Daily Tidbits 1/21/12 – Unity & His Glory

Rom 15:6  That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s Glory was revealed when the Temple become ONE (Exodus 36:13).  His temple is His body (Ephesians 2:11-22; 5:30-32; Romans 12:5; Galatians 3:28 etc.).

The word unity is only used 3 times in Scripture (Psalm 133:1; Ephesians 4:3; 13).  In the TaNaKH it is used in reference to the consecration of the priests where all Israel gathered together as one.

Psa 133:1  A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold! How good and how pleasant is the living of brothers, even in unity.

Psa 133:2  It is like the precious oil on the head that ran down on the beard, Aaron’s beard, going down to the mouth of his garments;

Psa 133:3  like the dew of Hermon coming down on the mountains of Zion; for there Jehovah commanded the blessing: life till everlasting.

Psalm 133 is speaking of the anointing and consecration of Aaron as high priest (Leviticus 8-9).  This is a picture of Christ – the true Anointed One (Hebrews 8:1-5; 3:1; 4:14-16).  All Israel gathered together at the consecration of the priesthood to the door of the Tabernacle of congregation (Leviticus 8:3).  This is the definition of unity – עד ‘ad.’

It was at this time that the priests were cleansed (Leviticus 8:6) which was a picture of the bride being cleansed and prepared to meet her bridegroom (Ephesians 5:26-27; Isaiah 61:10; John 17:17-26; Acts 26:18).  It was at this time that the Tabernacle was anointed (Leviticus 8:10) where it was raised up and became ONE (Exodus 40:2-35; 36:13; Hebrews 9:11, 23, 28; Romans 6:4) and the Glory of the LORD came to earth (Exodus 40:35; Leviticus 9:23).

The unity we must seek is only found in Him.

Psa 86:11  Teach me Your way, O Jehovah; I will walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.

His Name=His Word/Character (Revelation 19:13).

His Word fills creation (Jeremiah 23:24).  The Word/Torah & Creation are linked.

Eph 1:23  which is His body: the fullness of the One filling all things in all;

1Co 8:6  but to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we by Him.

1Co 12:6  And there are differences of workings, but the same God is working all things in all.

Col 3:11  where there is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things and in all.

Christ Jesus is the Glory of the LORD.
Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Rev 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

2Co 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

His Glory is upon the earth and heavens
Psa 148:13  Let them praise the name of Jehovah; for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heavens.

Joh 12:39  Because of this they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,

Joh 12:40  “He has blinded their eyes” and “has hardened their heart,” “that they might not see with the eyes” and “understand with the heart,” “and be converted,” “and I should heal them.” Isa. 6:10

Joh 12:41  Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory, and spoke about Him.

Isa 6:1  In the year that King Uzziah died, then I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. And His train filled the temple.

Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphs. Each one had six wings; with two he covered his face; and with two he covered his feet; and with two he flew.

Isa 6:3  And one cried to the other and said, Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of Hosts; all the earth is full of His glory!

KJV footnote on Isaiah 6:13 ‘His glory is the fulnesse of the whole earth’

Psa 57:5  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
Psa 57:7  My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Psa 57:8  Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
Psa 57:9  I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
Psa 57:10  For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
Psa 57:11  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Psa 72:17  His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
Psa 72:18  Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
Psa 72:19  And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

Psa 19:1  To the chief musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens are recounting the glory of God, and the expanse proclaiming His handiwork.
Psa 97:6  The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
Psa 104:31  The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

Our job as servants/soldiers of Messiah is to bring every thought captive to Christ.  To make everything bow the knee.

2Co 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Obedience comes from the Greek ὑπακοή ‘hupakoe,’ which is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew word ענבה ‘anavah.’

ענבה ‘anavah’ means to be humble, low, submissive, meek…to bow down before.

Php 2:10  that at the name of Jesus “every knee should bow,” of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth,
Php 2:11  and “every tongue should confess” that Jesus Christ is “Lord,” to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23

Isa 57:15  For so says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, and His name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, even with the contrite and humble of spirit; to make live the spirit of the humble and to make live the heart of the contrite ones.

Psa 145:1  <David’s Psalm of praise.> I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. {The Hebrew word for bless literally means to bend the knee/bow}

Psa 145:2  Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Psa 145:3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Psa 145:4  One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

Psa 145:5  I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

Psa 145:6  And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

Psa 145:7  They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

Psa 145:8  The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Psa 145:9  The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Psa 145:10  All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

Psa 145:11  They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

Psa 145:12  To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

Psa 145:13  Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

Psa 145:14  The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Psa 145:15  The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

Psa 145:16  Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Psa 145:17  The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Psa 145:18  The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Psa 145:19  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Psa 145:20  The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

Psa 145:21  My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

There is unity in creation as all things come forth from the Creator.  When a human looks at a rock or tree or water etc., it does not matter what that person calls it, that rock or tree is still a rock and tree and has the same nature that Creator gave it.  As servants of the Most High, we are called to be witnesses that He is the One who created all things (Isaiah 40:28; 43:10-11, 15, 21; 44:24; 45:18).

Psa 72:17  His name shall be forever; His name shall continue before the sun; and they shall bless themselves by Him; all nations shall call Him blessed.

Psa 72:18  Blessed is Jehovah God, the God of Israel, who alone does wonderful things.

Psa 72:19  And blessed is His glorious name forever; and the whole earth is filled with His glory! Amen and amen!

Glory to the LORD
Php 4:20  Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 4:11  Lord, You are worthy to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because You created all things, and through Your will they exist and were created.

Rev 4:11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Rev 5:13  And every creature which is in Heaven, and in the earth, and underneath the earth, and the things that are on the sea, and the things in all of them, I heard saying: To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might forever and ever.

All things are for His Glory
Rom 11:36  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Col 1:18  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Col 1:19  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

1Pe 4:11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Col 3:17  And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Every knee shall bow for His Glory

Php 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Unity is linked with the perfecting of the saints.  This is done for His Glory.

Joh 17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Joh 17:22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

Joh 17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Joh 17:24  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Joh 17:25  O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

Joh 17:26  And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Eph 3:17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Eph 3:18  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

Eph 3:19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Heb 13:20  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Heb 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1Pe 5:10  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

1Pe 5:11  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

What is the purpose of the perfecting/maturity of His Bride? It is for HIS GLORY
Isa 48:10  Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Isa 48:11  For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

Isa 48:12  Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

We are to minister to each other for HIS GLORY
Eph 4:11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

Eph 4:12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Eph 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Jud 1:24  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

Rev 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

2Co 1:20  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

2Co 4:14  Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

2Co 4:15  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

What is the purpose of growing in grace and knowledge. It is for HIS GLORY
2Pe 3:18  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Jud 1:25  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Hab 2:14  For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.

Isa 40:5  And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

Isa 11:9  They shall not do evil, nor destroy in all My holy mountain. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.

Isa 11:10  And it shall be in that day, the Root of Jesse stands as a banner of peoples; nations shall seek to Him; and His resting place shall be glory.

Isa 11:11  And it shall be in that day, the Lord shall again set His hand, the second time, to recover the remnant of His people that remains, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Ethiopia, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the coasts of the sea.

Isa 11:12  And He shall lift up a banner for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Israel, and gather those dispersed from Judah, from the four wings of the earth.

Isa 11:13  And the envy of Ephraim shall turn off; and Judah’s foes shall be cut off. Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not trouble Ephraim.

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