Image Bearers

Speak in unknown tongues before you read this to fully grasp the weight of this message

Knowing God is in stages or dimensions. Knowing Him is a gradual process. As new believers, God doesn’t immediately show us the full picture of our salvation. God likes to work in stages and processes for example; It took God 6 days during creation not because He couldn’t do it in a day but He wanted to pass a message to humanity that things should be done in stages and processes.

In Genesis 1:26 God said “Now let Us conceive a new creation—humanity—made in Our image, fashioned according to Our likeness. And let Us grant them authority over all the earth…” God created Man (A certain generation of humans) that carried His Image. All of creation was an Imagination or expression of God till darkness came upon the face of the deep. The earth was a shapeless, chaotic mass, with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors. Genesis 1:2 Corruption happened! (the rise and fall of Lucifer). Corruption (Lucifer) was banished away from the Heavens realm. Hence, corruption brought darkness to other realms and creations of God outside of Heaven’s realm. Now the work of the Spirit is to bring back correction (Light) to all of creation that isn’t reflecting God’s Imagination. The Man (I.e. Adam, Eve, and every Human generation that was in him) God’s creation was also eventually deceived by corruption and ultimately lost the image of God.

There are stages in a believer’s life.
When we first give our lives to Christ, we become a babe in Christ. Eventually, we begin to desire to mature by the milk of the word (1 Peter 2:2) and by the nurturing of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14) till we become Matured Believers (also knows as sons of God). Now even as sons of God, God expects us to manifest as Image bearers. I.e We reflect His Exact Image to Humanity and creation. We can only do this with the help of the Holy Spirit.

– IMAGE BEARERS are those who have conformed to the Full Personality of The Holy Spirit and have come to the Full Knowledge of Christ.

– IMAGE BEARERS are those who reflect or manifest the exact personality of Christ in their everyday lives.

2 Corinthians 3:18
18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
When we behold the Holy Spirit in His Full Glory with our spiritual eyes it’s like we are looking in a spiritual mirror of who we truly are. When we stare at a physical mirror, which sees is us, but not the real us. The person in the physical mirror is the fallen us. I.e The selfish us; The proud us; The us with ego; The us filled with all kinds of fear; The us struggling with lust. While the Person (personality of the Holy Spirit) we see the spiritual mirror (The Word), is the REAL US. The us originally created by God; The us that loves without motives; The us that believes and has complete Faith in God; The us filled with mercy and compassion; The us filled with Joy; The us that reflects the exact nature and character of God. (Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:8-10). When God said “Ye are gods” Psalm 82:6 He was talking about this originally created version of us.

God is calling us back to be IMAGE BEARERS, to manifest & reflect His Image, nature, character, and Kingdom to Humanity and all creations.

Word for meditation
Colossians 3:10, “…put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.”

Prayer
Father in Jesus Name, I ask for the grace to enable me to be an image-bearer. Manifesting & reflecting Your Very Nature to Humanity and creation. I want to be just like You. Amen

Sing this song by Theophilus Sunday

🎼🎶 Until my only gaze is You! Spirit keep brooding over me till I look more like You. Until my only life is You, Spirit keeps brooding over me till I look more like You. Until my All in all is You Spirit keep brooding over me till I like more like You. Until am deep and lost in You, Spirit keeps brooding over me till am lost in You. Holy Spirit do what You want.. my whole time is yours! My whole life & being (soul, mind, thoughts) and everything I own is Yours! Holy Spirit take over. Ooohh! My Yahweh! Oooh! My Lover! Ohhh! My Lover! Ooooh! My Lover!

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