“Do you think the world would like to see a people who are actually living as if they have “their faith in Jesus”?
Chapter 13, Page 135 –
Are you one of those people who likes large theological words? Then let me suggest one for your consideration: glorification. God has something He would like you to do for Him. He would like you to live in such a way that “they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). In fact, we will discuss four of these life activities in our last four conversations.
But for now, do you know what it means to “give Him glory?” (Revelation 14:7). The word glory means “to cause to shine forth.” In paintings of the holy family during the Middle Ages “glory” is the halo around the heads of the holy family. It made them “shine forth” so that you could tell them from the rest of the people in the picture. In the same way, your good works make God “shine forth.”
As you might expect in the Covenant Grace-Faith Relationship, “shining forth” is a two-way street. When the People of God bring glory to God, He causes them to “shine forth” (Exodus 34:29-30, 2 Corinthians 3:18). That’s why we use the word “glorification” for the Third Level of the Grace-Faith Relationship. And it’s in this “glorification,” this “shining forth,” that the People of God can so powerfully deliver the Three Angels’ Messages. But that’s the topic for our next conversation.
What do you think? Do you think the world would like to hear that God has a plan to draw them close to Him? Do you think the world would like to see a people who are actually living as if they have “their faith in Jesus” (Revelation 14:12) and as such, God is drawing them close to Him, radically changing their hearts so that they are partakers of the divine nature and are “Becoming Like” Him?