Summary: A KNOWLEDGE OF WHO WHE ARE IN CHRIST
Transformed into God’s Image
By the end of this message tonight you are going to know who’s image you are living in, because you have a choice of who’s image you want to walk in and live in.
Webster says that image means a representation of a person or thing.
1. We the believer are to represent Christ the bible says in I Corinthians 5:17-20 that we are ambassadors for Christ.
17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18: And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19: To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20: Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
An Ambassador is a Minister of the highest rank employed by one country at the court of another to carry out his countries affairs; a messenger, intermediary, authorized envoy and an official representive.
We the believer are to represent Christ and we can’t be a representation of Christ sick and crippled up with diseases and all types of sickness because Christ was never sick, poor, and depressed. Christ never lived below his privileges why because he had an image of himself. (St. John 7:29, 9:5).
29: But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
5: As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Jesus knew who he was and who his Father was and what right he had, so if we are to be like Jesus we must have the Image of Jesus so lets continue defining this word Image. The vital impression of something produced by a lens or a mirror.
The job of a mirror is to reflect what is in front of it we know that the word of God is the mirror and when you look into the Word you see yourself you see what you are suppose to be, how you are suppose to act as a believer, how you suppose to talk as a believer, what you are suppose to be, and how you are suppose to function as a believer.
Let me ask the question, are you what Christ says you are, are you acting the way Christ says you should act, are you speaking what God’s Word says you are suppose to speak or are you living beneath your privilege in Christ. Let continue on defining this word image-A copy, a counterpart-something that fits together complete or complements another.
We as believers are Jesus counterpart we are suppose to complement Jesus because Jesus is love so am I, Jesus is peace so are we, we fit together. A likeness to reflect-we are to reflect Christ in every area of our lives if we are going to confess to be a Christian.
In our Text in Genesis 1:26-27 that God crated man in his own image and in his likeness so I look like my father God sow when you look at me you Don’t see Elder you should see Jesus.
We have to stop looking at the person and look at the God in the person whether its Jesus or the god of this world, so many people look at the person and all their faults or see the past life and that all they see is the bad and the ugly in the person the negative things and we have got to stop seeing that and see Jesus, Because we the believer are created in the Image and likeness of God, now if I am created in the image and likeness of God then that means I have the same right and privileges that Jesus had.
In 2 Corinthians 3:18 the bible say that we are changed into the same image, what image Jesus image from glory to glory by the spirit of God so you see if the Spirit of God is manifested in your life and you have the made the decision to let the spirit of God have full reign or course in you life you will be change into the image of the spirit of God, What is the image of the spirit of
God lets take a look at 2 Corinthians 4:4.