Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:27, 24:30
Before His death the Lord prayed to the Father, "And now, 0 Father, glorify thou me with Thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."
This glorification occurred when the Lord ascended up on high and led captivity captive. It is thus now that He dwells in glory, and as members of the Body of Christ we look for the time when we shall be glorified and our body . made like unto His glorified body (Phil. 3:21).
The promise which is made in Matthew 16:27 and then referred to again in Matthew 24:30, is not the promise of the glorification of the members of the Body of Christ at the Rapture of the Church, but rather the promise of Christ returning to the earth clothed in glory to establish His kingdom. (Read Matthew 16:27).
In Matthew 24:29, in particular, we find that the coming of the Lord in glory, is to occur immediately after tribulation of those days. It will in fact be the time when the Lord Jesus Christ will come a second time to the earth. This time not as a babe in a manger, but rather clothed in the glory which He and the Father share in common, which glory He left to come in a body of flesh and blood to become the once-for-aIl sacrifice for the sins of the many.
His second coming to the earth as is indicated in Matthew 16:27 and 24:30, will be in glory and in power, to judge the righteous and the sinners, and to reward every man according to his works.
According to the testimony of Scripture we as members of His Body, will have been raptured, changed, and glorified long before the second coming of Christ.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
(A 10 Minute Video)
Posted By Cecil and Connie Spivey
E-mail this BIBLE STUDY to all your friends