I keep referring to this scripture because it says, “we have this treasure.” This means it is already ours. Paul was discussing the glory of the Lord in this Corinthian letter. That the glory should be seen in us. The church is awakening to the truth that God is able to do great things in and through us.
Everyone who is born again of the spirit of God has a desire to experience the transcendent glory of the Lord. Transcendent means it surpasses natural limitations. When Jesus spoke of peace it wasn’t having a time of quiet or a lull in stress. It was a demonstration of the power of the glory to give peace supernaturally.
Philippians 4:6-7Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. NKJV
Peace has power to do something for the believer. It is guarding your heart and mind. Guarding is a military term. It is peace that has the power to take away anxiety. Think of that! Seeing us with peace would get people’s attention.
In troubling times, we have the right, as Christians, to trust God and have peace. The secret is in knowing who you are in Christ. Learning to trust in the fact, Jesus cares about you personally. We are members of the church as a whole but our salvation is very personal. He is Savior to you individually.
John 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. NKJV
When we are saved we are born into His family. We now have an inheritance because of our position of son or daughter in the family of God. It was and still is “transcendent glory” that gave us new birth. However, that first act of His glory in our being saved tells us there will be many demonstrations of His glory from then on. It is, “from glory to glory He is changing me”, the old song says. That initial salvation is the foundation for more.
Your faith, your new position, all God has given is based on your relationship with Jesus Christ and the success of faith is based on Him.
Hebrews 12:2 ….. looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith NKJV
However, because of knowing Him, you have the right to believe and to exercise the faith He has given to us. To be able to exercise faith to a greater level, you must continue to grow in knowledge and understanding about Him, Jesus Christ.
Christianity is not based on the promises man makes to God! Christianity is based on the promises God has made to man! That is why there is grace, repentance, forgiveness, mercy and love. God has given to each one the right of family. I believe that is why there is a stirring desire for more. It is time for the glory to have greater manifestations in and through our lives.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; NKJV
This powerful news is due to being righteous in Christ Jesus. Don’t depend on yourself but on Him, however, wake up to who you are in Christ; the Anointed One.
Job 8:6-7 If you were pure and upright, Surely now He would awake for you, And prosper your rightful dwelling place. Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly. NKJV
Jesus is the Word made manifest in the flesh. Every time you keep the word of God, or believe His promises you are expanding the presence of God’s glory in your life.
This post began with the treasure we have. Wake up! If someone finds a treasure, it contains more than one item. There is a chest full of items. When they went down to the Titanic, they found the ship, but it was heavy laden with many things of value. People are still fascinated with them. God has much to show us and desires to give us insights to His glory. Look at this short list:
1. You are a new creation in Christ
2. You have the power of attorney to use the name of Jesus.
3. Speak to the mountain and it shall remove.
4. You have a contract with God called a covenant.
5. Prayer that can change lives.
6. You can have healing as it is a benefit in being a believer.
7. Your name is written down in heaven.
8. Ask anything in His name and he will do it.
These are reasons to awake unto God’s will and His Glory for He has more in store for us.
Prayer: Father, in Jesus name, I confess I am hungry and thirsty for more. Guide me with the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Grant more of your glory. Thank you. Amen