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“We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image…” —2 Corinthians 3:18

Here’s what this means.  After Moses went up on the mountain to receive the Law on the tablets of stone, from God, he was so affected by being in God’s Presence (and having God’s tablets in his hands) that his (Moses’) face shown with such a brilliance that the Israelites couldn’t stand to look at him; so he put a veil over his face, to ‘dim’ the glory of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3: 7  .  . and if the ministry of death, [the Law] written and engraved on stones, was glorious,  .  .  . 8 how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? 11 For if what is passing away [the Law] was glorious, what remains [life in the Spirit] is much more glorious.” (The glory of the Lord that comes from the Spirit being in our hearts is much more glorious than the glory of Moses with the Law on the tablets in his hands.)

15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their (the Israelites’) heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” [So] we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror [in our own faces] the glory [of the Spirit] of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  So because we have the Spirit, the veil has been taken away, and when we look at ourselves, having the Spirit in our hearts, it’s like looking in the mirror and seeing God looking back at us. and we are being changed (transformed) into the image of Jesus day by day; and the glory of Jesus keeps showing up in our faces, over and over! Keep looking, and you’ll begin to see Jesus!

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