Abide literally means to dwell, remain, stay, continue. Abide as used by the Lord means to live out of, to draw life from, to live because of, through, by. This means we need to live like a favored son or daughter. Living out of the sense of sonship. Living out of our identity as His son or daughter. Making no apology for living as His son or daughter! Walking every day knowing that we are loved by the Father in an immeasurable and unconditional way.
We discover in Ephesians 2, our position in Christ, that we live out of this life in Christ by grace through faith, and the amazing truths of being His workmanship, belonging to the family, and being a dwelling place of God.
At its very core our ability to manifest His glory and exercise authority on the earth - flows naturally out of who we are as sons and daughters of God - and as we walk in an intimate relationship with God, walk in submission to Him, and fulfill responsibility He has given us. The ‘weapons of our warfare’ we use are tools to express the authority that flows from these.
Glory is used to refer to the very substance of His Person - a manifestation of who God His (His character, virtues) and what He does. For God there is no distance and no time. He dwells in eternity. He is omni-present. In the glory there is no distance. In the glory there is no time. Stay tuned to part 1 of this series.