HONOR AND GLORY

Mountain Glory
Definition
God's Glory
Glory of People
Glory and Honor of Christ
Escrow Blessings
Plants
Light
Geography
Life
Movement
Music and Dance

Definition

1.  Honor high respect, esteem, recognition, distinction, merit, privilege
2.  Glory renown, highest honor, fame, historic acclaim, praise, greatness; majesty, magnificence, splendor
3.  Honor and glory are qualitative standards of excellence of Divine Good production (Rom 2:7, 10).
Romans 2:7, 10
7 to those on the one hand who on the basis of patient expectation from a Good work (Christ on the cross) are seeking Eternal Life, there is glory, honor, and immortality;
10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who produces Divine Good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
4.  Production that falls outside the standards of honor and glory includes evil (Rom 2:8-9).
Romans 2:8-9
8 but to those who have inordinate ambition and do not believe the Truth (Gospel), but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
9 There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who produces evil, upon the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile),
5.  Divine Good is the production of God in Grace, and evil is the production of Satan and his subjects in the Cosmic System.
6.  Hebrew dobk* (kabod) = glory.

God's Glory

1.  God has Glory (Ps 29:2, 9; 97:6; Acts 7:2; 1 Cor 2:8; Jas 2:1 2 Pet 3:18 Re 4:11; 7:12).
2.  God's Glory is reflected in all Creation, including the Heavens and the Earth (Ps 8:1; 19:1).
Sun and Moon3.  Heavenly bodies have glory (1 Cor 15:40-41).
     a.  The Sun symbolizes the glory of Christ (Ps 19:4-6).
     b.  The Moon symbolizes the honor of the Church (or congregation of believers).
     c.  The planets symbolize the Glory of Christ (Rev 22:16).
     d.  The stars symbolize believers (Gen 15:5; 22:17; 26:4; Num 24:17; Deut 1:10; 10:22; Dan 12:3; Heb 11:12).
4.  Honor and glory are reflected on Earth in the phases of life, people, geography, plants, light, movement, music, and dance.
5.  The Resurrection body has glory (Matt 13:43; 1 Cor 15:42-44).

Glory and Honor of Christ

1.  The Lord Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union received glory and honor from the Father as evidenced in:
     a.  The Virgin Birth (Matt 1:23; Heb 1:2-6)
     b.  Obedience to the Father's Plan (Matt 26:39; Rom 5:19; Phil 2:8; 2 Pet 1:17)
     c.  Victory of the Cross (Heb 1:3; 2:9, 14-15; 9:12; Rev 5:12)
     d.  Resurrection (Rom 1:4; 6:4; Eph 1:20; 1 Pet 1:21)
     e.  Ascension (Mk 16:19; Lu 24:51; Acts 1:9; 1 Tim 3:16)
     f.  Session (1 Tim 6:15-16; Heb 10:12-13; 12:2; Rev 4:9, 11; 5:13)
     g.  Millennial King (2 Sam 7:12-13, 16; Is 9:7; Lk 1:32; 1 Tim 1:17; Heb 1:8-9)
2.  The believer who faithfully executes the Spiritual life will receive honor and glory at the Resurrection (1 Pet 1:7; Rev 3:21).

Escrow Blessings

1.  The Escrow Blessings which God has given to the Church Age Believer are called the "riches of glory" (Rom 9:23).
2.  The riches of glory are God's superabundant Spiritual blessings that reflect His glory. They are Heavenly blessings bestowed on "vessels of mercy," the ordinary Church Age Believer (Rom 9:23).
3.  Escrow Blessings are available for Time (Eph 1:18; 3:8, 16; Phil 4:19) and Eternity (Eph 2:7).

Glory of People

1.  As ruler over God's creation on Earth, man is crowned with glory and honor (Ps 8:5-6; Heb 2:7).
2.  Social distinctions of people include commoners, nobles, and kings (Ex 20:12 Lev 19:32 Lk 11:43 14:7 20:46; Psa 24:7-10; Mt 23:5-7; Mk 12:38-39; Rom 12:10; 13:7; Eph 6:2-3 Phil 2:3-5 1Ti 5:17 6:1; 1 Pet 2:17 3:7; 3 Jn 1:9).
     a.  Nobles symbolize honor.
     b.  Kings symbolize glory.
3.  Dishonorable designations include:  Dishonor, shame, disrespect, or reproach; or also pride, arrogance, or pomp (Ps 4:2; 14:6; 49:12, 20; 106:20; Pr 29:23; Isa 14:11; Ezek 28:5; Hos 4:7; Hab 2:16; Rev 18:7).
4.  The ultimate dishonorable designation is death.

Plants

1.  In the agricultural economy of the Old Testament plants had glory.
2.  Plants symbolized people, and the flowers or fruit of plants symbolized glory (Ps 103:15; Isa 40:6-8; 1 Pet 1:24; reversionist, Ps 37:35; 92:7).
3.  Weeds, thorns, and thistles symbolize human good and evil (Gen 3:18; Job 31:40; Pr 22:5; 24:31; Isa 5:6; 7:23; 32:13; Jer 4:3; 12:13; Mt 13:7; Heb 6:8).  The flowers and fruit of these plants symbolize the glory of the world (Matt 4:8; 13:25-40; 1 Jn 2:17).
4.  The same Hebrew word (kabod), for glory, was also used for honor.  The context determined the meaning.

Light

1.  Light symbolizes glory.
2.  Ambient light, such as light in the Holy Place or light in a room symbolizes honor, and a light source, such as a lamp, symbolizes glory (Ex 25:3139; Matt 5:15; Mk 4:21; Lk 8:16; 11:33; Phil 2:15).
3.  Darkness, which is the opposite of glory, symbolizes going down to the grave.  Darkness also corresponds to the Cosmic System.
     a.  The shade or shadow symbolizes shame and disgrace going down to the grave (Ps 23:4; Matt 4:16; Jas 1:17).
     b.  Darkness symbolizes Sheol, the grave and underworld (Job 17:13; 18:6; Eccl 8:13; Ezek 31:17; Col 1:13).

Geography

1.  Geography symbolizes honor and glory as well as dying and death.
2.  Hills that rise above the plains symbolize honor, and mountains symbolize glory (Ex 24:16; Isa 4:5; 24:23; Ezek 11:23).
3.  Valleys symbolize shame and disgrace (Psa 23:4), and pits symbolize the grave (or Sheol) (Job 33:18, 22, 24, 28, 30; Ps 30:3; 55:23; Prov 1:12).

Life

1.  Life from birth to death symbolizes glory (Job 14:1-2;  Psa 90:5-6).
2.  Birth is symbolized by Sunrise, and childhood by the rising Sun.
3.  Adulthood corresponds to Midheaven, which is highest glory.
4.  Old age corresponds to Sunset, and death to the dark (Job 8:9; 10:21-22; Psa 102:11; 144:4; Jas 1:10,11).

Movement

1.  Man's movement symbolizes honor and glory.
2.  Bowing down symbolizes honor (Gen 18:2; 19:1; Ex 4:31; Josh 5:14; Ruth 2:10).
3.  Standing when a dignitary or a woman enters may also be a sign of respect and honor.
4.  Walking in Divine Light symbolizes honor (Eph 5:8; 1 Jn 1:7).
5.  Running and flying may symbolize glory (Ex 19:4; Deut 32:11; Isa 40:31).

Music and Dance

1.  Music and dance may symbolize honor and glory.
2.  Honor is symbolized by love songs (Isa 23:16; Am 6:5).
3.  Glory and praise are symbolized by fanfare (Psa 27:6; 30:5; 32:11; 100:1; Isa 5:12; 24:8-9; Jer 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; 33:11; Rev 18:22).
4.  Evil music may also go to Hell with the musicians (Isa 14:11; Ezek 26:13).
5.  In dance the graceful movements of the waltz symbolize honor, and  leaping symbolizes glory (Isa 35:6; Lk 6:23; Acts 3:8).
 

References

1.  Larry Wood.  Christ in the Solar System,  July 17, 2015.

Author:  Larry Wood,   Released August 5, 2015 - Revised Aug. 9, 2015

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