Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
YOUR TRUE REFLECTION ;
(God’s Word Mirrors Your True Picture To You) ;
TO THE BIBLE James 1:22 ;
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
God’s Word is for us to live by; it’s for doing; it’s for us to live out. But some Christians are trying to “obey” the Word, and that’s where their problem is because the Word isn’t for us to obey. In the Old Testament, God gave the children of Israel laws, commandments to obey, but they failed. So, He changed the order. He said, “…I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people” (Jeremiah 31:33). As a result, in the New Testament, you’re not called to obey the Word, because you’re born of the Word; you’re one with the Word.
The Word of God is a mirror that shows you who you are so that you can know and act accordingly. We hear, study, understand, and meditate on the Word, to act accordingly. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “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.” When you look into the Word, you see yourself. The Word mirrors you. For example, the Word says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). That’s not for you to “obey”; it’s simply showing you who you are: the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
It, therefore, makes no difference that your senses tell you otherwise; God already showed you who you are; act accordingly. That’s doing the Word: accepting, and endorsing God’s image of you, and walking in that light. When you look in the mirror of God, which is the Word, you see the glory of God, and that’s you! The more you look into the Word, the more you become what you see in the Word; a transformation takes place in your life, from glory to glory. Hallelujah!
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
23 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;
24 for he observes himself, goes away and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
Dear Father, thank you for the impact of your Word in my life. Your Word is the reflection of your immense glory deposited in my spirit. As I look into that mirror, I’m transformed into the same image that I see, from glory to glory, by your Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 10:22-42, 2 Kings 8-9
1 Corinthians 11:20-29, Proverbs 18
Open up your Bible and pick out scriptures to meditate on from the letters of Paul to the Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philippians.