The Glory of The Lord
And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.(Ezekiel 11:23)
Here we see the majority of Israel carried off into captivity and some of the ones left there are committing abominations in the temple.Then Ezekiel sees the glory of God leave the temple and stand upon the mountain east of the city.(The Mount of Olives)This glory of God that was on Sinai,that filled the Tabernacle and the Temple was leaving.The theocratic-monarchic kingdom of Israel had come to a close.
"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)
God in the flesh,the glory of God in His Son,dwelling with the human race in Israel.
"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light."(Matthew 17:1-2)
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (2Peter 1:16-17)
The Glory of God is revealed again on a mountain to 3 of His disciples in the Son in His majesty.But Israel rejected their King and Kingdom and it was postponed.
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."(2Corinthians 4:6-7)
And now this treasure,this light of the Glory of God now shines in our heart,in these earthen vessels,our bodies.That God can manifest His Son by the power of His Spirit indwelling individuals through their individual personalities and all to His glory.The church and when it is complete will be taken out,raised up and glorified.
"Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey."(Acts 1:11-12)
"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south."(Zechariah 14:4)
Then after the 7 year tribulation and the nation of Israel will be ready for their Messiah,He will return at the Mount of Olives at the same place He went up and where Ezekiel saw the Glory of God stand.Then the power and glory of God will rule this earth for a thousand years through the Son Jesus Christ.
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it."(Revelation 21:23)
And in the eternal state,the new heaven and earth and the new Jerusalem and the Glory of God and the Lamb is the light.