Hello Precious One!
Do you want to be transformed in a very powerful manifest and outward way into the likeness of Christ, like we have already been transformed inwardly in the Spirit? Of course you do or you wouldn’t be reading this blog.
In the Old Covenant, when the children of Israel were grumbling, snakes were sent and were killing the people. “But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” Numbers 21:4-5. Grumbling, complaining, being impatient, always opens the door to trouble from the enemy in the New Covenant, never from God! The people cried out to Moses and God told Moses to “make a snake and put it on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”
When our eyes are looking onto earthly circumstances, there is always the temptation to grow impatient and grumble and complain. The remedy is the same today as it was back then. We are to always look up, “fix your hearts on things above (heavenly realities)”, where Christ is seated at the right hand. Set your minds on things above (heavenly realities) not on earthly or worldly things.” Colossians 3:1-2.
Looking and gazing at the earthly things fills our hearts with the trouble we often face! Some people will cry out that their problems are way too big to look away from. The problem with that is that our hearts get filled up the flesh and the flesh opposes God. The solution to walking as a “More than a Conqueror” on the earth is to get this vision of Truth into the depths of our heart that “as Jesus is, so are we, in this world.” We behold with our heart the Truth that we are In Christ, perfected and glorified, and one with Him!
This inner picture of ourselves has to be changed and transformed, so that we see ourselves and others in the fullness of Jesus’ glory, apart from our works and behavior! This salvation from God is a complete gift of Grace, so we just receive everything He has already given to us, and get our heart established with this Truth so that nothing on the earth, no circumstance, can change the inner image of who we are in Christ!!! We just keep looking and beholding with the depths of our heart the Lord’s Glory and see ourselves in His glory, as He is!!!
Holy Spirit is the one who communicates this Truth to our heart. So as we fellowship with Holy Spirit, the Truth of who we are In Christ becomes stronger and stronger! “And we, with unveiled faces (seeing ourselves a part from the law, our behavior) reflect (behold, meditate, take hold) the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18. BEHOLD AND BECOME in an outward way, who we are in the Spirit!!!!!! SHALOM!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 9-11-2013