Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Glory"

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To look at Jesus, we would miss his hidden greatness if we looked with physical eyes. This picture agrees with scripture, which says that there was nothing about him that made him desirable to look at (Isa.53:2). Yet what of his spiritual appearance?
I think of John1:4,10,14,16,18
"In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself divine, and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known."

Who with spiritual perception, would not fall at the feet of such beauty, divine authority, and loving power?
That picture is a great lesson, to view things and people, as God does (1Sam.16:7; Luke16:15)
If only so many we leave behind could do that, perhaps they would not be so blinded by Deception's showy display (2Thess.2:9-12; 1John2:15-17).

Yes...when we think about the true glory of Christ as being totally spiritual....contained within his Father's blessings of "grace and truth"...
we need to take that personally. I think of Rom.8:17; John15:16; 17:22; 2Cor.3:18; 1Pet.1:4; 4:13.
There we learn that our own glorious reward is not what we may have anticipated. 
When we suffer the death of Christ, "we share in his glory".
We may have thought that this glorious reward for suffering a martyr's death, would be like the world's glory. Not so.

When we die for truth as Jesus did, we have the same spiritual glory....  having God's blessings of "grace and truth", as Jesus was blessed.
By means of God's grace and truth, we are enabled to suffer for our Lord, who suffered for us (2Cor.5:15).
Where would we each be, without God's grace, which rescued us from the dark abyss?
How could we truly imitate our Lord, if it were not for being called from darkness, into the light of Truth? (1Pet.2:9; Col.1:13)
And for these two gifts, we gladly suffer tribulation and shame for the sake of his name, and what that name really stood for (Heb.13:13; Acts14:22) (2Thess.1:5; Acts5:41).

As a consequence of the grace and truth we receive from God,... what we teach, is "fruit that will last"
....teachings that will prove true, and so, endure forever, (Rom.3:4; John15:16; 1Cor.3:14) as do the teachings of Christ (John 1:9; Matt.24:35).
This is our unfading glory...and if we remain steadfast to the end, we are like stars in the night sky, 
whose light endures forever (Dan.12:3; Phil.2:15).
We share in the glory of the morning star (Rev.22:16; 2:28); , who gives light and life to all the earth (John1:4; 14:21; 6:57,63). 
The planet earth's closest star, is the sun, upon which all life depends.
All life awaits in hope each day, for that star to rise, every morning....as it faithfully does (Mal.4:2; Luke1:78;2Pet.1:19; Rev.22:16).
Our morning star will come to us from heaven, if we continue on the path he first walked before us (1Pet.2:21; Matt.16:24; 1John2:6) 
(Luke1:78,79; Heb.1:6; Acts3:20,21; Isa.60:1; Eph.5:14; Rev.2:28; 22:16; 2Cor.4:6; Matt.17:2).

1Pet.4:13 tells us;
"But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed."

Yes, when the true glory of Christ is finally understood, we have reason to rejoice. Why? 
Because it makes so clear to us the path of life, and the way out of our captivity from those whose glory, is that of the World 
(Matt.4:8,9; 16:26; 1John2:15,16; Rom.12:2; Matt.6:19,20,21). 
It also tells us about the authentic nature of the return of Christ "in power and great glory", remembering that this glory is not visible, but is a greatness of "grace and truth"
manifested within the "clouds of heaven" upon which Christ returns....
(Luke21:27; Mark13:26; Rev.1:7; Jude1:14; 2Thess.1:7,10)
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Our treasures must be spiritual..."stored in heaven", if we hope for them to endure. 
Spiritual treasures...."grace and truth". These can never fade.
Those who held us in captivity, take pride in their earthly treasures of wealth and power. 
These treasures are consigned to moth, rust, and thieves, and are soon to "pass away" (1John2:17)..
We are "overjoyed" to realize, 
that we have chosen the better portion, despite our "momentary and light" tribulations (2Cor.4:17,18).

THIS SUBJECT CONTINUES, AT:
"It is Marvelous in our Eyes"


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4 comments:

  1. Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever" A Star may only seem like a twinkle in the sky,but upon closer examination is a self sustaining ball of fire throwing out tremendous light. Christ has so much confidence in Anointed who are Chosen,that He is willing for them to represent Him fully and to "Arrive" through them,.BECAUSE they allow themselves to become FULL of the light coming from Him. His Glory through truth and Spirit generates them into being a New Creation:Sealed Christ's also full of grace and truth,who Christ can trust to do as He would ,during mankinds restoration back to Gods Image of Light/likeness. Anointed accepting Christs glory Truth are re-created from being dead and light-less because of darkness coming from the GB,to now Literally being Christ because of the Glory coming from truth from Christ directly to Invited. Because they listened and preached HIS message and lost “everything” to do this,He trusts them with regenerating non-anointed and sharing with them Christ's Light which will have the same effect on them as it did those now "Christ" in every sense of His Glory. When Christ arrives through so many sealed and chosen Stars,what a glorious light/truth filled place Earth will be. With so many True Christ's on earth,mankind will be healed of the final enemy of Light,death.

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  2. Yes, it was an unfamiliar concept to me, that Christ should arrive through his ambassadors. Besides all the scriptural references your comment makes to this as being the case ("He is coming on the clouds"), I think not only of Heb.12:1, but also of 2Thess.1:10...
    "on the day he comes to be GLORIFIED IN HIS HOLY PEOPLE, and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you."

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  3. It makes us keep striving and to keep throwing of every sin that could entangles us,so we might be worthy to be used in any way Jah and Christ see fit. If we look at the GB and what those Anointed have chosen over being "Christ",how could that possibly even come close to Christ Arriving through an Anointed if they prove faithful?! There is nothing on this planet with its pseudo "glory" that can compare to Christs Glory coming through Truth...and the added Glory of that wonderful verse you quoted in 2Thess1:10. I wonder how that will happen? When Gods Kingdom is finally Born,I wonder what kind of Glory will we see so that it will be "marveled at".? There were many festivals in Israel to mark special days and events...so Im hoping there will be "Kingdom Born day" that will celebrate that "marvel" every year. I remember when the festivals were re-started in Israel and the time designated wasnt long enough because there was so much joy,and they had to extend the time to celebrate because of the joy of the people. Wont it be great when we can celebrate such wonderful things...and Jah's spirit be there amongst us along with all those faithful Christs! There will be so much "Joy of Yhwh"...and we will finally be able to say His name with nothing to bring reproach upon it,

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    1. I have left a reply for you, at ( http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/12/it-is-marvelous-in-our-eyes.html )

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