What Is Shekinah Glory?

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Shekinah Glory simply means “dwelling” or “settling” of the presence of God. It also means the manifestation of the presence of God on earth. The word Shekinah is not found in the Bible however, there is a description of it in the Bible. Keep reading as I give you more details.

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How is Shekinah Glory portrayed in the Bible?

The Shekinah Glory is not mentioned in the Bible as I already revealed however, it is portrayed in the Bible. It first appeared in the Bible in Exodus when the Israelites had an encounter with the Egyptians.

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“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.” (Exodus 13:20-22)

From the verse above, the presence of God appeared in the form of clouds during the day and pillars of fire during the night. This is the manifestation of God. The manifestation of the Glory of God has appeared in several places in the Bible. Let’s check some below.

Examples of Shekinah Glory In The Bible

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The Shekinah Glory is manifested in several places in the Bible.

  • As fire and a burning bush (Zechariah 2:5; Exodus 3:2)
  • “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.”(Luke 2:9)
  • “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”(2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”(Revelation 21: 3)
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