19 And I will give them one heart [lev echad], and I will put a new spirit [ruach chadashah (new regenerated spirit)] within you; and I will take the stony heart [lev haeven] out of their flesh [basar], and will give them an heart of flesh [lev basar]:
Educational bias makes men what they are -- sinners, whose habitude of thought and action is "pious," or impious, civilized or savage, according to the school in which their young ideas have been taught to shoot. The divine law and testimony alone can turn these into reflectors of the moral image and similitude of God.
The "intellect" and "sentiments" of the apostle's brain, constituting "the fleshly tablet of his heart," had been inscribed by the Spirit of the living God, in a way that all believers are not the subject of. He was inspired, and consequently received much of "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God" by divine suggestion, or revelation (Gal. 1:11-12); others receive the same knowledge in words spoken, or written, by "earthen vessels" like himself, in whom "this treasure" was deposited (2 Cor. 4:7) The means by which the knowledge is communicated matters not, so that it is written on the heart.
When it gets possession of this, it forms that "mind, or mode of thinking and feeling," (nouv) with which the apostle said, he "served the Law of God." Being renewed by the divine testimony, his intellect and sentiments were sure to think and feel in harmony with the thoughts of God. Nevertheless, his "propensities" were only checked in their emotions. He kept his body under. This was all that he could do; for no spiritual perfection of thought and feeling could eradicate from the particles of his flesh the all-pervading principle of its corruption. While, therefore, with his mind he served the Law of God, his flesh obeyed the law of sin, which finally mingled it with its parent dust.
This new mode of thinking and feeling created in a true believer by the divine law and testimony, is variously designated in Scripture. It is styled, "a clean heart and a right spirit" (Psalm 51:10), "a new spirit" and "a heart of flesh" (Ezek. 11:19), the "inward man" (2 Cor. 4:16; Rom. 7:22), "new creature" (2 Cor. 1:17), "the new man created in righteousness and true holiness," and "renewed by knowledge after the image of him that created him" (Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10), the "hidden man of the heart" (1 Pet. 3:4), and so forth.
This new and hidden man is manifested in the life, which is virtuous as becomes the gospel. He delights in the law of the Lord, and speaks often of His testimonies. He denies himself of all ungodliness, and worldly lusts; walks soberly, righteously and godly in the world. His hope is the glorious manifestation of Jesus Christ, with the crown of righteousness, even glory, honour, and immortality, promised to all who look for Him, and "love His appearing," and desire His kingdom (Titus 2:11-14; 2 Tim. 4:1-8; Heb. 9:28).
Nevertheless, the law of sin, through the weakness of the flesh, fails not to remind him of imperfection. Being delivered from the fear of death, he looks forward to it as to the period of his change; nowing that when he falls asleep in the dust he will afterwards be delivered from the principle of evil by a resurrection to incorruptibility and unalloyed existence in the Paradise of God
Elpis Israel 1.4.
22 Then did the [Keruvim] lift up their wings, and the wheels [Ofanim] beside them; and the glory of the Elohim of Israel was over them above [Kavod Elohei Yisroel was high above them].
23 And the Glory [Kavod] of Yahweh went up from the midst of the city [Ir], and stood upon the mountain [har] which is on the east side of the city [ir].
When the glory of the Lord departed from the temple there was no answer from the glory that used to cover the mercy seat: the breastplate of the high priest sank to a mere piece of lustreless jewellery. The ephod was no longer a medium of communication with God
Law of Moses Ch 17
The Glory of Yahweh shall not return until...Ezekiel Chapter 43:2
And, behold, the glory of the Elohim of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
...the Cherubim and the glory leave the city entirely and stand on the Mount of Olives to the east of the city. At this point, Ezekiel is taken back to Chaldea, and he does not see the glory ascend from the Mount of Olives. Perhaps there is significance and promise in this. The Lord has withdrawn from the city, but we know He is never far from it, even in its desolation.
It was from the Mount of Olives that Jesus approached the city for his last visit, which ended in his rejection and death. While they sang,
"Blessed is the King that cometh in the name of the Lord,"
he wept, for he knew the sad reality that faced this city. And just under seven weeks later, it was from this same spot - the Mount of Olives - that he ascended to heaven. The true living glory of Yahweh, rejected by the people was withdrawn, that the city might again be destroyed and be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
In chapter 43, in the middle of his description of the new temple to be built-the House of Prayer for all Nations-Ezekiel sees the glory return. In 43:2,
"And, behold, the glory of God of Israel came from the way of the east." Verse 3 - "And the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar."
This was the vision of the Cherubim and the sapphire throne and the rainbow. Verse 4 -
"And the glory of the Lord came into the house." And verse 5 - "filled the house." Verse 7 - "And he said...I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name shall they no more defile."
This is the coming of Christ, as the glory of the Lord.
"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives."
And he shall come as the King of Glory to the welcoming gates of Jerusalem, which thenceforth shall be the Holy City, for from that day its name shall be THE LORD IS THERE.
Bro Growcott - The glory of the Lord