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The Year of Transformation
February 7, 2016
Glory- The Purpose of Transformation!
Rom 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
John 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception).
Col 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity (the Godhead) dwells in bodily form [completely expressing the divine essence of God].
Col 2:10 And in Him you have been made complete [achieving spiritual stature through Christ], and He is the head over all rule and authority [of every angelic and earthly power].
Why did God wants to show His glory to us? Why did he put a desire in the heart of Moses that he will ask God that he might see His glory! When the people saw Jesus, John recorded for us that they saw His glory! Paul said in Rom 3:23 that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God!
The focus and the key is the glory! Without the glory of God, there cannot be the full restoration of God’s power and purpose for our lives! The glory of God is not only the substance of our transformation, it is also the purpose for our transformation – that we might be transformed into Glory! Without the glory of God, we cannot fulfill His glorious destiny that He has ordained for us.
In the glory of God is the fullness of the Trinity – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! We need the fullness of the Trinity for our transformation! Without the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ, we cannot come to the Father. Without the Father’s love and affirmation, we will remain orphans without a powerful identity! Without the Holy Spirit, we will not walk in His fire and power! But in the glory of God is the fullness of all the Trinity! Dwell in the glory! Focus on the glory and you will not be the same! Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng