Notes on Romans 8

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
(Romans 8:28-30)

Justification by faith is the doorway to the eternal Kingdom of Christ.

“…Whom He justified, them He also glorified.” (Vs 30b)

Justification precedes glorification.

A true Christian will be glorified by being conformed to the image of God’s Son.

This is how God will glorify man.

God became a Man and lived among us. Because of His incarnation and atonement man can now be in union with this Man, Jesus Christ, who is God.

So God can now glorify man IN the Man, Christ Jesus, by conformity to His image or likeness.

Our glory is to be like Jesus. This is our glorification, not a glory separate from Him.

So, when God glorifies man He also glorifies His Son.

So, the eternal Kingdom of Christ, the Kingdom of Heaven, is where the subjects of the Kingdom are conformed to the image and glory of the King. This begins happening the moment we are justified by faith, for it’s then our glorification begins.

“…We know that all things work together for good to them that love God…” (Vs 28a)

It’s no coincidence all things work together for good for true Christians, for if it’s so it must be due to someone making sure all things work together for good, it shows a guiding, providential hand in all circumstances encountered by a true Christian.

Now, all things are working together, coordinated or orchestrated together for good to the end that they help us be conformed to Christ and therefore glorified in and with Him.

4 Responses to “Notes on Romans 8”

  1. Jennifer Siegrist Says:

    Ian im concerned that i may not be a true christian because when i go to pray things and sayings on the inside like thank you dameion happens ive prayed its gotten better but not gone in past ive prayed and asked God if i was truely saved and isiah 43 came to mind so he seemed to answer this prayer but today i have anxiety i feel far from God and abandoned i feel lack of love to Jesus and God im going through a divorce i feel so lost and empty… Am i really saved? If so how do i get my heart right and close? Thanks jennifer

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  2. ian vincent Says:

    Hi again Jenny,

    Do you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Lord, the Son of God, and that God raised Him from the dead?

    Faith doesn’t rest on good feelings or nice experiences, it rests on the Promise of God – eternal life for anyone who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    No doubt there is a fierce battle raging for your soul.

    Don’t forget the aggressive aspects of faith, to TAKE HOLD, TO APPREHEND the promises of God, LAY HOLD OF ETERNAL LIFE!

    Please also read Hebrews 12 again, thanks.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    I’m praying for you.

    Also, please consider whether you are sitting in a place of judging the Lord Jesus Christ as unjust or unfaithful.

    Everyone judges Him, either righteously or unrighteously.

    it’s time to make a stand, either He is faithful, or He is unreasonable, either true or a liar. You judge.

  4. ian vincent Says:

    God has left the decision of whether we will go to heaven or hell up to us, it’s our choice.

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