Rhapsody of Realities
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D
LOOK INTO THE GLASS
(Beholding Yourself In Christ Jesus)
TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 3:18
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
“Glass” as used in the verse above is the Greek “katoptrizomai” and it means to mirror oneself. The Word of God is the mirror of God that reflects the real you, and that real you is the glory of God. Paul explains by the Spirit that we’re transformed into what we see as we study and meditate on the Word.
The glory of the Word is an ever-increasing glory. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV says, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” As you look, you see more glory and the result is that you become the image (the “more glory”) that you see. Hallelujah!
James 1:23 says, “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror.” Your job is to keep beholding (looking) at the glory of God in a mirror. Hold that mirror before you all the time, and surely, the Word will cause a transformation in your life. It’ll change your state and install you in your “estate.”
This is what you need, if you’ve been trying to break certain unwholesome habits. Don’t say, “I’m working on changing,” no; don’t work on changing; just do what God says, and the change will take place. Keep studying and meditating on the Word and you’ll be metamorphosed—changed— from glory to glory; it’s an extraordinary ministry of the Word of God in our spirits. The more you behold Him in the Word, the more you see that you’re exactly like Him. No wonder He tells us, “…as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). Use the mirror of God every day. Look at yourself in the Word and see yourself in Him.
2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC
18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you[a]shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Dear Father, I thank you for the ministry of your Word in my life. As I contemplate your Word today, your glory and power are revealed and released in my spirit. I’m transfigured from glory to glory, in ever
increasing splendour, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading📚
Luke 8:22-39, Joshua 5-6
Romans 4:11-25, Psalm 102
Meditate on 1 John 4:17 and then speak in tongues for at least five minutes.