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[NKJV] — So I arose and went out into the plain, and behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, like the glory which I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face. [Ezekiel 3:23 NKJV]
[FBV] — So I got up and went to the valley, and there I saw the Lord's glory. It was like the glory I had seen by the River Kebar. I fell facedown on the ground. [Ezekiel 3:23]
Supposing a man is singing, "Be Thou exalted, Oh Lord, above all heavens; and let Your glory be above all the earth." But at the same time, another man is singing, "Let Your glory fall, let Your glory fall…" Which one would you have God do between raising His Glory above the heavens and earth, and making His Glory fall or drop?
In the Bible verse above, Ezekiel got up to come down into the valley below the plateau or mountain, and there the Glory of the Lord stood in the lower grounds called "Plain" opposite of Plateau. Compared to the first man's singing, instead of the Lord's glory being above all the earth, the Lord's glory was in the valley or low lands that it seems it couldn't be seen from the nearest mountain unless one descends into the Valley to see the glory of the Lord. And compared to the second man's singing, instead of the glory of the Lord to fall, the glory did not fall but stood on the plain while it was the man of God that fell rather than the Lord's glory fall.
But in the top Bible verse above, the man of God was seeing the same Glory of God the second time, but in different places. He described the glory he was seeing in the Valley (Place 2) like or similar to the glory he saw by the River Chebar (Place 1). Since it was the same or similar glory in different places and different times, and yet he still fell facedown upon seeing the same glory the second time: I will outline for you two things to learn from it:
*1* No matter how many times a man had already seen the manifest glory/presence of God before, he doesn't get past falling down and making similar reactions as if that was his first time of experiencing Him in such glory. — Up till now the twenty four elders yet fall down with casting crowns before Him from time to time. This is not just a deliberate or voluntary act, but reflective act and involuntary reaction at the awesomeness and wonders of the unfathomable glory and power and grace of the Lord's glory and manifest presence.
As a man, if you've seen something the first time, when seeing it subsequently you systems would have adjusted to feel less shock or suspense from how they felt in the previous sighting of it. But God is ever glorious, and the more you see Him manifest the more intense, more glorious and more enigmatically wonderful He seems to have become than He previously was the previous time.
*2* Lest you feel it's because they were on the grounds of heaven that they easily fell by just seeing the Lord in glory, here the grounds changed and yet the effects remained. Whether is on the mountain, down the valley, on the land or in seas, the Lord's glory carries the same weight effects.
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