Crowned with Glory and Honor (March 24th, 2019)

"To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27)



Many people think that Christianity restored us back to what Adam and Eve used to be or what they had 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 of the first Adam, but after the second and last Adam, Jesus Christ.


(1 Corinthians 15:45 NLT)

"The Scriptures tell us, 'The first man, Adam, became a living person.' But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit."

I want you to carefully note the tenses in Romans 8:30 as we read this time from the Weymouth New Testament:


(Romans 8:30 WNT)

"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 results of Christ's redemptive work. One of them is that you've been crowned with glory. That means you've been brought into a life of beauty and excellence.


Furthermore, in 1 Peter 5:10, we read that God has called you to His own eternal glory in Christ Jesus. The same is highlighted in 2 Peter 1:3:


(2 Peter 1:3)

"...as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue..."

You've been glorified, not with any lesser glory, but with the same glory that is on Jesus. Jesus said in John 17:22,


(John 17:22)

"And the glory which You gave Me I have given them..."

Some may reference Romans 8:23, asking, "But doesn't the Bible say that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God?" That was before Jesus came! All men became separated from the glory of God because of sin, but Jesus, through His death, nailed sin to the Cross and brought us into glory-- not the glory that Adam and Eve had, but His own glory. He glorified you with Himself.


Referring to Jesus, Hebrews 2:9 tells us that God crowned Him with glory and honor. Then in 1 John 4:17, we read that as He is, so are we in this world. Blessed be God! You're crowned with glory and honor just like Jesus. Your life isn't for reproach-- it's for glory, beauty, excellence, and honor. Hallelujah!


Confession:

My life is excellent and full of glory. I'm crowned with righteousness and honor, and the pleasure of the Lord is prospering through me. Christ has exalted me today and forever. My life is for His glory. Hallelujah!

Further Study: 1 Peter 5:10 AMPC; 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC

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