In the beginning, God has created man, and He created man in His own image (copy, double, duplicate, appearance, representation, likeness, – some of the synonyms of the word image); in the image of God He created him; male and female He created. He has made us as the spiritual image of Himself, as well as to be like Him in character. He has crowned us with glory and honor. Likewise, He has made us to have dominion over the works of His hands; He has put all things under our feet.
Albeit, we have turned away to our own ways, walked away from God and made ourselves as gods. We have turned to idle worship, marred ourselves by an attitude of disobedience toward God. We have sinned against God and separated ourselves from Him, causing not only problems to ourselves, but to others as well. All of us have sinned, and all of us fell short of the glory of God. But Jesus has taken all of our iniquities, saved us from sin and ourselves and returned our son-ship of Father God.
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
God wants you free from fear. Why? Because fear and anxiety cripple your spiritual life and drain you of the joy and energy it takes to live with faith and confidence.
God wants you free from guilt. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death
God wants you living with purpose. For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing son-ship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
All authority has been given to Him in heaven and on earth. Now He wants us to go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that He has commanded you; and lo, He is with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
He verbally has proven this to us when on the evening of that day, the first day of the week, when the doors being locked where the disciples were in fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence; For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
I pray that this article, as well as with whomever you share it with, will comfort you, challenge you and change your daily lives in Honor of His Glory. Do not allow yourself to look back at whom you were at one point of your life; but concentrate yourself before the Lord, and let Him change you, continue to grow towards someone that the Lord has destined for you to be. Be the one through whom the Name of God Almighty will be glorified.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hillsong – I surrender
Hillsong Live New DVD Album, Cornerstone, 2012, Name of Song: I surrender
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