According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (2 Pet. 1:3 )
God has called us to a life of glory and virtue. This life of glory begins here and now. God has actually given us a living example to help us comprehend what a life of glory looks like. Jesus is the very glory of God, and the Forerunner to show us what it means to live in the glory of God. He shows us the two phases of the life of glory which we all will follow- on earth, and after the resurrection.
John saw Him in Revelation chapter one in the excellent glory after He resurrected. John recorded that “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead (Rev. 1:17 KJV). He was gloriously appearing, with eyes of fire, face like the sun, white garment, etc. John fainted! But while He was on earth, Jesus was also the full expression of the very glory of God. However, He did not look majestic as John saw, but very ordinary. In fact, He was so natural looking that the Pharisees had a hard time figuring Him out from amongst His disciples. Though He looked so natural, yet every word He spoke and action He took revealed nothing other than the very character and works of God. The life of glory now is the expression of God’s attributes on the earth. 2 Cor 3:18 tells us we are the very glory of God on the earth. You have been called to a life of glory and virtue. You are meant to shine, with the light of God’s power, wisdom, love, grace, and mercy. You are the expression of God on earth. This is the Christian life. This is your inheritance. When Jesus will appear, in the resurrection, we shall then look like Him in the full splendor of the glory of God. Praise the Lord! Arise, shine!
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Think on the verse above. Think of that verse as true to your life here and now. Declare it again and again, that you are called into glory and virtue.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
We cannot but thank God for such a calling. Please take a moment and thank our God for such a wonderful blessing. Ask Him to give you more understanding of the life of glory.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
I exhort you to think of yourself today as God says: you are the glory of God on the earth. Whatever you will face, remember that you are facing that situation with all that God Himself on earth would have used! Demonstrate His power and wisdom! Think differently. Act differently.
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