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Glory To Jesus In The Highest

(Luke 2:13-14) “ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”  Again, we read above about the great proclamation of Heaven’s Angels the night of Jesus’ birth, and how they began to sing “Glory to God in the highest.” So, what did the angels mean by this statement. 48 times in the Bible God uses the phrase, “The Most High,” to describe not just the dwelling place of God, but also the Glory that should be ascribed to Him and His Son Jesus 1) Jesus was the Glory that came down from the Highest Heaven. Jesus’s existence did not begin at birth, for the Bible tells us that he was, and is, and always will be the eternal Son of God, “the only begotten of the Father.”  For He is, (Rev. 1:8) “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending,” (18) “he that liveth, and was dead”; and the one who is “alive for evermore,” 2) His Glory filled the whole earth at his birth. (John 1:14) “and we beheld his glory , the glory of the only begotten of the Father.” For a short time God dwelt with mankind personally. Jesus was 100% man and yet 100% God, and he came down to share His Glory with all who would trust in Him and his Word. 3) His Glory now abides in man. Every “born again” believer at the moment of salvation, is filled with His Glorious Holy Spirit. Our bodies then after salvation are now  God’s Glorious Temple (1 Cor. 3:16). So, when the angels sang,Glory to God in the Highest” they were describing the Highest Glory of all now coming to indwell us in Christ!

 

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