For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate 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 – Romans 8:29-30
The latter part of our opening scripture doesn’t say, “…whom he justified, them shall he glorify“; rather, it says, “…them he also GLORIFIED”; He’s already done it. There’re Christians who are reaching out for the glory, always praying and asking for the glory of God to come down. Sometimes, in a service, a singer could even be called to sing, in order “to bring the glory down.” They fail to realize that the one who’s born again is born into the glory of God.
We’re the Church of Jesus Christ, and the Lord Jesus has given us the glory: “And THE GLORY which thou gavest me I HAVE GIVEN THEM; that they may be one, even as we are one” (John 17:22). So, you don’t need anyone to bring the glory down. You’ve been glorified.
Imagine you were in a room or outside somewhere, and someone said, “Let’s bring air into this place”; that wouldn’t make sense. However, some people may start looking out for where the air is going to come in through, but the truth is, they had been breathing the air all the while, even though they might not have been conscious of it.
Now that we’re used to certain things, like air, it doesn’t mean we should no longer be conscious of their reality. But blessed be God! The glory of God in us isn’t such that we can ignore. That glory is in our spirit; it increases as we pray, study, and meditate on the Word of God (2 Corinthians 3:18). You’ve been glorified. Therefore, walk in the glory; live in the consciousness of who you are in Christ! There’s no need to ask for glory when He already resides in you.
Please click here if you haven’t received the glory yet. Having Him in your spirit/life is having His glory. He’s not separated from His glory, they’re one. God bless you.
Dear heavenly Father, I celebrate your glory and presence in my life! I live triumphantly, knowing that nothing is impossible to me, and that all things are working together for my good, because I love you and I’m called according to your purpose. I’ve got the advantage, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Peter 1:10-11; 2 Peter 1:3