Summary: You are defined by what people see you do or hear you say. And your definition is always connected to a person, place or thing. This tells what or who you represent to those defining you.
May the peace of the Lord be with you.
Topic: WHAT OR WHO YOU EXHIBIT IN YOUR LIFE DEFINES WHO YOU ARE
Acts 14:8-12 King James Version (KJV)
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
Beloved, as Christians, we are followers of Jesus. A people who are like Him. We live in Jesus and He also lives in us.
Jesus has given us authority over all the powers of the enemy. He has given us the power or grace to pronounce healing, drink deadly poison and not die, baptize new converts etc etc etc.
These are a few of what Jesus has empowered us to do. In doing these we act in place of Christ here on earth. He uses us to fulfil His purpose.
In exhibiting what was in them (Paul and Barnabas) the people acclaimed them as gods manifesting as men.
Beloved, we operate here on earth, in place of YHWH many many times. He uses us to do great and mighty things which beats human minds.
We walk on earth as oracles of God and as such the works of Paul and Barnabas beat their imagination and based on their exposure and knowledge, related them to their best gods.
Beloved you are like Jesus and if you exhibit Him well, people will see you as His representation or His manifestation on earth to do His work.
Beloved, people naturally connects us to things, people and places, depending on what they see us exhibit.
Therefore becareful what you exhibit, what people see you do and or hear you say is used to define you.
As Christians we should live to show that *IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS* and no one else, people should see only Jesu when they look at us and not even our image.
Prayer: Father please cause me to exhibit Jesus and Jesus alone so that all who see or hear of me would know, that I am a representation of Jesus Christ. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
_FOLLOWING PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT IN US, WITH US AND UPON US TO DO THE WILL OF GOD AND COMPLETE IT SUCCESSFULLY IN THE NAME OF JESUS_