To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory – Colossians 1:27
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Man became separated from the glory-life due to Adam’s transgression. However, the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ ushered us into an even greater glory. You were brought into this life of glory when you were born again. This is different from the glory that Adam and Eve experienced in the Garden.
Many think that Christianity restored us back to what Adam and Eve used to be while they were in the Garden of Eden; but that’s not true! What we have is a far greater glory (2 Corinthians 3:10). Being born again, you’re not born after the first Adam but after the second and last Adam, Jesus Christ. The Scriptures tell us that the first man, Adam, became a living soul. But the last Adam—Christ—is a life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45).
I want you to carefully note the tenses in Romans 8:30 from the Weymouth New Testament Translation: “and those whom He has pre-destined He also has called; and those whom He has called He has also declared free from guilt; and those whom He has declared free from guilt He has also crowned with glory.” Here, we identify vital realities concerning the new creation, which are the result of salvation as consummated by Christ Jesus; one of which is that you’ve been crowned with glory! That means you’ve been brought into a life of beauty, excellence, success and prosperity.
You’ve been glorified. Jesus said in John 17:22: “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them….” Notice He didn’t say, “I’ve restored them back to the glory which Adam had.” All men became separated from the glory of God because of sin, but Jesus, through His death, nailed sin to the cross (Colossians 2:14) and by His resurrection, ushered us into a new life of glory. He glorified you with Himself. Now, you can boldly say, “I’m excellent and full of glory.” Blessed be God!
Imagine living with this consciousness every day of your life! When people say to you, “How are you today?” it’s not enough to say, “I’m fine, thank you!” because you’re actually more than “fine!” Rather, say, “I’m excellent and full of glory!” Let that be your response from now on, because, indeed, you’re excellent and full of God’s glory!
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Dear Father, I thank you for your glory that’s in my spirit, by reason of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. This glory is manifested in all facets of my life, causing me to display your many-sided wisdom and excellence in all that I do, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 1 Peter 5:10 AMP; 1 Peter 2:9 AMP