…We shall see him as he is. ~1 John 3:2c
When we are saved, we are forgiven of all our sins. God gives us a clean slate and looks at us just as if we never sinned: this is called justification. After we are saved, God calls us to live a victorious and separated life from sin. This is called sanctification. However, God’s work in us will be complete at the Rapture when He appears for us. “We shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” This is known as glorification. The thought this morning is, “We shall see him as he is.”
We see Jesus, Who is God.
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3). Paul said that Jesus is the brightness of the glory of God and the express image of His Person. Paul said that God was in Christ. Jesus is God! He is God, Who is eternal. He is God, Who is equality. He is God, Who is essential. Jesus is Creator God. He is Commander God. Jesus is holy, infinite, all-powerful, and all-knowing. Do you see Jesus, Who is God? Do you see Him as being able to carry your burdens, to sustain you in your weakness, and to be there for you at all times?
We see Jesus, Who was given.
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man” (Hebrews 2:9). Jesus is God manifest on the flesh. He is the Word Who became flesh and dwelt among us. John said, “(And we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Jesus was given to be the supreme sacrifice for our sins. He took our place on the cross for our sins. He, by Himself, purged our sins. He tasted death for every man. He was given to “bare our sins in his own body on the tree.” He was the Just dying for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. He became the propitiation for our sins and the sins of the whole world.
We see Jesus, Who is glorious.
John said, “We shall see him as he is.” The Greek word for “see” means to gaze upon; to see in awe and amazement. When we see Him, we will see Him in the effulgence of His glory. We will see His matchless holiness as the angels see Him. The words that will come to our mind is, “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” We shall see Him and rejoice that Jesus is more than our limited minds could imagine. We will see Him Who is the Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings. We will see Him in His glory. When we see Him, we shall be changed! He shall change our vile bodies to be like unto His resurrected, glorious appearance.
Today, we are to look to Jesus for endurance in the race of life. We must look to Him to run and finish our course with joy. We must look to Him, lest we be wearied and faint in our minds. Like Moses, we must see Him Who is invisible. As long as our eyes are fixed on Him, we can exercise heroic and humongous faith. As our long as our eyes on Him, we can finish our race as winners and not as losers.
Let us see Jesus as He is!
Have a focused God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Romans 4-7