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Glorification

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

websters-dictionary-of-1828Many of us can remember going to a special event when we were young. We went out and bought new clothes, and shoes’, just preparing for the big event was something special in it’s self. When that day came we cleaned up and put on our new clothes as the excitement just bubbled in our minds. We were ready for the big event, and yet that is nothing like the day when we shall be glorified and stand before God our Saviour, praising Him and Him alone, as well as loving Him with all of our hearts.

Whose work is it that glorifies the believer anyway? Is it not once again, not of our- selves but entirely of the Lord? I hope you are seeing that EVERY aspect of our Salvation has and is being taken care of by Almighty God Himself! We don’t ask Him to justify us, or to glorify us anymore that we can ask Him to come into our hearts and save us.

Noah Webster’s Dictionary of 1828

Glorification = the act of giving glory or of ascribing honors to.

Exaltation to honor and dignity, – Elevation to glory as the glorification of Christ after His resurrection.

 

Romans 8:28- 30 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow (foreloved) He also did predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

 

A glorified body will be fit for everlasting life in Heaven and on the new earth. Many Christians believe that it will be like Christ’s body which He had after He rose from the dead. We as Christians believe that we will receive resurrected bodies at the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, which will last for eternity, never-ending.

Not only will those who are alive in Christ when He returns receive this glorified body, but all the saints of all times who have passed from this world already into the next will also receive this wonderful sinless pure body when our Lord comes to get His own. 

From Adam to the last elected child of God. This new body will not be made of flesh and blood but will be a spiritual body, ready for Heaven and the new earth. But if it is like Christ’s body after His resurrection it was a body that could be fed, touched and seen. Some think this body will be like that of Adam and Eve which they had before their fall from grace into sin. This would be a perfect body.

 

Our bodies will be set free from this curse which sin put upon us and which was passed down to us by our earthly father Adam. The affects of the fall will be gone!! Can you just imagine being faultless before our God -standing there righteous and totally flawless? Not to mention having no pain, or sorrow, healthy bodies, restored arms and legs, perfect eyes, not old, but a body which is glorious and perfect. What a day that will be.

 

I have heard it said that there are two events that occur when we are glorified, one is we will be made perfect and the other is that we will receive our new bodies. We will have been made whole then, and then the process will be totally complete from being justified, sanctified and finally glorified. Glorification will be the final stage of our salvation.  (Rom. 8:28-30)

 

Oh what a day that will be when our Jesus we shall see!

 

Question: Whose work is it that glorifies the believer? Is it not once again all of the Lord and not of us?

 

 Seeking Truth – Think and Ponder 

Lynn

Blessed Assurance

    Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1873:

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Refrain

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Refrain

Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

Refrain

“My friend, Mrs. Jo­seph F. Knapp, com­posed a mel­o­dy and played it over to me two or three times on the pi­a­no. She then asked what it said. I re­plied, “Bles­sed as­sur­ance, Je­sus   is mine!” Fanny Crosby”