When we encounter Christ, we see a glimpse beyond the veil. There is a new mindset conceived in our being. God is the author and substance of life and illumined by faith; we hear that God loves us. Christ, our brother, is the living grace that completes us with a divine influx of His presence to help us navigate our steps here on earth. (When You Say Lord)
In Christ, we gain forgiveness at the foot of the cross and unspeakable joy with a peace that transcends our hearts. On the negative side, it generates an internal conflict between the world and the kingdom of heaven. There is an intense battle over the physical and spiritual realms in our souls. The spiritual side often loses out. The apostle Paul encourages us radically to change how we live in the world. He also lets us know our weaknesses and failures do not disqualify us from obtaining the Heavenly prize. (A Beast of Burden)
The hope of eternal glory is we practice a dynamic new way of living in the spirit. As we commit our lives to God, we let Christ’s mind transform our lives into His image. God’s love frees us to move past the entanglements and entrapments of the world that dictate our lives. It is an ongoing battle until the moment we die.
The day is coming when we will pass through the veil of death. We will cross into God’s infinite presence, and we will share intimately in the indescribable presence of God. However, before we die, God is already revealing His glory to us. God does not wait until the moment we die to give us a taste of what it might look like to experience the heavenly realm. As we live, we experience paradise when we look into a child’s innocent eyes or when we are caught in a divine moment viewing an awesome sunset. Every day as we quiet our souls in contemplation and prayer, and if we are aware, we see a glimpse beyond the veil. (Contemplation: Seeing the World through God’s Eyes)
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Berean Study Bible
I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one— John 17:22 Berean Study Bible