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AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD!
1 JOHN 4:17
"Love has been perfected among us in this;
that we may have boldness in the day of judgment;
because as HE is, so are we in this world."
This verse says, "As HE is!" That means as HE is now! Victorious, Anointed, Holy, Powerful, Righteous, Healed! When is the church going to start reflecting this? We are not poor pitiful souls. We are the Righteousness of God! We are to portray Jesus to this world and reveal Him as HE is now! That is what this world needs to see! That is what will bring change to their lives. No one wants to see someone who is in lack, sick, in unbelief, or struggling! What they need to see is JESUS! It is time we started showing the Real Jesus to this world!
Isn't it wonderful to know that we are created in His image and likeness? Isn't it wonderful to know that when Jesus gave us the Great Commission, HE fully equipped us for what HE is calling us to do? There is nothing lacking. The only thing that can hinder our success in what HE has called us to do, is us. I know that our heavenly Father is waiting expectantly for us to rise up in the anointing HE has placed upon us and for us to reach out and touch people for Christ.
I know that HE is looking to see if there are any hearts willing to go and do the work that needs to be done. HE is looking for those who know the power and authority that they walk in. HE is waiting for us to show the glory of God upon us to those HE puts in our lives. HE has more than supplied what we need. All we need to do is to understand that in our hearts, and then "Go Ye" into all the world.
Can the world tell that you are different than them? Can they see the light and glory of the Lord upon you? We were called to be different! We were called to be peculiar! And peculiar is walking in the authority and power that Jesus did, touching, healing, sharing, helping, and leading others to Christ! Will you answer the call today? Remember, Jesus said we would do even more than HE did. Do you have faith to believe His Word? If so, then do the work of the Father today, and touch lives in His Love!
Continuing with our foundation verse, let's look at it again:
1 JOHN 4:17
"Love has been perfected among us in this; that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as HE is, so are we in this world."
As we continue with this verse, I would like to share some more thoughts regarding this verse and the impact it is to have upon us!
Many Christians today do not have a clear understanding of this verse or our role in what we are to portray to this world. Many Christians today are not walking in the power or knowledge of this verse. There are many who are suffering, who have lack in their lives, sickness, sorrow, pain, unbelief, who do not see themselves as the Word has commanded us to see ourselves.
As I stated previously, we are to be as JESUS IS NOW seated in heaven, right here in this world where we live. We are to REVEAL the TRUE JESUS to this world. HE is Holy, Righteous, Victorious, Healthy, Blessed, Prosperous, Anointed, Appointed, Powerful, and Authoritative!
HE is also Forgiving, Compassionate, Merciful, Loving, a Giver, a Helper, a Healer, Peaceful, Obedient, Gracious, Thankful, Tolerant, Patient, Productive, Joyful, Faithful, Submissive, Willing, Excited, Expectant, a Visionary, Mission-Minded, and Hungry for Souls. This is not even close to a complete list of all HE IS NOW as you can imagine. Also, it is not a complete list of all we are called to be NOW! These attributes are what we are to be revealing to the world on a daily basis.
Yes, we have a great task at hand. And in our minds eye it appears nearly impossible to achieve. Yet God has told us in His Holy Word that as Jesus is NOW so are we in this world! That means As JESUS Is Now, we also are capable of being. If it were not so, God would not have said that! And don't forget, we are not doing it alone. We always have the Helper to guide us and help us when we need it, the Holy Spirit! So see, nothing is impossible, not even this.
I challenge you today to reach higher, to reach for more, to not settle for ordinary lives, but to seek the High Life found in Christ Jesus. Will you take Him at His Word today, knowing that HE has made a way for you to be AS HE IS, while you are here in this world? Will you strive to be more than the little that most people expect to see?
Will you Dare To Believe that it is possible to be As Jesus Is? Will you Dare to be different today? Will you Dare to reach for more? Will you REVEAL THE TRUE JESUS to the world today? Will you attempt to do that in even greater degrees, more and more with each new day? I pray that we all will!
Father God, we thank You that You gave us Your Word. We thank You that You made it clear that we have the ability to be as Jesus Is every day of our lives, if we will but choose to. I thank You Father, that You in Your wisdom, have asked us to be different so that the world could hunger for what we have. I thank You that we can achieve anything that you have spoken to us in Your Word, if we will but choose to believe and obey.
Thank You Father, for daily creating in us the image of Your Precious Son Jesus! How we long to be the likeness of Christ for this world to see! Help us Father, to realize the true significance of this. Help us to Recognize Who we resemble today. Help us to honor You in the image we portray to this world.
May we bring You honor and glory in the way we represent You here on earth. May we never cause You sorrow or pain with our actions, but joy and honor in all we do daily. If Your Spirit does not go with us, we shall not go from here. Take us to where You want us to be. May we always be found pleasing in Your sight.
Today let us reveal the True Jesus to this lost, dying, and hurting world. Let what we have and what we reveal be the True Essence of Jesus Christ, and may it cause an overwhelming hunger to develop in those around us! May we finally walk in ALL that You have given us, thereby bringing You glory. We are not poor pitiful souls, but we are everything that JESUS IS NOW! Bless God! Praise the Lord!
We trust You with everything we are and everything we have, and everything we are called to be. In Jesus’ Holy Anointed Name we pray and give You thanks. Amen.
The will of God will never take you, where the Spirit of God cannot work through you, where the wisdom of God cannot teach you, where the army of God cannot protect you, where the hands of God cannot mold you.