God’s Loving Promises
We—God’s children, those whose Lord and Savior is Jesus Christ—“can joyfully live in the present in the light of the future, having learned from the past. Eternity is forever, and our problems are, in comparison, fleeting moments. The clearer we can imagine our promised future, the smaller our problems appear, and the more joyfully we can sail through life’s bad weather.” (When Storms Come: Will You Be Ready? page 99)
Studying, memorizing, meditating on God’s loving promises is a sure cure for what ails you.
Here’s one of His promises:
These whom He justified, He also glorified. (Romans 8:30)
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them. (John 17:22)
Glory Already Given
His Word states this in the past tense: He also glorified you. Christ has given us the glory His Father gave Him.
From God’s point of view, we, who trust in Christ, are in Christ, and He sees us through His Son.
From our point of view, since we are in time, our glorification comes when He takes us home and removes us from the presence of sin.
Our glory is a sure thing. Promised by God. Guaranteed.
This type of past tense is sometimes called the “Prophetic Past Tense.” Others talk about the concept of “Already but Not Yet.”
Press On to Glory
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1–2)
We certainly aren’t glorified in our present struggles. But, as children of God, He sees us as glorified.
We can press on in this life knowing the certainty of glory to come.
Live in Your Certain Glory
Your promised, guaranteed, glorification is something to envision, and long for.
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