Topic: Celebrate Your True Image [Tuesday August 22, 2017]
“For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was” James 1:24 (KJV)
God intends for you to see your true image through the scriptures. And the only way you can actualize that which is your image is by doing what you see in the scriptures. There are many believers who find out what their image is and still go about having a wrong image of themselves because they have carried the wrong image for so long that they find it difficult to receive the true image of God. You hear things like “yes God said it, but …” Beloved, it is time to get rid of the image the devil has planted in you over the years because that is not your true image.
No matter how anointed a preacher is, no matter how many hands are laid on you or how many buckets of oil is poured on you, if you don’t begin to see yourself the way God sees you, you can never benefit from the promises of God. Every negative picture or image you find yourself is not your true image. You must begin now to meditate strongly about who you really are. The day you gave your heart to Christ, something new started. You were delivered from one kingdom into another kingdom. We have been redeemed from every curse of the law. You have been delivered from the powers of darkness and translated into the kingdom of His dear son. This kingdom is a kingdom of light. It is a kingdom of victory. It is a kingdom of breakthrough. It is the kingdom of open doors, divine health and fruitfulness. All these things have been made available for you in God’s Kingdom.
Do not allow the stronghold that has been built through the nature of sin in your lives to continue. Discard the image that tradition has built into you. Throw away every image that peers and friends had built into you. Don’t allow society to mould your image. In Christ, you are a brand new creation. And the Bible tells us that Christ in you is the hope of glory.
Further Reading: James 1:22-25, Colossians 1:12-13
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 110-112; Evening- 1 Corinthians 5
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.