

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[color:"FF0000"]<font size="4">The Glory of Christ: His Office and Grace</font> John Owen (Author)[/color]

Description: To see the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges that a Christian can enjoy. Anyone who does not see his glory in this world, will not see his glory in heaven, and no one should look for anything in heaven that he has not experienced in this life. Just as looking directly into the sun darkens our vision, so Christ's heavenly splendour is too brilliant for our mind's eye, but in seeing it by faith, we are prepared for heaven. In his immense essence, the infinite God is invisible to our finite human eyes, and will remain so for eternity. Only "in the face of Jesus Christ" can we see God and be filled with peace and rest.

Read this book, and by his Word and Spirit God may give you such a sense of his uncreated glory, blazing forth in Christ, that you will be satisfied and filled with joy.

'A great and beautiful book...his final testimony to the grace of God in the gospel'
--Sinclair B. Ferguson

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John,
This year myself and 2 of my friends did a study and meditation on the book by John Piper "Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ". I don't have it here with me to quote but the first chapter is on the glory of Christ. As I read it and meditated on it, I was filled with an unspeakable joy. Piper quotes Jonathan Edwards frequently. He says Christ's glory is the display of His beauty, His Majesty,His Supremacy in all things, radiating as we behold Him in the Word
and as He reveals Himself increasingly as the lover of our soul.
You might pick up this little book. It helped me tremendously to get my mind around what it means to behold the glory of Christ

God Bless,Jeanne


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I guess what I'm trying to say is that I find it very discouraging that I have seen so little of Christ's glory in my life and I highly desire to see more, but I don't know to proceed. It's possible that I do not even have a good definition of what "seeing Christ's glory" even means.
John,

1. How did the speakers/writers define and/or describe "Christ's glory"?
2. How did they explain what it means to "perceive" Christ's glory?
3. What is YOUR understanding of the phrase, "Christ's glory"?
4. What is YOUR understanding of what it means to "see" Christ's glory?

Once we establish those things, it would be far easier to comment on the subject. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

In His grace,

Pilgrim and others,

I apologize for not replying to my own thread. I have to say that after I posted this question, life just got so busy with preparations to return to the U.S. that I haven't had time to reply. I do want to come back to this question, but at the moment, I can't seem to find the time. Hopefully things will settle down soon.

John


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