Bible Passage:John 17:24b
That they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me; for Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world.
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My Christians shall be brought to that state of complete happiness in which they shall not only be where I am, but shall be brought to openly view My Glory. For here upon earth we know that glory by faith only, and do not see it, except "through a glass, darkly"; namely, as far as we hear it preached, and embrace it in our minds: that Christ arose from the dead, that He ascended into heaven, and sits in the majesty and glory of the Father, and is the one almighty Lord of all creation. But in the life to come another light will shine, where we shall no more believe, nor preach, but shall be in the presence of Christ, and shall see Him openly before us, and be filled with joy and pleasure unspeakable. The magnitude of this glory is far above all sense, and far exceeds all human intellect, that we poor miserable creatures are to be brought to that place where we shall forever behold before our eyes so great and so unknown a majesty of the divine glory. Moreover, that our bodies shall, by the power of His glory, be made to shine in glory, far brighter than the sun and the stars. For all these things the vision of this glory will bring with it. For Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world. They shall see this glory, that they may know that I am the Son, know Me not only as sent into the world and born of a virgin, but as Thine only Son whom Thou hast loved from the foundation of the world; that is, that I am equally with Thee the one God, and begotten from everlasting. For God could not love Him more than by giving Him an equal and eternal divinity.
Knowing as I am known,
How shall I love that word,
And oft repeat before the throne,
"Forever with the Lord!"
aka Pastor Robin Fish
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will make your paths straight.
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