Learn to Become Like JESUS - COLOSSIANS 3:10
Main Scripture: Put on your new nature and be renewed as you learn to know your creator and become like Him.
It’s not enough to be SAVED, BELIEVED or HEALED
Yes, our savior has come to do these things for us! And thank God that He has!
HE IS A MIGHTY SAVIOUR and A GREAT HEALER
Scriptures: Zephaniah 3:17
For the Lord your God is living among you and is among you. HE IS A MIGHTY SAVIOUR. He will take will take delight in you with gladness. With His love and He will calm your fears. He will rejoice you with joyful songs.
Jesus said the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and be had compassion on them and healed their sick
The Spirit of the LORD is upon me for He has anointed me bring Good news to the poor He was sent to proclaim that captives will be released, and that the oppressed will be set free.
So yeah, its great and is actually the will of God that we are blessed because of CHRIST – And participate in His paid work on our behalf – that is get completely saved, totally delivered and divinely healed.
But we must not stop not there:
We come to JESUS to give us a MIRACLE; He comes to make us a MIRACLE!
A miraculous evident living being of His mighty saving and delivering power. He comes to make us a TESTIMONY of God’s work here on the earth!
How will those He’s saved become = When as(though) the process of BECOMING MORE and MORE LIKE HIM? Though the dependency on His Holy Spirit for full leadership and guidance.
What’s the point of having SAVED saints who act, talk and think like sinners – who show no evidence of their master – show little fellowship with Him and little affection for Him and matters close to His HEART!
It is imperative and absolutely important that we become more and more like our MASTER JESUS CHRIST! He has saved us not just to fill seats at church. He has saved us for SERVICE!
SERVICE for Him – CHRIST called us out of the world were in – a world of sin, death, destruction. To Become like Him and to be used by Him. So now the question is How? How do we become more like our MASTER, SAVIOUR and LORD!
It’s not hard! How do you become like anything – Become under the influence of anything – By spending QUALITY TIME with that person, group, thing – THE ANSWER IS QUALITY TIME!
The disciples spent time with JESUS – They became like Him and this increased even more or so after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Time is crucial – Time in the presence of God is crucial to Remaining and Continuing to become CHRIST LIKE.
This time = intimate, personal prayer time, alone time with God, that is inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps us to REACH OUT and BRING DOWN the presence of God. The Holy Spirit REVEALS JESUS to us in more clarity and depth and then empowers us to be like Him – living testimonies of JESUS’ power.
This time also includes time spent with spent with the Body of CHRIST. Fellow believers who love and our devoted to the work of the LORD and our living for the glory of God.
I call it Body Time! Body Time is CRUCIAL! We must fellowship with each other because we cannot be CHRIST LIKE is isolation or display this trait only in the world – We must benefit, motivate, encourage, lift up and enjoy blessed fellowship with those like minds.
TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN ONE
And although ALONE time is the foundation of strong and lasting Christian faith, time with the Body must be pushed aside or ignored. In becoming more and more Christ like – We must fully have yielded to, come under the complete control and guidance of HIS SPIRIT – that is the HOLY SPIRIT!
The Holy Spirit helps us to be more and more like JESUS! Constant communication and fellowship with Him is important, in fact, it’s absolutely CRUCIAL for any successful CHRIST LIKE walk!
With Him, we display the fruits of the Holy Spirit – to the body and the lost world. With Him, we fellowship properly with the Father and the Son – Becoming more like JESUS, displaying His great power and operating in His ministry gifts. With Him, we fear and honor God, crucify our flesh, truly repent and turn from sin and continually resist sin and all temptation.
CHRIST SENT US A HELPER IN THE HOLY GHOST!
A TRUE HELPER – Someone to help us BE AND BECOME TRULY LIKE HIM!
Someone to help us throughout this Christian race, someone to help us make it to the end it the end.
THANK YOU, GOD, FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT!
So yes, it is imperative that we must not simply become and stay SAVED! But we must GROW!
Learning more and more about our MASTER and OUR GOD – And truly becoming like Him!
As we become like Him we bring joy, gladness to His heart and He can use us effectively in His Kingdom.
Thank you, Father, In Heaven
Thank you JESUS
Thank you Holy Spirit