BEING CONFORMED TO HIS IMAGE

Dec 29, 2023

The primary pursuit of our lives is to know God.

Philippians 3:12-14 [12] Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. [13] Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, [14] I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

We ought to lay aside our past successes, failures, accolades, fame, or whatever society has put on us, and press into God for more and greater experiences in Him until we are conformed to the image of His dear Son. 

This must be our ultimate goal in our journey of faith so that at the end of it all, our lives mirror the life of Jesus Christ.

That is why as we surrender and yield to Him, He comes to take residence in our hearts and transform us inside out.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.

God cannot undertake any necessary reconstruction or new endeavor to purge your life without your permission and participation: We are co-labourers.

The Father is the vinedresser, He comes to prune us until our lives can reflect the true glory of the Father to the nations. (John 15:1-2)

We have no light or glory of our own, we only serve as people who reflect what is of Him. The better aligned we are, the greater the glory and power that will be seen through us.

2 Corinthians 3:18 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.

As we behold Him, we are changed, not just for the sake of it but we may be the full expression of the Father on this earth.

We are here to reveal Jesus. This is what our lives are all about that Jesus can find a hundred percent expression through us.

Remember God has no hands, feet but ours. For this reason, we are called the body of Christ; anything God wants to do He does it through us. That is why our alignment is key for Heaven to find free expression here on earth.

Matthew 6:10 Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Heaven has already agreed, But are the vessels on Earth aligned so that Heaven can find expression here? 

Deuteronomy 11:21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.

The goal of redemption is for us to bring heaven wherever we go. That is why submission, surrender, and yielding are key to pleasing the Master.

May the Holy Spirit continue drawing us deeper and deeper until we are lost in Him and marinate us with Himself until He takes over. (John 3:30)

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.