The  word DOXA  which is translated as GLORY in the   scriptures, primarily  signifies an "OPINION" or "ESTIMATE" and  hence,   the  HONOUR  that results from a Good opinion. "DOXA" is used of   the  Nature  of GOD in Self Manifestation. What He essentially is  and    does.   When we think in  terms of OPINION  or  ESTIMATE, we  are    speaking  in terms of THOUGHT, and hence the value given to  that    thought.  An OPINION is a JUDGMENT. An OPINION is an  Evaluation,    an  Estimation , a Judgment of ones own mind.  An OPINION   deals    with  the mind and its desired values.  In the  Judicial  System,    the  Judge's formal judgment is called his written OPINION.  Thus    in  this  WORD STUDY this Word deals with the very MIND  of  God.


MATT 16:27  "For the Son of Man shall come in the DOXA of His  Father  with His  angels: And then He shall reward every man according to  His works."





LIVING, DYING, BURIED    pg. 21   3-29-59  "the way God represented Himself in Jesus Christ. He expressed  His opinion to the human race, ..."


JOHN  1:1 tells us that He is the Word.


Matt 16:27 tells  us  the manner in which He shall come in this last hour. He will come  in the form of the Word which is the DOXA or OPINION of God. Then He  will  hand  out the rewards. Now who hands out the   rewards  for  good and evil except it be a JUDGE.


In JOHN 12:48 Jesus said, "MY  WORD  WILL  JUDGE IN THE LAST DAY."




This is the  same  One who is knocking at the door in REVELATIONS 3:20. " BEHOLD I STAND  AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK,". Christ is at the door knocking,  in  the form of the Word, for He says, " HE THAT HEARETH, OPEN  UP TO ME AND I WILL COME IN AND WE SHALL FEAST ON THIS WORD TOGETHER."



THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END-TIME  PG. 63 "I wasn't the one that appeared down on the river; I  was  only  standing  there when He appeared. I'm not the one  that  performs  these things and foretells these things that happens as  perfect  as they are, I'm only one that's near when He does it. I was only  a voice that He used to say it. It wasn't what I knew, It's  what  I just surrendered myself to, that he spoke through. It isn't me. It  wasn't  the seventh angel, oh no; It wasn't  the  angel,  His  message, It was a manifestation of the Son of Man. It wasn't  the  angel,  His message, It was the mystery that God  unfolded.  It's  not a man; It's God. The angel was not the Son of Man. The Son of  Man is Christ. He's the One you're feeding on. You're not feeding  on  a man. A man, his words will fail, but you're feeding on  the  unfailing Body-Word of the Son of Man."


MATT 24:30v "And then shall APPEAR the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven: And  then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall  see the  Son  of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven  with  power  and great DOXA."






Who is "The Son of Man", But Christ in the office of Prophet. The  Church has for centuries taught that this GLORY is actually  some  great big radiant beauty or splendor, or some great  achievement.   The Church has interpreted this scripture and has looked for  His  Presence  to come via some SUPER DUPER visible manifestation.  




This  lets you know why the Tree of Life which is Christ was  not even  considered by Adam and Eve in the Garden. HE HATH  NO  FORM NOR  COMELINESS;  AND WHEN WE SHALL SEE HIM, THERE IS  NO  BEAUTY THAT  WE  SHOULD  DESIRE  HIM, HE IS  DESPISED  AND  REJECTED  OF MEN; ...AND WE ESTEEMED HIM NOT".


MALACHI 3 and HEBREWS 13:8  say  "HE IS THE SAME AND CHANGES NOT ? So then, what is this POWER and  great GLORY?




In ROMANS 1:16, we read that "The Word of GOD is the  power of GOD," and the DOXA is His own great OPINION or  JUDGMENT  of  HIMSELF. The world will only despise and reject Him  as  they  always have. They do not want His OPINION, nor do they understand  the  POWER  of  HIS Word. Brother Branham said,  the  cloud  that  Christ came down in was His white wig, showing that He is here as  Judge.  And  "the Word shall judge in the last day."  The  people  miss  Him because He didn't come according to their own  expecta­tions, but He came according to His own Word.


MARK 8:38 "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and my Words in this  adulterous and sinful generation; of him shall the Son of Man  be  ashamed,  when He cometh in the DOXA of His Father with the  Holy  angels."


What sinful and adulterous generation was He speaking of. The one  back  then  that would die off and stay in the  grave  until  the great white throne verdict, or was He speaking of the wicked  and  adulterous  generation that will be on earth at the time  of  His  great  PAROUSIA and DOXA. He will come as a prophet for it  says,  "WHEN  THE SON OF MAN COMES".



He tells us here that they will  be  ashamed of His Word which will come in the OPINION of His Father.  Ashamed  is a condition of disgrace or dishonor, a  great  disap­pointment.  Their disappointment comes because, even though  they have  looked for Him to come, He didn't come according  to  their  expectations and therefore they not only missed the day of  their  visitation,  but they crucified The very One who they claimed  to  be looking for. Hebrews 6 tells us that this will repeat again at His Great Appearing when they once again reject Him, as the  Word made manifest once again.


JOHN 17:5  "And now, O Father, DOXAZO Thou Me with thine own Self with  the  DOXA which I had with Thee before the world was."


Jesus  was  praying to the Father of DOXA to give  Him  the  very  OPINION of The Father, which OPINION He had in The Father as  His  thoughts in the beginning.




JOHN 17:22 "And the DOXA Thou has given Me I have given them; that they may be  one, even as We are One: I in them and Thou in Me, that  they  may be made perfect in One; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me. I  will  that  they also whom thou hast given me, be with me where  I  am;  that they may behold my DOXA, which thou hast given Me: For  thou  lovest Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father,  the  world hath not known Thee: but I have known Thee, and  these  have known that Thou hast sent Me. And I have declared unto  them  Thy  name, and will declare It: ANd the love wherewith Thou  hast  loved Me may be in them, and I in them." 


We can see here again that the DOXA deals with the very  thoughts and  judgments of the Father. What else could Jesus give us  that  was first the Fathers, and passed on to us.   You might say,  "It  was  His Spirit". Yes, but Jesus said, " MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT  AND  THEY  ARE TRUTH." So we can see here the Word being  handed  down  from Father  to  Son, to sons. In reality, It  is  a  reflection  process.  The Father is the Source or author of all  Light (Word).




That  Light then is reflected to the Prophet of the Hour  who  in  turn  reflects  it to the people, who in turn reflect it  to  the world. The Word made flesh.


ROMANS 8:18 "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time shall are not  worthy to be compared with the DOXA which shall be  revealed in us." 


Notice that the Doxa is to be revealed in us. So the Mind of  God must come into His seed.


ROM 9: 22-23 "What if God willing to show His wrath, and to make  His  power  known,  endured  with much long suffering the vessels  of  wrath fitted  for  destruction; and what if He did this that  He  might  make known the riches of His DOXA on the vessels of Mercy,  which  He had afore prepared unto DOXA." 


This  tells us that their is a special breed of people which  are  actually  fashioned  or prepared in such a way as to be  able  to  receive  the DOXA of God which is the very mind and  Judgment  of  God.  




In  MATT 13: 10 - 12,  Jesus tells us that only  a  certain  group  of people are ordained to hear and to understand. He  then  says  " TO WHOSOEVER HATH TO HIM SHALL BE GIVEN." The Greek  word  for  "HATH"  is "ECHO". So there are a people who  are  fashioned  with  an ability to echo or reflect back the Word of  God,  while  all  others can not do so. So, we can see that their is a  people  who  are prepared unto DOXA. They are not the DOXA, but are  prepared unto DOXA. They were prepared before the foundations of the  world  in the mind of God to reflect the mind of God. The Son  is  tutored  until he has his Fathers mind set. Then he is ready  for adoption or placing.)


ROMANS 15:5-6  "Now,  The  God of patience and consolation grant  to  be  like  minded, one toward another according to Christ: that ye may  with  one  mind  and one mouth DOXA God, even The Father  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as  Christ  also received  us to the DOXA of God." 





We  are to have ONE mind, and that is the Mind of God.  Then  all  that we say and do will be done as unto the Lord. He doesn't  say  that this will come overnight, but he makes reference to a length  of  time. He says, THE GOD OF PATIENCE AND CONSOLATION GRANT  YOU  TO BE LIKE MINDED. Now the Patience is needed because of the time involved in losing your mind and receiving His Mind. The consola­tion  is  needed because of the many times in which  we  fail  so  miserably  in letting our own thinking go. But  nevertheless,  we  are ordained and predestinated to it. You see, God gives us  free  moral  agency, but it is through this free moral agency  that  we keep moving away from the truth. PROVERBS 14:12 says, THERE IS  A  WAY THAT SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO A MAN, BUT THE END THEREOF IS THE WAY  OF  DEATH. Man will always choose the way that seems  right,  but the  end  is death. If man can't even understand  his  own  ways, <PROVERBS 20:24> how is he supposed to know which way to go?  The Lord  must  direct  us into His Word or we  are  lost  for  sure. 







JOHN 6:44 Tells us that the Father must do the  drawing. We  can not come by our own choice.


ROMANS 15 also tells us  that we must become like minded. One mind? Then Who's mind. Yours  and mine are failures to begin with. We must receive the Mind of  our Heavenly Father only.)


I COR 2:7  "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even  the  hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our DOXA:"


Again we see that God has ordained us to receive His DOXA or mind set even before the world began. To the world it remains  hidden, but to the elect it is revealed as he said in MATT 13:10 - 12.





I  COR 10:31 "Whether therefore ye eat, or dronk, or whatever ye do, do  all to  the DOXA of God." 


God wants us to have His mind set in all that we do. Not just  in our doctrine, but also in our conduct and every facet of  Living. When Gods' OPINION and JUDGMENT becomes our OPINION and JUDGMENT, then  all  our  actions will be God's  actions.  God  manifesting Himself in human flesh again.


II COR 3:7,8,10,11,18 "But  if  the ministration of death  written  and  engraven  in stones,  was  ENDOXA, so that the children of  Israel  could  not steadfastly  behold  the presence of Moses for the  DOXA  of  His countenance:  which DOXA was to be done away: How shall  not  the ministration of the Spirit be rather ENDOXA. For even that  which was  made  ENDOXA had no DOXA in this respect, by reason  of  the DOXA  that  exeelleth. For if that which is  done  away  was endoxa,  much  more  that which remaineth is  ENDOXA."  




The  word  rather here signifies, not a doing away with,  but  in greater measure. The DOXA of God is the DOXA of God, The Word  of  God is the Word of God. This tells us that a greater measure, The  fullness of HIS DOXA is to come. And the limited understanding we  had will give way to the full assurance of His OPINION and  Great JUDGMENT.


II COR 3:18  "But we all with unveiled faces, behold in a mirror the DOXA  of  the Lord, are changed into the same image from DOXA to DOXA, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 


Here again we see that as we look into the mirror of His Word, we  do not see ourselves anymore. All we see is Him, or more specifi­cally,  His DOXA. After all, we are looking into His Word,  which is His OPINION and JUDGMENT expressed. As we see His DOXA, we are changed from our OPINION to His OPINION, from our JUDGMENT to His  JUDGMENT. Thus we are coming into the IMAGE of God. If He is  The  Word, then His Image must be a reflection of that Same Word.  And  What is his Image but His Word made flesh. 



II COR 4:3-6 "But if our Gosel be hid, it is hid to them that are  lost:  in  whom  the  god of this evil age hath blinded the  minds  of  them  which  believe  not,  lest the Light of  this  ENDOXA  Gospel  of  Christ,  Who is the image of God, whould shine unto them. For  we preach not ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ouselves your  servants  for  Jesus sake. 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 DOXA of God in  the  presence  of Jesus  Christ."  


It is very clear here that those who can not receive the DOXA  of  God  will be blinded by Satan to prevent them from receiving  it. And if the DOXA is God's OPINION or JUDGMENT, then what will they be  blinded by, but another OPINION or JUDGMENT that is  contrary to  Gods'.  It tells us here that there will be a time  when  the Gospel  will  shine or illuminate in our hearts and give  us  the knowledge  of the DOXA of God. When is this to  take  place?   At  the Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ.





EPH 1:6 "To the praise of the DOXA of His grace wherein He hath made  us accepted in his beloved. "


This  scripture tells us that we are predestinated to the  Praise  of  His DOXA. HEBREWS 13:15 Tells us that the PRAISE offering  is  the fruit of our lips. We then are a predestinated people who are ordained  to  speak  of God's Revealed Word. MALACHI  3:16  -  18  speaks also of this GROUP of PEOPLE in whom The Lord shall  write a  book of remembrance. Notice what this DOXA pertains  to  here.  THE  DOXA  OF  HIS GRACE. The OPINION or JUDGMENT  of  His  Grace  brings an echo of His great OPINION and JUDGMENT from the lips of His Elect.)

EPH 1:12 "That we should be to the praise of His DOXA, Who first  trusted in  Christ." 


Again we see that we are predestinated to reflect His DOXA.  That is our very purpose of being. And to the praise of It, tells  you  we are to be ever speaking His OPINION.




EPH 1:17-18 "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of DOXA,  may  give  unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the  knowl­edge  ofim: That the eyes of your heart may be enlightened;  that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the  riches of the DOXA of His inheritance in the saints. "


If He is the Father of DOXA, then His children must be a part  of  that DOXA. The purpose of His coming as the Spirit of Wisdom  and Revelation  is to bring us  back to our  rightful   position   in Him.  He brings forth this knowledge of Himself to us by  way  of  the  voice of His Vindicated Messenger Prophet. This ministry  is  to Reveal to us the riches of the Father's "OPINION and JUDGMENT" toward His own, and it also places us in HIM.


COL 1:27 "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the DOXA  of this mystery among the gentiles; which is Christ in you the  hope of  DOXA:" 






Notice that The Baptism is not the DOXA, but is only the  earnest  expectation of receiving His DOXA.)It tells us quite plainly that "CHRIST IN YOU" is only the Hope of the Doxa but is not the  DOXA  itself.  It only gives us an earnest expectation to  receive  the  DOXA  of  God. This let's us know how important the DOXA  of  GOD really  is. For without it we can not even receive the change  of the body.


COL 3:4 "When Christ Who is our Life shall Appear, then shall  ye  also Appear  with Him in DOXA." 


How else could we Manifest with Him. He is the Word. Then we must  become  a perfect reflection of that same word in order to  manifest as He Manifests. "IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT  OF  MEN". The if the Life is the Light of men, His Life  is  His  Light  or Word. If He then is our Life, our Life must  come  from  His Word. Then When His word shall manifest Itself, our Life must also manifest the same thing. Then as Paul said, it is not really  our  life but His Life in us that is manifesting. Jesus said,  MY  WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE. Then what is manifesting?  It  can only be His Word.




I THES 2:12 "That ye would walk worthy of God, Who hath called you into  His kingdom  and DOXA." 

In  LUKE  17:  20  -22 Jesus is asked  by  the  Christ  rejecting  Pharisees, when His Kingdom will come and He replies THE  KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU. Now, He was not suggesting to these  Christ rejecting  Pharisees that His Kingdom was actually in  them.  The Word  "WITHIN" here actually means, "IN THE MIDST OF". A  Kingdom  is  not a piece of real estate. A Kingdom consists of a King  and His  people. And Jesus and His people were right in  their  midst and  they  knew it not. So then we see that the  Kingdom  is  His Presence.  Now  this  scripture here then tells us  that  we  are called into His Presence and His OPINION and JUDGMENT. For He  is here in the form of the WORD as we stated earlier.


II THES 1:7,10 "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord  Jesus  shall  be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels,"..."  When He  shall come to be ENDOXA in His saints, and to be  admired  in all  them  that believe (becaues our testimony was  believed)  in that  day." 



Paul tells us that His Testimony or His Message will  be believed in  "THAT"  day.  Did  not Brother Branham  say  that  He,  "only preached what Paul preached." And notice what that Message is  to produce,  Christ's  own  OPINION and JUDGMENT in  the  saints.  A people  with  His very mind set. And this Mind set will  bring  a rest and a relaxation as Brother Branham promised the opening  of  the Seventh Seal would produce.


TIT 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the ENDOXA Appearing of  the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"


This great Appearing of Our God and Saviour, is to be in the Form of Spirit bringing Life, and it will come through His  Vindicated Word  being  opened up to His Elect By the Spirit of  Wisdom  and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him.


HEB 1:3 "Who being the brightness of His DOXA, and the express Image  of His  person,  and upholdng all things by the Word of  His  power, when  he  had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on  the  right hand of the Majesty on high."



Now  John 1:1 says,  IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE  WORD WAS  WITH  GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD. So if He was  the  expressed Image of God who is the Word, then He is the Word Expressed.  The  very OPINION and JUDGMENTS of God made manifest.


HEB 2:7,10 "Thou madest Him a little lower than the angels; Thou  crownest Him with DOXA and honour, and didst set Him over the works of thy hands."    


The  very rowning was in filling Him with the very  OPINION  and JUDGMENT  of God in order to set Him over the works of God.   The  Scripture  also  promises  us in


II TIM 4:8[1] that  we  also  shall  receive  our  crowning at His great Appearing. This  Crowning  is also  to be by receiving His DOXA which is His OPINION and  JUDG­MENT, or His very Mind.


HEB 2:10 "For it became Him, for Whom are all things, and by Whom are all things, in bring ing many sons unto DOXA, to make the captain  of  their  salvation  perfect through suffering." 




The  very One who made it possible for God's Elect to  come  into God's DOXA had to be child trained and had to suffer in order  to not  only  become the Captain or chief leader or  author  of  our  Salvation,  but  in order to become a finished product  of  God's  DOXA Himself.


I PETER 1:7 "  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than  of  gold that perisheth, though It be tried with fire, might be found unto  praise, honor and DOXA at the Appearing of Jesus  Christ." 


We see here a moving out or progression of our faith that is  set  in motion by the Trials of our Revelation. The first stage is  to  begin testifying to our Revelation or our Faith. This  testifying  moves us into a place of Honour where we come subject to our  own  testimony  and begin to give proper Headship and  Preeminence  to  The Revelation we receive at the Appearing of Christ. This is  to  occur  in  the last age which is epochal and  strategic  in  it's significance.  





Finally  this  speaking back  the  Revelation  and  adhering  & coming subject to it, brings us to a place  where  we  have  no other thought but the Thoughts of God as Vindicated  and  Revealed in this great Appearing of Christ. At this stage we have entered into the DOXA or OPINION of God. Then we will be ready to receive our body change. For without a renewing of the Mind there can   be  no  transformation  of  the  body,  as  Spoken  of   in


ROMANS 12:1-2  Notice we are told here that our body change will comes as a result of a renewed mind.


 I PET 1:8 "Whom having not seen, ye love; in Whom, though ye see Him  not,  yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of DOXA."  This  scripture is still in reference to the great  Appearing  of  Christ  to  the Elect at the end time. But,  Although  the  great  majority  of  those who truly believe  the  vindicated  Messenger  Prophet of this last hour have never even seen Him, nor have they  seen  the Manifested Christ through that ministry  directly,  yet  this  new generation of Elect still believe with Joy  unspeakable  and are becoming full of the DOXA of GOD which is His OPINION and  JUDGMENT.



I PET 1:11  "Searching  what, or what manner of time the Spirit  of  Christ  which  was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand  the  sufferings  of  Christ, and the DOXA that  should  follow."  


The  suffering  was at His first coming, in His ministry  to  the  Jews. The DOXA that should follow is His ministry to the GENTILES  in  the  form  of the WORD through the SPIRIT in  this  last  day  ELIJAH Ministry.


I PET 4:13  "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's  suffering;  that, when His DOXA shall be revealed, ye may be glad  also  with  exceeding joy." 


This  speaks to us that The DOXA will come by means of a  Reveal­ing. This Revelation of God's DOXA will set our hearts to rejoicing exceedingly.


I PETER 5:1 "The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an  elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the DOXA that shall be revealed:" 





Peter  had finally succumbed to the Mind of God and let  his  own thinking  go. Peter, James and John had been carried up onto  the  Mountain in MATT 17 by Jesus and had become eye witnesses of  The OPINION and JUDGMENT of God when God overshadowed Jesus and said, "THIS  IS MY BELOVED SON IN WHOM I AM PLEASED TO DWELL,  HEAR  YE HIM."  In  other  words, shut up and listen.  Peter  learned  His lesson  over and over again, until he finally gave up on his  own opinion and let God's opinion take preeminence. Every time  Peter tried  to  correct Jesus or disagree with what Jesus  was  doing, Jesus  would look right straight into His eyes, and piercing  His very  soul  with  that gaze, He would say, "GET  THEE  BEHIND  ME SATAN."  I'm sure Peter hated to be called that, but  what  Jesus was  telling  Him  is that any thought contrary  to  The  Fathers thoughts that He expressed were of Satan.


1 PET 5:4 "And when the Chief Shepherd shall Appear, ye shall  receive  a crown of DOXA that fadeth not away."





The  scripture tells us, THAT HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL  PASS  AWAY, BUT NOT ONE JOT OR TITTLE OF GODS WORD SHALL FAIL." So this crown of DOXA that shall never fade away must be God's own Word. It  is  not  some Glory as in Gold or silver, for we are to store up  our treasure in Heaven where nothing can tarnish or lose it's  luster or  even  rust.  Our DOXA is then the Word of  God  that  we  are Crowned  with.  The Crown is the top part of the head.  Then  our Headship must be given to Christ The Word, for nothing else would  do.


I PET 5:10 "But the God of all Grace, Who hath called us unto His  eternal DOXA  by Christ Jesus, after ye have suffered a while,  make  you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."


There  is no Eternal outside of God, and we know that He  is  the Eternal Spirit full of Wisdom and Knowledge. Then what could this ETERNAL DOXA be but His Word.


JUDE 24  "Now  unto Him that is able to keep you from  falling,  and  to present  you faultless before the presence of His DOXA  with  ex­ceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be DOXA and Majesty, and dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen."



Notice  how that we are to be found blameless in the Presence  of His  DOXA.  The  Presence of Christ then as we  have  stated  all along,  is and must be in the form of His Holy Spirit, which  has come  down  and has manifested Himself and His Life  through  His Vindicated  Word. Jesus said, "MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND  THEY  ARE LIFE." It is He that Keeps us from falling and that will  present us  faultless to His very OPINION and JUDGMENT. "HE WHO MADE  THE WORD IS HERE TO COMPLETE IT.