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30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.


and whom He justified, these He also glorified [positionally in heaven].

Glorification here is not in time but in eternity, yet this phrase views it as an accomplished fact already consummated for the believer (aorist tense, indicative mood).

No Christian will miss out on this. There is a climax here that all things do indeed work together for good. This is the ultimate of all God’s five actions in verses 29 and 30. One day we will be glorified with our Lord (8:18).


The believer’s glorification is God’s certainty of his future conformity to the image of Christ.


God’s eternal purpose is to see that we make it to glory. He starts with 100% sheep and ends with 100% sheep. God will lose none of His sheep in the meadow. Our salvation is assured because God will see us through to heaven.

Christians are presently glorified positionally, but one day in heaven we will be glorified in the fullest sense—body, soul, and spirit. This is the completion of the divine decree. God in successive steps brings the believer to completion in His program.

Glorification is the end point of our salvation; it is our ultimate salivation and sanctification. This was the goal God intended for man when He created him in the first place. God here fulfills the purpose of His original creation. God does not call us to a place but to the image of His Son. Heaven is not primarily where His people will arrive but what His people shall be.