Hope of Glory

Colossians 1:27–To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

What is this mystery?  The answer is right there, Christ in you.  This mystery is full of riches, riches of His glory.  The glory is in Christ and Christ is in us.  He chose to reveal this mystery which had been hidden.

Colossians 1:26–the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.

In Him we have been made complete.

Colossians 2:9–For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,

Hope does not disappoint. 

Romans 5:2–Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We are His heirs.  Heirs of His glory.

Romans 8:18–For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

This glory will be revealed to us and to all of creation.  Everything that has been created is anticipating the revealing of the sons of God.

Romans 8:19–For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

And creation will share in His glory.  In His glory there is freedom.

Romans 8:21–that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

The new creation within is now clothed with a tent of flesh.

Romans 8:23–And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies

None can see this new creation except God.

Colossians 3:3–For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

But there will come a day when our new, spiritual bodies will be revealed but clothed in His glory.

Colossians 3:4–When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

We live in the world but are not of this world.

Philippians 3:20–But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

He will change us in the twinkling of an eye.

Philippians 3:21–who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

He has adopted us and is our Abba.  He loves and cherishes His children.

1 John 3:2–Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Thank you, Jesus, for transferring us from the kingdom of darkness into your kingdom of light and for revealing the mystery of You living in us.  Thank you for the many riches of your glory and grace.  There is none like you, Lord, our hope of glory.

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