Helping people discover and embrace limitless life in Jesus!

Posts tagged ‘The Glory’

Limitless Life Devotional

Glorified!

John 17:22-23 (AMP)

“I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one;  I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me.”

The love of God and the glory of God hand in hand! In fact, Jesus explicitly declares that we can live the glory realm consistently and constantly, because His life within us has gifted us with such glorious grace. Jesus has already immersed us into glory land through our union with him, so that we can experience a superior quality of life, the riches of our inheritance, and the ease of perfect union with the Trinity each and every day. We can live within the detailed supply of the Father, the simplicity of heaven on earth in the here and now, not through our efforts but through our source, Jesus!  Indeed, we are not simply in the glory realm, we are composed of the glory of God, which flows from our union with the beautifully gracious, abundantly happy Trinity! We were infused with their very own life-essence and glory-flow through our co-resurrection with Christ (1 Corinthians 6:17; 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Many are striving for the glory of God, not realising that the glory surrounds us! It is simple and uncomplicated, gifted freely to us in Christ. There is nothing to figure out, nothing to attain or strive for. No secret tips or warfare techniques. Christ alone is the mystic secret, and Christ dwells within the believer in fullness! The reason that people miss this is not because it is complicated, but because it is so simple – God loves you, God has been good to you, God has supplied you the riches of His glorious grace! Simply sink into the ease-filled reality of John 17:22-23 – rest in it and enjoy it:  ‘I have given them the glory that you gave me’ (NIV) – You see, it’s entirely simple! God has already given us the glory! These wild words will convince you that simple trust and faith is the key to experiencing every manifestation of God’s creative, exciting, wonder-inspiring glory. It is an entirely new quality of existence in Jesus!  Jesus’ words in John 11:40 echo the same truth, speaking a reality of such wonder at how effortless this Gospel of experiencing heaven on earth in the here and now truly is:  “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?”  (NLT). Christ alone is the mystic secret, the key to heaven that unlocks all treasures and riches of God’s tangible love and goodness.

Colossians 1:27(KJV)  establishes us in this same truth that ‘the riches of the glory of God’s mystery’ is not made known through a formula, prayer closet, or spiritual meeting – but Christ alone is our effortless connector to the glory of God (heaven on earth in the here and now!). The allusive secret is now made known that Christ in you is the hope (confident expectation) of glory! – Christ is the glory realm – Christ, ‘whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.’ (Romans 5:2; KJV). Christ’s grace has ushered us into glory land in the here and now, as God has torn apart the sacred/secular divide. We can enjoy Jesus, being conscious of his transformative, creative glory resident within, to, and through us, in each daily activity. Allow your imagination to engage in the delight-filled, creative, personalised, delicious glory-expressions of Christ, through resting in and remembering who Christ is within you, and what you have gained in him. As Ephesians 1:18 (KJV) writes it: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,”  – this fond affection, this enjoyment of your elevated reality in Christ, will effortlessly spill over in manifestations of creative miracles and glorious, power-flowing blessings, causing your hope levels to sky-rocket. Matthew 3:2 encourages us to repent, because the Kingdom of heaven is here! His glory is here!

How Do I Experience the Manifest Glory?

By Paige Hunt

One of the most glorious aspects of our inheritance in Christ is that we can continuously experience the tangible glory of God, at all times, in spite of our behavior. Many in Christianity are waiting for the next big meeting, or for a personal encounter with ‘Mr. prophet of God’ or ‘apostle so-and-so’ to be knocked off their feet by a ‘new wave of glory’. This is what The Bible names ‘zeal without knowledge’ (Proverbs 19:2). It is misdirected passion! – You don’t have to wait for a special event to experience the manifest glory of Jesus, when it is your constant inheritance. God desires for you, right now, in the ordinariness of life, to live within His manifest glory!

First thing’s first, the glory of God is not some weird, unknowable aspect of God. It is not like God is wearing a trench coat, and when you please him enough he pulls out his strange party trick from his secret inside pocket –taa-daa the glory! No, the glory of God is simple, and it is His desire that you live within that manifest experience, which is the culture of heaven (Luke 17:21). 49The glory is God is this: his goodness. God Himself defines it that way for us in Exodus, when Moses, like many of us, asked: “SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!”. God responds as an encouraging Papa, and says ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass before you” (Exodus 33:19). Don’t let anyone distract you from the simplicity of the Gospel! (2 Corinthians 11:3)

In order to experience the glory all of the time, you don’t have to press in – just trust that Jesus loves you, that He is Papa, and that He left you ‘the glorious riches of His grace’ (Ephesians 3:16). Trust in the love of God. He isn’t keeping an obscure secret from you – He shares everything freely with His children, and His glory is simply His goodness. It is practical, and leads to tangible, outward manifestations of His kindness and provision. It is a Daddy interacting with His children – God is pure love, and His glory is not some abstract code to be deciphered. Like any part of our inheritance, to live in the manifest experience of this, which I shall call ‘a love cuddle’, you simply have to trust the nature of God and our inheritance in Jesus.  47The Bible calls this ‘knowing and believing  the love God has for us’ (1 John 4:16) – believing is simply receiving the good news of what Christ has already done for us, until our minds are filled with the truth that our heart echoes! (Romans 5:17; Philippians 4:8; Romans 12:2). Fill your mind with resources on the grace and goodness of Jesus, in ways that you enjoy, and watch as you see His love showing up in multi-faceted ways in your life. That includes dreams, and all manner of creative miracles – each a creative explosion of His goodness, in ways tailored to suit our unique personalities. Daddy loves to show up and show off in His love for us! (Mark 16:17-18).45

In the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the heavens were torn open like a great piñata, and every spiritual goodie was poured out upon us – the mysteries of heaven were lavished upon us. God held nothing back! – We have a continuously flowing river of God’s life inside of us, that wells up inside of us every time we believe/rest/rely on the all-sufficiency of Jesus’s love and grace. As we enjoy what Jesus has already accomplished for us, we are refreshed and encouraged in this river of God’s life! (John 4:14; Revelation 22:1; Ezekiel 47:5). We exist in this very river of God’s life! Not only this, but the goodness of God’s creative miracles is unparalleled in the entire world. This is why throughout the Bible, we encounter God’s people being able to understand visions and dreams that the world’s magicians cannot. (Genesis 41:15; Daniel 1:20). You are filled to overflowing with the tangible, manifest glory of Jesus. You don’t need to be hungry for the next revelation, when Jesus Christ is the alpha and the omega (Revelation 22:13) – His cross and resurrection is the ever-satisfying feast (Isaiah 55:1; Jeremiah 31:4; Psalm 36:8; Psalm 23). 46Jesus speaks to you a more personalized and satisfying love than anything in this world. His love is the glory. As you begin to understand the scope of His love for you, you realize that in Christ ‘it is a whole new world’ – a superior reality! (2 Corinthians 5:17) . His love is heaven on earth.

In Ephesians 3:18, God’s love is described with the dimensions of a cube (Ephesians 3:18). This highlights a beautiful truth to us, because the dimensions of the ‘holy of holies’ (the holiest place on earth), and the ‘holy city’ in Revelation, are both given the dimensions of a cube. – All of these things are the love of God! As we enjoy the love of Jesus, we are in the holy of holies and the ‘New Jerusalem’, because it is God’s love and goodness which is His glory. We experience heaven on earth as we enjoy God’s love (Revelation 21:2-3).

Tag Cloud