Lev 9:22 Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he came down from offering the mistake offering and the ascending offering and the offerings for healthy relationships.
Lev 9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the conference tent, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the impressive appearance of Yahveh appeared to all the people.
Lev 9:24 And fire came out from Yahveh’s sight and consumed the ascending offering and the pieces of fat on the altar, and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.
Sometimes we banter around words in such a way that they have little meaning. I want you to think about the meaning of the word we often translate as “glory.” The root idea of the word is “weight,” and it means something like impressive appearance. It is the appearance of God that causes those who see him to revere him, and to recognise his awesomeness.
This incident predicts a future one, a time when God will descend to this earth and live among us again. There will be “glory” then, but there will also be destruction. Today, it is our choice how we will welcome our King.
LORD, come again, and manifest your impressive appearance among us. Help us to prepare our world for your divine manifestation.