This site was “born” from a quote of John Owen’s Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ. As a result, we are slowly walking through his book, seeking to (re-) align ourselves with Christ’s glory. We have now come to the third chapter. The first chapter expounded on the verse upon which the book is based: “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24). The essence of heaven, the new earth, and our eternal blessedness is “to see my glory.”
The second chapter consisted of the great reality that Jesus is the sole, true representative of God, being God Himself: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). Jesus is “the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature” (Heb. 1:3). God has purposed from all eternity to reveal and manifest His glory “in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6).
We have now come to Owen’s third chapter, which is the mystery and glory of Christ’s hypostatic union–being fully divine and fully human in one existence:
“The second thing wherein we may behold the glory of Christ, given him of his Father, is in the mysterious constitution of his Person, as he is God and man in one and the same person. There are in him, in his one single individual person, two distinct natures; the one, eternal, infinite, immense, almighty, — the form and essence of God; the other, having a beginning in time, finite, limited, confined unto a certain place, — which is our nature, which he took on him when he was ‘made flesh, and dwelt among us.’” (Page 39)
Not only does Jesus perfectly represent God to us, He also perfectly represents us to God, which is our eternal salvation. He is our great Representative, being our very righteousness. He is all that we should and need to be! Not only does Jesus perfectly represent God to us, He also perfectly represents us to God! Click To Tweet
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