Shekinah

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The shekinah glory in the tabernacle

[Hebrew, “dwelling” or “Presence”] The visible majesty of the presence of God which has descended to dwell among men; God’s presence in the world as manifested in natural and supernatural phenomena.

Examples of the Shekinah as seen in the Old Testament: the burning bush (Exod. 3:2), the cloud on Mount Sinai (Exod. 24:16, 17), the Divine Presence that rested over the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant (Exod. 25:21, 22; Lev. 16:2), and the glory of the LORD that filled the tabernacle (Exod. 40:34, 35) and later the Temple of Solomon (I Kings 8:10, 11).

In the New Testament the Shekinah is seen in “the glory of the Lord” shining round the angel who appeared to the shepherds (Luke 2:9) and in the cloud on the mount of transfiguration (Matt. 17:5). Ultimately, it is seen by Christian theologians to be the glory of God which became incarnate in Jesus—“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

See also

Shakti

Sources

Jesus and Kuthumi, Corona Class Lessons: For Those Who Would Teach Men the Way.