If you are a believer, Christ is in you as your hope of glory, for now and for the hereafter. This hope is a seed that needs your cooperation in order to grow.
Jesus Christ becomes your hope of glory by regenerating your spirit. 1Peter 1:3 says “blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
The first question to ask is whether Christ in you. If you believe in His name and confess that He is your Lord, He immediately becomes your hope of glory. If Christ is not yet in you, simply say this prayer: Lord Jesus, I believe that You are God’s eternal Son who became a sinless man, died on the cross for my sins, and rose from the dead to become a life-giving Spirit. Lord, I receive You as my Saviour and life. Come into my spirit, regenerate me with Your divine life. Become my indwelling hope of glory.
Now that you have received Christ, you need to let the seed grow and gradually transform your soul - 2Corinthians 3:16-18. This transformation process is life-long as you behold Him day by day in His word and as Christ transforms you to His image from one degree of glory to another.
Finally, Christ will be the glory expressed from within you at the transfiguration of your body, making you the same as Christ in all three parts of your being - Philippians 3:21.
My prayer is that God Almighty will give you the grace to cooperate with this seed of glory within you so that you can be fully regenerated and transformed. Amen.
…… Pastor Adeoti