TOPIC: CALLED TO MANIFEST HIS GLORY
Opening Text: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19).
Zion is revealed in God’s Word as the perfection of beauty, from where God shines forth: "Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth" (Psalm 50:2 AMP). This means we’re the manifestation of His glory; we radiate His splendour. Halleluiah. The world ought to see the expression of God’s beauty in our lives, for that’s the life He’s given us—a life of glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:3). .
Hebrews 1:3 describes Jesus as the effulgence of God’s glory, and the express image of His person. The Lord Jesus Himself proclaimed, "…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…" (John 14:9). As a Christian, the same truth applies to you today because "...as he is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17). You’re His icon; His express image, and the out-shining of His glory..
Romans 8:30 says, "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." It reminds of the words of Jesus in John 17:22: "And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one." God’s purpose isn’t just to have His glory reside in you, but for you to be immersed and completely inundated by it until you become inseparable from the glory, thus becoming the glory. .
You’re not journeying to become the glory of God; it’s already a present-hour reality. You were born the bearer of the glory of God. Wake up to this truth, and it’ll change your mentality! .
Every day, say to yourself, "I’m the manifestation of the glory of God; His splendour, excellence and perfection are expressed through me." It makes no difference the challenges you might be facing, the glory of God is going to be manifested in that situation! The whole creation is waiting for your showing up: for you to manifest the glory of God. Live confidently today with this consciousness! .
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the priceless honour of having you dwell in me. I acknowledge your divine presence in my life. I’m yielded completely to your wisdom and grace, in manifesting your glory, power and awesomeness to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y: 1 Peter 2:9 (AMP)
1 YEAR READING PLAN:Joshua 3-4 Luke 8:1-21
2 YEARS READING PLAN:Romans 4:1-10 Psalm 101