EXPRESS IMAGE

24. September, 2017IAM InternationalNo comments

Beloved just as Jesus Christ in the form of human flesh was the express image of the Father. God has planned for you and me in the form of human flesh to be the express image of Christ to a hurting, lost and dying world. (1 John 3:2; Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.) (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.)

God is a God of plan, purpose, design and objectivity. God planned thru Christ death and resurrection, Many sons would be born who would be the EXPRESS image of  HIS son Jesus Christ. That we would also become joint heirs with HIM. Beloved Jesus stripped Himself of His divine attributes , came to earth in the form of human flesh. Was anointed by the Holy Ghost, lived a sinless life, healed the sick, cast out demons,  raised the dead and defeated satan on every occasion- leaving us an example to follow. ( Philp 2:5-8; Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.)

Jesus life on earth as a son of God is to be our example of how our lives as sons of god should be.  We must grasp this revelation. Beloved you are part of God’s end-time plan . He has planned for you to be the EXPRESS Image of Jesus here on the earth. Beloved we often struggle through the weakness of our flesh , knowing our human limitations but in Christ Jesus we can do all things. Our confidence should never be in our own human ability but only in God’s ability in us to bring to pass what He has ordained. This type of divine life in Christ is Radical (departure from the usual or traditional) Christianity compared to the  wish-washy that we see in the world today. Beloved we must depart from the dry, dead religious traditions of man and become radical for God! Traditional religion has taught us that it is not possible for a son and daughter of God to walk in the POWER of God! Beloved we have been taught by religious leaders that it the gifts of the Holy Spirit have passed away.  We have brought the level of our experiences  down to match our experience instead of our experiences being raise to conform with the word of God.

Beloved you must get the revelation of who you are right now in Christ Jesus. You can walk among men on this earth as a son of almighty God.  Beloved as Jesus walked the earth as the EXPRESS Image of the Father, you can walk the face of the earth as the EXPRESS Image of God! Beloved when you realize, when you know beyond any doubt who you are in Christ Jesus, you will KNOW.

  • That God has begotten you by His spirit
  • That God has birthed the life of Christ , the all powerful, eternal son of God in you.
  • That the fullness of the Godhead dwells in you.
  • That you are daily by His Spirit being transformed into the very image of His son.
  • That you are a joint heir with Christ.
  • That everything Christ has now belongs to you.

The Indwelling Christ

23. September, 2017IAM InternationalNo comments

Jesus as the son of God was conceived by Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary and the very Life of Christ was conceived in you by Holy Spirit. According to the good pleasure of His will God has sent forth the Spirit of His son to dwell in your heart (Inner-man).

God has birthed Christ Life in your Spirit which was once dead by reason of Adam’s sin but now is alive in Christ Jesus! 2 Corinthians 5:17; Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away : behold all things become new. Your old man is dead, it was crucified with Christ (Romans 6:6) so that the body of sin might be destroyed.

The Father did not call you by His Spirit , cleanse you of your sins and then leave you to live your own life and serve Him the best you can. God has placed His life and the very Life of His Holy eternal son within you. Just as Jesus lived His whole life by the indwelling Father, you are to live your life through Christ that lives and dwells in you!

Just as your physical body cannot live without food and nourishment , neither can your spirit live unless you feed it- drawing the Life and nourishment from Christ. There must be a continual dependence on Christ , a continual drawing of strength, a continual “abiding” in Him and His word. Beloved it is in this union with Him that His life can be lived in and through you!

Jesus lived His life on earth by the Father who sent Him. He said, And He that sent me is with me: The Father has not left me alone (John 8:29).  I am in the Father and the Father is in me ( John 14:10). Jesus  words, His actions, His works, were the result of the Father living in Him. Jesus said, the words that I speak unto you , I speak not of myself : But the Father that dwells in me He doth the works (John 14:10).

Because God has made you one of His sons, you can now live your life through Christ who dwells in you. And because God dwells in Christ, He also dwells in you!  Jesus said, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him and we will come unto him and make our abode with him ( John 14:23).  It is this perfect union, God the Father dwelling in Christ, Christ the son of God dwelling in you that you are able to live the express image of Christ on the earth.

Colossians 2:9-10; For in Him all the fullness of Deity (the Godhead) dwells in bodily form [completely expressing the divine essence of God]. 10 And in Him you have been made complete [achieving spiritual stature through Christ], and He is the head over all rule and authority [of every angelic and earthly power].  Jesus prayed that we would all come into the unity in Him that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us,  (JOHN 17:21).

I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me ( John 17:23). Beloved when you get this revelation of unity with God the Father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit living in you, you will begin to live the Life of Jesus, a life of power, a life without limits. You will begin to let Christ live His Life through you! You will begin to walk like Him, talk like Him, heal like Him and set all the captives free as He did when He walked the earth.

 

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