God's Truth In Love

Spiritual Remnant of God Series~ ~ ~Part 7 – Mirrored Image

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Ask yourself…Do you really want to be ever-increasingly an image of your Lord and Savior, the Christ, Jesus?

There are so many people who pray, ‘Lord I want to be like you.’ but they have no idea what they are praying for and the impact that prayer will have on their lives. If you are part of the CURRENT Spiritual Remnant of God you either have already “got it” as they say or you will “get it” before too long.

Being like Christ is not something the Holy Spirit is going to do half way. We cannot just wake up one day and say to God, ‘Oh, sorry, I changed my mind.’ You can run and you can try to hide but if you are part of the CURRENT Spiritual Remnant of God He is not going to let you go. You will find no peace until you accept the transformation within you that must take place, a transformation, which places you at the center of “understanding” the Holy and All-Encompassing Will of God. There will never be room again in your life for part of God; only God in His entirety will be an option.

I have watched and continue to watch many of the CURRENT Spiritual Remnant of God try to run and hide from the very transforming process, which will set them completely free. Fear of what is on the other side of the transformation keeps them bound to what they can see and sense they have some control over in the now. That same bondage keeps them void of godly peace and they seek a substitute for a peace only God can bring to their lives. Why? Because a part of them knows that being like Jesus, truly being like Jesus, means identifying with what Jesus lived with during His earthy ministry.

In part six, I touched on some of what Jesus endured during His earthly ministry. I asked a friend and protégé a similar question the other day to the one I will now pose here; ‘Why do people [meaning the CURRENT Spiritual Remnant] expect to be treated better or different than Jesus was treated by the world or the religious community? Have these people who expect different actually read the Bible?’

How was Jesus treated?

† Jesus was rejected.

† Jesus was persecuted.

† Jesus was misunderstood.

† Jesus was maligned.

† Jesus was called a fake.

† Jesus was told He was not good enough.

† Jesus had to tolerate those who had no idea of His depth of understanding when it came to spiritual truths.

† Jesus spoke Truth and they called it a lie, false teaching.

† Jesus was accused of having a demon.

† Jesus’ insight scared people.

† Jesus was feared because He challenged people’s ideas, beliefs, and sin.

† Jesus was accused of being aligned with Satan.

† Jesus was hated.

† Jesus was considered to be a rebel.

† Jesus was considered to be mad, crazy, insane.

† Jesus was accused of being disrespectful and disobedient to the religious leaders of His time.

† Jesus was doubted by His own friends, co-labors, and followers.

† Jesus was betrayed by someone closest to Him.

† Jesus was abandoned by all those He had loved and cared for.

† Jesus was disobeyed.

† Jesus had to do the Father’s Will despite the fact that part of Him wanted there to be another way to accomplish the same goal – the inner compulsion to obey the Father was greater than any distress He might experience.

† Jesus could get no help or support from His friends, co-labors, and followers when He needed prayer and support.

† Jesus suffered terrible injustice.

† Jesus was arrested on false charges.

† Jesus was subjected to a kangaroo court.

† Jesus stood before His entire community while they sided with evil over good and chose Barabbas over Him to be set free.

† Jesus was physically beaten to the degree of torture.

† Jesus was publically humiliated; both mocked and laughed at by onlookers.

† Jesus was put to death in a torturous way for His Holiness.

† Jesus sought mercy on the cross and for a few moments seemed to find none.

† Jesus was not even left alone to die in peace.

Now for any of the faithful CURRENT Spiritual Remnant out there who can identify with their Savior and can feel the scares of being transformed into His imagine I leave you with this bit of Truth. Jesus did go through all of those things and suffer all of those injustices but what else did Jesus do.

Jesus overcame it all!

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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