Glorification is about finding our identity in Christ and being changed by his power from corruption and dishonor to purity and honor in a new body cleansed from sin.
This allows us to embrace God as “Abba! Father! King! and sharing in His glory for all eternity. Imagine a new body without the effects of sin or the tendency of sin to stray off the path - “even if they are fools, they can not go astray” (Isaiah 35:8). Glorification is about a final reality and fulfilled promise: conquered sin in Christ’s power and being clothed with his provision for all eternity. The perfect or good, made in God’s image Adam and Eve sinned - the redeemed, adopted, sealed, and glorified will not.
2 Cor. 1:20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
While people “refused the water of Shiloah that flow gently” in Isaiah 8:6 and “have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters” in Jeremiah 2:13 there were some who went after God to find a refuge (Psalm 1, Jeremiah 17, Ezk. 47, Isa. 35) in the stream in the desert. Isaiah 35:2 says “they shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God” and describes them as “ransomed,” “redeemed,” where the burning sand became a pool of water the thirsty ground springs of water and “everlasting joy shall be upon their heads.” Isaiah 33 talks about a people who called “Yahweh” judge, lawgiver, and king - people who will never say “I am sick: the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.”
Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Romans 8:23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
“Absent from flesh, O blissful thought!” -Isaac Watt