There is a popular scriptural line in Christianity “Christ in me hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27), which for many years has always been misinterpreted till today. Many interpret this phrase as ‘Christ in me hope of success, hope of financial breakthrough, hope of good job, and so on’, and this is absolutely wrong when you read the entire verse in context. The full verse reads: “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”.
Here, Paul is simply saying that having Christ gives you the hope of the glory (to come) through the mysteries of that have been revealed to you. It is ‘hope’ because it is the glory to come in the coming age, if it is this age, or what we can see and experience now then it will no longer be ‘hope’ (Romans 8:24). Aside ‘hope’, there are other two key words in this verse, which are ‘glory’ and ‘mystery’. Like I said earlier, this glory is not of this age, but of the second coming of Christ, when He will come in His glory (Matthew 25:31). Christ revealed a tip of His glory to some His disciples on the mountain before He was crucified. He was transformed before His disciples that His face was dazzling like the sun, and his clothes became a shinning white light (Matthew 17:1-9). The hope here is that when Christ returns in his full glory, we will also be transformed and be like Him in His glory (1Corinthians 15: 51-53). The third word ‘mystery’ is the truth about who God/Christ really is and, the secrete of the kingdom of God that has been hidden since ages, which is the true gospel that can only be revealed to you by the Spirit of God (1Corinthians 2:6-10, Matthew 13:35, Matthew 16:16-17). Unfortunately, many, still have not been able to decipher this mystery, and if this mystery is not revealed to you then you cannot be a partaker in Christ’s glory in the age to come.