May 2, 2024

Revelation 4:11 (KJV) … for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Our fulfilment and satisfaction in this life can only be attained by living a life that pleases God.

The whole plan for redemption was that we may conform to the Image of God’s dear Son; to look like Jesus. (Romans 8:29).

That is why God invested Himself in us in the person of the Holy Spirit, to do the sanctifying work within us daily.

So we adhere and yield to His instructions, commandments and convictions till that day when we look like Jesus.

John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. [2] Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

When we yield to the Holy Spirit, He does the pruning work within us so that we may bear more fruit. God doesn’t want us to settle for less but to keep increasing until we are like Him. (Matthew 13:1-9, Genesis 1:28)

God has installed capacity in us, that can bring forth more than we have today. However, the key determinant is yielding to the Holy Spirit more and more daily.

Romans 12:2
The best that God has put in your spirit can never find expression eternally until your mind has been renewed and aligned with His Word, cause, and purpose.

Conformity to the image of Jesus Christ is the way we ought to live our lives so that the Spirit can align us to that dimension where everything inside us can flow and be a blessing. This should be our daily goal.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, these are sons of God.

This Christian life is not attained by the flesh but by yielding to the leading of the Holy Spirit. This is what demonstrates our sonship.

There is more He expects from us, so when you see the finger of God pruning away certain excesses in your life; drawing you away from certain relationships or things and drawing you to His presence for a certain time, it is all geared towards you bringing forth more fruit and glorifying the Father. (John 15:8)

Every dream, prophecy or vision God has given you is to help you come to a place where you are conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. A day will come and we shall be like Him. (1 John 3:2)

How much transformation has taken place in your life between January and now?

How much has the Holy Spirit been able to circumcise out of your life? Has there been a change in your life since last year?

Check yourself; the anger, temper, jealousy, negativity and whatever works of the flesh that stand in the way of the Spirit of God and ask Him to help you.

Deuteronomy 8:14-15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, … that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end

God will always bring us to a place where we are tested, not to fail us but to show us where we are in this journey so that we may cry out for more of Him.

When He reveals your heart to you, break down and ask for forgiveness. Do not start arguing, questioning the Holy Spirit or going into defense mode because this is the heart posture that will attract the help of God and draw you to be more like Him (Isaiah 66:2)

The ultimate goal of redemption is not for us to have enormous wealth (nothing wrong with it) but to look like Jesus.

This is why we were given the five-fold ministry to mature to being one with Jesus. However, there has to be a desire and pursuit in your spirit to be like Jesus. (Acts 4:13, Matthew 6:33)

Further Study
2 Corinthians 3:18
Philippians 3:8
Eph 4:10-16