Thursday, March 21, 2013

Taste the Glory

Don't you want a taste of the glory to see what it tastes like?

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.
John 17.22 NLT

The Quote

As is now our tradition, a video clip:

The Scripture

Jesus gave up an incredible amount of comfort in order to perform his work on this earth. In fact, it could be argued that he gave up everything. No, he did not relinquish his divinity, but he did bind his divinity with human skin.

Corcovado jesus
Corcovado jesus (Photo credit: @Doug88888)
Why did he do all that? For the redemption of his creation. He came to this earth to taste death and please the Father's perfect justice. With his sacrificial act of love, Jesus paved the way for humanity to return to perfect communion with the divine.

But the efficacy Christ's great sacrifice does not stop there. God's people are not just the peasants of heaven. According to John 17, it was always God's will that man be a shareholder of God's own glory. 

Consider what God wants us to be reconciled to--a perfect relationship with him and to be partakers in his own glory. The Lord Jesus took on the robes of humanity so that we may don the robes of divinity. 

The Application

How should this realization affect the Christian's life? It should lead to victorious living. In sports, the team that has won big playoff games and championships is said to have "Championship DNA." The Christian should have the same thing, the blood of the divine is now applied to the Believer's life. We should be ever cognizant of this fact.

Ignacio asked Esteven if he wanted a little taste of the glory. Esteven said no, but if we are honest, our answer will always be yes. Nobody wants to lose, everyone wants to experience the glory of victory. In Christ, we enjoy the ultimate victory every day.

Is there an area in your life where you want to see victory? Know this, God wants you to share in his glory. Yes, in an ultimate sense we will be perfected, but he wants us to glory in the power of the cross right now in that situation you find yourself in.
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