A glimpse into Glory

Periodically, and without any warning, the LORD gives me brief glimpses into Glory. This happened today. When this happens i’m mightily encouraged, and the trials of this life seem as nothing in comparison. It’s impossible to describe our future life in Christ, in Glory, with the vocabulary we have now, which is so limited. The reality of it overwhelms me. If we think this earth, nature and the universe is beautiful; there it is so much more beautiful. If you think the colors in the sky are beautiful, how much more beautiful are the colors you will see there. We’re going to live in a reality which is more real than this present one.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

5 Responses to “A glimpse into Glory”

  1. ruthsongs Says:

    “…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Heb 12:2

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Yes, that’s a definition of faith : looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

    When we are looking unto Jesus He, as He wills, gives us revelation of Himself and His Glory. But i’ve never gone looking for revelation, or glimpses into glory, ever. Why? Bcos i believe. I look unto Jesus, but how could i seek revelation? The nature of revelation is such that you can’t seek it, for a revelation is something which is new to you, which you haven’t seen or realized before. Looking unto Jesus means we see by faith: we walk by faith, not by sight, all the time.

    And the people i’ve met who do search for those things often seem to get an ‘answer’ from their own imagination or from the enemy. Rick Joyner and his ‘visions’ books are a good example of this. He states that he desperately sought revelation, to see the unseen, and i don’t doubt that, but what he received is not from God. He kept straining to see into the spirit realm until he came to a point that he believed his own imagination, that is, he created it in his own mind thru his own effort. That’s what i gleaned from his own description of what happened.

    Also, there are times when i can perceive that the prayers of our brothers and sisters are carrying me along, that God is supplying grace thru the prayers of the saints.

    If any of our cessasionist brethren are stumbled by the word ‘revelation’, then read this:

    Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent.
    (1Co 14:29-30)

    Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge. If anything be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace.
    (1Co 14:29-30)


    From G575 and G2572; to take off the cover, that is, disclose: – reveal.

    The brothers are just sitting there, no doubt contemplating the things of God, then suddenly God reveals something to them. Should be normal.

  3. cheryl Says:

    I am so encouraged by this message. Thank you Ian.

  4. ruthsongs Says:

    I love that Heb scripture because it encapsulates two things: Jesus’ perspective, which was eternal without disregarding the importance of the Father’s purposes in the temporal. Second, how if we fix our eyes on Him, we can do the same/have the same right perspective.

    Those little glimpses are so powerfully encouraging. Glimpses of home which spur us on to do the tasks at hand here and now.

  5. ian vincent Says:

    That’s a blessing, thanks Ruth.

    Amen, our LORD endured by looking unto His Father, and we endure by looking unto Jesus.

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