ATTAINING THE GLORIOUS BODY
By Pastor Joseph Ziba
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:" Philippians 3:20 KJV
The word “conversation” means “Citizenship.”
One of the main problems with Christians is that you think that you are different from the people of the world just because you go to church and they don't, that is a small thing.
There are two major differences:
1) You are in a relationship with God that is why you can talk with Him while they are not.
2) You have the Life of God in you while they have human life; they are flesh and blood while you are divine
"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another" 1Corinthians 15:39-40 KJV
The people of the world are not to be our competitors because they are flesh and blood while we carry the very life of God, they have human life whilst we have divine life; they carry a terrestrial (a lowly) body but we have glorious celestial bodies.. We differ a lot because we are heavenly beings.
This is Who You Are as a child of God and the Who You Are matters a lot in the spirit, your identity is not defined by what you are passing through or where you are now. Your I am (thus the Identity) is powerful than your situation and it has power to change your situation if you stand on it.
We are coming from the Realm of Possibilities and we are here to confound the wisdom of this world that’s why with the wisdom from Heaven at work in you don’t expect people to understand you.
We have the Resurrected Body and this body is glorious, its celestial.
“For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.” Exodus 33:16-18 KJV
Moses understood that the Glory can be seen not only felt or understood that is why in his asking he said “Shew me thy Glory”.
The Glory is visible; if you walk in Glory, it has to be seen. It’s our understanding and expectations that limits what we can experience because our understanding and expectation is that the glory, we will just feel it.
The Glory of the old testament is nothing comparing to the one we have in the new testament but the reason why the people of the old testament did much is because they understood the little that was available to them whilst in our case we don’t understand what is available for us.
“And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:” Exodus 33:22
The only place you can see the Glory of God is on the Rock which is the representation of Christ Jesus. Moses could not see the Glory of God anywhere but on the Rock.
What Glory means:
1) Glory is to think and recognize what a person is.
The Glory of God is God Himself, seeing or thinking or recognizing what and who God is.
2) Glory is the appearance that attract the attention of people.
When we say "Lord be glorified in me" do you know what it means?
It just means that let everything in me be seen that it’s your hand Oh! Lord!
For more visit us this coming Sunday at Tent of His Meeting, Kudya, Blantyre