Topic: His Representation [Wednesday, July 5th]
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren (Hebrews 2:11).*
Whenyou study the epistles, you really don’t find Christians being referred to as disciples. Now, there’s nothing wrong in the generic use of the term “disciples” for Christians, because even Acts 11:26 says, “…And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” The disciples apparently lived amongst the people, not just as followers, but as icons of Christ. So, in reality, our description isn’t that of followers, but of ambassadors; the representation of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).
We’re the icons of Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus is exactly like the Father. He said in John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.” He’s the full representation or perfect imprint of the Father; the express image of His person (Hebrews 1:3). The Bible says as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). The question is, “How is Jesus? How did He live when He walked the earth?” He subdued the world; He dominated circumstances. He never complained; rather, He changed things! He lived triumphantly every day.
As His ambassador—His representation—you ought to live as an agent of change like the Master. Speak faith-filled words; dominate circumstances and subdue this world. He has said nothing shall be impossible unto you; live every day with that mind-set. You’re today the effulgence of His glory, the epitome and expression of His righteousness. When you show up, Christ shows up; His blessings manifest.
This was God’s dream from the beginning, to manifest Himself, not only in you, but also through you. He seeks to bless the world and show forth His goodness, grace, wisdom, and excellence through you. So, everywhere you are, manifest the life of Christ! Let Him laugh, smile, and touch others through you.
I know who I am! I’m a new creation in Christ Jesus, born with the life and nature of God. I’m the icon of the resurrected Christ. I manifest His glory, perfections and grace everywhere. I’m a partaker of the divine nature. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: || 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 AMP The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven. 48 Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). 49 And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven. ||
|| 1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 17:16-34,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 6:39-49,