Galatians 5:5 (NKJV)
‘For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.’
We, who are in Christ, have the righteousness of God through Christ. We have it already. However, we know that there is a righteousness that is yet to be revealed. By the Spirit, we know that we have His righteousness and we will yet have His righteousness by faith. When He comes to take us home, when we see Him face to face, when we enter into that celestial place; there will be robed upon us, a fullness of righteousness that we could not worn while we dwelt in this mortal body. In the flesh, Christ was the fullness of the Godhead bodily. That’s what scripture says. But we didn’t see Him in all His fullness in the days of His time on earth. During the transfiguration, we were given but a quick glimpse of the glory that is His, when He is released from this body.
There is a greater glory when we depart from this flesh. There is a glory that this human body cannot contain. There is a hope of righteousness. There is more. And for those who see this by faith, while they rejoice in what they have, they eagerly wait in hope for what is to come. The glory of the latter is greater than the former. There is a latter glory that human eyes cannot behold. And we shall enter into it, by faith. Halleluya. For those who have received the righteousness of Christ now, they shall enter into the glory of Christ when they depart from this body. What greater motivation do we need to remain in Christ?
‘Jesus, I cannot wait to depart from this body and enter into your full glory. Only after your resurrection, did we even begin to understand that there is another more glorious body and a more glorious state of being. We had thought that all that we beheld in the days of your flesh was all the glory there was. And while your days on earth were glorious, O how we ache to behold your true and full glory now. My Lord, I wait in eager hope and faith, for the day you shall robe me with the glory that you presently have and enjoy. For this, I wait restlessly and joyfully. Amen Jesus.’