He will be Glorified
The Kingdom Fully Established
There will be none other
When the veil of mystery and uncertainty of our times is stripped way and the light of truth is revealed, this is what we shall see. There is so much pain, sorrow, grief, trials and obstacles we face as a result of sin and living in fallen bodies in a fallen world. We live in the ‘in between’ period now before all is restored and made whole and pure as it was originally and will be again one day soon. But often our ‘light and momentary afflictions’ feel quite heavy, permanent and insurmountable. So what do we make of it? Beloved, we must put all our hope, yes all 100% of it, on the Grace of our dear Lord Jesus Christ. [Romans 15:23, 1 Peter 1:13, Hebrews 6:19]
For this we know and stand firm in believing:
Jesus the Christ. Glorified. Above all others things that have a name. [Ephesians 1:17-23, Phil. 2:9-11]
When Jesus ascended to heaven He sat down at the right hand of the father and he lives now to always intercede on our behalf. [Hebrews 7:25] He sent His Holy Spirit, the spirit of grace to be our counselor and guide. The work of the Holy Spirit is to birth it’s baby, the Church, which is the body of Jesus [Acts 2]. When we speak of the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, we often speak of signs, wonders, healings, conversions and the various manifestations of the spiritual gifts [1 Cor 12, Romans 12, Ephesians 4 ]. This is all the tangible, visible effect of what the Holy Spirit of God is doing. The pouring out and manifestations of the Holy Spirit is primarily for two divine reasons which can easily be missed at first glance:
1) To bring Glory to the name of Jesus Christ
2) To promote the Gospel of the Kingdom
Jesus is the rightful King who will one day restore his rightful rule and reign over all creation. We are co-heirs, sons & daughters made to rule under his authority over creation and help usher in His Kingdom. The outcome is already determined. Jesus is victorious and now works through the Holy Spirit to bring all glory to Him and for His Father God; whom we affectionately call Abba Daddy. So as believers by faith in the all-sufficient work of Christ, we must choose a “restful perseverance” and “supernatural peace” in our adversity, recognizing that even when we don’t get all the answers or breakthrough immediately, the Holy Spirit is actively working even when we don’t sense Him. The result will always be to bring Glory to the great Name of Jesus and to promote the advancement of the Gospel of the Kingdom. This is True whether we realize it or not. And is it true in both the high mountaintop and dark valley experiences of our lives.
May His Grace Rest upon us all.