Daily Devotional: The Glorification Of The Christian

Daily Devotional: The Glorification Of The Christian

by Wil Pounds

The Glorification of the Christian

The glorification of the Christian describes his complete and definitive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.

It is the last link in the great gold chain of salvation and is sure to happen; The apostle Paul refers to it as it has already happened (Romans 8:30).

Another great promise is given to us in Philippians 1: 6. “Being persuaded of this, that he who began a good work in you, will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

God makes us as his Son. Being glorified is another way of saying that the believer will be “conformed” to the character of Christ, which is the ultimate purpose of God for the Christian. Christians will no longer be “deprived of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

The great plan of salvation of God reaches from eternity to come to the future eternity, and He will achieve this perfectly. God’s plan will succeed. There is always the now and the still when it comes to our salvation. We are saved and we will be saved. We are justified and one day we will be glorified. The apostle Paul speaks of a reality that has come and the promise that is to come.

The apostle Paul was absolutely sure that one day every believer in Jesus Christ would be completely like Christ in character. That great fact must influence the decisions we make and our behavior every day. There is no greater encouragement in daily life in the fact that we already share the glory of God. In addition, there is an eternal weight of glory that accompanies the believer when he goes to heaven. More suffering here, more glory there.

In the great gold chain of salvation, not a single person is lost. The call, justified, glorified. Our glorification is so sure that in the eyes of God it is as good as it is made.

Choice, effective calling and justification have already taken place in the believer’s experience, but it is the glorification that will take place in the future.

However, the apostle Paul speaks of it as having already taken place. Bible scholars have wondered why, then, does Paul use the same past time when he speaks of glorification as he does for the other acts of God? Many scholars suggest that Paul is using the Hebrew idea “prophetic past” by which he predicted that an event is marked as compliance insurance so that it is described as having already taken place. The Christian has not been glorified, as it is in the future, but his glory is so sure in God’s eternal purpose that Paul can say, “He also glorified them.”

J . B . Phillips says, God “raised them up by the splendor of His life as His own children.”

What a wonderful thought that God cares so much for His children that He allows us to participate even now; Since we will be complete when the great consummation comes (1 John 3: 1-2).

We share the glory of God, the blessed hope of Christ’s return. Therefore, nothing separates us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Since God is for us, all things work for our good and His glory. The eternal purpose of God is constantly advancing toward the fulfillment of a goal (Rom 8: 17-23, 30, Col. 3: 4, 1 Peter 4:13, 1 Cor 15:49, 2 Cor. , Philippians 3:21, 1 John 3: 2)

The believer’s conformity to Christ includes the transformation of the body of our humiliation into the likeness of the body of Christ’s glory (Philippians 3:21). Paul has in mind conformity to the image of the incarnate Son as glorified by His exaltation. However, keep in mind that the glorified Christ does not cease to be the eternal Son and is the eternal Son, who is the glorified Son incarnate.

Christ is pre-eminent among many brothers. He is the “firstborn among many brethren: Christ is not ashamed to call us his brethren.” For he who sanctifies, and those who are sanctified, are all one; Therefore he is not ashamed to call them brethren “(Hebrews 2:11, The Bible, King James Version).

The glorification of the Christian has no meaning without the manifestation of the glory of Christ. Our glorification is tied to the coming of Christ in His glory. And then we must be like Him.

The Bible teaches us that this is true that one day we will be with Jesus Christ and we will be completely like Him. We will not be God as the worship teaches, but we will be like Christ in His attributes of love, joy, peace, patience, mercy , Wisdom, faithfulness, grace, kindness, self-control, etc. Are you becoming like Him today?

“If ye have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3: 1, The Bible, King James Version). That is the best preparation for our glorification to come.


Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2009 translated by Katia Blandin

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