HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? 8-28-22
As we consider the days that we are in, there is something so magnificent being offered to us. It is greater than anything the world could ever offer. We must see ourselves in Christ . See ourselves as we truly are.
JOHN 6:63 It is the Spirit that quickens the poetry of life - the flesh (muscle and willpower) is useless without the spirit. The words that I speak unto you they are spirit and life! I communicate from a different dimension and perspective giving voice and substance to every prophetic shadow and purpose.
64 I notice that there are those among you who are not persuaded about me. It was clear from the start that even amongst Jesus close followers there were signs of unbelief and treason.
65 I was addressing your hesitance to believe in me when I said to you that no one is forcing you to see yourself mirrored in me - you do not need to go into make-believe-mode or fake your faith - it is the Fathers gift to you!
66 Because of this conversation many of his followers went back to their old ways and would no longer be associated with Jesus.
67 So Jesus said to the twelve, Dont feel obliged to stay - you are also free to go if you wish!
68 Simon Peter said, Lord, who is there to go back to - which mirror should we gaze into? Your words resonate the life of the ages! MIRROR
Rom 6:11 From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That's what Jesus did. MSG
Rom 8:2 A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. MSG
Romans 8:2For the law of the Spirit of life flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the law of sin and death. TPT
Rom 8:1 No condemnation now hangs over the head of those who are "in" Jesus Christ. For the new spiritual principle of life "in" Christ lifts me out of the old vicious circle of sin and death. PHILLIPS
Rom 8:39 high or low, thinkable or unthinkable absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. MSG
Romans 8:39 There is no power above us or beneath usno power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God's passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! TPT
1 Cor 1:4 Every time I think of you and I think of you often! I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus.
5 There's no end to what has happened in you it's beyond speech, beyond knowledge.
6 The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives. MSG
1 COR 4:1 I am always so happy for you when I consider how greatly advantaged you are because of Gods grace unveiled in Jesus Christ.
5 Your knowledge of Christ is based on so much more than hearsay; every aspect of your life gives eloquent expression to the rich reservoir of your union in him.
6 You certainly have the testimony of Christ evidenced in you. MIRROR
1 Cor 1:30 Everything that we have right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.
31 That's why we have the saying, "If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God." MSG
1 COR 1:30 Of Gods doing are we in Christ. He is both the genesis and genius of our wisdom; a wisdom that reveals how righteous, sanctified and redeemed we already are in him.
31 He is our claim to fame. MIRROR
1 Cor 15:19 If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty sorry lot.
20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.
21 There is a nice symmetry in this: Death initially came by a man, and resurrection from death came by a man.
22 Everybody dies in Adam; everybody comes alive in Christ. MSG
1 COR 15:19 If our hope in Christ was restricted to only benefit us in this life then imagine the severity of our disappointment if it all had to come to an abrupt end when we died.
20 However this very moment the risen Christ represents everyone who has ever died; exactly like the first fruit represents the complete harvest.
21 The same mankind who died in a man was raised again in a man.
22 In Adam all died; in Christ all are made alive. MIRROR
2 COR 2:14 I am overwhelmed with gratitude! Wherever my travels take me I am so aware that God leads us as trophies in his victory parade. What he knows to be true about us diffuses through us like a perfume of sweet aroma everywhere we go, celebrating the success of the cross. MIRROR
2 Cor 12:2 For instance, I know a man who, fourteen years ago, was seized by Christ and swept in ecstasy to the heights of heaven. I really don't know if this took place in the body or out of it; only God knows.
3-4 I also know that this man was hijacked into paradise again, whether in or out of the body, I don't know; God knows. There he heard the unspeakable spoken, but was forbidden to tell what he heard.
5 This is the man I want to talk about. But about myself, I'm not saying another word apart from the humiliations. MSG
GAL 3:26 What Jesus Christ believes to be true about you is the final confirmation of mankinds redeemed sonship. His faith is the only valid reference to your belief!
27 To be immersed in Christ is to be fully clothed with him! He is your brand new wardrobe confirming your sonship!
28 Nothing resembles your previous identity as Jew or Gentile, bond or free, male or female, Billabong or Gucci, now you are all defined in oneness with Christ! He is your significance and makes you beautiful! MIRROR
Gal 6:15 For neither is circumcision [now] of any importance, nor uncircumcision, but [only] a new creation [the result of a new birth and a new nature in Christ Jesus, the Messiah]. AMP
Ephesians 1:3 Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesusall because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!
4And in love he chose us before he laid the foundation of the universe! Because of his great love, he ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence. TPT
EPH 2:6 We are co-included in his resurrection. We are also co-elevated in his ascension to be equally present in the throne room of the heavenly realm where we are co-seated with him in his executive authority. We are fully represented in Christ Jesus. MIRROR
Ephesians 2:10 We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it! TPT
PHIL 4:13 In every situation I am strong in the one who empowers me from within to be who I am! MIRROR
COL 2:10 We are complete in him! Jesus mirrors our wholeness and endorses our true identity. He is "I am" in us!
11 You were in Christ when he died; which means that his death is your true circumcision. This is not hypothetical; this is the real deal. Thus, sins authority in the human body was stripped of its control over you.
12 In the same parallel [your co-circumcision in his death], your co-burial and joint-resurrection is now demonstrated in baptism; your co-inclusion in Christ is what Gods faith knew when he powerfully raised him from the dead.
13 You were once spiritually dead, as confirmed in your constant failure, being bound to a lifestyle ruled by the distorted desires of the flesh; but now God made you alive together with him and thus graciously restored our innocence and dignity, having forgiven us all our short falling. MIRROR
1 Thess 1:10 And [how you] look forward to and await the coming of His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead Jesus, Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the wrath [bringing punishment] which is coming [upon the impenitent] and draws us to Himself [investing us with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in Christ, the Messiah]. AMP
1 THESS 1:10 And all along you remain focused on the Son of God who reveals our joint-origin in the heavenlies. He endorsed our redeemed innocence in his resurrection! He has drawn us to himself and rescued us from every definition of judgment! MIRROR
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1 Corinthians 11:23 I have handed down to you what came to me by direct revelation from the Lord himself. The same night in which he was handed over, he took bread 24and gave thanks. Then he distributed it to the disciples and said, Take it and eat your fill. It is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.
25He did the same with the cup of wine after supper and said, This cup seals the new covenant with my blood. Drink itand whenever you drink this, do it to remember me. TPT
John 6:53 And Jesus said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you cannot have any life in you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood [unless you appropriate His life and the saving merit of His blood].
54 He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has (possesses now) eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day.
55 For My flesh is true and genuine food, and My blood is true and genuine drink.
56 He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood dwells continually in Me, and I [in like manner dwell continually] in him. AMP
JN 6:53 Amen amen, I say unto you that you have (echo) no real life in yourselves until you consume the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood.
54 Your every meal is a celebration of the incarnation; to eat my flesh and drink my blood is to digest me like your body is designed to digest food and it becomes flesh; this echoes the life of the ages and communicates the fact that you are co-risen with me in the final conclusion of my work of redemption.
55 My flesh is food in its truest form and my blood is drink in its truest form.
56 The eating of my flesh and drinking of my blood is the celebration of our seamless union - you in me and I in you - because you wont find you until you find me!
6:57 As the living Father has sent me and also sustains me so will I sustain the one eating me. I live through my Father - just like my daily food sustains me, so his life permanently resides in me - now you may also continually and habitually feast on me and live through me!
58 This is the bread that stepped down out of the heavenly sphere - there is no comparison with the manna your fathers received from heaven. MIRROR
This is why communion is so important. Paul thought about communion directly by Jesus himself. Communion allows us to become absolutely one with Jesus and to live in the power of his resurrection and his glorified body and life giving blood. We see who Christ is to communion and why we are in him.
1 Cor 11:26 What you must solemnly realize is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master. You will be drawn back to this meal again and again until the Master returns. You must never let familiarity breed contempt. MSG
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