Tuesday, September 13th .
…All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
Before Christ came, all men were under the curse of sin, and were therefore subject to condemnation, Satan, sickness, disease, poverty and depravity. This was the consequence of man’s fall in the Garden of Eden. Adam, before the fall, lived in the presence of God. God’s presence was his light; he walked in the presence of God. That connection or relationship was the glory.
However, he was cut off from that glory when he listened to Satan and sinned against God. He died spiritually. Spiritual death is separation from God. Thus, through Adam’s transgression, all men died and became separated from the presence—the glory of God. Now, in Christ, the one who’s born again is made alive and awakened to the fatherhood of God. Romans 5:19 lets us know that because all men were made sinners by Adam’s disobedience, likewise, by the obedience of Christ, we’ve been made righteous.
We’re no longer separated from the life of God. By virtue of the new birth, Christ has taken up His abode in the quarters of our hearts. Christ isn’t around you, neither is He merely with you; He’s in you: “…Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). The glory that was lost in Adam has been restored in Christ. We’ve been glorified in Christ. Hallelujah! This glory is even greater than what Adam had in the Garden of Eden. It’s greater than the glory of the Old Testament. Our glory in Christ Jesus is “…the glory that excelleth” (2 Corinthians 3:10); the excellent glory (2 Peter 1:17).
In the Garden, Adam and Eve heard the voice of the Lord, walking. But with us, the presence of God isn’t just a voice walking around us; that voice is in you. You house the glory of God. He lives in you—in every fibre of your being, in every cell of your blood, and in every bone of your body. It’s the excellent glory. Hallelujah!
My life is a manifestation of the beauty, radiance and excellence of God, because Christ is in me. Therefore, sickness, disease and infirmities have no place in my body. I’m the carrier, as well as the effulgence of the excellent glory of God, and I continually display the virtues, splendour and perfections of our glorious Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. ||
|| Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. ||
|| 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 2 Corinthians 12:1-21,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Timothy 1:8-14,
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