(The Life Of Glory Has Begun)
TO THE BIBLE: Romans 8:29-30
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”
The latter part of Romans 8:29-30 doesn’t say, “…whom he justified, them shall He glorify”; rather, it says, “…these He also glorified”; He’s already done it. Yet, there’re Christians who are always reaching out for the glory of God, always praying and asking for the glory of God to come down. Sometimes, in a service, a singer could even be called to sing, in order “to bring the glory down.” They fail to realise that anyone who’s born again is born into the glory of God. We’re the Church of Jesus Christ, and the Lord Jesus has given us the glory: “I gave them the same glory you gave me, so that they may be one, just as you and I are one” (John 17:22 GNB). So, you don’t need anyone to bring the glory down. You’ve been glorified.
Imagine you were in a room or outside somewhere, and someone said, “Let’s bring air into this place”; that wouldn’t make sense. However, some people may start looking out for where the air is going to come in through, but the truth is, they had been breathing the air all the while, even though they might not have been conscious of it.
Now that we’re used to certain things, like air, it doesn’t mean we should no longer be conscious of their reality. But blessed be God! The glory of God in us isn’t such that we can ignore. That glory is in our spirits; it increases as we pray, study, and meditate on the Word of God. You’ve been glorified. Therefore, walk in the glory; live in the consciousness of who you are in Christ!
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your glory and presence in my life. Nothing is impossible to me, and all things are working together for my good, because I love you and I’m called according to your purpose in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 27:1-26, Exodus 38-39
Matthew 13:34-43, Genesis 41
Walk in the glory of God today: declare that God has predestined, called, justified and glorified you.