St. Paul says this about the reality of God’s glory that is found in all of His blood-bought ones:But we all, with unveiled face,
Glory and transformation are part and parcel of the life of a believer. Not just Moses, the prophets, apostles or great preachers have God’s glory within them, but all true believers carry with them the glory of God.
As believers "focus their eyes on Jesus", they gaze at His glory – and they are continually being transformed into His likeness. The ultimate goal of the believer is to be like Christ (see Rom. 8:29, Phil 3:12-14, 1 John 3:2) and as their minds and hears are filled with Christ, the Holy Spirit transforms the believer more and more into His image.
Therefore, believers move from "glory to glory"…that is, they go from one level of glory to another – from one level of manifesting Christ to another. The more believers grow in their knowledge of Christ, the more He is revealed in their lives.
As musicians, this process of transformation is of great consequence. Because the Bible continually cites the necessity of singing – and also gives many commands and examples of song in Scripture (over 200!) – how we sing, and what we sing is reflective of the power – and glory! – of Christ manifesting Himself in our music and ministry.