What is the Glory of God?

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  

Exodus 33:18 And he [Moses] said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.

33:19 And he [Jesus] said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.  

The glory of the Lord and the name of the Lord appear to be one and the same.  There are many names of the Lord, the Great I Am, Jehovah, The Way the Truth and the Life, the door, Emanuel, Jesus and over three hundred more different names altogether. In the Bible a name has something to do with the person’s character, for instance in Exodus 2:10 referring to Moses…. “And she called his name Moses: and she said, because I drew him out of the water.” 1 Samuel 4:21 “And she named the child Ichabod, saying, the glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken”… Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” At the time in Exodus 33:18 Moses already knew two of the names of the Lord so he asked to see the glory of the Lord and the Lord turned it around and said I will proclaim the name of the Lord. So in proclaiming the name of the Lord the Lord asked Moses to hew two tables of stone thus bringing into view the law of God…

Exodus 34:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.

 34:2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.  

 34:3 And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.

34:4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.  

34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  

Between the two times Jesus said I will proclaim the name of the Lord in verses 33:19 and 34:5 He told Moses to hew two tables of stone likes the ones he broke, calling our attention to the Ten Commandments. Then I added Deut. 4:13 “even ten commandments” in the center showing the tables of stone are the Ten Commandments and that they apply to both. Deuteronomy  4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.


                        33:19 I will proclaim the name of the LORD

                             34:1 two tables of stone

                                  Deut. 4:13 even ten commandments

                             34:4 two tables of stone

                        34:5 and proclaimed the name of the LORD


The way it is written pulling these four verses together forms a chiasm but not a perfect chiasm, (chiasm is pronounced ki-as-im). Notice the order of the verses they are written in, it is the same order as you read them from the Bible. There are hundreds of these chiasms in the Bible; this is the way I’ve done my prophecy seminar letting the Bible explain itself, very interesting to say the least.

Here is a quote from the Acts of the Apostles saying the standard of God’s law and the earth is to be lightened with the glory of God showing the law and His glory to be the same.

“And today God is still using His church to make known His purpose in the earth. Today the heralds of the cross are going from city to city, and from land to land, preparing the way for the second advent of Christ. The standard of God's law is being exalted. The Spirit of the Almighty is moving upon men's hearts, and those who respond to its influence become witnesses for God and His truth. In many places consecrated men and women may be seen communicating to others the light that has made plain to them the way of salvation through Christ. And as they continue to let their light shine, as did those who were baptized with the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, they receive more and still more of the Spirit's power. Thus the earth is to be lightened with the glory of God.  {AA 53.2} From this quote we can see the law and the glory of God are the same.”

So proclaiming the glory of God and proclaiming the name of God is in tune with keeping the law of God and especially the Sabbath of the Lord found in the fourth commandment (the one that says remember) in Exodus 20:8-11. In Romans 10:13 it says… “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It’s not just simply saying  you have to say Jehovah, Yahweh or Jesus and your home free, that’s not what its saying at all. The law of God which is His character which is the mind of Christ which we are to become like and it is only through the law of God that we can develop the mind of Christ. In Matthew 5:48 Jesus said “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” And the answer to that is found in Matthew 19:17. 19:16 “And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” 19:17 “and Jesus said”…if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” then Jesus mentions 5 of the commandments on the second table. Matt. 19:18 “He saith unto him, which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?” Which was true but the commandment Jesus didn’t mention was the tenth commandment “Thou shalt not covet”… and the way He dealt with that, instead of saying you are covetous 19:21 “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” So if the young man was to be perfect he would have to be keeping all the commandments of God, not just nine of them, which is in harmony with Psalms 19:7 “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul”…. So as we look at Romans 10:13 to call upon the name of the Lord is saying you must observe all ten of the the law of God.

Below is a comparison with Exodus 34:7 and  Exodus 20:5 in the light blue; in proclaiming the name of the lord, this is a direct quote out of the Ten Commandments. Compare the other colors with each like color. In proclaiming the glory of God/His name in Exodus 34:5, 6, and 7 are direct quotes out of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:5, 6, and 7. The numbers 5, 6, and 7 in each chapter is another way God often uses along with comparing scripture with scripture. Very seldom are they written exactly the same but near enough to show they are the same.

Exodus 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  

34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  

34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.  


Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;  

20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.  

20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.  

Proverbs 30:9 “Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.”

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:6.

John 15:10 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.”  Jesus kept all the fathers commandments.


1 Samuel 4:21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. 4:22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.  

The glory of God, and His name, is His character, are all summed up in His Ten Commandment law. So …“whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” will be keeping all the commandments of God and especially the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, as we see here in Hebrews chapter four, Genesis chapter two and Exodus chapter 20.

Hebrews 4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.  

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.   2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.  

To call upon the name of the Lord is to call upon Him who created the heavens and to rest on the day He commandmended, and not to observe Sunday, the day the popes of Rome has commanded us to keep, thus making of none affect the Ten Commandments; you break one you break them all James 2:10-12. Isaiah 51:7 “Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their reviling’s.”  Isaiah “58:13 “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:”  

Compiled by Roger Brown