Saturday, December 4, 2021

Advent Words Day 7 ~ Glory


Day 7: Glory

“…the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ…” Titus 2:13

Advent is a celebration of the incarnation of Christ and the anticipation of His Second Coming. He appeared the first time as God’s grace to mankind. Jesus, in his incarnation, made God’s glory visible.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

And just as Jesus promised, He will return. Authors Tom A. Jones & Steve D. Brown say in their book The Kingdom of God,

“He will return and bring all the fullness, all the wonder and all the glory of his Kingdom, his reign and his rule. And then it will be said, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15) “

Scripture tells us that this second appearing of Christ, the appearing of glory, will bring about a promise prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 65:17 and 66:22).

“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:13

“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:1-5

As we live as God’s holy people, trained by the grace of Jesus Christ to live godly lives, we eagerly await His future glory, as our motivation and our promise.

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