The Grave to Glory – Christ and the Glory of God

What is the “Glory of God?” The answer is multi-faceted.

The word doxa (G1391), transliterated to English from the Greek language, occurs 165 times in the New Testament. It is translated most often (147 times, depending on the translation) as the word glory.

In regards to Christ, the glory has been defined (by Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon) as His condition with God the Father in heaven to which He was raised after he had achieved his work on earth at his first advent (i.e., first coming).

The Power of God’s Glory over Death

Romans 6:4 . . . Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father . . . .

Luke 24:26 (words of Christ spoken to His disciples after He arose from the grave) “Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter His glory?”

Christ’s Ascension in Glory

1 Timothy 3:16  . . . He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Although a reality, the full meaning of the glory of God cannot not be grasped by words alone. Perhaps one day, when we witness the glory of God for ourselves, we will understand.