At the Threshold of Glory, Part 1
Before Jesus comes to be glorified in the Earth, He is coming to be glorified in the church.
Our salvation grants us more than just church membership and a conservative perspective. We have, in truth, become one with Christ. The Lord Jesus is our head; we are His body. He is our husband; we are His bride. He is the true vine from which we, His branches, draw our life and virtue. These images, and many more, speak openly and passionately of our eternal union with the Son of God.
Yet on a personal scale, only in brief flashes have we glimpsed God’s mighty power working with us as it did with Christ, especially in these latter years. We pray, we ask, we travail; but we give birth, as it were, “only to wind” (Isa. 26:18). Miracles manifest, but they are rare. On a national scale, only during the heights of spiritual awakenings has the church truly seen society significantly transformed.
However, as we see the day of Christ’s return draw near, this seeming absence of power is in the process of dramatic change. Indeed, the promise of the Father to the Son, which shall be fulfilled on the highest level prior to the Lord’s return, is that God’s people “will volunteer freely in the day of Your power” (Ps. 110:3a). There is a “day of [God’s] power,” and it is rapidly drawing near!
Yet not only this, but accompanying this time of power will be a glorious holiness, a radiance that will also appear upon God’s people: “In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew” (Ps. 110:3b). As the day of the Lord draws near, we shall shine like the dew lit by the first rays of the millennial morning.
At the end of the age, the world will see the Lord Jesus Christ leading His church in ever-increasing displays of glory. Great power from God shall rest upon those who are humbling themselves before Him. Without hype or self-promotion, the Gospel of the Kingdom shall again be preached with power as a witness to all the world, and then the end shall come (Matt. 24:14).
written by: Francis Fragipane
Filed under: Francis Frangipane Writings