He’s not saying we have a hope that we’re going to have glory in the future, or in the sweet by and by. The hope that man was looking forward to has been fulfilled in Christ. Christ in you is glory realized. The latter part of our theme scripture says, “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). This is the revelation or essence of Christianity.
The glory that was lost in the Garden of Eden has been restored. Adam lived in the presence of God and God’s presence was his light. That connection, that relationship, was the glory of God. Adam, and subsequently all men, were cut off from that glory in the Garden of Eden, when he sinned against God by committing high treason.
But now, you don’t have any reason to live outside the glory of God anymore, because the glory is here now; it’s in your spirit. How do you know that your life is excellent and full of glory? It’s because Christ is in you! That’s your hope for a flourishing life in health, prosperity, victory and success. That’s your confidence that you’ll never be defeated in life: Christ in you, your hope of the transcendent life.
Dear Father, I thank you for the indwelling presence
of Christ in me; He’s the glory of my life.
My life is the manifestation of the glory and
righteousness of God. Thank you, blessed Father,
for the triumphant life I have in Christ.
As I behold the glory of God in the Word,
I’m transformed into that same image,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 John 4:4,
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1 Chronicles 7-8
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