BORN INTO HIS GLORY
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people (Exodus 13:21-22)
When the children of Israel came out of Egypt, they carried their own atmosphere with them. As they journeyed in the wilderness for forty years, the heat didn’t scorch them by day; neither did they freeze to death in the biting cold at night. At night, they were canopied by a pillar of fire that kept them warm, while a pillar of cloud was present during the day to keep the heat away. That was extraordinary! The Holy Spirit made this possible for them, and He does the same for us today. When you were born again, you were born into God’s glory, God’s Spiritual clouds; you live there now.
Christ is the environment of glory! You’ve arrived; you’re at home! Your joy and satisfaction overflow. When you face challenges, others can’t help but wonder how you walk through unscathed. They’re dazzled by how you could be happy, at peace joyful and exuberant with praise to the Lord in the midst of adversity. It’s because you’re “in Christ”; it’s a peculiar environment, where your joy is independent of circumstances. Blessed be God!
1 Corinthians 10:1-4