What It Means to Be Glorified

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Different glories exist,

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. (1 Corinthians 15:41 [ESV])

In which case, the glory of something is the light it radiates, each radiating different measures of light, hence why when Moses was “glorified”,

And as Moses went down from mount Sinai, even the two tablets were upon the hands of Moses. And in his going down from the mountain, even Moses did not know that the appearance of the complexion of his face was glorified in his speaking to him. (Exodus 34:29 [ABP])

He put a veil over his face because the Israelites feared to approach him, because his face began to radiate light,

the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him. (Exodus 34:35 [ESV])

And Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses; and he was being glorified in the appearance of the complexion of his face. And they feared to approach him. (Exodus 34:30 [ABP])

And so, this glory Moses received is similar to the glory Jesus Christ received in the beginning,

…the glory I had with you before the world began. (John 17:5 [NIV])

In which case, even though the luminaries in the heavens had not been created until the fourth day,

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,,, And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
(Genesis 1:13-19 [ESV])

The light that was commanded to come forth into existence on day one in the beginning,

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:3 [NIV])

Radiated forth from himself, and this was the glory he had before the world began, in which case he became the literal light of the world,

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 [NIV])

Where before the heavens were stretched out like a tent when the firmament was created on day two, he covered himself with light on day one,

Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. (Psalm 104:1-2 [ESV])

And this form of glory that radiated light is what he emptied himself of, to then come in the form of a servant,

who, in the form of God existed, not something to cling to esteemed to be equal with God (Phillipians 2:6 [INTERLINEARIZED])*
Interlinear Links: Phillipians 2:6
but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:7 [ESV])
In which case, he was glorified again to radiate light not immediately after he was resurrected,
By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. (John 7:39 [NIV])
But when he ascended to heaven to the Father after his resurrection,
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.‘” (John 20:17 [NIV])
And now, Father, glorify me in your presence… (John 17:5 [NIV])
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11 [NIV])
And this same glory that he received after he ascended is the same glory that will then be revealed when he descends again at his coming,

Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:4-5 [NIV])

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30 [NIV])

Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent (Psalm 104:1-2 [NIV])

In which case, this same glory to radiate light Jesus Christ received is similar to the glory the elect will also receive,

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. (Matthew 13:43 [NIV])

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. (Romans 8:29-30 [NIV])