Lesson 3 – The Creator Stands Up

After sin, God veiled His glory from humanity. “As Israel’s intercessor veiled his countenance, so Christ, the divine Mediator, veiled His divinity with humanity when He came to earth. Had He come clothed with the brightness of heaven, men in their sinful state could not have endured the glory of His presence.” From Eternity Past p.280. God’s desire is to restore face-to-face communion with His children.

1. a. What did God say to Moses when he asked to see His glory?

Exodus 33:20

Thou __________________________ see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

b.  What did Moses see when God revealed His glory? Exodus 34:6,7

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, _____________________________ and ______________________________, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty.

2. What was Moses’ response to seeing  the glory of God? Exodus 34:8

And Moses made haste, and _____________________________ his head toward the earth, and ___________________________________.

3. What did Jesus reveal to us while on earth? John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of _____________ and ________________.

“Though He had humbled Himself to humanity, the Godhead was still His own. Christ alone could represent the Father to humanity, and this representation the disciples had been privileged to behold for over three years. Desire of Ages, p.663.  Jesus said in John 14:10,11, “…the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me.”

4. What was the first part of Jesus’ earthly earth? 1 Peter 2:21

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an ____________________________________, that ye should follow his steps.

5. What was the second part of Jesus’ earthly mission? 1 Peter 2:24

Who his own self ______________________ our __________________in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

6. What did the first part of Jesus’ mission entail? Luke 4:17-19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to

_________________________ the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to ______________________ the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

“Christ was hid in God, and God was revealed in the character of His Son. To this revelation Jesus desired the minds of the people to be directed, and their homage to be given.” Desire of Ages, p. 261. After fulfilling the first part of His mission, Jesus prepared Himself to face the cross.

7. What was Jesus’ prayer before going to the cross? John 17:5

And now, O Father, _________________________ thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

8. What was one of the things achieved at the cross? Romans 1:16,17

For therein is the righteousness of God __________________________ from faith to faith.

Before going to the cross, Jesus prayed that God would glorify Him. The glory or character of God was seen when He allowed Jesus to be delivered into the hands of sinners to be crucified and die for sinful humanity. God’ Thus God’s love for His children was on full display.

9. Why does God long to reveal Himself to us? Romans 2:4

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and

longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God _________________ thee to __________________________?

“Satan is determined that men shall not see the love of God which led Him to give His only-begotten Son to save a lost race; for it is the goodness of God that leads men to repentance.” Selected Messages Book 1, p.156.

10. Why has God revealed to us His glory? Isaiah 60:1-3

______________________, _________________________; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

“It was the privilege of the Jewish nation to represent the character of God as it had been revealed to Moses. In answer to the prayer of Moses, “Show me Thy glory,” the Lord promised, “I will make all My goodness pass before thee.” Exodus 33:18, 19. “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” Exodus 34:6, 7. This was the fruit that God desired from His people.” Christ’s Object Lesson, p.285.

11. Do you want the glory of Christ to be revealed in you?