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Class 16: Anchor of the Soul


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Part 8: Hope of glory

(This is part 8 of 12 parts in this class)


What is the hope of glory? I defined it for you as "an expectant, inner vision of your life's future in glory". What is this glory we keep talking about? It's getting to be like Jesus! The hope of the gospel leads us to the hope of glory.

Titus calls the hope of glory our 'blessed hope'. (Titus 2:13) Our blessed hope is that when Jesus returns we will be like Him. John tells us that when we have this hope we purify ourselves. (1 John 3:2) Step by step as believers we are to be headed that way. God has given us that future as our Christian destiny. (Romans 8:29)


The Spirit of the Lord has liberated us for that wonderful change. Now, as we see His glory reflected in His Word, we are changed by His Spirit from one degree of glory to the next until finally we are revealed in His likeness.

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 - NKJV


This is why David cried out,

As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

Psalm 17:15 - NKJV


This is David's heart cry for the fullness of redemption. This is his desire for the total realisation of the redemptive act of Christ. By the Spirit of God he has seen Christ's coming and he longs for the day when he will awake looking like Him. (Philippians 3:21.)

Day by day we are to be getting more like Jesus. One day, even before His return, each one in the church will stand on the earth in "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ". Ephesians 4:13.