In the world you are a bar code… In the Kingdom you bear the IMAGE of God.
You are not your feelings.
You are not your past.
Your inner man is not the age of your outer man.
Your spirit is eternal.
Your real capacity is unexplored because it’s a new nature that came alive the moment Christ came into your heart by the Holy Spirit.
You are no longer merely human – you possess an aspect of the divine nature. Your recreated spirit is the real you, and in that part you bear His image.
As you behold the beauty of the Lord you are changed:
”But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Did you know that the ancient mirrors were actually bronze hammered flat? When the sun hit them the radiant reflection would cover your face.
The figure is one of great beauty. The idea is, that by placing ourselves within the light of the gospel and by contemplating the glory that shines there, we become changed into the likeness of the same glory that shines on us.
The world system is called Babylon. Everybody losses their unique identity and becomes a brick, a unit, a number, a bar code – in a globally controlled economic system of total surveillance.
The tower of Babel was built of brick. Each brick made to fit exactly like the other brick.
The Temple of the Lord on the other hand is built of stones – “living stones” that fit together in such a way that each stone is unique.
The world pressures you to conform. It tries to make you a brick in a godless system.
The Kingdom challenges the bride to transform: to make you a living stone in a living temple.
You are a whole lot more than you think you are!
“When He appears you will see Him as He is and immediately be transformed to be just like Him ” (1 John 3:2).
Do you know why? Because you are made of the same nature and material. Your life is hidden in Christ.
You only need to see Him to be like Him.
You only need to receive His words to activate what you’ve got.
Open the Bible and do it now.
You only need to see to be…