WORLD GOSPEL KINGDOM TRACTS
Unlocking the Mystery of Human Life
The Gospel of The Glory of Christ
The glory of God is intrinsically related to the economy of God.
And the glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, even as We are one; (John 17:22).
So that you might walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own Kingdom and glory (1 Thessalonians 2:12).
If we are still veiled in some way, we shall be like a camera with the lens covered. No light will be able to penetrate our inner being. If we want to be unveiled, we need to say,… “Lord, take away anything that is covering me. Lord, remove my veils. Take away any opinions that are veils to me. Lord, I want to be completely open, absolutely unveiled.” Then with an unveil face we shall behold and reflect the glory of the Lord and be transformed into His image from glory to glory.
Today the glory is the resurrected Christ, and this Christ, is the Spirit. This means that the Lord as the glory is the Spirit living in us and dwelling in our spirit.
Glorification is the final section of God’s organic salvation. The matured believers will be glorified from within through the lifelong saturation with the glory of God and from without through their being brought into God’s glory.
The glorification of the matured believers is the top portion of their divine sonship in God’s organic salvation, which sonship they received at the time of their regeneration (Galatians 4:5; Romans 8:23). In God’s organic salvation the matter of sonship is very critical and central. The redemption of our body is the highest enjoyment of the sonship.
The divine glorification of the glorified believers makes the consummated believers participate in God’s divinity to the uttermost!
When we reach the point of being in the divine glory, we shall be on the highest level of oneness, having been perfected into one by the divine glory given to the believers to express the Triune God in a corporate way. When we reach this point, we are willing to forsake everything. We shall not only forego all the worldly attractions but also all the doctrines and concepts. We shall abandon everything and be for just one thing—the glorious expression of the Triune God. This expression is a miniature of the New Jerusalem. In the New Jerusalem…there will be only the glorious expression of the Divine Being. We all shall be in that glory to express Him in an adequate way forever.
God’s calling is according to His selection, and it follows His selection (I Thessalonians 1:4). Through the salvation in Christ, we have been called into the Kingdom of God (I Thessalonians 2:12), which is the sphere for us to worship God and enjoy Him under the divine ruling with the view of entering into God’s glory. God’s glory goes with His Kingdom.
First Thessalonians 2:12 does not say that God has called us to heaven, but says that He has called us with the goal of entering into His Kingdom. This Kingdom involves God’s glory. When we enter into the Kingdom, we shall certainly be in glory. The Kingdom of God with the glory of God is far more excellent than a so-called heavenly mansion.
An outstanding feature of the New Jerusalem is that it has the glory of God (Revelation 21:11), His expression. The entire city of New Jerusalem will bear the glory of God, which is God Himself shining out through the city. Actually, the glory of God will be the content of the New Jerusalem, for this city will be completely filled with His glory. This indicates that the city is a vessel to contain God and express Him. The glory of God is actually God Himself being manifested. The fact that the New Jerusalem is full of God’s glory means that God is manifested in this city. The church life today should also have God’s glory, manifesting and expressing Him in this marvelous divine attribute.
Verses are taken from The Recovery Version of the Holy Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, The Crystallization-Study of the Gospel of God, Volume One. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. All Rights Reserved.
Let us walk becomingly as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in fornication and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts.
Romans 13:13, 14