Praise God for His Amazing Grace! "The Church"If you haven't…
No that is not a typo…. The glory of God not only can rest, but should rest, not only in you, but ON you…
…..having given them right standing, He gave them His glory.Romans 8:30
Wow… isn’t that something?
Is that verse out of context or something?
So you’re thinking that perhaps I took it out of context or something like that?
Here is what fisherman Peter had to say on the subject:
But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1 Peter 5:10
And here’s another:
Whereunto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:14
It’s all through the Bible
Along with these specific Scriptures, the concept of God bringing His glory to us is all through the Bible.
In John 5:44, Yeshua is talking to the Pharisees when He says:
How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?John 5:44
In the verse above, the Greek word that is translated into the English word “honor” is translated into the word “glory” 145 times, “honor” six times, and a few other ways a few more times. Here it is in the New American Standard Version:
“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
In this verse, Yeshua is clearly indicating that not only can His glory be sought after by all of us, but even that we should seek after God’s glory to manifest in our lives. In this way, we become “glorified”.
What exactly is “glory”?
So if man can and is to be glorified then what is glory?
Glory can be defined as the presence of God. However, perhaps even more than the presence of God, glory is the essence of God.
For example, God is love and love is patient, kind, humble, all of the attributes of love that are listed in 1 Corinthians 13.
Along with those things God can be identified by the attributes, or fruits, of His Spirit as defined in Galatians 5.
Likewise, the essence of God can be seen in part by the spiritual manifestations listed in 1 Corinthians 12 and all through the Bible.
In short, the glory of God is the majesty of an infinite, loving God who is perfectly complete in every way.
God gave man His glory…
So then what does it mean that God gave man His glory as indicated in Romans 8:30 above?
It means that God gave Himself to man, and that His Spirit dwells inside us, spirit with spirit. Because of this we can and should manifest His glory even as He manifests His glory.
Isaiah 43:7 makes it pretty clear:
“Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
God is light
God is light. If God is light, and if He resides in us then we become light. So then what does the Word of God say about His light that shines within us? Let it (God’s glory) shine!
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
There are many other Scriptural applications that can be applied to manifesting God’s glory as well.
For example Ephesians 2:10 says that:
We are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
In Genesis 1, After every day of creating, God said “It is good”. However, after He created mankind He said it is Very Good.
In John 3:16 we read that God gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for a people. If He didn’t care a great deal for them and want them to be whole, complete, and all that they could be then why would He do that?
He passionately desires for you to be all that you can be in Yeshua. For that to transpire it will include you being an expression of God’s glory in a tangible way that others can see.
Yeshua is the Light of the World
So to be clear, it is not we ourselves that are all of that: Rather it is Yeshua in us that causes God’s glory to manifest through us.
This is blasphemy !!???
Still, if you are not already, you should be aware that there are many religious Christians who would cry blasphemy at what you have just read here.
They would say something like “to say that you are “glorified” is to put yourself on par with Christ who is the only one to be glorified”. Sounds pretty sincere right? It is sincere, but it is sincerely wrong.
I understand why they would have this perspective, however, that thought is completely unScriptural and even anti-Christ.
In fact, the whole reason that Yeshua sacrificed Himself in a torturous death is so you could experience God’s glory yourself.
When Yeshua returns it will be for a spotless Bride; the Ecclesia, His “church”. How is the Ecclesia made spotless? By the sacrificial death and resurrection of Yeshua. What distinguishes the Bride of Messiah from those who aren’t? God’s glory resting in and on them.
Yeshua prayed that God’s glory would rest upon you
If Yeshua didn’t want us to be one with Him, and even the Father, then why did He pray that it would be so?
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.John 17:22-23
Seek the glory of God for your life
So not only should we accept God’s glory upon ourselves; we should even seek after it.
If Yeshua prayed that we would be one with Himself and the Father (above), and that we would walk in His glory, and even sacrificed Himself on the cross to make it happen, then it is right that we would do our part to facilitate His desire.
Likewise, 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12 tells us:
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Yeshua Messiah.
For those in covenant with Yahweh God, it is His perfect will that we are glorified in Yeshua so that our lights shine for all men to see.
In this way, God is glorified and others are brought unto Him for His salvation and glory.
We are all spirit beings, with a soul, housed in a body. In essence, we are vessels made to contain the glory of God: Not only is it an option, but it is also our purpose.
As the tabernacle of Moses was a type of the temple of God, you are the real thing that the tabernacle represented. You are that temple that houses the glory of God in the Holy of Holies.
Know you not that you are the temple of God,1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:20b
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
So glorify God in your bodies
Conclusion: All through the Bible Yeshua offers to share the glory of God with mankind, His favorite Creation.
Not only is His glory available to you but the Bible is very clear that you should seek after it until it rests upon you!
Confession: I purpose to embrace the glory of God, in Yeshua, so that His light shines forth in my life for all around me to see.
Prayer: Father God thank You that all things were made by you and for You. Please help me to embrace Your glory in me and my life so that You can be blessed, I can be blessed and others can see You through me.
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