I would like to share something that is exciting as well as life changing. I am going to begin to share with you about who you are and the way that God sees you...
The first thing that is important to recognize is that you are not the person that you see in the mirror everyday... I know this may come across as strange, but please let me explain. The image that you see in the mirror is only a suit that you live in. In order to live on earth, you must have a suit that you wear, your body is your earth suit! In addition to the suit that you look at in the mirror and have to bath, and brush its teeth, and feed, etc., You have another part of you, this part is called the soul, or the mind. will, and emotions. In this part of you decisions are made. The soul is also referred to as the heart of man. Depending on what you put in your heart will determine the dominant actions that you see carried out through your body. The last part of you is your spirit. Depending on whether or not you believe in Jesus and that God raised him from the dead will determine what your spirit looks like. The Bible makes it clear that man/woman is a 3 part being in 1 Thessalonians 5:23. There is much to say about all 3 parts of man, but today I want to give a few more references concerning this reality, and then I want to share about how God sees you as a spiritual being in Christ Jesus.
Genesis 1:26 says,"let us make man in our image...". What is this image referring to? The Godhead is made up of 3 parts, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! So we are a 3 part being created in the likeness of God.
2 Corinthians 6:16 says that you are the temple of God... and that God will dwell in you! The temple that God had man make in the old testament was made up of 3 parts, and outer court, and inner court, and the holy of Holies. God dwelt in the Holy of Holies. We are the temple of God! We have an outer court, our body; and inner court, our soul; and a holy of Holies were God dwells, our spirit! Under the new testament, you are the temple of God, God dwells in you! This is the way that God sees you!
In Ephesians 2:6, it says that we have been seated with Christ in heavenly places! That is right now, not future tense. You may say, how can that be... I'm sitting here in front of a computer... I don't mean that your body has been seated with Christ, I mean that you Spirit has been seated with Christ! Right now you are in the presence of God almighty, and if you can picture yourself there as God pictures you there you will be flooded with his presence and it will become impossible for you to fail in this world or accept any of it's shortcomings, because you know that all is well at the right hand of God the Father!
One last scripture, In 1 Corinthians 5:3 Paul says that he is absent from the Corinthians in body, but present with them in Spirit.... This does not meant that his spirit is with them in Corinth, this means that because they are in Christ Jesus, and he is in Christ Jesus, they are all seated together with Christ Jesus in heavenly places! Ephesians 2:6
I'm telling you, that if you will stop and close your eyes and see yourself the way that God sees you, it will bring victory to you today.
There is much more to say about this topic and I will continue to teach on it, but for now my break is over and I need to get back to work... God bless!
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