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Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. The gather is usually taken to the bench now and worked with various tools including steel, paper and wood, shaping and blowing alternately until the shape is achieved. When he is happy with the shape he needs to finish the top or neck, the blower's assistant gathers on another iron and this iron is stuck to the base so that the piece can be released from the blowing iron.
The top is then reheated in the Glory Hole before the glass is pliable and can be formed into a neck.
When the piece is finished it is still very hot over C and has to be cooled evenly in an oven overnight to ensure the glass is without stress. We grow from one stage of glory to another "being transformed" is a present passive indicative, so it emphasizes a process , until we come to our bodily resurrection Phil ; 1 Cor and the full attainment of reflecting God's glory Rom , , , ; made like Christ, 1 Jn , the one human who never failed at being the express image of God, Heb as God originally designed humanity to do in being made like Him Gen Danker, Walter Bauer, and F.
The Christian Scriptures are the mirror, by which the Spirit of God reflects to the believer ones new identity in Jesus Christ.
That is, upon conversion the Christian receives a new and glorious identity as a result of union with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ Rom For example, if Jesus Christ is glorified in the heavenlies, then so too is the Christian Eph The Book of James uses this illustration. The glory of this identity in Jesus Christ thus fades away from the mind's eye. The NASB and other versions choose to translate this verse as if "we" are viewing our own reflection, but this is not actually what the verse is saying.
A more appropriate translation might be:. But we all, with unveiled face reflecting as a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from [the] Lord, [the] Spirit. This is the sense understood, for example, by the 4th century Byzantine Greek commentator, John Chrysostom:.
This indeed was shown more clearly when the gifts of miracles were in operation; howbeit it is not even now difficult to see it, for one who hath believing eyes. For as soon as we are baptized, the soul beameth even more than the sun, being cleansed by the Spirit; and not only do we behold the glory of God, but from it also receive a sort of splendor.
And ye were first anointed on the forehead, that ye might be delivered from the shame, which the first man who transgressed bore about with him everywhere; and that with unveiled face ye might reflect as a mirror the glory of the Lord. Understanding the the verse speaks of we ourselves reflecting the glory of God and not of our observing the glory of God, we can relate it to what Paul writes in Romans :. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of [the] Lord [is] , there [is] freedom. This second verse reminds us that the goal and result of the Holy Spirit's leading us and working in us is our transformation into the image of Christ, an ongoing process viz.
How does a believer behold as in the mirror the glory of the Lord in 2 Corinthians ? Adam was created as a perfect human being and reflected God's glory, however he sinned, and as his descendants we have all inherited sin ,and so fall short of the glory of God. Paul declares : "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Christians are admonished to do all things for the glory of God: " Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Admittedly it is not an easy task as Psalm says, "For I was born a sinner,yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. We can do this by meditating on the scriptures and by prayer. We have to make an in- depth effort to study the scriptures and get to know our creator and his qualities, so that we can improve our faith and our determination to continue restraining our sinful tendencies, so that we can reflect the glory of God.
And we all having been unveiled in face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord .
The Psalmist wrote:. We read in the scriptures that Jesus prayed to his Father on may occasions, to help him avoid temptation to sin. To reflect God's glory we must also persevere in payer , to help us serve him in a manner acceptable to him, and to protect us to resist temptation. Paul wrote: Romans MEV. Jesus was born as a perfect human being , John and is the only one who reflected God's glory through-out his life, although, we are not perfect, Peter wrote that we should all try to follow his example:.
Jesus had tender warmth feeling for others, Mark Jesus cares for others and feeds , John If Christians continuously respond to God's word and become doers and not just hearers James they will be transformed from glory to glory and will reflect the glory of God:.
To reflect God's glory we have to become imitators of God. Since the whole world is under the influence of Satan the Devil, 1 john Christians have to make an effort to live in a way that will not bring dishonor to God. He preserves the lives of His devoted ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. It is obvious that from the first century false prophets,apostates and Antichrists have shrouded the word of God and spread deception about the teachings of Christ.
Today there are thousands of Christian religions, due to the diversity of the teachings and interpretations of the scriptures, so only by reading the scriptures can you determine the Antichrist and their deceptions. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. There are many things that God hates, Satanic gore, lies, violence, pornography, read horoscopes.
Romans and many other things to be found in the scriptures. Some others are mentioned by Paul below. Those who hate what is bad will not seek ways to indulge in it. On the other hand, people who do not hate it may physically refrain from it while mentally wishing that they could share in bad things. God is love and if we are to glorify God we should be loving, towards others, our family , relatives, works mates and the world in general, cultivating love will also prevent us from sinful tendencies.
One of the psychological hazards of dance is that you are the in-person, live representation of your art; you are both the method and the very existence of it. The jargon is filthy and wonderful and wonderfully homoerotic. This is what this nation needs. Google Plus. Shire Archaeology No. Reviewed 28 May amazing choice of blown glass - guaranteed to find a piece to suit you. This is the corruption which is in this present world that Peter preaches about in his epistle.