I’m so excited to have Tara Hatton who shares insight on “Story of My Heart” … joining us today for #WORDNerdWednesday.
glory – from the greek word doxa (noun): a seeming, an appearance. In the NT, honour, glory
- of external conditions: dignity, splendour, glory
- of an external appearance: luster, brightness, dazzling light
- of internal character: glorious moral attributes, excellence, perfection
- of that exalted state of blissful perfection which is the portion of those who dwell with God in heaven.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
1 John 3:2-4
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
I am a teacher so please indulge me as I put on my teacher hat for a moment. 😉 Whenever I am introducing a new concept to my students it often helps to review what we have already learned and to provide context for what we will learn next. So class, let’s review …..
Justification is being made right with God at the moment of salvation.
Sanctification is the ongoing process of being made holy as we work out our salvation.
Glorification is the final removal of sin as we are transformed into our glorified bodies.
Glorification is the ultimate perfection of believers. It is God’s final removal of sin from the lives of everyone who is saved as well as the culmination of the sanctification process which is at work in the life of every believer.
This will take place at the second coming of Christ when we will be transformed into holy immortal beings with a direct and unhindered access to God’s presence.
At this time the full glory of God – His honor, His praise, His majesty, and His holiness will be realized in us.
Philippians 3:21 tells us that “the Lord Jesus Christ will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body.”
God will transform our mortal, physical bodies into immortal, imperishable, powerful, and spiritual bodies in which we will dwell with Him forever.
Because of the blessed hope of Christ we will have holy communion with the Creator, our Father throughout eternity.
Can you imagine?
We will experience perfect joy throughout eternity in God’s presence.
This is the hope that we have in Christ.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
If you would like to learn more about glorification, the glory of the Lord, and the glory that we have in Christ you can visit Tara’s website storyofmyheart.org at: Glory of the Lord or Glory of the Lord a Continuation.
Nice to meet you! So about me …..? Well, I have been married to Aaron for almost 8 years and together we have two wild and crazy, Star Wars and Lego obsessed boys. Smith just turned 7 and Charlie James is 4. I also have the added bonus of being stepmom to Kaleigh who is almost 13. (yikes!) wink emoticon I have one of the best jobs in the world, which I know truly is part of my calling and ministry in life, as a high school teacher teacher. I spend my days surrounded by “big” kids and my evenings covered up in “littles.” Along with a friend, I write and make incredibly amateur youtube videos over at: http://storyofmyheart.org/ We post twice each week on Tuesday and Friday. I’d love for you click to on over and check us out!