5. Be conformed into the Image of His Son

Last week we learned that we have the mind of Christ and that we need to renew our mind to think like He does instead of thinking like the world. It is critical to our Christian walk that we start to walk and talk like He did and like He still does. The Father's master plan was that His Son would die and receive the punishment for our sins, so that we needn't be punished, but that we can boldly enter into His presence and become like His Son here on earth. God's trump card was that He was going to rule this world through living in us. And as we have seen and discussed, Jesus lives within us and He wants to live through us and make a difference in this world.

And because He lives within us, the Scriptures tell us that God wants us to grow and become just like His Son in every way. In essence our spirits are just like His Son already, but our souls need to realign in order for us to become as we truly are.

"...that we may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ." Ephesians 4:15

"For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:29

"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." 2 Corinthians 3:18

It is clear to see that God wants us to grow up and become more and more like His Son. Paul knew this, God had revealed it to him and he renewed his mind up and until a point where he fully imitated Christ. That is why He could freely say:

"Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1

Paul came to a point where he could say imitate me, because I am like Christ. And his dream for the churches he planted was that they also became replicas of Christ, so that other people could imitate them until they came to the fullness of Christ. In other words it is possible for Christians to become like Jesus was. It is not only possible; it is God's will for us. God wants us to represent Him fully in this world. He wants us to attract people into His Kingdom.

I hear you say, 'But I am a sinful man, how can I represent Christ?' But exactly. Jesus came to set you free from the power of sin and to translate you into His Kingdom. In His Kingdom there is no sin and the more you focus on His Kingdom the less you will sin and the more you will reflect His glory and become like Him. The question is mainly this, do you want to become like Him or do you like sin too much? A lot of people use the excuse to say they were born a sinner and they cannot help their actions. That is not true, they were born a sinner yes, but when they were born again they were freed from the bondage and power of sin and translated into His Kingdom. And now they have the strength to stand up against that sin and get rid of it by the power of God.

We were meant to be free from sin, we were meant to walk in His Kingdom as His sons, standing up in this world for our Father. We were not meant to blend in and become part of this world. No, we were meant for greater things, we were meant to walk this earth with the power and ability given to us from Above. God reigns and He wants to exercise His reign through us. Allow Him to. Be open to change. Be open to the workings of His Spirit. Die to self and let Him live through you. That is the Kingdom way, that is the way to true liberty, freedom and peace.

Thank you Father that we can become like Your Son. Thank you that we can be conformed into the same Image. How wonderful! Help us Father to please You and to do just that. We want to glorify Your Name and sing praises on high. You are wonderful and we love You. Amen

1 comment for “5. Be conformed into the Image of His Son”

  1. Gravatar of BarbaraBarbara
    Posted Friday, 10 March 2017 at 10:28:30 PM

    Hallelujah!!! May His spirit help us to be more and more like Jesus in speech and deeds. Thank you so much.

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