GLORY OF GOD
“Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?” John 11:40
The glory of God <finished work of the Triune Godhead> is here explained to Martha in ransoming a man, redeeming him, healing him of his infirmities, and restoring him to perfect health both physically and spiritually which was her brother cf vs 25-26, (SEE BELOW) and this He says because of a previous promise (did I not tell you in vs 4). “When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.”
For He is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make yo u stand (after death) in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy. Jude 24. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:25-26
The glory of the Lord is the finished work of the Triune Godhead with man. He is residing on this earth perfected, not able to sin or willing anymore. He is perfect in his worship and work. The glory of God is defined in John 11:40 when associated with verse 25-26. The N.T. usage has its meaning not in my opinion but finds its meaning in "reflection or image." The realization of the purpose of His love in all that His hands have made. The glory of God is a sinner raised out of a dead state and renewed to life because of a previous promise (John 11:40). God is revealed through Jesus Christ as One Whose glory is realized in man's ransom, redemption, healing, and restoration (Rom 5:2). The greatest picture of this is symbolically accomplished in the threefold ministry of Jesus symbolized in the threefold communion service.
“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Rom. 5:2