Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Monday, December 16,2019;
BEYOND HIS BODILY FEATURES
(You Are Exactly As The Resurrected Christ Jesus)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
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.”
◀ LET’S TALK
“Hey Nathan, how are you doing today? Thought to see how you were.” “I’m cool, excellent and full of glory, just like Jesus.” “Lol, what? What do you mean, “like Jesus”? Who told you you’re like Him?”
“He did! His Word says so: “…as He is, so am I today.” Billy had a hard time accepting the truth his friend, Nathan, was telling him over the phone. You know, when we say, “…as he (Jesus) is, so are we in this world,” the picture that comes to the mind of some is the build, height, complexion, hair or the physical characteristics of the man Jesus, while He was on earth. It’s much more than that! Our resemblance is with the resurrected Christ, the glorified Jesus.
Yes, before His resurrection, He worked wonders and performed mighty miracles: He commanded the deaf ears to be opened, the blind eyes to receive sight, maimed limbs to be made whole and raised the dead back to life. But notice that Apostle John didn’t say, “as He was, so are we in this world”; that would have been wonderful. However, the Spirit carefully used the word “is” showing us that we’re just as He is, in His present state; in His glorified state. Hallelujah!
The impressive thing about His appearance isn’t His beards, complexion, or height; it’s the glory and the life emanating from Him, so much so that at such instance, you don’t even remember His fleshly description. You’re absorbed into His glory. As He is the resurrected, ascended, triumphant and glorified Christ, so are we in this world.
That’s why it’ll be amiss to try to figure Jesus bodily, or to even be body-conscious. Be spirit-conscious. Remember, you’re glorified just as Jesus. He’s not recognised in the flesh (Luke 24:15-16, 31, 35). So don’t describe yourself by your earthly nativity or physical appearance. See yourself in Him and as His glory (John 17:22).
🎯 Go Deeper
John 3:13; Hebrews 2:11; 1 John 3:2
Dear Father, I thank you for showing me the truth of who I am in Christ. As Jesus is, so am I in the world. I’m glorified, and conscious that the life of God is in me, and evidently manifested in and through me. Thank you for making me the effulgence of your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Revelation 8, Obadiah
Revelation 14:1-10, Nahum 1-3
Meditate on Romans 8:30 and 1 John 3:2.