GLORY WILL DWELL!
“….the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you” (I Peter 4:14).
God our Father is called as the Father of glory. Firstly, the God of glory appeared to our father Abraham (Acts 7:2). How was Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ was being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person (Hebrews 1:3). On the Mount of Transfiguration, He revealed all his glory before the chosen disciples. (Mathew 17:2). John the Apostle wrote, “And the Word became 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).
The glorious Holy Spirit has an aim. It is that you should be made a glorious faultless bride for Christ. Secondly, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:18).
So also is the resurrection of the dead. “It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power” (I Corinthians 15:43). “……. as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly” (I Corinthians 15:48). During His Coming “…..we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man” (I Corinthians 15:49). His image is of perfect glory. “The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold” (Psalm 45:13).
Dear children of God, the period of a day, week and month you spend on earth is not towards the cemetery. Not towards the day on which you are going to be buried in the earth. You are running towards the day on which you are going to receive glory after glory on seeing the glory of Christ face to face. What a joyous and blessed day it is! In this world you may have to face tribulations; sufferings may be there; struggles may be there. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
“….but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (I Peter 4:13). Never get discouraged over facing the sufferings and problems. “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (II Timothy 3:12). The suffering you receive for the sake of Christ guides you towards the divine glory.
All those who suffer from Christ will rule with Him. Let that day on which you will rule be before your eyes. Call the Holy Spirit and seek “Dwelling in me, you have exalted me, exalt me more.”
To meditate: “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (I Thessalonians 5:24).