Trent's Muse - God's Glory Has Been Restored to You
Thought for the week:
Gods glory has been restored to you!!
"And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one"
God made man to be full of His glory. Psalm 8:5 tells us that he crowned us with glory and honour. The word crowned means to surround like a glorious circle. So what it is saying is that the glory of God was mans clothing. He was saturated and overflowing with the glory of God.
When man sinned he forfeited the glory of God (Rom 3:23). Man lost the ability for the glory of God to rest upon him. When Jesus was born the glory of God came down (Luke2:9). The glory of God was once again manifested upon a man.
And just before Jesus goes to the cross he prays this amazing prayer "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one"
This is stunning - do you realise what Jesus is giving us? The glory that man had forfeited is restored to us, because Jesus has come - "oh happy day!!"
When He died on the cross, He took our shame, gave us His righteousness and restored the glory of God to us. Remember several weeks ago I talked about how it is so important to know who we are - what God has done for us - to walk in our true identity. And I said the thing that steals that identity from us is shame. But shame for your past, for what you have done, has no place in your life because Christ has dealt with it. Today you are righteous and you are full of the glory of God because of what Christ has done. That is who you are - do NOT let the enemy steal your birthright from you with his lies.
Your past does not define you - what Christ has done defines who you are.
Because God's glory is on you do you know that there is a weightiness about you. People don’t know why but their spirits are lifted when they are around you. There is something about you that impacts them. Also because Gods glory is on you expect it to touch every aspect of your life - relationships , finances, work and health.
Jesus has come and restored the glory of God to you - be conscious of God's constant good opinion of you.
Know that there is a glory about you, so arise & shine!
When Jesus died on the cross, He took our shame,
Gave us His righteousness and restored the glory of God to us.
You are all awesome saints of God.
Grace and Peace