The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, John 17:22 English Standard Version
It has been a wonderful week establishing out sameness with Jesus. I believe that this scripture above is a perfect way to end the this series. I will show you why.
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30 NIV
So you see here God the Fathers purpose was always for us to be comformed to the image of Jesus. He predestined, called, justified or made us righteous then glorified us. This glorification is not when we get to Heaven. This is right now…..if you are conscious of it. What are you more conscious of? Growing old and weak and sick or being healthy and vibrant and strong all the days of your life? I am conscious of I John 4:17.
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. I John 4:17 New Living Translation.
Did you see that? It says WE LIVE LIKE JESUS HERE IN THIS WORLD. That means ‘rat now”. We live the same way here as Jesus does in Heaven. The Bible talks about days of Heaven on Earth. Thats what God the Father has for us. Believe it. Receive it. Take it. HAVE IT!! Possess your possessions!!!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!