Glory, Glory, Christ is our Life & our Hope

Recent posts have been about the glory of God which (on one hand) develops gradually through our Christian life and (on the other hand) is manifested suddenly when the Lord Jesus returns. This glory will be exhibited fully in and by New Jerusalem.

Here we look at this glory in relation to the three parts of our being. We humans are “spirit and soul and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

When we are born again, our spirit is born of the Spirit (John 3:6). Our spirit passes from death to life (Ephesians 2:5). Since Christ is in us, our spirit is life (Romans 8:10). This Christ in our spirit is our hope of glory.

During our Christian life the Spirit is operating in us to transform us (2 Corinthians 3:18) by the renewing of our mind (Romans 8:2). This transformation takes place in our soul by our turning our heart to the Lord and our beholding and reflecting the glory of the Lord.

When the Lord returns, He “will transfigure the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of His glory” (Philippians 3:21). This is clearly a change in our physical body. At that time we “will be manifested with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:4).

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, MN, Nat Park ServiceThis hymn (words music) expresses this change in the three parts of our being:

__In my spirit He regenerated me,
____In my soul He’s now transforming me.
__He will change my body like unto His own,
____Wholly making me the same as He.
Chorus:
____Glory, glory, Christ is life in me!
______Glory, glory, what a hope is He!
____Now within my spirit He’s the mystery!
______Then the glory He will be to me.

May this be our song, our thanksgiving to Him, our praise to Him, and our experience.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

A related post at Holding to Truth: How God Created You with a Body, Soul and Spirit to Contain Him

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  1. The glory which shall be revealed in us: Without a heavenly hope, Paul considered the Christian life foolish and tragic (1 Corinthians 15:19). Yet in light of eternity it is the wisest and best choice anyone can make.

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  2. Trust in God is the real meaning of giving God all the glory. Trust in His Word means that it will bring about the best possible results in God’s eyes rather than in ours. What He can accomplish is often instant and yet just as often takes decades or centuries.

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