Summary: God wants you to see beyond the Natural... God wants you to see yourself the way He sees you... Victorious not the victim… healed and not sick.. strong and not weak... the head and not the tail... blessed and whole because Christ is in you.
Mirror - Mirror...on the Wall...
After being away on business, a man thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. “How about some perfume?” he asked the cosmetics clerk.
She showed him a bottle costing $50.00. “That’s a bit much,” he said, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.00. “That’s still quite a bit,” he complained. Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny $15.00 bottle. “You know,” he said, “What I mean is that I’d like to see something really cheap.” and with that..the clerk handed him a mirror.
Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?
We all remember the children's story about Snow White...and how the mirror
Would tell the evil queen whatever she wanted to hear...
Kind of like the accuser does..to anyone who will listen.
But on a more serious note this morning... when we look in the mirror,
what do we see?
Do we see more of Jesus, or more of us?
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.
There is a story of an Amish boy and his father who went to the big city for the very first time and they were amazed by everything they saw.
Having grown up and lived all their lives on a rural farm everything was completely new to them. The Father and son left Ma in the horse buggy and went into this huge skyscraper.
As the boy and father entered the building two shinny doors that could move apart and back together again left them spellbound. They stood watching these doors until the son asked his father, “What is this, Father?”
The father, never having seen an elevator before, responded, “Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don’t know what it is.”
While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving doors and pressed a button.
The doors opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The doors closed and the boy and his father watched small circles with numbers in them light up above the doors.
They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction. The doors opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father said to his son, “Boy, go get your mother!”
When we think about transformations...God doesn’t want us
to see what we see with our natural eyes...
Because what we see in the natural...what we see is limited
To our surroundings and to our understanding...
You see, in the natural it may look and you might feel like your sick, weak, broke and depressed,
But God wants you to see beyond the Natural...
God wants you to see yourself the way He sees you...
Victorious not the victim…
healed and not sick..
strong and not weak...
the head and not the tail...
blessed and whole because Christ is in you.
Colossians 1:27 NKJ
27. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
28. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
When you look at yourself, because of the relationship that you have with His Son.
He wants you to see what He see's...he see's the righteousness of Jesus
He doesn't see all the imperfections..
He see's all the possibilities that are waiting for you to arrive at..
The Plans and Blessings..that you won't have to work to discover
Because He has already placed in your path
for you to run into...
God wants you to look at your reflection..
as in a mirror the glory of His Son who is in you by His Spirit.
As you do this, His Word says that you are being transformed from glory to glory — from poor to rich, sick to healed, from losing to winning!
The world...And that's what we say "the world"
But It's not the world..."it's the accuser in the world" that says...
it just can't be that easy
You can’t be transformed just by beholding the glory of Jesus. Well...
*if it was that easy, everyone would be doing it,
*if it was that easy, there wouldn’t be all the problems in the world there is today!
And you know what...on the surface
what he says sounds reasonable
But remember this line of thinking is from the father of all lies...and completely contrary to what the bible proclaims...