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.
We are to look to Jesus, to find our completeness by beholding the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29.
Moreover, as we dwell upon Christ’s sacrifice for us:
- our love will be quickened
- we shall be more deeply imbued with His Spirit
- our confidence in Him will be more constant
- we will learn the lessons of penitence and humiliation at the foot of the cross.
And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you;
Thus by beholding the beauty of His character, we will be changed into the same image from glory to glory.
The glory of Christ
It is revealed in the Law, which is a transcript of His character.
I am the vine, ye are the branches. John 15:5.
His transforming power is felt upon the soul until believers become changed to His likeness.
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; Ephesians 4:13.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4.
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Who (Christ) is the brightness of His (Father) glory, and the express image of His person;
I am the Lord: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another;
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
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True followers of Christ are ever to keep Him in mind as their example and walk in His footsteps.
They must give up self – pride, confidence and sufficiency as beholding the meek and lowly One.
We can not create faith. It is by the work of the Divine Spirit impressing the truth upon our hearts and enlightening our minds.
The gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. Romans 1:16.
The law of self-renouncing love is the law of life for earth and heaven. It is demonstrated on the cross of Calvary.
Why Wait Longer?
The Spirit of God is pleading with you to seek for those things that alone can give you peace and rest – the grace of Christ and the joy of holiness.
Give to Christ your guilt and fear today. He can satisfy the craving of your heart. Believe the Son of God.
His hand is stretched out still. Why wait longer?
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