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What is Glorification?
The short answer is: glorification is God's final removal of sin from the lives of TRUE believers.
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (KJV)
2 Cor.4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (KJV)
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (KJV) . . . At Christ’s Coming, the glory of God . . . His honor, praise, majesty, and holiness shall be realized in us. Then instead of being mortals burdened with sin nature, we will be changed into holy immortals with direct and unhindered access to God’s Presence, and we will enjoy holy communication with Him throughout eternity. In considering glorification, we should focus on Christ, for He is every Christian’s blessed hope, and we may consider final glorification as the conclusion of sanctification. Titus 2:13
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (KJV) . . . Also see: (Jer.17:7).
1 Timothy 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: (KJV) . . . See: (1 Ti.6:6-12)
1 Cor. 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (KJV) . . . Our final glorification must await the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Tit.2:13; 1 Tim.6:14). Until Christ returns, we shall be burdened with sin, and our spiritual vision will be distorted because of the curse. Every day, we should be diligent by the Spirit to put to death what is earthly in us (Rom.8:13).
How and when will we be finally glorified? At the last trumpet, when Jesus comes,all God’s TRUE children shall undergo an important, instant transformation. 1 Cor. 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (KJV)
At that time, our perishable bodies will put on imperishable immortality. 1 Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (KJV)
We should understand what Scripture teaches about the nature of glory . . . both God’s unsurpassed glory and our part in it at His Coming. God’s glory refers not just to the unapproachable light that the Lord inhabits (1 Tim.6:15-16), but also to His honor and holiness.
Psalm 104:2-5 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: 5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. (KJV)
When the Lord Jesus returns in His great glory to execute judgment (Mat.24:29-31; 25:31-46), He will do so as the ONLY Sovereign, who ALONE has eternal dominion (1 Tim.6:14-16).
Created beings dare not gaze upon God’s awesome glory; like Ezekiel (1:4-29) and Simon Peter (Lk.5:8), Isaiah was undone, devastated by self-loathing in the presence of the all-holy God (Isa.6:5). Even the seraphim showed that they were unworthy to gaze upon the divine glory, covering their faces with their wings (Isa.6:2).
In His high priestly prayer, the Lord Jesus requested that God would sanctify us in His truth and make us holy (Jn.17:17). Sanctification is necessary if we are to see Jesus’ glory and be with Him in eternal fellowship (Jn.17:21-24). According to the Scriptures, the glorification of the saints follows our sanctification.
Philippians 3:20-21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (KJV)
1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (KJV)
According to (Phil.3:20-21), our citizenship is in Heaven, and when our Savior returns He will transform our mortal bodies to be like His glorious body. Although it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, we do know, that when He returns in great glory, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. We will be perfectly conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus and be like Him in that we shall be free from sin and its consequences. Our blessed hope should spur us on to holiness, as we allow the Spirit to enable us.
What Is This?
Do Christians Sin?
What Are Our Two Natures?
What Are The Paths in This Life?
What Does Sanctified Mean?
What Is A Carnal Christian?
What Is A TRUE Christian?
What Is A Compromise?
What Is Biblical Fasting?
What Is Glorification?
What Is God's Soverneignty?
What Is justification?
What Is Practicing Sin?
What Is Purgatory?
What Is Righteousness?
What Is The Joy Of the Lord?
When Does Sanctification Begin?
Why Is Justification By Faith Important?
Why Is Purgatory A Lie?